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Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Richard W
Would they need to? Surely the legal default in a...

Would they need to? Surely the legal default in a restaurant would have to be that you pay for the food you eat.

You couldn't go in on your own, eat a meal, point at the people at the next table,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Richard W
You're not exactly alone in that. Half the...

You're not exactly alone in that. Half the commentary in the UK is still to do with "what Brexit was about". The general agreement is that it's not really got a lot to do with the EU, or at least,...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 January 2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Richard W
I was in McDonald's a couple of nights ago and as...

I was in McDonald's a couple of nights ago and as far as I could tell, the "Big Mac" (or anything else I recognise, or with obvious "Mc" branding) doesn't appear on their current UK menu anyway.
...
Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,880
Posted By Richard W
I'm not sure the word you're not writing ever...

I'm not sure the word you're not writing ever referred specifically to people with Down's Syndrome. The no-longer-used term for people with Down's Syndrome would be "mongol", because (before the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Richard W
'Just stop messing about': Hastings aghast at Brexit impasse

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/17/just-stop-messing-about-hastings-aghast-at-brexit-impasse



Brexit unites the country shock!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 January 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,667
Posted By Richard W
I missed a week... and I'm a bit late to this...

I missed a week... and I'm a bit late to this one.

1. Spearmen, if I'm remembering strategy games correctly.

2. Ophelia.

3. The name means woodstone so coal I suppose.

Don't know 4 or 5,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Richard W
Yes, it really doesn't make sense. There are...

Yes, it really doesn't make sense. There are still people (in Parliament) arguing that money spent on no-deal preparations is "wasted" because obviously nobody wants no-deal and so it's never going...
Forum: Social Studies 12 January 2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
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: 817
Views: 107,201
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: 507
Views: 49,521
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: 92
Views: 38,361
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: 765
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: 915
Views: 548,008
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: 244
Views: 13,667
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: 162,061
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: 817
Views: 107,201
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: 507
Views: 49,521
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: 244
Views: 13,667
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: 244
Views: 13,667
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: 4,792
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: 817
Views: 107,201
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: 1,647
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: 2,050
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: 4,952
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: 4,952
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...
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