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Old 9th Jan 2004, 15:24
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Negative the gout thingy angels one has gout in ones left big toe, tiz a different quality of pain altogether.
Incidently must be a exceedingly slow news day today, the main story appears to be that some tennis player that one has never heard of has been taking a subsance one has never heard of. The news states the chap is British, but he certainly don't sound very British to me.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 15:33
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My sympathies.

Yes, it is a slow news day. Still, we have the prospect of the European Central Bank President Claude Trichet attending a conference in Berlin organised by the Bertelsman Foundation to look forward to later today.

(Well it is meant to be a boring thread....)
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 16:06
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Ones right elbow is hurting like hell this morning,
Not an uncommon trait in heavy users of the Internet, but I am sure for perfectly valid reasons in this case :-)

One had drinks with a German colleague last night and found him to be a thoughtful liberal bloke with a great sense of humour.

I hate it when people fail to conform my stereotyped prejudices.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 16:15
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I didn't have any tea yesterday, nor any breakfast this morning. I did watch the darts last night though on the beeb, that Raymond Barnovelt is a bit good isn't he! Looks like it's all being held in a local working mens club though.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 16:18
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The last Mail Train runs today, no more great train robberies then,
Chap on the telly states that with todays modern motorway network tiz out of date, of course, just what we need. more waggons on the roads.
Ones local post office is closing down,been supported the local shops single handed for years,ie pay bills at post offic ect alas to no avail, slays me when folks who do all their shopping at Sainsburies and Tesco's, then moan when the one local butcher shuts down.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 17:36
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Well, Mr Davaar, have you ever seen a capital letter in Chinese? It is only as a courtesy to you Westerners that we follow your conventions when romanising Chinese characters to enable you to understand what is going on. The subtlety of Chinese relies more on tonal inflection (in the spoken language, at least). For example, the word ji (pronounced 'gee') has several meanings, including 'chicken' and 'prostitute', depending on your inflection. So just be careful next time you're at the market.

The London Evening Standard had a story last night, Ozzy, saying that you are not considered a suitable candidate for giving a free concert in Trafalgar Square because of 'the type of audience you attract'. (BTW, I haven't done any knitting for ages. If you're still interested in a pink amphibious landing craft, let me know.)
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 19:00
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My day's spiralling downhill rapidly.

There have been 3 doors slammed here in the space of 2 minutes over a model being knocked off a desk & broken. For the first time in a long time, none of the doors being slammed were mine!!


Children would be more mature than some of this lot I'm sure.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 19:18
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Well, models can be very fragile, topcat. They totter around on high heels and are very skinny because they don't eat very much.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 19:19
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I'll take it off your hands Miss SIN, if Ozzy won't have it. Be handy for picking up the youngest from school.
Mr topcat, had Barneveld on board a while back. What we call in Dutch *a very common lad*.

and before someone throws a fit, being a *common lad/lass* is considered a very desirable trait & and huge compliment in the Netherlands.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 20:16
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How did you know, Ms Forty?
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 20:48
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Surely you didn't go through every page and add them up, timmcat?
Nope, a click on the number of posts on the forum page gives yer a little 'league table'!
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 21:02
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Your cold tea might be useful, Ozzy. When I used to get styes, my mother would soak a hanky in cold tea and bathe my eye with it (no milk or sugar, obviously ). Hygiene is the important thing. When I had a recent problem with blepharitis, my doctor told me to press a hot flannel over my eyes for five to ten minutes, and then wipe the eyelids with a cotton bud dipped in an eggcup of hot water to which a teaspoon of baby shampoo had been added.

It's also advisable not to wear eye make up.

Alternatively, breed larger pigs.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 21:27
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Miss s., I shall take care. It took me long enough to master "Ni Haouw". My Occidental sister-in-law is native-speaker fluent in Mandarin, but the skill is not familial or in-law familial.

In the matter of Dong, I recall that the movie King Kong played in Denmark sub. nom. Kong King. Clearly the oil company Dong should in English be Ding. Hard to resolve: it is a ding-dong battle.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 22:30
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Me please, very strong coffee, flat white, one sugar.

Would anyone like a home-made scone ... with jam and cream of course.

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Old 9th Jan 2004, 23:04
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How come me back button no longer seems to work with PPRuNe, at one time one would click on the pruune URL thingy, click on forums, click on Jetblast,click on a post read same then click me back button, which would take me back to the list of threads on JB,this is no longer the case,when one hits the back button, zip all happens, apart from after ten minutes one is informed "this page has expired" one has to click on "forums home" now then on the JB thread again.
One understands that this is not a life threatening condition,but one wonders why it has occured,and if any other prooner are similarly aflicted.
And why can't we get decent bacon now.??
Puzzled of Newcastle.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 23:14
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If it's of any use, my back button does work with PPRuNe. Can't help you re: bacon though, but you're right. It's mainly crap these days.
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Old 9th Jan 2004, 23:33
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Thanks, I'd really appreciate a lukewarm scone, but with salted butter, if you don't mind.
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Old 10th Jan 2004, 00:06
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Well that thread got locked.


Have found that by going to a real butcher or the butchers counter, or
Wales, one can get good bacon that doesn't weep water when cooked. Still can't take any home. The faraway home, that is.
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Old 10th Jan 2004, 00:29
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I get all my bacon from the Ginger Pig, Mr Draper. It's dry smoked, so none of that nasty white goo oozes out when I cook it. They have a stall at Borough Market, and now a shop off Marylebone High Street, but I believe they are actually based in Nottinghamshire, which may be slightly closer for you.
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Old 10th Jan 2004, 00:40
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No worries, Bre901, we have salted butter ...


... and strawberry jam, raspberry jam or blackcurrant jam (my favourite).

Aussie fact: The kangaroo is capable of caring for one joey still developing in the pouch, one youngster at foot and one embryo held in suspended animation until conditions become favourable for it to be born.
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