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    Today, 08:01
    I go back to my childhood home area relatively frequently, as it's where my three siblings still live, and I often walk past my old primary school....
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    26-05-2018, 19:02
    Joe replied to a thread Pet Hates........or FFS in Abstract Chat
    Many years ago, I worked with a senior bloke from Marks and Spencer, part of whose job was selecting new employees for their management team. This...
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    26-05-2018, 16:00
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    And there was me thinking we finally had proof of life after death.
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    25-05-2018, 21:06
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    There was a poor man from Chorley Whose cat tried his patience sorely Though happier than most The cat spurned his scratching post And did an...
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    25-05-2018, 18:27
    Joe replied to a thread Crap Weather For May in Abstract Chat
    Or the 'lazy-arsed' look as it's otherwise know. Cunningly merging two threads, the Royal wedding gave me several hours in which to clear the worst...
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    25-05-2018, 18:20
    It doesn't look like I posted on this thread first time around. Excluding classical, which is what I mostly listen to these days, I'd say, in no...
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    25-05-2018, 18:08
    Joe replied to a thread Pet Hates........or FFS in Abstract Chat
    A bikini line?
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    25-05-2018, 18:06
    Joe replied to a thread Pet Hates........or FFS in Abstract Chat
    Here's chapter (and verse!) from yer Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Passes#"A_distressing_blunder" "A distressing blunder" ...
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    25-05-2018, 18:04
    Joe replied to a thread Pet Hates........or FFS in Abstract Chat
    Someone got a right bollocking on here not long ago for using the word 'twat'. I guess it depends on whether it's written with a twinkle in the eye...
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    25-05-2018, 18:00
    Joe replied to a thread Crap Weather For May in Abstract Chat
    Ours is more a sort of wildflower meadow.
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    25-05-2018, 17:54
    Joe replied to a thread Pet Hates........or FFS in Abstract Chat
    Indeed. The poet Robert Browning used the word 'twat' in a poem because he mistakenly thought it meant a sort of hat worn by nuns. This being...
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    25-05-2018, 11:26
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    'The Scotsman is mean, as we're all well aware And bony and blotchy and covered with hair He eats salty porridge, he works all the day And he...
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    25-05-2018, 10:55
    Emil Gilels playing Beethoven's piano sonatas. Disc 7 out of a 10-disc box set.
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    25-05-2018, 10:31
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    Certainly not the former; as I never buy Lottery tickets it would be perverse of me to resent someone who does buy them getting lucky. In the case of...
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    25-05-2018, 10:27
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    Just as bad, IMO, is someone who has 'made good' looking down on those who, for whatever reason(s), have stayed poor. Both attitudes are summed up by...
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    24-05-2018, 22:18
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    I can understand it as a jealous/envious response (I struggle to distinguish between the two) from someone who is poor themselves, and struggling to...
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    24-05-2018, 22:10
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    She only had the one sibling, who died more than 15 years ago. I think that, world-wide, far more fuss is made over the Pope.
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    24-05-2018, 18:19
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    I'm not that easily impressed. He's just a senior priest, when all's said and done. He doesn't have magic powers or anything.
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    24-05-2018, 16:46
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    Ha! I'm just as Catholic, and a lot more Scottish than you!
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    24-05-2018, 16:45
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    Jesus saves, but Keegan scores off the rebound, as we used to say.
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    24-05-2018, 15:48
    Tapestry is basically a woman's album, as is Bridge Over Troubled Water and anything recorded by Neil Diamond.
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    24-05-2018, 15:45
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    It would have to be God Himself to interest me.
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    22-05-2018, 10:14
    Joe replied to a thread Where do you listen? in Blank Canvas
    I mostly listen at home, either in the sitting room where the main system resides, or in the room at the very top of the house where the second...
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    20-05-2018, 21:53
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    Probably not, though twenty or so years ago I knew a bloke via work who did. Not only did he wear a sheepskin jacket, he was called Vince and he...
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    20-05-2018, 15:01
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    I've often wondered who watched that. Does it still have that ugly bloke, what's his name, Adrian Childs, presenting it?
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    20-05-2018, 14:41
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    Never have been interested in the Royal family, and never will be though I used to watch that Edinburgh Tattoo thing when I was a nipper. My wife...
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    20-05-2018, 14:35
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    That was your big mistake, watching Good Morning Britain.
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    20-05-2018, 12:28
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    I'm not sure how that would work. Would a reporter be allowed to say, as an aside 'Look, I'm as bored with this as you are, but I've got to pretend...
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    19-05-2018, 18:25
    Joe replied to a thread That wedding in Abstract Chat
    And if they get too uppity, we just chop their heads off.
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    18-05-2018, 17:43
    Joe replied to a thread Another 'binary' test. in Abstract Chat
    Younger women's voices in general. More specifically, those of young female university students. There have always been women with 'husky' voices,...
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