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Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,563
Posted By Richard W
I saw the Lotus Elan +2 again today, driving past...

I saw the Lotus Elan +2 again today, driving past this time, so I saw it from the front. It was definitely an Elan +2. I'm assuming it's the same car I saw before.

Later on I also saw a Jaguar...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 21,448
Posted By Richard W
The name and the herb (with an "h"!) are...

The name and the herb (with an "h"!) are pronounced the same way, here - with a short "a", as in "cat".

I've heard Americans pronounce basil in a way that I would write as "bay-sil" (a long "a",...
Forum: SLC 21 September 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 78,627
Posted By Richard W
I'll swap it for the mouse I just saw in mine! I...

I'll swap it for the mouse I just saw in mine! I think it's about time I did some cleaning...

It was a surprisingly bold mouse. It just disappeared under the washing machine, which is good because...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 September 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 142,711
Posted By Richard W
I've played the first three as well - there was a...

I've played the first three as well - there was a box set a few years ago that included the games up to Exile. I think the PC I had at the time struggled with Exile, though, so I'm not sure how much...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 September 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Richard W
Better than forgetting to pressurise the cabin: ...

Better than forgetting to pressurise the cabin:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/20/nosebleeds-on-indian-flight-after-crew-forget-to-pressurise-cabin
Forum: Social Studies 19 September 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 897
Posted By Richard W
I can't remember where it was (it might even have...

I can't remember where it was (it might even have been a thread here) but I read something about how the Christian idea of morality as a straight contrast between "vice" and "virtue", with vice at...
Forum: Social Studies 19 September 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 897
Posted By Richard W
Well, they've thought of a name for it, so it...

Well, they've thought of a name for it, so it MUST be a thing! And definitely worse than the last thing!

I thought it was going to be something to do with getting your children to mow the lawn for...
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,563
Posted By Richard W
An Alfa Romeo in British Racing Green?! Bah!

An Alfa Romeo in British Racing Green?! Bah!
Forum: Rantidote 19 September 2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,584
Posted By Richard W
"Popish country"? Is that like Danny Boy or God...

"Popish country"? Is that like Danny Boy or God Save Ireland?
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 19 September 2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By Richard W
The whole Guardian story is here: ...

The whole Guardian story is here:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/18/stormy-daniels-tell-all-book-on-trump-salacious-detail-and-claims-of-cheating

I tend to agree with smittykins's...
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 77,622
Posted By Richard W
I've got a crappy phone like that with too little...

I've got a crappy phone like that with too little memory. The annoying thing is that when it gets like that, it won't even let me open the media app to delete them! It tells me that it has too little...
Forum: SLC 17 September 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,280
Posted By Richard W
If you apply for a job at a home goods store such...

If you apply for a job at a home goods store such as Homebase, they will let you start work and then give you on-the-job interview tests which consists of the managers coming in undercover and...
Forum: Business Bytes 17 September 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Richard W
The original name was going to be...

The original name was going to be "Kraft-durch-Freude-Wagen", apparently... ("Strength-through-joy Car").

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/17/herbie-bug-vw-beetle-volkswagen

...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 September 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 142,711
Posted By Richard W
You might be right about the "resist" ending -...

You might be right about the "resist" ending - you can certainly read it as the cult being responsible too; as well as removing the need for Joseph to actually have prophetic visions and impeccable...
Forum: Trivia 16 September 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 189,280
Posted By Richard W
Oldest person in the UK: How has life changed?

She's not the oldest in the world, she's "only" 112; but this is an interesting article anyway, not least for the fact below:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45500594

It looks like...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Richard W
More like Sid and Nancy, except it's not...

More like Sid and Nancy, except it's not...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Richard W
Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2018/09/12/romance-writer-accused-killing-spouse-penned-murder-husband-essay/



Not a lot of detail available yet other than the headline, really. Her husband was shot...
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,584
Posted By Richard W
I've got another jigsaw-puzzle related annoyance....

I've got another jigsaw-puzzle related annoyance. I started doing the 2000-piece puzzle of Picasso's Guernica. It's a cheap puzzle that came in a bag rather than a box, so I got some plastic tubs and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 September 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 142,711
Posted By Richard W
I didn't hear much of the radio news broadcasts...

I didn't hear much of the radio news broadcasts because I tend not to drive a lot in games like that, so don't hear much radio in general. I did hear a few partial news broadcasts but they always...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 September 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 142,711
Posted By Richard W
I didn't bother buying silver, not that I would...

I didn't bother buying silver, not that I would have been tempted anyway I don't think. I didn't even do the weekly challenges (you need a Gold account for those, it seems) and I still had plenty of...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 September 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Richard W
They moved the engine from one end to the other...

They moved the engine from one end to the other in the new ones, though - that's the kind of mechanical change that even I (as a rather non-mechanical person) would say makes it a different car! As...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 September 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Richard W
Strictly speaking they already did ditch it once...

Strictly speaking they already did ditch it once (or twice even) - the "new ones" don't really count as the same car...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,584
Posted By Richard W
Indeed, mysteriously the title is spelled...

Indeed, mysteriously the title is spelled completely correctly and with the usual case convention...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,584
Posted By Richard W
My "English pronunciation" is the same as the...

My "English pronunciation" is the same as the German pronunciation (or near enough, allowing for accents and so on).
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 21,448
Posted By Richard W
Well no, not that bit. Even my friend D wouldn't...

Well no, not that bit. Even my friend D wouldn't be inappropriately touching anybody that he hadn't paid to let him, I don't think...
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