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by Audax67
27 Sep 2020, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 39
Views: 707

Re: Flu 'jab'

The good news is that if you follow the mask/social-distancing rules for Covid-19 your chances of catching flu are seriously diminished. Get vaccinated on top of that and the epidemic should be nipped in the bud.
by Audax67
27 Sep 2020, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 39
Views: 707

Re: Flu 'jab'

It's a bit early in the season for it: the antibodies it engenders could well have died away by March, but the flu will still be with us. In France we're still waiting for our freebie coupon.
by Audax67
27 Sep 2020, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you cycle to school?
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Re: Did you cycle to school?

Most of us rode our BMXs to comprehensive school in the early 80s.It was only a couple of miles but we always detoured on the way home :lol: IIRC no one locked their bikes up as they were secure(ish) inside the school. I also had a "racer" but that was for proper rides. When I had a summe...
by Audax67
26 Sep 2020, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did you cycle to school?
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Re: Did you cycle to school?

I did, once I had a bike: down to the Newtonards Rd., then around 4 miles into Belfast, then Waring St., Donegal St., Carlisle Circus and up the Antrim Rd. to Cliftonville Rd. About 5½ miles in all, with tramlines in places and a couple of fiddly junctions. Used to go to chums' houses out in West Be...
by Audax67
26 Sep 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 834
Views: 34289

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Cyril Haearn wrote:'Doggered' could be used for 'stranded', meaning a vessel is stuck fast on Dogger Bank


Cue Fascinating Aida...
by Audax67
26 Sep 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 834
Views: 34289

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Cloth-eared misuse of "stranded." The strand is the beach, and a ship is stranded when it has run up immovably onto the beach. So when a ferry and its passengers are said to be "stranded in mid-Channel" it grates. I don't have any trouble with it. English is suffused with nautic...
by Audax67
26 Sep 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 834
Views: 34289

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

People confusing the verb to lie with the verb to lay . To lie: https://chambers.co.uk/search/?query=lie&title=21st To lay: https://chambers.co.uk/search/?query=lay&title=21st In Standard English that is a confusion. In many regions it isn't. Usage differs. Jonathan I agree, but the confusi...
by Audax67
25 Sep 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buried with a bicycle.
Replies: 29
Views: 655

Re: Buried with a bicycle.

I'll be going up the chimney, but just for devilment I'd like my collection of punctured tubes waiting for patches to go with me.
by Audax67
25 Sep 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How Many Bog Rolls Do You Have At Home?
Replies: 53
Views: 1480

Re: How Many Bog Rolls Do You Have At Home?

Mick F wrote:We could cut the newspaper into squares and hang it on a string by the loo. :D


Music 4 you: https://youtu.be/jTR6xBeC2xA
by Audax67
25 Sep 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Navy ships off Plymouth
Replies: 77
Views: 2002

Re: Navy ships off Plymouth

philvantwo wrote:Working in Wembury this week and have noticed 2 navy ships going round in circles in Plymouth Sound! What are they doing? Maybe Mick F will know?


Taking Plymouth Soundings (i.e. swinging the lead)?

Left hand down a bit.
by Audax67
23 Sep 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 993
Views: 76346

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

@MM obviously not.
by Audax67
23 Sep 2020, 10:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

Highway Code Rule 176. If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care. It doesn't specify what "not working" means, but if the lights don't change at all, to my mind, they ain't working! Carry an axe just to make su...
by Audax67
23 Sep 2020, 9:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists
Replies: 40
Views: 1122

Re: Traffic Lights That Don't Sense Cyclists

We have a few sets that show the usual contempt for cyclists, and to add insult to injury we also have some of those "slow-you-down" lights* which detect you slaving your guts out on a steep hill, well below the legal speed limit, and change to red just for devilment. Then, as soon as your...
by Audax67
20 Sep 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle pain
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Saddle pain

Start with the cheapest option, i.e. the cream. Assos cream is good.

Duh - you're not wearing underpants, are you? That'll do it.