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by Mike Sales
25 Jan 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 699
Views: 26862

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

brynpoeth wrote:Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus ate a rat :?



Brutus adsum iam forte, Caesar aderat, Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus sic inat.
by Mike Sales
16 Jan 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)
Replies: 55
Views: 1087

Re: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)

Oldjohnw wrote:IT seems to me that our choice is/was:

Full and equal membership of the EU with a say in the rules

or

Becoming the 51st state.


Agreed, and that is why Atlantic Bridge types and right wing US lobbying funds supported Leave.
The Russian web coverts just want to weaken the EU.
by Mike Sales
15 Jan 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POETRY
Replies: 61
Views: 16383

Re: POETRY

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
by Mike Sales
25 Dec 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 24
Views: 956

Re: what is the longest German word?

brynpoeth wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Haven't you been to Wales? :?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychyweryndrobwlllllantisoliogogogoch
Or Llanfair PG :wink:

Surely that should be Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch ?
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

mercalia wrote:I think Simon Cowell might like the job. :lol: The show would certainly make a good one-off comedy. The other person is Alan Sugars show, The Apprentice?

How about Alan Bennet?
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

Not really but it seems I have to justify my opinion a lot on here. An outsider within an out group it seems. :wink: I hope you don't feel that badly, I think of you as one of the gang! Anyone who contributes in a civil, coherent way should be welcome. If we all agreed there would be no posting, no...
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?

mercalia wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
mercalia wrote:
will queen Lizzie do? rhymes with Cersei


Or Brenda as Private Eye calls her.

oh whats that story?


After the 1969 documentary Royal Family the Eye gave them working class names as if in a soap.
Charles, Brian
Phil, Keith
Margaret, Yyvone
Diana, Cheryl.
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 3:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

He did abdicate but he did so because his choice of consort was not conforming to the rules / practises of the day. He had the choice and chose the option that the establishment couldn't accept so he got manoeuvred out. IMHO skipping Charles isn't because of any rules or practises of the day being ...
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?

mercalia wrote:
will queen Lizzie do? rhymes with Cersei


Or Brenda as Private Eye calls her.
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

Unless he's died first he's next in line for a full term (no abdication) or nobody is. That's my strong view on monarchy. It has no more value without mother to son then later on to grandson. Surely the line stopped with Edward VII then, in your view? or Harold of Wessex There's some who think that...
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 2:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably never uses?

Tangled Metal wrote:eg? the queen, phillip, one of the royal pups?


You are right, not a very strong phrase, and only the one? Seems a weak foundation for your inference about sneaking regard.
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?
Replies: 57
Views: 1561

Re: Should Queen Lizzie be the last in the Game of Royals?

Tangled Metal wrote:Unless he's died first he's next in line for a full term (no abdication) or nobody is. That's my strong view on monarchy. It has no more value without mother to son then later on to grandson.


Surely the line stopped with Edward VII then, in your view?
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably never uses?

I wonder whether you're kind of closet republicans the way you use insulting names / phrases for the young royals but refrain from making similar comments about the Queen. Afterall of the younger Royals are freeloading on the country the Queen is too surely? Is there a kind of respect to the queen ...
by Mike Sales
17 May 2018, 2:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably just rarely uses?
Replies: 63
Views: 1424

Re: Prince Wlliam praises the NHS that he probably never uses?

We could have an Irish type presidency, with presidents like Mary Robinson. Can you name the current one? He is Michael Higgins and his job is mainly ceremonial. Has he had vast wealth poured on him (from taxpayer money)? Given loads of palaces and castles? etc. Ian Or, how much revenue does he bri...