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by brynpoeth
21 Mar 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

Added Audax67 to my list of voices I want to hear I mix up the languages, keep breaking into German cos I speak so little English :? Audax67, don't you speak three? Do you have three halves of your brain, one for each language? Can you keep them separate? Plus One for immigration/migration, lots of ...
by brynpoeth
21 Mar 2019, 4:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

Right again Cugel, new buildings can produce an energy surplus but do they use a lot of expensive materials?
The old Welsh houses with thick walls were good too I think
The Wates house at ncat Pantperthog did the same in the 1970s

Are you allowed to ventilate, or must you keep the windows closed?
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

The Grauniad has an article about elocution lessons :wink:
The West Midlands accent is one of my favourites although I do not speak it
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 25
Views: 543

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

Really want to hear Cugel speaking, especially when the Welsh seeps in :wink: I used to speak standard Oxford English, but not posh like the PurgaTories Don't think it has changed much, but people make assumptions about me when I mention Oxford, +1? Plenty more on my thread 'What English do you SPEA...
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 44
Views: 1936

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

Best not to make eye contact, keep them guessing, do not trust them
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 6:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bottle cages
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Bottle cages

Double bottle-cage on the bars with drinking tubes, 1950s :wink:
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 6:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

Sorry, export to reduce imports? :?
The Grauniad maintains it will displace imports

Of course, there are many different types of coal
'Brown coal' is still mined opencast in Germany :?
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 6:23am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 38
Views: 1051

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

while this is great for riders and at least in short term the sport - long term i worry about the lack of competitiveness - personally I will never support anything to do with this brand. The length it has gone to undermine progress in climate change is sickening. I suspect products from this compa...
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 6:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

Treacle is mined underground near Sabden :wink:
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 5:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 794
Views: 45932

Re: TV licensing...

Flagship.soap.opera
Thing to sail in
Stuff to wash with
Musical entertainment

Is really any of these? :wink:
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 5:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 440

New coal mine near Whitehaven

The Guardian reports that a new underground coal mine is planned, to produce coking coal, it should displace imports, the action is mostly hidden underground, Plus Two? Or is coal dirty and on the way out, Minus One? 500 hundred new jobs are mentioned, plus 2000 at suppliers, is job creation (or dis...
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 2:21am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 41
Views: 1329

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

Reads a bit dodgy and complicated, but buses that are too early are held up (+1!)

Only four seconds, light changes back to red before slow PoFs are over, -1, there is always a compromise between safety and capacity, I am for safety

Best to force reductions in traffic too
by brynpoeth
20 Mar 2019, 2:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 153
Views: 3015

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Fox-hunting with dogs was banned under the Bliar regime, there were many protests for and against, remember? Not so long ago cock-fighting was not illegal

Catching fish (for fun?) and putting them back seems a bit perverse

Plenty of other things could be banned, I think/hope
by brynpoeth
19 Mar 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 11237

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

firedfromthecircus wrote:Team Ineos.

Murdochs Sky was bad, and you had to hold your nose a little, but this is another league.

Hard to boycott, a little-known company whose products are ubiquitous, why does it sponsor a team, is there an advantage to being known about?
What is dimension data?
by brynpoeth
19 Mar 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Insurance for cyclists again
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Insurance for cyclists again

... I think about 85% of adult cyclists hold one (source: The AA, 2015), which is higher than the general population average of 75%. ... It would be interesting to know how many drivers hold a driving licence. Going from the stuff published by the MIB about uninsured drivers, quite a lot don't. Bei...