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Old 27th Dec 2003, 22:58
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Random fact: Parker pens were better 20 years ago than they are today.
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Old 27th Dec 2003, 23:14
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2004 is a leap year, traditionally, women can pop the question without fear of appearing forward...

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Old 27th Dec 2003, 23:51
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The International Telecommunications Union has issued a proposed regulation that defines .--.-. as the new Morse code character for the @ symbol.

My personal preference is .- - but there are semantical issues which could cause difficulties with Redmond VOR - WA. USA
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Old 28th Dec 2003, 00:53
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Magnus opus? One thinks not. Tis not easy to keep tracks of all these twists and turns, Herr D.

But I reckon that bunny's got a lot to answer for. Still feel a bit sorry for Johnny Mattel, but I guess on balance he had it coming to him. Wonder who gets all his dosh. Not me.

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Old 28th Dec 2003, 06:35
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Rupert my source didn't say, just that he was sued and the case was still pending.
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Old 28th Dec 2003, 16:51
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A reheboam is a very large bottle of champagne, equivalent to six normal bottles. It was named after the son of King Solomon, who clearly lacked his father's wisdom (possibly because he drank too much? ), so the kingdom was taken over by Jeroboam I.
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Old 28th Dec 2003, 17:46
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erratum:

FYI, King Solomon's son was Reh-O-boam. Seems he went a little power-hungry, with not a little help from his frat house advisory board buddies putting the peoples' weights up with taxes and punishment.
They people went back to their tents and e-mailed Jeroboam and his wiseguys, to make Rehoboam an offer he couldn't refuse.

RRBAPSOI: there were only ever 2 kings of Israel appointed by God.

* * * Merry belated Christmas from Antiopodoea-sur-mer * * *
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Old 28th Dec 2003, 23:46
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The largest bottle in common use is the primat. It'll hold 27 litres, the equivalent of 36 bottles.

The largest bottle ever blown came from Staffordshire in 1958. It held 26 gallons of sherry, the equivalent of 6-1/2 nebuchadnezzars. It was called an adelaide.

(Guess who got another Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Christmas)
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Old 28th Dec 2003, 23:55
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I have no sherry in my drinks cabinet but there is an old bottle of Port.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 00:00
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Now that is useless information!!!!! Why haven't you drunk it yet??

Bottles of Port struggle to last a week in my drinks cabinet.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 00:04
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Empty Haigs dimple bottles where the prefered option for ships in bottles,one specialised in the Cutty Sark, even today one could carve you out a Cutty Sark in about thirty minutes.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 00:13
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How much remuneration would you deem acceptable for such a carving Mr. D?
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 00:30
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Prolly a full Haig's dimple bottle.
Just bottled up this year's Sloe Gin.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 01:19
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I have garnered a little information regarding shipping from the thread but one thing that intrigues me is that there appears to be a distinct hierarchy. From Berni Inns to dredgers.

What is regarded as the Concorde of shipping through to the rustbuckets and where does the Grey Funnel Line stand in the pecking order?


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Old 29th Dec 2003, 06:39
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An uncle of mine used to 'grow' pears in bottles: while the tree was in blossom, he tied a bottle over a young fruit. When it was ripe, he cut the fruit off and filled the bottle with brandy. I don't think he ever carved the pear into the shape of a ship though.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 07:11
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Take a shovel Mr UL730 and when you come to the bottom of the pecking order, commense digging, you will eventually come across the Grey Funnel Line.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 07:42
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Last night my dog bit off the cord to the christmas tree lighing.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 08:15
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I am on a life-long quest to find a bad port. To this point I have been unsuccessful.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 09:43
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Mariner Draper has probably been to some rather bad ports in his seafaring days.
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Old 29th Dec 2003, 16:37
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Cor blimey squire, stone the crows, yer wouldn't believe some of the places I woke up in.
Help!! I''ve turned into a Eastender
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Ah, nostalgia on BBC2 at the mo, Jean Metcalf, Two Way Family Favourites, Cliff Michelmore, Tonight, ,Alan Whicker, Whickers World, they int mentioned Workers Playtime yet.
Workers Playtime was aimed at folks in factories,don't suppose many prooners know what a factory is now, used to be lots of them about the place when we used to make the stuff we needed, instead of buying it off those dammed foreigners
I remembers em all.


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