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Forum: Language 23 October 2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Richard W
D'oh! How could I overlook the Hellfire Caves...

D'oh! How could I overlook the Hellfire Caves (http://www.hellfirecaves.co.uk/) in West Wycombe?

They're actually a chalk-mine that was dug out around 1750 on the orders of Sir Francis Dashwood,...
Forum: Language 23 October 2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By Richard W
I like this question too, and there must be loads...

I like this question too, and there must be loads of good ones in the UK, but I can't think of any that spring to mind round here.

We do have a false etymology for the name of the river (Wye) -...
Forum: SLC 20 October 2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 96,999
Posted By Richard W
There are a load of comments under the video...

There are a load of comments under the video saying "This is actually very simple. If you live within one of the 32 London Boroughs or the City of London, that is, within the Greater London area,...
Forum: SLC 20 October 2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 96,999
Posted By Richard W
A friend just shared this video about the various...

A friend just shared this video about the various boundaries used for "London":

Do you live in London?...
Forum: SLC 20 October 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 96,118
Posted By Richard W
Not even the Leader of the House of Lords, sadly....

Not even the Leader of the House of Lords, sadly. (Although some of them did in the past - see the portraits here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leader_of_the_House_of_Lords). Many of the Leaders...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 October 2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Richard W
Well there's a surprise. It's not exactly...

Well there's a surprise. It's not exactly "nearing" the Earth, either...
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 36,138
Posted By Richard W
My dad went through a phase of calling women that...

My dad went through a phase of calling women that age (typically serving staff, when he was talking about meals in restaurants) "little girls"... It was so annoying that even my mum complained about...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 96,118
Posted By Richard W
British MPs don't wear powdered wigs... I don't...

British MPs don't wear powdered wigs... I don't think they've done so since the time when powdered wigs were fashionable and lots of people would have been wearing them!

The Lib Dems have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 October 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,010
Posted By Richard W
Trump digs in over call to soldier's widow: 'I...

Trump digs in over call to soldier's widow: 'I didn't say what the congresswoman said'...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 164,057
Posted By Richard W
... So, I rang up the EA and reported it as per...

... So, I rang up the EA and reported it as per the instructions in this PDF entitled "Stop the spread of alien crayfish and crayfish plague"...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 164,057
Posted By Richard W
I just had a look and couldn't see obvious bodies...

I just had a look and couldn't see obvious bodies to report to, but I think it got past that point long ago; it would be like reporting that I'd seen a grey squirrel. The UK Crayfish Hub...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 164,057
Posted By Richard W
On my way home from town I stopped to look in the...

On my way home from town I stopped to look in the river at the point that it comes out of the culvert under town, where there are usually some big trout swimming around in the stream.

Today there...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 164,057
Posted By Richard W
You don't get the lunchtime joggers (or some of...

You don't get the lunchtime joggers (or some of them anyway) changing their clothes much, then? In our old offices, which didn't have a proper shower, I once walked in on a colleague totally naked...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 16 October 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By Richard W
Funnily enough a former colleague of mine...

Funnily enough a former colleague of mine apparently went to the Fat Duck in Bray recently - I know this because he put photographs and videos of every single course all over Facebook - and one of...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 16 October 2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By Richard W
The packhouse I worked at in the mid-90s had an...

The packhouse I worked at in the mid-90s had an optical colour system for sorting tomatoes into different degrees of ripeness (and size), but it wasn't nearly as impressive as that. I love the way...
Forum: Social Studies 15 October 2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Richard W
... it will immediately be seized upon as binding...

... it will immediately be seized upon as binding by whoever wins by even the slimmest margin, they will insist that any further discussion of the outcome, consequences or future plan is a "betrayal...
Forum: SLC 13 October 2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,489
Posted By Richard W
After reading the article below, I realised that...

After reading the article below, I realised that I can remember Skylab coming down in July 1979 as well, which is a specific event that's earlier than the others I'd mentioned. I would have been six....
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 October 2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By Richard W
The internet had a meltdown when it saw the...

The internet had a meltdown when it saw the recipe!

I've had locusts a couple of times, in Japan and China. To me, it depends how they're cooked. In Japan I bought a tub of cold locusts in...
Forum: SLC 13 October 2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 96,118
Posted By Richard W
So then, do the alt-right actually tend to have...

So then, do the alt-right actually tend to have that style of beard? The pictures there that show stereotypical misogynistic trolls tend just to have wispy stubble and bum-fluff, presumably because...
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 96,999
Posted By Richard W
Here is a good XKCD cartoon that I'm sure will...

Here is a good XKCD cartoon that I'm sure will come in handy in future, so I'm posting the link here to make it easier to find:

Logical
https://xkcd.com/1901/
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 96,118
Posted By Richard W
What's a "neckbeard" in the sense used to...

What's a "neckbeard" in the sense used to disparage people like MRAs and Gamergate types? The only facial hair style that I can think of that would fit the description is that worn by Michael Eavis...
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 188,110
Posted By Richard W
Dream Trump should get together with Tim Martin...

Dream Trump should get together with Tim Martin of Wetherspoons. They seem to have some similar goals and opinions...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 187,834
Posted By Richard W
There were loads of Mormons in Ipswich - they...

There were loads of Mormons in Ipswich - they tended more to stop you in the street rather than go door to door. (I only got them at the door once or twice, I think).

I remember when I apparently...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 36,138
Posted By Richard W
I just found out that she was only two years...

I just found out that she was only two years older than me. I'd thought she was at least ten years older than me, partly because of her obvious plastic surgery... I can't help but think that she'd...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,534
Posted By Richard W
Do guns have a use-by date or something? I mean,...

Do guns have a use-by date or something? I mean, I'd have thought once you'd panic-bought one lot of guns, they'd still be good the next time you suddenly felt that you might need a lot of guns in a...
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