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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2018, 16:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By gruntie

No, it’s not pathetic: neither is it grammar....

No, it’s not pathetic: neither is it grammar. It’s a spelling mistake. We all know that languages change over time, but only due to need or necessity. There are enough problems caused by errant...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2018, 15:04
Replies: 41
Views: 2,326
Posted By gruntie

“...it’s...” is an abbreviation of “it is” (or...

“...it’s...” is an abbreviation of “it is” (or “it has”).
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Sep 2018, 18:15
Replies: 152
Views: 9,972
Posted By gruntie

I had the misfortune to have a ride with one of...

I had the misfortune to have a ride with one of those ‘left foot brakers’ some years ago. In heavy London traffic, he held a constant throttle opening with his right foot, and moderated speed by...
20th Sep 2018, 06:19
Replies: 47
Views: 6,087
Posted By gruntie

EI-ASJ at Nairobi while with EAA. Is that...

EI-ASJ at Nairobi while with EAA. Is that container meant to be at that angle?

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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2018, 13:49
Replies: 167
Views: 9,260
Posted By gruntie

Some people may find that quite appealing.........

Some people may find that quite appealing.........
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2018, 17:08
Replies: 117
Views: 10,040
Posted By gruntie

The continuity is apparently frightful - swmbo...

The continuity is apparently frightful - swmbo keeps complaining about it. White to grey shirt, and back again: different shoes, & so on.
On a different matter, it seems fashionable to knock the...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2018, 17:51
Replies: 60
Views: 4,913
Posted By gruntie

You can get Texas toilet paper at Travis...

You can get Texas toilet paper at Travis Perkins.........only £23 a roll.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2018, 10:45
Replies: 1,077
Views: 118,241
Posted By gruntie

On the Beeb, here: BBC...

On the Beeb, here:

BBC (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45218935)

He’s quoted as “....Mr Musk also said he sent the tweet while driving in a Tesla Model S....”

Not “.....a passenger...
12th Aug 2018, 12:12
Replies: 34
Views: 5,502
Posted By gruntie

I’m not sure at all: just going by old photos I...

I’m not sure at all: just going by old photos I found. Would they have had both types? Or maybe the photos I found had the wrong description: it’s happened before.
12th Aug 2018, 07:12
Replies: 34
Views: 5,502
Posted By gruntie

But it had oval windows...... ...

But it had oval windows......

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11th Aug 2018, 12:27
Replies: 34
Views: 5,502
Posted By gruntie

Just been thru this exercise for someone else. ...

Just been thru this exercise for someone else.
Last BOAC Constellation service was Oct 58. Super Connies had square windows, earlier Connies (the type BOAC had) had round ones. Windows on Britannia...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2018, 08:00
Replies: 46
Views: 4,250
Posted By gruntie

The ones that get my goat are those that insist...

The ones that get my goat are those that insist on a ‘memorable word’. I may not contact them for another 5 years: they ask for my ‘memorable word’. I haven’t the faintest idea: I don’t know what I...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2018, 21:19
Replies: 46
Views: 4,250
Posted By gruntie

I received exactly the same sort of email: would...

I received exactly the same sort of email: would commonality be an issue? There’s this site, for a start......
(although the password quoted is an old one......I did email back asking if they could...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2018, 06:22
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By gruntie

I once had a BMW with a similar fault. I ended up...

I once had a BMW with a similar fault. I ended up taking the bulb out of the warning light. Worked brilliantly (‘scuse the pun): nary a problem in the many thousands of miles which followed.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2018, 12:00
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By gruntie

Favourite trick back in the day was to take them...

Favourite trick back in the day was to take them for a damn good thrash, and then pull in to a garage and ask your favourite petrol pump attendant (remember them?) to check the oil. Owners will know...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2018, 08:19
Replies: 23
Views: 2,485
Posted By gruntie

Was talking to the driver of a mobile crane a few...

Was talking to the driver of a mobile crane a few years ago: one of the big multi-axle ones. His point was that they have more wheels & axles not only to spread the weight - which is a lot - but to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2018, 20:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,485
Posted By gruntie

The gross weight limits for HGVs in the USA seem...

The gross weight limits for HGVs in the USA seem to be actually less than they are in Europe, apparently due to limitations on bridges/culverts/road construction etc. (though no idea of the regs on...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2018, 17:23
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By gruntie

Car insurance: a scam, or a scam?

Rec’d a renewal notice through the post for a policy with Lloyd’s Bank. “Quite a lot”, I thought, so I turned to one of the price comparison websites (the one with the meerkats). Inputting the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2018, 08:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,736
Posted By gruntie

On recent episode of ‘Grand Tour’ someone turned...

On recent episode of ‘Grand Tour’ someone turned off a keyless BMW while on a racetrack. When they came to start it again, no-one could remember who had the ‘key’. So they left it there.
7th May 2018, 11:08
Replies: 71
Views: 16,702
Posted By gruntie

Ghana was their own: they ordered 3, operated...

Ghana was their own: they ordered 3, operated one, leased one to MEA which was destroyed shortly afterwards at Beirut, and cancelled the third which was taken up by British United.

Nigeria did...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2018, 05:42
Replies: 430
Views: 312,740
Posted By gruntie

They seem to be quite good at this at Ryanair....

They seem to be quite good at this at Ryanair. Maybe there’s a clue.......
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 06:50
Replies: 48
Views: 2,922
Posted By gruntie

It was tried in London, in the early 50s. With...

It was tried in London, in the early 50s. With the trams under a death sentence, they thought of using trolley buses through the Kingsway tram tunnel. A special bus was built, with the rear passenger...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 06:16
Replies: 48
Views: 2,922
Posted By gruntie

ISTR that back then the UK had more electric...

ISTR that back then the UK had more electric vehicles on the roads than - something ridiculous, like the rest of the world combined? They were all milk floats.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 06:12
Replies: 48
Views: 2,922
Posted By gruntie

They used to terminate outside the Town Hall: had...

They used to terminate outside the Town Hall: had a turning loop around Bog Island where the pickups sometimes came off the overhead, resulting in sheets of blue flame (if you were lucky) and a dead...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2018, 07:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By gruntie

Talking of Belgium......when they blew the mines...

Talking of Belgium......when they blew the mines under Messines Ridge in WW1 not all of them went off. In the 50s one of them blew up, detonated by a chance lightning strike during a storm. But...
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