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by Mistik-ka
11 Feb 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5396

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Often when people complain about political correctness, what they really mean is that they object to being unable to indulge their prejudices, and they don't like being made to feel uncomfortable about holding prejudiced opinions and views. Thank you for that analysis, slowster. I've struggled to f...
by Mistik-ka
1 Feb 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 7389

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

This should make you feel warmer:

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I'll get me hat…

And parka. And mittens, and boots, and snow shovel. :?
by Mistik-ka
29 Jan 2019, 12:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A missing STOP sign in Canada: fatal crash
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: A missing STOP sign in Canada: fatal crash

It seems that the defendant drove a pick-up truck at some 80mph along a "grid road" (which looks to me like a straight track) and emerged into a main road, hitting a "semi" and pushing it over 80 metres into a ditch. By way of clarification based on local knowledge, a "grid...
by Mistik-ka
28 Jan 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looks about 100 kilometers is me maxed out
Replies: 37
Views: 3397

Re: Looks about 100 kilometers is me maxed out

thirdcrank wrote: … If your computer has dual distance mode, try switching to measuring in miles. The distance ridden will be the same, but the "ton" will take longer to appear on your screen.

I'd sooner stick to metric measurement. 100 kilometres sounds much nobler to me than 62 miles. 8)
by Mistik-ka
27 Jan 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Modest Round-the-World Cyclist
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

A Modest Round-the-World Cyclist

The from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-teen-biking-around-world-1.4994525 Yes, he does look a little wind-burned, doesn't he? (That's frostbite on his chin.) The toughest stretch, he says, was cycling over the Rocky Mountains in the depths ...
by Mistik-ka
24 Jan 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 699
Views: 26861

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

Buss exists,and means kiss . Chambers' has forgotten it, though. Related expressions: buss-tickets, buss timetable, buss-fare, school buss, private buss, standing room only, there's another one behind, etc. Unarguably an old-fashioned term, "to buss" is not yet extinct in North America. E...
by Mistik-ka
24 Jan 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12263
Views: 299711

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

A hard dose of reality: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/european-institute/sites/european-institute/files/sir_ivan_rogers_lecture_ucl_22012019.pdf For anyone pressed for time to read his whole devastating analysis, his conclusions begin on p27. I've got as far as p 15 and broken off for a break. Dismal readi...
by Mistik-ka
5 Jan 2019, 9:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Please turn off your spellchecker...
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Please turn off your spellchecker...

thirdcrank wrote:Think of it as a mental exercise to keep your brain active and young.

Too late… :(
by Mistik-ka
19 Dec 2018, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Right Honourable Member or Not?
Replies: 71
Views: 1277

Re: Right Honourable Member or Not?

Not having bothered to watch the clip, and notwithstanding whether the Honourable Member ends up being 'named' by the speaker and sent to stand in the corner to contemplate the error of his ways, it seems to me this will be an unintended gift for the opposition: henceforth whenever Ms. May makes a p...
by Mistik-ka
9 Dec 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?

pedalsheep wrote:Did we get so much as a smile from the motorists we pulled in for? No not one. Never seen such a miserable looking lot!

Of course they look grumpy — the poor dears are trapped inside motor vehicles while you're out having fun. :wink:
by Mistik-ka
2 Dec 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Because where you go changes who you become
Replies: 30
Views: 730

Re: Because where you go changes who you become

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" dates from the 3rd Century Hm. While I endorse the message, I wonder if the translation (or the usual attribution to St. Augustine of Hippo in the 3rd century) is a bit loose. Britannica On-line, among others, indicates ...
by Mistik-ka
6 Sep 2018, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 37
Views: 1639

Re: Favourite Museums

Ah, the pencil museum in Keswick on those rainy holidays in the lakes Rainy holidays in the Lakes! :shock: Why weren't we warned? :( I guess it's too late to cancel our airline tickets… :lol: Oh well, the Cumberland sausage from Waberthwaite will serve as a compensation, I suppose (and we've alread...
by Mistik-ka
31 Aug 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 60
Views: 1327

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Where may I find Westmorland please? It’s still there :D in Cumbria Given that the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland exists —and, having stayed there on several occasions, I can state with confidence that it does … or has done until quite recently— it stands to reason that Westmorland must exis...
by Mistik-ka
31 Aug 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 60
Views: 1327

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Sausage production is an industry in Cumberland due to PGI status. 175 year old production in the village of Waberthwaite for example. Isn't that an industrial heritage site worthy of pilgrimage. Any company producing a craft product for 8 generations of the same family is worthy of mentioning IMHO...