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Forum: Social Studies 12 January 2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By Richard W
These days I think it's often called EAL anyway...

These days I think it's often called EAL anyway (English as an Additional Language, rather than Second) - because many of those who speak English for international purposes were fluent or proficient...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 105,937
Posted By Richard W
There appear to be a couple of large white...

There appear to be a couple of large white ceramic dinner plates sitting on the grass outside one of the flats in my road (the block next to mine). I say "appear to be" because it was dark, and it's...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 48,537
Posted By Richard W
Funnily enough I was just coming to mention a...

Funnily enough I was just coming to mention a Rolls Royce as well. Mine was a pastel / lemon yellow late '70s or early '80s model that I saw on Marylebone Road and turning into Chapel Street, while I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 January 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,041
Posted By Richard W
I've started re-watching Peep Show, although...

I've started re-watching Peep Show, although after series 5 it will turn into a new show for me because that's as far as I've seen.

A few years ago I made the mistake of buying the series 1 - 3...
Forum: SLC 03 January 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Richard W
According to Wikipedia the society was founded in...

According to Wikipedia the society was founded in 1938 and officially stopped using the old name in 2004, so that puts some dates on when it could have originated at least... although it looks like...
Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 546,966
Posted By Richard W
I've almost finished The Confusion, at least I...

I've almost finished The Confusion, at least I will finish it this month; in the meantime I've read:

Matter by Iain M Banks (re-read). I remember being a bit disappointed in this the first time I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 January 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,752
Posted By Richard W
I assumed that was a joke but it turned out to be...

I assumed that was a joke but it turned out to be the right answer...!

1. General Montgomery.

3. I should know this one - I think it was supposed to put the clock speed right up, or something...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 January 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 161,413
Posted By Richard W
Yes, I put Red Dead Redemption 2 on hold to play...

Yes, I put Red Dead Redemption 2 on hold to play Forza Horizon 4, which is better for short doses of mindless relaxation, and have ended up buying the Fortune Island DLC for Forza and haven't played...
Forum: SLC 29 December 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 105,937
Posted By Richard W
My parents' hob is actually designed to do that....

My parents' hob is actually designed to do that. It's a really odd design flaw... it has a "quick boil" feature, so that it can bring a pan up to heat quickly and then leave it at the right...
Forum: SLC 28 December 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 48,537
Posted By Richard W
People sometimes do mess around with engines when...

People sometimes do mess around with engines when they don't need to. I saw / heard a Lamborghini a few years ago (in Zurich, I think, probably a Gallardo but I can't remember) and either its exhaust...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 December 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,752
Posted By Richard W
For 5 I was going to go for Norway (Svalbard) and...

For 5 I was going to go for Norway (Svalbard) and Greenland (which is semi-independent from Denmark these days) but the people saying Canada and Greenland / Denmark sound quite confident so...

I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 December 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,752
Posted By Richard W
Damn, I thought I'd be the first to get question...

Damn, I thought I'd be the first to get question 7! My answer would have been the same as musicgeek's (they all broke out of prison). It was partly a guess but if musicgeek also thinks so, I'm fairly...
Forum: Social Studies 16 December 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,549
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 But another thing about the USA system that's...

But another thing about the USA system that's alien to us in the UK (and Europe) is the stupidly small amounts of annual leave you tend to get. Ten days is typical, I believe? In the UK it's...
Forum: SLC 16 December 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 105,937
Posted By Richard W
I just went to take a bag of rubbish out and...

I just went to take a bag of rubbish out and there's a big blue stuffed llama sticking out of the top of one of the shared wheely bins. It's filling almost the whole of the top of the bin.
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By Richard W
Sad news. Sorry to hear this...

Sad news. Sorry to hear this...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 13 December 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,753
Posted By Richard W
I read this this morning and was surprised to see...

I read this this morning and was surprised to see Kim quoted, but I was at work so I couldn't post anything!
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 December 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,881
Posted By Richard W
... And in fact I was in a bookshop today and saw...

... And in fact I was in a bookshop today and saw an edition of it that was in the children's section and explicitly bound as a children's book.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,881
Posted By Richard W
I've not read it for years, but I remember Adams...

I've not read it for years, but I remember Adams being pretty clear (as are rabbits, apparently) about the difference between the "first" droppings - which they eat again, so that they pass twice...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,881
Posted By Richard W
Reading Watership Down was one of the first books that I...

Watership Down was one of the first books that I remember buying with my own money. It was the film tie-in paperback edition and it was in one of the promotional cardboard display stands next to the...
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,428
Posted By Richard W
... My annoyance is that I am being very...

... My annoyance is that I am being very organised, since I'm not going to have as much free time as I'm used to between now and Christmas, and I'd come up with a nice list of things I need to do in...
Forum: SLC 09 December 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 49,651
Posted By Richard W
My dad likes to use a measured approach to...

My dad likes to use a measured approach to cooking, and his latest gadget is a laser thermometer that you just point at something and pull the trigger to fire the laser and it gives you the...
Forum: Rantidote 09 December 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,428
Posted By Richard W
I've been waking up every night for the last week...

I've been waking up every night for the last week (and before that, while I was worried about starting) thinking about work... I don't feel I've got much sleep at all, but weirdly - at least from a...
Forum: SLC 08 December 2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 105,937
Posted By Richard W
Somebody didn't think it through - it needs...

Somebody didn't think it through - it needs another sign in front of the parking space saying "Back up and read the road markings now!"
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 December 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,752
Posted By Richard W
I think Steve is probably right too, but it...

I think Steve is probably right too, but it doesn't say it's an exclusive list so there will be other examples. Another obvious one that you didn't mention is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the...
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 19,040
Posted By Richard W
You can laugh, but he won't be able to hear you.

You can laugh, but he won't be able to hear you.
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