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Postby mikeymo » 6 Nov 2020, 5:34pm

Apologies. I misread the poster.
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Postby mikeymo » 6 Nov 2020, 5:36pm

Jdsk wrote:Exactly.

Jonathan

PS: Pursuing your helpful analogy... do you know the only truly great John Wayne joke?


Go on...

Also, you missed your 10 points. The answer is Carbimazole.

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Postby Jdsk » 6 Nov 2020, 5:45pm

They were filming The Greatest Story Ever Told. John Wayne was playing a centurion at the crucifixion, and was struggling with the genre. The line that was causing problems was "Truly, this man was the Son of God". It was just too flat. The director suggested that he needed to say it with awe... so he did... "Awww, truly this man was the Son of God".

Jonathan

PS: But if you want the truth rather than something beautiful:
https://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/say-it-with-awe-apocryphal-john-wayne.html

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Postby Jdsk » 6 Nov 2020, 5:46pm

But where does carbimazole come into it? Is it a reference to the truck driver?

: - )

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Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Nov 2020, 5:48pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:I wonder if, before we throw the charge of terrorists at motorists, we might pause to consider what has recently happened on Paris and Vienna as well as Kabul.

'terrorist murders'

What emotion do you feel when driving through roadworks on the motorway at 48 mph (max 50), restricted lanes, no chance to move over or go faster (that would anyway be madness), when glancing in the mirror you see a truck following a couple of metres behind at 48mph, flashing its headlights

What emotion do you feel in that situation?


I get fed up but ignore whilst remaining alert. Has happened many times. The lorry driver is not really likely to drive into me.
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Nov 2020, 5:54pm

Ignore? Keep at the same speed while she holds 2m behind you for miles and miles? I was taught to look in my rear-view mirror frequently, I could not ignore. Many truckers use the phone a lot, I would think it quite likely she drives into my vehicle
Are you not scared a bit?

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Postby Jdsk » 6 Nov 2020, 5:58pm

I don't think that anyone is objecting to you describing what you feel as terror. The problem is describing the driver as a terrorist.

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Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Nov 2020, 7:05pm

No I am not afraid. I don't like it but I am not afraid. They aren't going to drive into me.

I do understand fear and it would certainly be intimidating. But I doubt the intention is to kill or murder. So I am unlikely to view them as terrorists.
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Nov 2020, 7:49pm

Thanks for the answer John, I kept asking because I used to fancy myself as a journalist

For myself I have solved the problem, retired, I walk or cycle locally, train or bus very occasionally, no need to own a vehicle not even for holidays :wink:
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I shall certainly continue using the *t-words*

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Postby Oldjohnw » 7 Nov 2020, 9:52am

My wife would be afraid im the circumstances we are talking about. I was asked would I be afraid? Personally, no,which does not neat that I don't empathize with those who are.

We were planning on holidaying by train this year. We need a car because we live remotely with limited public transport.
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 7 Nov 2020, 11:34am

I plan to go by train in 2022, not by car, so I shall have to leave my cycle at home, takes a bit longer but not too expensive
Tend to buy a lot of books, so I shall have to send those home too :wink:
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Nov 2020, 3:26pm

Internut: spiders web thing for communication

Troll: someone who was not brave* enough to bully other kids at school, so bullies them on the internut

*'many would be cowards, had they courage enough'
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Postby mercalia » 3 Dec 2020, 11:30am

half inched ---- pinched

used on LBC. Never heard that one before but I assume a standard

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Postby al_yrpal » 3 Dec 2020, 11:47am

mercalia wrote:half inched ---- pinched

used on LBC. Never heard that one before but I assume a standard


You are not a Londoner are you? Whats the main characteristic of Newgits knocker?

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Postby Jdsk » 3 Dec 2020, 11:53am

mercalia wrote:half inched ---- pinched

used on LBC. Never heard that one before but I assume a standard

Yes, it is.

But I don't think that it's amenable to the best property of rhyming slang: the loss of the linking word. As in let me have a butcher's, NOT let me have a butcher's hook.

But I could be wrong... has anyone ever heard halfed or halved meaning stolen?

Jonathan