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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 79,486
Posted By Richard W
Well a couple of them (Ural, Jordan) also divide...

Well a couple of them (Ural, Jordan) also divide continents, or at least continental plates (Jordan) / arbitrary definitions of continents (Ural) but I don't know if the rest do. It would have to be...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,276
Posted By Richard W
Well, after reading this story about a woman /...

Well, after reading this story about a woman / family (in the USA) who was bankrupted after having premature twins, it wouldn't surprise me if they had to pay it themselves. And this was a couple...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 79,486
Posted By Richard W
1. Stockholm syndrome. 2. No idea 3....

1. Stockholm syndrome.

2. No idea

3. Asperger, presumably.

4. Well it sounds like it has to be somewhere in the Netherlands... Utrecht?

5. Guy Fawkes.
Forum: SLC 15 January 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,276
Posted By Richard W
How can I have caught a cold when I haven't been...

How can I have caught a cold when I haven't been out of the bloody house for two days?
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,635
Posted By Richard W
The title of this new thread has every word...

The title of this new thread has every word capitalized (Title Case?). This is different from the old thread, and doesn't fit the unspoken board convention of only capitalizing the first word of the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Richard W
At least you don't mean you're out of tea bags!...

At least you don't mean you're out of tea bags! That would be worse. Although it's usually milk that I run out of, and so have to drink black coffee instead (as I don't like black tea). It's not the...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,276
Posted By Richard W
Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables...

Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables itself (Penguin Classics edition) actually moves two whole sections of the book into appendices at the back so that you can easily skip them! (Part 2...
Forum: Fun House 14 January 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Richard W
It's even more horrific than I'd been imagining...

It's even more horrific than I'd been imagining when I heard the words "Trump teddy bear".
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,485
Posted By Richard W
Australia Well to help you start, they call the kitchen...

Well to help you start, they call the kitchen surface or counter a "bench"...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,608
Posted By Richard W
I was walking back from the pub just now (shortly...

I was walking back from the pub just now (shortly after midnight GMT) and towards the end of my road, there were two cats, a black one and a white one, one sitting on the edge of the kerb and one...
Forum: Rantidote 11 January 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 153,393
Posted By Richard W
Although I'm flattered to be thought of as a...

Although I'm flattered to be thought of as a great mind, it was RichardM who said that, not me!
Forum: SLC 11 January 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 183,699
Posted By Richard W
My copy of Fire and Fury has arrived....

My copy of Fire and Fury has arrived. Yessssss!!!! Off to the bookshop to collect it in a minute....
Forum: Book Corner 10 January 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,158
Posted By Richard W
I actually mentioned that in the earlier thread,...

I actually mentioned that in the earlier thread, so I'm not going to send you hate mail! I've not read the original, only the revised version, but here's the relevant part of my post...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 January 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,742
Posted By Richard W
Apparently he's up on a felony charge of "making...

Apparently he's up on a felony charge of "making a false alarm":

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/swatting-suspect-tyler-barriss-false-alarm-charge/

That feels a bit lenient but it's hard to see...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 January 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,742
Posted By Richard W
That's not quite what it says (if Wikipedia is...

That's not quite what it says (if Wikipedia is accurate, but this seems to match the reports as well). The "background" section uses the gamer tags of the two guys who were arguing over the bet,...
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By Richard W
Yes - she's in the UK for the funeral at the...

Yes - she's in the UK for the funeral at the moment and says they've been very kind.
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,276
Posted By Richard W
I'm sure these days, they just hang the cans from...

I'm sure these days, they just hang the cans from the vine / plant and let the beans grow inside them so that they can harvest them ready-canned.
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,504
Posted By Richard W
I seem to be oblivious to who's posting and who...

I seem to be oblivious to who's posting and who isn't, mostly! Most of the UK posters haven't been around very much lately, so I've noticed that, but when marrya posted recently she put something on...
Forum: SLC 09 January 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,765
Posted By Richard W
Seaboe, I'm reading Empire by Niall Ferguson and...

Seaboe, I'm reading Empire by Niall Ferguson and he says:



So assuming the date's not a misprint (and he mentions a voyage of Cabot's in 1497 in the next paragraph, so I would think it's not),...
Forum: SLC 09 January 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 119,603
Posted By Richard W
My parents found a new toy for my niece over...

My parents found a new toy for my niece over Christmas. It's a big red plastic bus with lots of buttons and letters and numbers on the side, and it plays tunes and catchphrases. A bit like the Brexit...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 January 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 79,486
Posted By Richard W
I like last week's (in this thread anyway)...

I like last week's (in this thread anyway) question 7. I didn't see it at the time and I'd never have got the answer, but it's a great question.

If he'd waited a year or two and "May" or "Corbyn"...
Forum: SLC 09 January 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,276
Posted By Richard W
I've also just remembered that "fava bean" is...

I've also just remembered that "fava bean" is another name for broad bean, one of the other types of bean (apart from kidney beans) that we would have eaten a lot when I was growing up. (And one of...
Forum: SLC 08 January 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By Richard W
I never met him either. I would have liked to,...

I never met him either. I would have liked to, but I think he was a bit shy of the gatherings we used to have. He said he was interested once or twice, but never came to any in the end.

(A few of...
Forum: Rantidote 08 January 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,707
Posted By Richard W
It's not true that everything in Australia is...

It's not true that everything in Australia is trying to kill you - only Gutter Monkey's house...

I heard his house sometimes likes to hide in trees and drop on tourists.
Forum: Rantidote 08 January 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,707
Posted By Richard W
New Zealand Actually in the UK it's also a counter (or a...

Actually in the UK it's also a counter (or a surface). Jusenkyo no Pikachu is talking Australian.

I assume that in New Zealand it's called a "bunch"...
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