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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Oct 2018, 8:43pm

I love to hate certain members of these fora, they make me laugh and they make me cry, sometimes at the same time :wink:

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Postby mercalia » 21 Jan 2019, 1:01pm

seems like he is still grinning. dont seem to be so sad after tear fully leaving the BBC

"I'm in the money, money money"
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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Jan 2019, 1:29pm

TBF a miserable Breakfast Radio Presenter's not much use to man or beast!

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Postby brynpoeth » 8 Mar 2019, 5:54am

I love to hate the local newspaper, it is or was the place to look for a job or a place to live, I am not seeking either but I still buy it
Must admit there were a couple of interesting things I would have missed otherwise

Surprising, not many papers have stopped printing, yet
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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby Hobbs1951 » 9 Mar 2019, 6:53am

Hate ?

Life's too short.

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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby Cugel » 9 Mar 2019, 9:08am

Hobbs1951 wrote:Hate ?

Life's too short.

J.


One detects paradoxia, perhaps a bad case!

I suffer myself, although I don't hate haters but rather find myself intolerant of the intolerant. :-)

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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby brynpoeth » 31 May 2019, 10:03am

I love to hate my local food store, today I couldnae find the cheese I usually buy, they had moved it from the wall and put it in a chest freezer a few steps away, found it eventually before I went mad. Or asked a service person

I think the plan is to confuse and wear down the customers (conflict partners?) so they buy more expensive stuff, but I won this time :wink:
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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby Mike Sales » 31 May 2019, 10:07am

brynpoeth wrote:I love to hate my local food store, today I couldnae find the cheese I usually buy, they had moved it from the wall and put it in a chest freezer a few steps away, found it eventually before I went mad. Or asked a service person

I think the plan is to confuse and wear down the customers (conflict partners?) so they buy more expensive stuff, but I won this time :wink:


They call it remerchandising. It is in order to baffle those like me, who tread a well worn shortest path between the items we want, They hope that if we have to search and walk around more aisles we will succumb to impulse buys. Isn't it infuriating?

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Postby brynpoeth » 31 May 2019, 10:14am

I fight back by using the Cheap Blue Store (a**i) when possible
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Postby brynpoeth » 21 Jul 2019, 10:00am

I think the muzak is intended to beat the customers down too, but maybe I am one of a small handful (on the Spectrum?) who dislike that

The cheap food stores are getting worse too, lidl near home has been refitted for lots of ca$h, they are not so simple anymore

There are a few businesses that I perceive more as partners than opponents: railway, bookshops, cycle shops maybe, cinema maybe
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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g Moultons ..

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Oct 2019, 10:05am

Moultons?!
Mick F seems to love his although it is not better than an upwrong
Moultons were supposed to be better, different new, but they are expensive and heavy

Love to hate Moultons? Love Moultons or Bromptons?
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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g Moultons ..

Postby Mick F » 18 Oct 2019, 1:34pm

Hate is a horrible word.

The word "love" is bandied about too much .............. instead of "like" or "prefer".

Like or Dislike is a much better question than Love or Hate.

I dislike porridge and will avoid eating or smelling it. I don't hate it.


............... or have I said this before? :wink:
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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby Graham » 18 Oct 2019, 2:13pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:. . . Couldnae find the groats for porridge this evening, then I found them reduced by 50%, they are being delisted. Bought four packs, but what will I do when they run out? :(

You'll be okay for a while:
https://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk/o ... ulk-a.html

Ahem, the GRoats are here :-
https://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk/o ... s-5kg.html
Also, I recommend that supplier . . . my order for 25Kg Organic GRoats turned up first thing in the morning following the day of the order = astonishingly fast !

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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

Postby sjs » 18 Oct 2019, 4:10pm

Mick F wrote:BBC pronunciation unit eh?
I wish they'd make their mind up.

There was a programme some years ago about the committee and they used the word "controversy" as an example.
They finally decreed that it would from henceforth be CON_TROV_ERCY.

Now?
They all seem to pronounce it CONTRO_VERCY.
I'm not saying one is correct and the other not. I just want consistency.


Why?

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Re: What do you love to hate? e.g Moultons ..

Postby Mick F » 18 Oct 2019, 4:27pm

Why?
Because I like consistency and I dislike inconsistency.

If they can dedicate a whole TV programme - or was it radio? - it was a few years back - about the BBC pronunciation unit and how they have a committee to decide how things at the BBC should be pronounced ................. and then it all goes out the window!

What's the point of having a pronunciation unit?
No wonder we don't pay for a TV licence any more! :lol:
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