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Old 25th Aug 2003, 03:31
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Are we to assume that you are something of a titch singaporegirl?

Titch or titchy = person whos head is at a lower altitude than average.(Geordie word, person of short stature).
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 03:57
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There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,
For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around.

Aaaaarrrrgghh! It's happening again! And my wife has the only turnip!
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 04:22
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Metrolink never operate double trams on the Eccles Line, yet they are commonplace on the Bury - Altrincham line.

This is most perplexing.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 04:34
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I can remember the real trams, they had wooden seats and a box that dropped sand onto the track for increased traction, the driver made them go by pushing a brass handle that looked like the engine room telegraph from the first dreadnought.
Good they was.

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Old 25th Aug 2003, 04:52
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And in moments of wealth one could put a farthing on the rail and have it squashed into a ha'penny. More or less. ... if the inspector did not see you and "check" you. Did he really know your Dad? Would he really tell him? And against the evidence the revisionists deny Original Sin!
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 06:08
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I've only ever been to the States once, quite a few years ago to Los Angeles, on business.

Bit of a 'jolly' really, only did a couple of days work in a weeks visit.

LAX a bit better than LHR really, speaking as Pax.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 06:10
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I am small but perfectly formed, Mr Draper. Down south I believe the term is 'petite', though ruder acquaintances of mine have been heard muttering about pygmies and grasshoppers.

And UL 730, Seremban is where most of my family now lives! Can't stand mooncakes though - which is unfortunate, given that I will be there during the Moon festival and will no doubt be forced to eat several.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 06:15
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Not many people know that Oliver Cromwell had Welsh ancestors. Had his grandfather not taken his grandmother's surname on marriage, he would have been known to posterity as Oliver Williams.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 06:34
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Did you know that those dastardly royalists dug poor Ollie up long after he was dead and chopped his noggin off.
Lord protector, has a good ring to it that does.
Draper, Lord Protector of England,
lord help yer all if he was, them as dies would be the lucky ones.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 07:36
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Small, perfect Singas
mooncakes cause her slight distress
Clothes are panacea




* * * notes of a poetical bent * * *
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 08:23
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I have been folding space, travelling without moving, I am miles from home and have run out of feckin spice.


Draper You have a go for page 90.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 09:27
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Devil

I am small but perfectly formed, Mr Draper. Down south I believe the term is 'petite', though ruder acquaintances of mine have been heard muttering about pygmies and grasshoppers.
I've heard of pussys wrt "down south", but NEVER "pygmies" nor "grasshoppers" - must be something peculiarly Singaporean...lah!

Anyway Singers Gal, the Month of the Ghosts is due soon, will you be donning a bikini like some of the ladies in China? Better to keeps those spirits appeased than to upset them, although I can think of a few Mdm Wongs who would scare the living begeezuz out of a ghost, if they wore anything less than a generous sized chongsam!

These Japanese keyboards are screwed up 愛ちなさふ
See!!! ふぁんこんg
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 12:40
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Hmmmmmmmmm...................

Probably a regular poster here?

Largest Airsickness Bag Collection

Forget snow domes, postcards, T-shirts and sombreros Guinness World Record holder Niek Vermeulen prefers altogether more stomach-churning holiday souvenirs: airsickness bags

Marketing and investment consultant Niek has the world痴 largest collection of sick bags, having amassed an incredible 3,307 bags from 755 different airlines as of April 2003. The idea of collecting these motion-sickness mementos came when Niek was using a sick bag to scribble down expenses during a flight.

鉄omebody has to do it, says Dutchman Vermeulen, who believes that sick bags are not given the attention they deserve, and who heads a list of over 50 serious sick-sack collectors.

His favourites include a barfbag that spent 10 days in space onboard the Space Shuttle, and one from the US President痴 aircraft Air Force One.

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Old 25th Aug 2003, 16:20
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Needle, silk, and stitch.
The Arts conspire the Orchid
To enrich. And fail.
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Old 25th Aug 2003, 16:23
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His saved sacks, for one
in antiperistalsis
Makes one unique Niek.


Collections perverse
throw up, toss, regurgitate
Wierdest food for thought.


* * * notes from a small island * * *

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Old 25th Aug 2003, 18:05
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Why is it that two ladies when spending a entire day together shopping, drinking coffee, trying on skirts ect ,and doubtless yacking to each other at a high rate of knots, feel it necessary as soon as they get home, generaly before they have even taken their coats off, to phone the person they have just left and yack for a further hour?

One has noted in ones travells, being a keen observer of human female landing gear, that Chinese ladies are generaly blessed with fine shapely legs.

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Old 25th Aug 2003, 18:50
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Interesting theories abound on this mystery.

1. The fairer gender ( don't dare call 'em 'weaker'... can you imagine a guy going through childbirth conscious...?) are relational. Words create connection, thence communication, thence a wonderful sense of community.

( "Pain?!?!? You can't handle the pain!!"..)

Which also explains why they shop in 'pack instinct'. Purpose isn't to buy - it's to offer distraction while yapping.


2. It is genetically hard-wired. Wimminfolk are programmed to use 35k to 40k words daily. Menfolk are only given 5k to 7k to vent.
This proves one or two enigmas about evening rituals. Such as, why Mrs. Jane Public needs to know everything about Mr. Joe Public's day. Which elicits barely audible grunts becos Mr. Public used up his quota on the way out of the parking building when he said to the attendant, 'See ya tomorrow, Albert".

Why this eludes the curvier members of the race will remain a mystery, it seems.


* * * amplified notes from a small island * * *


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Old 25th Aug 2003, 20:05
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Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
They all began to...

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Old 26th Aug 2003, 00:40
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Big stink here, a black lady who has to have a limb amputated for medical reasons is suffering great distress and geting her five minutes of fame, because she has been offered a white Prostetic(sp?) limb, the campaign for racial equality has become involved and their spokesman was emoting all over the place on the news.
They have to be joking.
Don't they sell pots of paint where she lives?
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 03:12
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Drapes

A dream concerning any injury, deformity, swelling, bruising, or blemish of the legs signifies financial difficulties: the degree of penury is proportional to the seriousness of limb degradation

A dream of beautiful legs forecasts a happy change of circumstances.

I'm not certain what a dream about black paint signifies?
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