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Offline RoyC

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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #15 on: 19.12. 2017 12:34 »
The worst one of all  -  You done good. instead of you've done well.  *pull hair out*
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #16 on: 19.12. 2017 13:17 »
or thats  pacific detail instead of specific  and whilst on one  the "have a nice day" spoken with the sincerity of a dead crab .....
ok I know crabs can't speak but you get the drift .
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #17 on: 19.12. 2017 13:32 »
Q: How was iron discovered?




A: They smelt it.

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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #18 on: 19.12. 2017 14:01 »
This is from a current eBay listing by that hallowed institution, the VMCC.
"1956 Triumph T110. 650cc twin. V5C present. None matching numbers, but document matches bike. Historic so tax and mot exempt. None transferrable reg."
Use of none instead of non. Tsk tsk, could do better.
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #19 on: 19.12. 2017 16:10 »
Just to be pedantic people refer to tides  going in and out when in fact they rise and fall, also if you are in a boat say a mile offshore if you are drifting south then that is a flood tide if you are drifting north then that is an ebb tide.

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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #20 on: 19.12. 2017 16:12 »
Hi Triton thrasher
Been opening the crackers then
All the best - Bill
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #21 on: 19.12. 2017 16:21 »
Or as they say in some parts of our country 'I teh loo tooo time onnc more'.


When I was serving in the Far East a Malaysian friend always amused me when he referred to British pounds as Quids - so he would say something like 'It cost two quids'.

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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #22 on: 19.12. 2017 17:01 »
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I teh loo tooo time onnc more'

Ha - took me a minute or two to translate, I've no relatives in your part of the UK but have many in the Midlands including Stoke and recall uncles speaking similar, love accents (well maybe not Rees Mogg)
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #23 on: 19.12. 2017 19:22 »
Hope you can forgive the mistakes from us non English speaking residents of this wonderful forum...  *smile*
What really annoys me is the use of letters and figures to replace words. As in “I’ll do that 4U” or in “U2”... lazy b****rds 😡
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #24 on: 19.12. 2017 19:39 »
Hope you can forgive the mistakes from us non English speaking residents of this wonderful forum...  *smile*
What really annoys me is the use of letters and figures to replace words. As in “I’ll do that 4U” or in “U2”... lazy b****rds 😡
I can appreci8 that.  *smile*
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #25 on: 19.12. 2017 21:49 »
 I carnt stand U2

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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #26 on: 20.12. 2017 00:08 »
hi guys, over here the kiwi was never taught what the plural of the female species was, they refer to `a woman`or a group of `women` as woman, it sounds so weird when you here that there were a group of woman waiting or anything similar that refers to more than one`woman` cheers
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #27 on: 20.12. 2017 09:22 »
hi guys, over here the kiwi was never taught what the plural of the female species was, they refer to `a woman`or a group of `women` as woman, it sounds so weird when you here that there were a group of woman waiting or anything similar that refers to more than one`woman` cheers

Kinda makes sense when you think of the term 'man' as a collective noun.

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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #28 on: 20.12. 2017 16:14 »
You should always Swim against the tide ...... only dead fish go with the flow.
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #29 on: 20.12. 2017 20:32 »
Kinda makes sense when you think of the term 'man' as a collective noun.
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so what do we do with the term`men` cheers
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