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by Audax67
25 May 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 737
Views: 29943

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

Squozen is apparently venerable: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=squozen&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=18&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Csquozen%3B%2Cc0 And that's in British English. US English is a bit different: https://books.google.com/ngrams/...
by Audax67
25 May 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 737
Views: 29943

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

People using us when it should be we . Nobody (well, Englísh-speakers in their right mind, that is) would say "what us have to do is..." but they would happily say "what us cyclists have to do is...". Do they think it sounds Tory, or what? Inverted grammatical snobbery? It's utte...
by Audax67
25 May 2019, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 653
Views: 14397

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Looking at that lot, I'm glad I'm over here and they're over there.
by Audax67
25 May 2019, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 1033

Re: A new tea pot

I bought the missus a cast-iron Kanji pot a couple of weeks back. She loves it. She only drinks the herbal stuff* so I'm sticking to bags.

*or is that hairball? Smells like it. Nah, I'm being snide, it doesn't smell like hairballs at all.

Just tastes that way.
by Audax67
22 May 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 737
Views: 29943

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

Squozen is apparently venerable: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=squozen&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=18&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Csquozen%3B%2Cc0 And that's in British English. US English is a bit different: https://books.google.com/ngrams/g...
by Audax67
22 May 2019, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Botanical help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Botanical help needed

I rode down a local cycle path last week shortly after the mower had been through. The smell of garlic was wonderful.
by Audax67
22 May 2019, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 171
Views: 3487

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

In the late 80s I spent 6 weeks in the US, using rented automatics. Then I came home, got into my own new, manual, car and damn near put it through the garage wall.
by Audax67
20 May 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 201
Views: 12347

Re: Fave quotes...

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Oscar Wilde. Spurious. As pointed out here , Wilde died in 1900 and had no great opinion of cars. The automobile was delightful, but, of course, it broke down - they, li...
by Audax67
20 May 2019, 8:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1903

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

Using a phone on the bike is illegal here, as is listening to music via anything that covers or plugs the ears. To be honest, I fully expect that one day they'll make it illegal to drink from a bidon while moving*, or even, by the time-honoured principle of lex asino est , make it obligatory to keep...
by Audax67
16 May 2019, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 364
Views: 34987

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

In keeping with the government's policy of austerity, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

- pinched from FB
by Audax67
14 May 2019, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 364
Views: 34987

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

brynpoeth wrote:Could we upgrade to 'cleanest funny joke'?


Interesting that clean implies just that, whereas cleanest implies may be unsuitable for parents and moderators.
by Audax67
12 May 2019, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 100 years on: the picture that changed our view of the universe
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: 100 years on: the picture that changed our view of the universe

I'm reminded of the Gell-Mann evasion. When a reporter asked him to explain the work that won him a Nobel in simple terms, he replied "if I could explain it in simple terms I wouldn't have won a Nobel". My own thought is that a pure vacuum may exist in space but space, devoid of the known ...
by Audax67
12 May 2019, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17617
Views: 429884

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

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:And this is a point I have made several times before in my posts, most voters will keep this very close to their chest.


In certain circles, failing to do so may make robuster persons twiddle enormously big fists.

Outside the house I tend to keep silent about the EU. Yes, even here.
by Audax67
11 May 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ankle Replacement recovery
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Ankle Replacement recovery

I didn't even know they could do that - I have two dodgy ankles & I'd love a Ti set.

No particular advice to give other than don't hurry it. Weeks stolen here could mean years of pain later on.
by Audax67
10 May 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Danny Baker
Replies: 120
Views: 2550

Re: Danny Baker

I don't think he meant to be racist. I think he was making a joke about young royals being on display like circus monkeys for us to all coo and smile at. On the other hand, its I credibly obtuse not to see that in this day and age that it is liable to be perceived as racist, which is a grave error ...