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by 661-Pete
3 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Morning all, Oh, little message - China is having to re-apply the lockdown as the Covid19 virus has started popping up again like a moorland fire! :shock: Source? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/03/coronavirus-wuhan-residents-told-to-stay-inside-and-be-vigilant That's not what the articl...
by 661-Pete
3 Apr 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 857
Views: 21101

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I did a shop today and managed to get enough veg for two days - big success after last few weeks so I'm happy. But there were a few of couples with two trolleys between two in the queue (couples because they were standing together and one holding 2 trolleys when the other went for a wander). two of...
by 661-Pete
3 Apr 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29958

Re: UK government,an incompentent bunch of liars!

Disclaimer:- if you're one of those people who were for some reason right behind the government on that war,which I find bizarre,but is your prerogative,you have my apologies for prejudging your war stance You're referring to the Gulf War I take it. For the record, Mrs P and I were in the Stop The ...
by 661-Pete
3 Apr 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29958

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Hi 661-Pete, You really do manage to misinterpret thing! "Trot" when capitalized is short for Trotskyist? You really should manage the nuances of the English language & grammar, if you did improve your observational skills you might have noticed the the only place which I did that was...
by 661-Pete
3 Apr 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29958

Re: UK government,an incompentent bunch of liars!

Do we really need another thread? +1 Didn't we tear each other apart thoroughly enough in the "How serious thread"? It shouldn't or needn't be about tearing each other apart but about calling out abject failure in poor government action in the face of a pandemic. I know you feel deeply ab...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29958

Re: UK government,an incompentent bunch of liars!

Do we really need another thread?
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Boris was swept to victory by the people in December, inflicting a defeat on his opponents so severe it was their worst since 1935, so if he is a dictator he is a dictator the people want for the next few years at least. This post doesn't belong on this thread, but then I suppose neither does my re...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 118
Views: 6291

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

Would need to be copied, I guess. Some of those letters don't appear on my keyboard. Nor on mine. Can be quite difficult - I tend to switch to a word processor, use Insert/Special character , then copy-and-paste into where I want it. Of course, you can do it quickly (in Windows) if you know the uni...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Where's the evidence he wants to be a dictator? Correct, I don't have any direct evidence. But there are ominous signs. He has a long history of respecting the democratic process, having stood in many elections. This could spark off, once again, that hoary old debate about 'what is the democratic p...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Meanwhile ... In Other News
Replies: 18
Views: 716

Re: Meanwhile ... In Other News

Ah the good old 'biscuit'! Whilst casting an eye over that site I spotted this: Abandoned Prince and frozen out Princess find sanctuary in fairy tale castle One bit of it caught my attention: But it won’t be one long vacation according to sources. It is understood that the Duchess is in talks with W...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 118
Views: 6291

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

English literature started a few centuries before Chaucer, the earliest works are in a quite different language So not English literature then? Technically, the following is 'English', though I doubt if many can make sense of it: Hwæt. We Gardena in geardagum, þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþel...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I hope I'm complying with the rules. As of now, we go shopping about three times a week, pre-lockdown it was more like four or five. We're endeavouring to draw up more comprehensive shopping lists, planning meals several days ahead, so that we can cut it down to two or even one. But even with four p...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

Vorpal wrote:I locked the thread.

On 29 & 30 March, something like 20 posts were removed due to insults & sniping including such gems, as 'what utter codswallop', 'that's really pathetic', etc.
Thanks for clarifying Vorpal. Respect for a difficult job!
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 118
Views: 6291

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

Picked up a copy of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Surprisingly readable (I hadn't expected that) and entertaining. In the original, or a modern translation? I've had great fun over the years, trying to memorise bits of the original - and trying to pronounce them correctly: Whan that Aprille with his...
by 661-Pete
2 Apr 2020, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

I'm a bit reluctant to post on this thread until the locking of the original coronavirus thread has been clarified. Does anyone have any light to throw on it? As the OP on that original thread, I suppose I have a particular interest. I'm not certain, but my guess is, too much aggressive ad hominem ...