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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    What’s wrong with that…
    Right here with you John...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Micah Richards is a buffoon.
    Have you heard Ashley "I fink" Cole.
    Wow.

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    Tensor calculus. I had a dalliance with this in the late 90s having completed an MSc and considering a PhD. I decided that unless I dedicated myself full-time (simply not possible at the time) this was beyond me and it has remained so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    ...how Jermaine Jenas keeps getting media & punditry gigs: then Micah Richards pops up & you realise just how shallow the pool must be. (See also: Lee Dixon, Danny Murphy et alia.)
    I have no idea who any of those people are…

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    England fans after beating mediocre teams


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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Why without fail my ideal watch strap size is "between holes"
    This.

    I bought a watch with a bund strap recently and it was quite nice, but holes were too loose or too tight.

    Without the bund the strap fits fine...

    Why airlines allow people to take such huge hand luggage inside a plane.

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    Things you'll never understand

    How the vacuum cord gets tied in a knot within thirty seconds of unwrapping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob153 View Post
    Why taxis insist on driving in lane 2 of the motorway, even when no other cars around.
    Why anybody does this.

    The Highway Code is very clear on this. It says: “You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear.”

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    People who think Liam Neeson can act.

    Bananas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    People who think Liam Neeson can act.

    Bananas.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard Woolley View Post
    Is 'bananas' a commentary on his acting or are bananas something you also don't understand?

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    Cars advertised as "never driven in the rain". I am not really sure if anyone actually believes this in the first place, but also why does it matter? Was the car never washed with water then either? It would make way more sense to focus on it being properly dried and garaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.dawson View Post
    I'll never understand people who refer to their 3rd meal as dinner.

    Breakfast - dinner - tea.

    You've heard of dinner ladies right, what did they serve you at school.

    The introduction of lunch is another Americanism gone mad

    ;)
    We had school.lunches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    We had school.lunches...

    Me too, but they were served by "Dinner ladies".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    People who think Liam Neeson can act.

    Bananas.

    Add Nicholas Cage to that category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Me too, but they were served by "Dinner ladies".

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    I used to be 'School Dinners', on some weeks I'd be, Home Dinners.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret67 View Post
    I used to be 'School Dinners', on some weeks I'd be, Home Dinners.


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    And we'd have dinner money, to buy a dinner ticket. Not lunch money.
    But kids who took sandwiches to school had lunch boxes. All very confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    And we'd have dinner money, to buy a dinner ticket. Not lunch money.
    But kids who took sandwiches to school had lunch boxes. All very confusing.

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    Aaw FFS! I had dinner-money and lunch-money!!!

    I think 'lunch money' sneaked in while at secondary school - displacing 'dinner money' and 'playtime', as being a bit juvenile for us 'young adults'/


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Aaw FFS! I had dinner-money and lunch-money!!!

    I think 'lunch money' sneaked in while at secondary school - displacing 'dinner money' and 'playtime', as being a bit juvenile for us 'young adults'/

    Thought you meant both at once to start with! ;)
    I think it was called dinner right the way through school, but playtime became break time once we were in the 'big school'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    People who think Liam Neeson can act.

    Bananas.
    Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.
    Sorry couldn't resist.


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    My neighbour who doesn't have a driveway so puts his bins out to block his space whenever he leaves the house.

    It wouldn't be so annoying but they have two cars so while demanding he has a space outside his door he's more than happy to let his other car deny someone else of the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud767 View Post
    Joggers running on the road holding up traffic when there's a perfectly good footpath with no one on it right next to them.
    Ditto cyclists on the road and not on the specially provided cycle lanes.

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    Afters, sweet, desert or pudding?


    Napkin or serviette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Ditto cyclists on the road and not on the specially provided cycle lanes.
    Unfortunately, the condition of many dedicated cycle paths and/or cycle lanes are not suitable for many road bikes. (TBF, the condition of many UK roads are barely suitable for road bikes as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    Unfortunately, the condition of many dedicated cycle paths and/or cycle lanes are not suitable for many road bikes. (TBF, the condition of many UK roads are barely suitable for road bikes Cars as well).
    Fixed that for you, that’s one of the reasons why we have so many oversized SUV’s on the roads

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    Agreed. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Ditto cyclists on the road and not on the specially provided cycle lanes.

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    This might help clarify…

    Quote Originally Posted by Northamptonshire Police
    Cyclists are not obliged to use cycle tracks or stay within cycle lanes

    Off-road cycle tracks can be useful for novice cyclists
    Cycle tracks are designed to be ridden at slower speeds than can be achieved on the road
    Many, however, are not joined up and not always suitable for commuting to work, where using the road will be far quicker and more direct
    Some on-road cycle lanes are too narrow and at times it may be safer for a cyclist to ride outside of the lane, especially alongside parked cars or if there are potholes
    Drivers are still required to give cyclists the minimum passing distance whether a cycle lane is present
    As might this…

    Quote Originally Posted by DfT
    “All cycling schemes will need to include segregation or point closures to through traffic,” he continued.

    “Advisory cycle lanes, and those marked only with white paint, will not be funded.”
    https://road.cc/content/news/govt-te...e-lanes-284203

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Afters, sweet, desert or pudding?


    Napkin or serviette?

    Pudding/ napkin.

    I assume desert is an auto typo?
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    People who drive cars that are clearly not suitable for English roads or cities and I am pretty much talking about range rovers here.

    Why spend do much on a car you are clearly struggling to drive down most city roads and can never fit into a parking space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Pudding/ napkin.

    I assume desert is an auto typo?
    In my world it is:

    “afters” - generic term for the last course(s), covers all possible options including cheese
    “dessert” - cold or ambient temperature dish like ice cream or Eton mess (but not cheese)
    “pudding” - hot dish like apple crumble or treacle sponge (my favourite)

    And yes “napkin”

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    Why "spotted dick" isn't on the menu anywhere these days. Would love a portion for dessert/afters/pudding/general gluttony

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    Quote Originally Posted by spud767 View Post
    Joggers running on the road holding up traffic when there's a perfectly good footpath with no one on it right next to them.
    Running on tarmac feels better than the slabs of concrete.

    Plus rubber pays to maintain the roads so should be allowed to use them


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    Why people don’t just drive on the pavement seeing as cycle lanes aren’t very nice for cyclists, pavements no good for joggers……

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Why "spotted dick" isn't on the menu anywhere these days. Would love a portion for dessert/afters/pudding/general gluttony
    We have it occasionally but more likely to have jam roly poly or treacle sponge (as above)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    My neighbour who doesn't have a driveway so puts his bins out to block his space whenever he leaves the house.

    It wouldn't be so annoying but they have two cars so while demanding he has a space outside his door he's more than happy to let his other car deny someone else of the same.
    That would drive me nuts. Doesn't anyone move them out of the way when space is short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    People who drive cars that are clearly not suitable for English roads or cities and I am pretty much talking about range rovers here.

    Why spend do much on a car you are clearly struggling to drive down most city roads and can never fit into a parking space?
    Agreed, though I suspect the mixture of pot holes and speed bumps everywhere may be making off-road vehicles increasingly attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    That would drive me nuts. Doesn't anyone move them out of the way when space is short?
    We've only been here two months but I've seen it happen once. Incredibly selfish. They have space for a drive but won't pay to do one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    We've only been here two months but I've seen it happen once. Incredibly selfish. They have space for a drive but won't pay to do one.
    Neighbours with drive not always a good thing. Our neighbours have double one, we don't, so their visitors always park in front of our house so as not to block their drive (even though they know they won't need access).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    Unfortunately, the condition of many dedicated cycle paths and/or cycle lanes are not suitable for many road bikes. (TBF, the condition of many UK roads are barely suitable for road bikes as well).
    Get some proper tyres then instead of those stupid narrow things! And while you’re at it some suspension…it’ll smooth out those bumps…

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    People who drive cars that are clearly not suitable for English roads or cities and I am pretty much talking about range rovers here.

    Why spend do much on a car you are clearly struggling to drive down most city roads and can never fit into a parking space?
    The people round were I live never have trouble parking their range rovers and large Chelsea tractors they just use 1.5 spaces instead of one especially in supermarkets and they never have any problem with road width they just take up 3/4 of the road and everyone else has to move out of their way

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Get some proper tyres then instead of those stupid narrow things! And while you’re at it some suspension…
    And then you’d have a mountain bike, not a road bike. 🤦🏻*♂️

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    Sounds like the argument for driving an off road truck on the school run...

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    Love what you've done with your avatar, Bravo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Love what you've done with your avatar, Bravo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Love what you've done with your avatar, Bravo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
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    Bravo, Bravo.
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    Over, Under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
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    Bravo, Bravo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
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    Over, Under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    And then you’d have a mountain bike, not a road bike. 🤦🏻*♂️
    🤣💥

  50. #450
    Dormer roofs. Why? Just spend a few quid more on a few more bricks and you will then have rooms with proper perpendicular walls. You can then use the whole room, can stand stuff against the walls and won't spend the rest of your life banging your head on the ******* slope. But no...let's do a half arsed job. Who wants to be able to stand upright in their own bedroom anyway? Crazy idea.

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