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Forum: Amusement Bark 19 February 2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Pudding Crawl
I was half-involved in a debacle that had shades...

I was half-involved in a debacle that had shades of Fyre Festival NFBSKery, just on a tiny scale (and I was 'involved' mostly as a spectator, but with enough behind the curtains access to know I did...
Forum: Language 19 February 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Pudding Crawl
What, no omnishambles?

What, no omnishambles?
Forum: Social Studies 29 November 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Pudding Crawl
Quite, hence 'if the situation there is anything...

Quite, hence 'if the situation there is anything like here'.

The toast-spendthrift gripe has found acceptance far beyond Australia, however, and similar sentiments get levelled at anyone hinting...
Forum: Social Studies 27 November 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Pudding Crawl
'Where he's coming from' is a place of what looks...

'Where he's coming from' is a place of what looks increasingly wilful ignorance.
If the situation in Australia is anything like here, the problem as I and my peer group is experiencing it is not a...
Forum: Rantidote 02 November 2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Pudding Crawl
It's certainly a word. One for the language...

It's certainly a word. One for the language thread maybe, but the defining characteristic of a tart, IME, is not its size but that it lacks a top crust. Sometimes it might have a pastry lattice but...
Forum: Social Studies 27 October 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,151
Posted By Pudding Crawl
It's interesting that you might have a...

It's interesting that you might have a difference, and now I'm saying them to see if I have a similar r-shading effect going on with two sounds I thought were identical.
It's the 'trap' vs....
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,151
Posted By Pudding Crawl
This might be UK-specific so not of much use, but...

This might be UK-specific so not of much use, but I find sound merger/split discussions fascinating.
I was reading up on the put/putt or foot/strut split and for me they're all the same vowel. My...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 October 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,158
Posted By Pudding Crawl
If I absolutely had to pigeonhole lamb and/or...

If I absolutely had to pigeonhole lamb and/or yoghurt as any type of foreign food, instead of 'dinner, hopefully', it'd be a stretch, but a case could be made for Greek. Not much of a case, it's...
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,514
Posted By Pudding Crawl
The lazy method of making things look Instantly...

The lazy method of making things look Instantly Russian: just make all the N's and R's backwards!
Once, I drove past an advert for some damn thing all done in grimy faux-Soviet style. It didn't...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 15 June 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,182
Posted By Pudding Crawl
I don't recommend growing your own unless you're...

I don't recommend growing your own unless you're in the opposite situation, always needing more than you buy. They're fairly easy to grow but can become very prolific. The main reason I grow at home...
Forum: Fun House 22 March 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By Pudding Crawl
And sometimes you get one of these...

And sometimes you get one of these (http://c7.alamy.com/comp/KYNDF6/the-north-the-south-a1-a1m-road-sign-north-and-south-pointing-in-the-KYNDF6.jpg).

(not my favourite example, but I prefer not...
Forum: Business Bytes 07 March 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
Posted By Pudding Crawl
This man...

This man (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=guy+n.+smith+crabs&num=30&safe=off&client=firefox-b-ab&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsk9XyjNrZAhWizlkKHdNgBeMQsAQIOw&biw=1280&bih=910)...
Forum: Rantidote 14 August 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 160,116
Posted By Pudding Crawl
It's mostly London Road here (and beyond- more...

It's mostly London Road here (and beyond- more important city wins?) except the bit that's occupied with being part of the bypass. There are additional Oxford Roads, the main one of which turns into...
Forum: Fauxtography 06 July 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,264
Posted By Pudding Crawl
'"Byzantine chapel" Austria' to start with, added...

'"Byzantine chapel" Austria' to start with, added 'alpine' when it looked like the architecture was more in keeping with that kind of setting; then struck lucky when it turned up in someone's blog...
Forum: Fauxtography 06 July 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,264
Posted By Pudding Crawl
Without dismissing the notion that they only get...

Without dismissing the notion that they only get the mountains out for high season- yes, I was presuming fog/white-out conditions.
Forum: Fauxtography 06 July 2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,264
Posted By Pudding Crawl
This one...

This one...
Forum: Rantidote 05 May 2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 354,803
Posted By Pudding Crawl
I just went through that hassle with Facebook. I...

I just went through that hassle with Facebook. I don't use my birth name socially (there is technically no standard here for 'legal name').
Their own requirements are self-contradictory: they ask...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 February 2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,623
Posted By Pudding Crawl
Can we get the Speaker to do it, following his...

Can we get the Speaker to do it, following his recent comments? He wears a silk gown, and that must count for something in putative God-Emperor terms.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 February 2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,875
Posted By Pudding Crawl
I agree with that concept, GenYus, but I would...

I agree with that concept, GenYus, but I would not find that situation applicable to the young Hitler either.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 February 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,875
Posted By Pudding Crawl
How are you defining 'bottom rung'? He wasn't a...

How are you defining 'bottom rung'? He wasn't a starving workhouse orphan; Dad Hitler had a respectable civil service job. Still a stretch to where he ended up, granted, but if that's the bottom then...
Forum: Rantidote 25 January 2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 460,367
Posted By Pudding Crawl
I've had a similar thing happen- removing a wig...

I've had a similar thing happen- removing a wig to have a breather and a good scratch, and suddenly an acquaintance dives in, snatches it up, and slaps it on so he can have a gawp in the mirror. No...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 January 2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,312
Posted By Pudding Crawl
'by no means as large like' 'its movies does...

'by no means as large like'
'its movies does win'
'suggest a gander of'

'Unique charm' and being able to string together a coherent sentence, maybe?
Forum: SLC 28 December 2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 345,868
Posted By Pudding Crawl
Additionally- and originally, only- a savoury...

Additionally- and originally, only- a savoury starch-based item which has been encased and/or boiled, or looks like it's guilty of having been. (Puddings often look guilty.) The older meaning...
Forum: Rantidote 22 December 2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 460,367
Posted By Pudding Crawl
Like enjoying carols?

Like enjoying carols?
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 October 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,306
Posted By Pudding Crawl
Extra-convoluted, too; so the Chinatown segment...

Extra-convoluted, too; so the Chinatown segment is a political humourist?
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