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by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Up cycling
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Up cycling

Upcycling is big in Berlin (a large English-speaking city) Usually when material is recycled or reused the product is not so good quality as the *raw* material. Paper for example can be recycled just a few times before the fibres are kaputt Upcyclers try to make something better, for example a car c...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 259
Views: 55430

Re: A positive thread

I do love November, today it hardly got light at all, just dark grey
I think I will be a hedgehog in my next life
Zzzzzz zz z
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 7:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 86
Views: 1339

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

blend of American and British.......... For some reason I acquire accents easily, so I tend to gradually sound more and more like the people I am speaking with. I'm not always conscious of this. Same here. A slight complication with my North American accent, as my best friends on growing up were Fr...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 6:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 531
Views: 15740

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

So I rather like the new (?) habit of starting a sentence with *so*
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 6:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 97
Views: 1689

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

Shat needs to be addressed is the unregulated and un enforced variety of lighting on modern cars A rear light canoe one of a hundred variations of single lights, multiple lights, strips, patterns or shapes Worst of all is the stupidly dangerous designs where indicators are now built int the far bri...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up
Replies: 64
Views: 8707

Re: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up

A little more digging on my part has now established the duration of the temporary closure. The temporary closure will last until the junction improvements have been completed at which point the cycle lane will have been permanently removed. :roll: In honesty no cycle lane will be an improvement. W...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Ex engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry

:) fallen for some of those emails I constantly get from retailers? Countless ones from wiggle suggesting I upgrade/change my wardrobe. This today from, sadly, Ribble: "As well as offering great Black Friday deals on everything for your bike we are not forgetting you, the rider. To ensure you ...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 2:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 172
Views: 3651

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

Catch them old instead of young? Minimum age for e-bikes? (something like disability parking badges?) If this is done right it could be vg for public health, +1 I love Nederland too but Germany is better in one respect at least - the shops are closed Sundays (they open only 4 Sunday afternoons a year)
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017

Manchester is indeed hardly in the north, nearer the middle on the map

During the Copeland byelection that area was described as the real northwest %-)

If I were getting a powerhouse job I would rather live in Workington or Barnard Castle than Milton Keynes
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 2:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 86
Views: 1339

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I speak Oxford English, or used to
Is there a Cambridge English?
Or has Oxford *won* this one? :wink:
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 1:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Lancashire Day 27 November 2017

Flinders wrote:What is now the south part of Cumbria used to be in Lancashire.....


That was surely not the last border change

I read an interesting suggestion: Lancashire and Yorkshire should combine

TNP the northern poorhouse would be unbeatable then
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 86
Views: 1339

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

This touches onto another interesting facet of language. We are as a species just amazingly good at recognizing a single individual through the sound of his voice not just his dialect and delivery but the actual harmonics of the vocal tract/nasal cavity. These structures are very individual, result...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 11:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 97
Views: 1689

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

I don't like stop-start automatics, they only switch the motor off for a few seconds
One often gets a shock when crossing the road and some idiot restarts their motor a few meters away
There should be some device fitted to apply the handbrake automatically at foot crossings
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 86
Views: 1339

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I used to work with someone who sounded just like Eric Idle. I kept expecting him to break out in song. I've tried all my life to be idle,but poverty got in the way of it. Now I can afford to be idle,I'm too old and knackered to enjoy it to it's full potential :mrgreen: If someone asked me who I am...
by brynpoeth
22 Nov 2017, 11:08am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 97
Views: 1689

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

A motorist obviously needs to use some judgement about when it is appropriate to not use a handbrake. There are some circumstance where it should always be used, such as at a pedestrian crossing. If you are involved in a shunt, and hit the car in front as a result of having been hit from behind whi...