But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

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But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

Postby Audax67 » 29 May 2013, 12:54pm

Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

Postby Geriatrix » 29 May 2013, 4:12pm

Don’t cultivate a “bicycle face"

That one had me. Google to the rescue. Seems I'm not the only one baffled by the term:
http://garethrees.org/2012/01/10/shadwell/
Well if Dr Shadwell coined the term bicycle face then I suspect the more enduring term "quack" was coined straight afterwards in his honour.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled - Richard Feynman

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Re: But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

Postby Si » 29 May 2013, 4:16pm

I'd just assumed that it was advising the ladies not to grow a handlebar moustache! IGMC

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Re: But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

Postby 7_lives_left » 2 Jun 2013, 12:57am

Don’t contest the right of way with cable cars.

"Cable cars" meaning trams?

That's sound advice for 1895 and today.

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Re: But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

Postby WMarkLancs » 2 Jun 2013, 10:27pm

Perhaps Dr Shadwell was a comedian? As far as I can tell his definition of bicycle face is "concentrating on something."