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Old 26th Aug 2003, 03:30
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It just struck me that these artificial limbs are probably made from some composit like carbon fibre, and in all probability are either black of some other bright colour to start with, the pink colour is probably sprayed on, and can very simply be covered with another spray
You can probably have a Tartan leg if you so desire, although Tartan spray paint is somewhat hard to find.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 03:51
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Wimminfolk are programmed to use 35k to 40k words daily. Menfolk are only given 5k to 7k to vent.
Perhaps some on this thread are exceeding their quota then?
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 03:58
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Contrary to what you might think singapore girl, Drapes is regarded as very laconic bod and is held to be a man of few words in the real world, being a alpha male, one only opened ones gob to issue orders and such.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 04:22
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Nope - checked the whole thread and no wimmin have yet exceeded 40k.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 05:22
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I've got a pig called Derek.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 05:26
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Thats spooky Mr spork, I had a boss for a short period called Derek and he was a pig also.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 05:40
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That's spooky, I once had a pig for a short period.
Then I ate him.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 06:56
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The occult in dietary regimes aside, I don't mind the fact I can have bacon for brekky, ham and cheese croissant for le dejeuner and pork for le repas du soir.
Is that making a pig of myelf?

singers,

all statistics refer to verbal output, unfortuantely. If they included written volume we'd never have been cursed with Taylor-Bradford, Cartland, et al. Or the 14-tome set on Social Repercussions of the Invention of Toast toppings inflicted upon us during our academic incarceration.

But, very pertinent point, all the same.


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Old 26th Aug 2003, 09:27
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I had a camel called Gordon. True.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 12:29
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Richard Branson grew up in a village called Shamley Green in Surrey.

but...

In my Surrey Atlas there is no village called Shamley Green
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 15:42
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RAF Menwith Hill is a huge place, 100 foot high golf balls and such scattered all over the place, but it is not shown on any map, spooky huh, bet that would have fooled Ivan.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 17:39
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Nor Jeffrey Archer, Mr Rossco.

The hump of a camel is widely considered to be the best part for eating, though one Roman emperor (can't remember which one, probably Postumus) enjoyed eating camel heel.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 18:35
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One would need two different shaped roasting dishes singaporegirl, one for the Bactrian and one for the Dromedary.


Anybody else finding PPRuNe painfully slow this morning?

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Old 26th Aug 2003, 18:41
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You should send your Surrey Atlas back mrsurrey. My 15th edition shows Shamley Green clearly on page 121, square D2.

My mate Eric lived there until recently. Eric is not a pig. He is Italian. I don't think he has ever eaten camel meat, but I will ask him next time I see him.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 18:52
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Unless they are baby camels, Mr Draper, as their humps do not develop until they start eating solid food.

To visualise how many humps Bactrians and Dromedaries have, rotate the first letter of their names by 90 degrees. (This does not apply to camels called Gordon, obviously. Gordon?? Everyone knows the correct name for a camel is Cammy. )
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 18:53
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Angry

My Bl00dy can has failed its MOT.

But i find out, when i take it to another garage for repairs, that it should have passed

Not a happy Tigger
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 19:01
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The Roman emperor Julius Caesar lost many ships when he invaded Britain--he didn't beach them high enough because he hadn't taken tides into account.

another one...

The shortest war on record, between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted just 38 minutes.

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Old 26th Aug 2003, 19:20
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Who won ozzy?

Crosses his fingers & hopes the answer is the Brits
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 19:21
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Camels were quite common in Britain 13,000 year ago, our womenfolk then must have all had recipies for various camel dishes then ,
The little china funnel thingy me mum used to put in her pie dish when she made rabbit pie was probably passed down from generation to generation as folk memory of Camel pies.
This evidence suggests that it was the Dromadary that held sway in England and not the Bactrian.
Had the Bactrian been common the little china thingy would have been a sort of double thingy.
The men folk had it easier, they would lurk under the tree where the camel had its nest and biff them over the head when they came down to drink.
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Old 26th Aug 2003, 19:25
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Britain won.

American rock musician Terry Kath (Chicago) was killed in 1978 playing Russian roulette, his last words were, "don`t worry its not loaded"

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