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Forum: Fauxtography 18 February 2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 28,630
Posted By ElapheG
Wolf They had a shot of Sanjeev Bhaskar in the...

They had a shot of Sanjeev Bhaskar in the audience in the video in the OP, so it's probably the same video.
Forum: NFBSK 24 September 2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 54,962
Posted By ElapheG
Wolf Oh my. My parents live in Totley. I think that...

Oh my. My parents live in Totley. I think that may be the first time I've ever seen it in the news, and it just had to be for something mortifyingly stupid. Sigh.
Forum: Language 21 May 2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,181
Posted By ElapheG
Wolf Not to harp on about the Opies too much (but I've...

Not to harp on about the Opies too much (but I've got their book to hand, and they really know their stuff!) but according to them, nursery rhymes with the same structure and basic content as London...
Forum: Language 20 May 2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,181
Posted By ElapheG
Wolf According to Iona and Peter Opie in the Oxford...

According to Iona and Peter Opie in the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, the legend is that Jack Horner was the steward of Richard Whiting, last abbot of Glastonbury, who tried to appease Henry...
Forum: NFBSK 26 September 2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 92,550
Posted By ElapheG
If I recall correctly, he didn't want to tell...

If I recall correctly, he didn't want to tell them, and tried not to, but they pushed for more information about the condition. It came out that the probability of them having it and not being...
Forum: College 06 June 2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 58,024
Posted By ElapheG
TV Yes! I believe the animals were a cat, a dog and...

Yes! I believe the animals were a cat, a dog and a turtle. He was arguing that the turtle was the odd one out because it was the only one without a tail :lol:



We got a snarky letter from the...
Forum: Language 13 May 2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,321
Posted By ElapheG
I can read it reasonably well, anyway, and have...

I can read it reasonably well, anyway, and have been told that I sound like throaty sexy evil Bond girl well speaking it :lol: And it does indeed help in watching and reading A Clockwork Orange!
...
Forum: Language 13 May 2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,321
Posted By ElapheG
Oh, I know. I was just wondering if the Russian...

Oh, I know. I was just wondering if the Russian word for pleasure gardens was connected to Vauxhall Gardens at all. Makes slightly more sense, as the gardens were probably more significant than the...
Forum: Language 13 May 2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,321
Posted By ElapheG
Like Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, frequently...

Like Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, frequently visited by the characters in Vanity Fair...?

I can't speak to the truth of the etymology of Vocsal for train station, but the story about the important...
Forum: Science 13 January 2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 82,765
Posted By ElapheG
Reading Having just written an essay about this... ...

Having just written an essay about this...

James Watson and Francis Crick were part of a team working on the structure of DNA at Cambridge; Rosalind Franklin was part of another team, with Maurice...
Forum: Urban Legends 17 December 2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 152,051
Posted By ElapheG
I just looked it up and it's for Heinz Salad...

I just looked it up and it's for Heinz Salad Cream, so Llewtrah was right in the first place! I initially thought it was for Muller yoghurt, so that shows how effective it is as advertising ;) Use of...
Forum: Fauxtography 12 August 2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,185
Posted By ElapheG
Plus, even if it were true, it wouldn't have any...

Plus, even if it were true, it wouldn't have any bearing on whether they won or not - Eurovision is voted on by the viewers, not judges, so anything 'the judges could see that we viewers couldn't'...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 05 July 2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,056
Posted By ElapheG
Someone's never seen swans landing or taking off....

Someone's never seen swans landing or taking off. There's a whole lot more trouble than with feathers.
Forum: Legal Affairs 29 June 2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 195,250
Posted By ElapheG
Did anyone else read this and wonder why lawyers*...

Did anyone else read this and wonder why lawyers* would be touting for business door to door?

*bearing in mind I'm from the UK
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 19 June 2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 212,038
Posted By ElapheG
This isn't the first time something like this has...

This isn't the first time something like this has been done: http://stopmyabortion.blogspot.com/ (warning: possibly distressing pictures at the top of the page).

I'm pretty sure the one I've...
Forum: Entertainment 15 June 2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,644
Posted By ElapheG
Just as a pointer, the new Harry Potter film...

Just as a pointer, the new Harry Potter film isn't coming out on 07.07.07 either - it's coming out the weekend of the 13th of July (they keep changing the day of the week though).
Forum: Business 08 June 2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 35,466
Posted By ElapheG
Yeah, that's what they said in our local...

Yeah, that's what they said in our local newsagent when I tried to use a Scottish tenner.
Forum: Fauxtography 07 June 2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76,801
Posted By ElapheG
I thought they spoke Dutch in Belgium. At least,...

I thought they spoke Dutch in Belgium. At least, that's what my Dutch and Belgian acquaintances say.
Forum: Business 07 June 2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 35,466
Posted By ElapheG
I've definitely had Jersey pounds a few times -...

I've definitely had Jersey pounds a few times - they have ships on the back. I've never even considered them not being usable in the UK, and never had problems spending them in person or in machines....
Forum: Entertainment 04 June 2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,503
Posted By ElapheG
I thought it was a widely known fact (or 'widely...

I thought it was a widely known fact (or 'widely known fact') that the whole reason A Clockwork Orange was withdrawn in Britain (a ban imposed by Kubrick) was that it had inspired copycat violence,...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 03 June 2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,261
Posted By ElapheG
Or indeed, to give her name. Unless her name was...

Or indeed, to give her name. Unless her name was 'Steve's mother'.
Forum: Glurge Gallery 28 May 2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,110
Posted By ElapheG
So... what if you just don't like mango? Is that...

So... what if you just don't like mango? Is that not allowed? I mean, it doesn't make him wrong, it just means that people have different tastes.

Or is that godless heathen talk?
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 15 May 2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 139,053
Posted By ElapheG
Small hijack, but yes, she was right. However,...

Small hijack, but yes, she was right. However, anywhere without a natural ridge usually needs specially-shaped jewellery, called surface bars, or it tends to grow out. [/hijack]

I've never...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 09 May 2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 40,364
Posted By ElapheG
This reminds me of a situation recently where the...

This reminds me of a situation recently where the BNP were blaming the British media of racial bias because they had failed to cover in depth the story of a young white man from Glasgow who was...
Forum: Critter Country 27 April 2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,242
Posted By ElapheG
It also made an appearance on Have I Got News For...

It also made an appearance on Have I Got News For You, complete with picture of sheep in poodle cut.
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