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Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 July 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,041
Posted By Richard W
Icon24 I almost put this in Unhijackable, but this was...

I almost put this in Unhijackable, but this was the thread it first reminded me of, so here it is:

Ballymena United anger over race car pitch damage...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By Richard W
If they're unsafe enough that a passenger on the...

If they're unsafe enough that a passenger on the boat / DUKW, under normal circumstances, needs to wear a life jacket before sitting in them, then they probably shouldn't be being used for mass...
Forum: SLC 21 July 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,699
Posted By Richard W
Yes, we use that in the UK too UEL. I've not...

Yes, we use that in the UK too UEL. I've not heard it for a power supply unit, but I can see how it would refer to the sort for a laptop. From context it did seem to refer to a charger, but I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By Richard W
And I've rarely been on a tourist boat trip (or...

And I've rarely been on a tourist boat trip (or any public boat trip - ferries, for example) where everybody has had to wear a life jacket by default. It's only been for things like white water...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By Richard W
If you were actually inside an enclosed boat, I'm...

If you were actually inside an enclosed boat, I'm not sure wearing a life jacket would help you to get out of it depending where the openings were - if you ended up trapped against a ceiling, you'd...
Forum: Rantidote 21 July 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 74,852
Posted By Richard W
I did, i just wasn't quite sure whether the...

I did, i just wasn't quite sure whether the "chapter" meaning was the one you were annoyed by, or whether that was the meaning you thought it should have and you'd been annoyed by random South...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 July 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 545
Posted By Richard W
Yes, in the case where it's something as unusual...

Yes, in the case where it's something as unusual as a DUKW / Duck, I think it is worth mentioning that they all have the vehicle in common. The story I saw about this accident only mentioned other,...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,102
Posted By Richard W
In a vital jigsaw-puzzle related update...

In a vital jigsaw-puzzle related update (http://message.snopes.com/showpost.php?p=1983266&postcount=609), I'm sure you'll all be as happy as I was to discover that there were in fact no pieces...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,699
Posted By Richard W
Is this one supposed to be in the "things you...

Is this one supposed to be in the "things you learned in your dreams" thread? Sometimes it's hard to tell...
Forum: Rantidote 20 July 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 74,852
Posted By Richard W
Which is the annoying meaning of "chappie"? I...

Which is the annoying meaning of "chappie"? I don't know about South Africa but here it would be a man, as a diminutive of "chap", as in "cheeky chappie". Not really used enough to be annoying.

Is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By Richard W
... So again, is that an official thing? And he...

... So again, is that an official thing? And he visited Obama since then... Well, visited the UN and met him anyway, which isn't necessarily the same as whatever Trump's proposing.

(eta)
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By Richard W
According to Wikipedia's list of official...

According to Wikipedia's list of official Presidential trips by Putin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_presidential_trips_made_by_Vladimir_Putin), and list of diplomatic visits to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 July 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Richard W
Meanwhile, Robin Williams would have been 67 if...

Meanwhile, Robin Williams would have been 67 if he were still alive, so about twelve years younger; Good Morning Vietnam came out in 1987 which means when he was filming it, he'd have been ten years...
Forum: Rantidote 19 July 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 74,852
Posted By Richard W
Not as bad as "holibobs"...

Not as bad as "holibobs"...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,044
Posted By Richard W
Trump says Russia no longer targeting US, contradicting intelligence chief

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/18/trump-says-russia-not-targeting-us



However:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,182
Posted By Richard W
I don't think it's true that monarchs "only...

I don't think it's true that monarchs "only become queen / king" at the coronation. Otherwise we'd have interregnums all the time, and we don't. A monarch's reign starts - in theory - the moment the...
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 852
Posted By Richard W
Well if he's a time traveller from 1976 he must...

Well if he's a time traveller from 1976 he must know who's going to win all the sports events in the future so he can ... hang on, I think I'm getting confused. What was the question again?
Forum: SLC 18 July 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,734
Posted By Richard W
Erin Brockovich is a real person and the film was...

Erin Brockovich is a real person and the film was based on a "true story" (in inverted commas because I have no idea how much artistic license they used), rather than a novel.

RichardM might be...
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,259
Posted By Richard W
It's not 1980, although it says that in the main...

It's not 1980, although it says that in the main details - there's a correction in the text underneath saying it's a 1990 model, which matches the registration.

(eta) Still no clue as to who Matt...
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,259
Posted By Richard W
It's coming back as a red Rover registered in...

It's coming back as a red Rover registered in February 1990 whose MOT expired in January and is registered as off the road ("SORN"). That also matches G as the year letter.

That seemed odd...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,182
Posted By Richard W
I would have expected him to have been, based on...

I would have expected him to have been, based on what I thought his politics were... and you're right...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 July 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 146,482
Posted By Richard W
1. I've seen the Javanese version, I think, so I...

1. I've seen the Javanese version, I think, so I should remember... I think they were masked but that's not terribly unusual...? Unless I'm getting it confused with one of the other forms of Javanese...
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,529
Posted By Richard W
This one was better than I had expected it to be,...

This one was better than I had expected it to be, as well. And cheap because it was reduced to clear, but I might even look for that brand again...!
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,529
Posted By Richard W
That's actually why I was asking, WildaBeast - I...

That's actually why I was asking, WildaBeast - I bought a reduced-to-clear "meat feast" pizza of a brand I've not bought before, and when I got home I noticed it was marked as halal, even though it...
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,529
Posted By Richard W
What meat would you expect pepperoni to be made...

What meat would you expect pepperoni to be made out of?
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