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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2019, 11:57
Replies: 77
Views: 7,352
Posted By eko4me

The automatic station announcements at Preston...

The automatic station announcements at Preston station (I think she might have been a southern lady) could not pronounce Euxton correctly*. It grated on the ear, repeatedly hearing Yookston.

* Pr....
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2019, 19:10
Replies: 11,068
Views: 1,187,528
Posted By eko4me

And yet they are the ones we have always had...

And yet they are the ones we have always had control over! I despair...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2019, 16:04
Replies: 11,068
Views: 1,187,528
Posted By eko4me

Dublin, where he enters the Common Travel Area...

Dublin, where he enters the Common Travel Area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Travel_Area) . That will not be affected by Brexit.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2019, 15:49
Replies: 33
Views: 4,106
Posted By eko4me

Still red but the words "European Union" are no...

Still red but the words "European Union" are no longer on the front.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2019, 13:39
Replies: 37
Views: 3,423
Posted By eko4me

Sample 2 had an extra shell layer added to the...

Sample 2 had an extra shell layer added to the first. Egg shell is made from calcium carbonate which is in the crystal form of aragonite and not the usual calcite found in rocks, Aragonite is...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2019, 11:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By eko4me

Boarding pass apparently and the limit wasn't...

Boarding pass apparently and the limit wasn't that large - especially for a five hour layover.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 08:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By eko4me

I was informed by a colleague only yesterday that...

I was informed by a colleague only yesterday that it happened to him some years back travelling through Amsterdam on a five hour layover. Drinking to pass the time he was finally refused service and...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jul 2019, 16:35
Replies: 10,555
Views: 1,282,096
Posted By eko4me

It is also a notifiable human disease as we found...

It is also a notifiable human disease as we found out when my toddler son contracted it from a contaminated Northumbrian water supply at some guest accommodation. It was very nasty indeed.

Hand...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2019, 19:46
Replies: 75
Views: 14,020
Posted By eko4me

It was the Brick Red House before - it needed a...

It was the Brick Red House before - it needed a lick of paint afterwards ...

It's not all one-sided. One must remember John Paul Jones' invasion of Whitehaven in 1778. The Lake District's...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2019, 17:28
Replies: 75
Views: 14,020
Posted By eko4me

And don't forget the War of the Pig. Our last...

And don't forget the War of the Pig. Our last spat/stand-off.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2019, 07:22
Replies: 11,068
Views: 1,187,528
Posted By eko4me

Wrong analogy - sorry. It was in response to...

Wrong analogy - sorry. It was in response to comments about the possible break-up of our Union at the Scottish (and Irish?) border, but I detect a greater geographic line of schism within England...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 19:36
Replies: 11,068
Views: 1,187,528
Posted By eko4me

Or that Europhile 'Singapore' that is London and...

Or that Europhile 'Singapore' that is London and the southeast ...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2019, 19:47
Replies: 597
Views: 42,303
Posted By eko4me

Talking aa! := That's a geology pun BTW :)

aa! :=

That's a geology pun BTW :)
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2019, 07:33
Replies: 25
Views: 2,992
Posted By eko4me

How come, according to Buck House, nobility are...

How come, according to Buck House, nobility are 'delivered of a son', whereas working class girls - most with medical assistance - deliver their own?
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2019, 07:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By eko4me

In a previous career, I was undertaking...

In a previous career, I was undertaking country-wide geochemical programmes looking for mineral deposits by anylising trace elements (XRF36 if interested) in soils collected on a 1 km grid. With...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Apr 2019, 18:59
Replies: 614
Views: 66,775
Posted By eko4me

From Wikipedia 'Post hoc ergo propter hoc'...

From Wikipedia 'Post hoc ergo propter hoc' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_hoc_ergo_propter_hoc)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2019, 11:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By eko4me

64 million years too young - sorry...

64 million years too young - sorry...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2019, 20:08
Replies: 614
Views: 66,775
Posted By eko4me

Re rinderpest:- when I lived in Africa for over...

Re rinderpest:- when I lived in Africa for over two decades, we had a kind of antediluvian saying of "Before the Rinder was even a pest!"

Years later in the UK my family was blessed to cross paths...
9th Feb 2019, 19:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,819
Posted By eko4me

The M55 event took place just before the...

The M55 event took place just before the Blackpool motorway opened. As a teenager, I cycled there with a friend to see where it landed but struggled as our OS 1:50k map I was using showed the B5260...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2019, 20:05
Replies: 76
Views: 10,707
Posted By eko4me

Merely erinaceous diversions from the norm

Merely erinaceous diversions from the norm
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2019, 16:43
Replies: 11,068
Views: 1,187,528
Posted By eko4me

BSP (British Standard Pipe) is the European...

BSP (British Standard Pipe) is the European standard for domestic threaded connections along with their numbers and fractions. In the UK they just happen to be the inside diameter in inches.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Nov 2018, 07:23
Replies: 77
Views: 10,887
Posted By eko4me

Oklo Uranium

Had the great geological pleasure of seeing the last of these reactors underground at Oklo just before the then disused mine flooded. Facinating geology with evidence for huge hydrothermal fluid flow...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Nov 2018, 10:03
Replies: 51
Views: 2,850
Posted By eko4me

In the true spirit of pedantry, the unit is...

In the true spirit of pedantry, the unit is written kg - with a lower case 'k'.
15th Nov 2018, 11:59
Replies: 161
Views: 32,499
Posted By eko4me

This time for you Danny Ave Maria, gratia...

This time for you Danny

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Oct 2018, 20:30
Replies: 26
Views: 2,071
Posted By eko4me

On a lighter note, my mate's father at the time...

On a lighter note, my mate's father at the time owned a chicken processing factory in Eshowe in the Natal midlands - all Zulu staff. He was having terrible problems with stock shrinkages with...
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