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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #25 on: 17 June, 2022, 10:39:57 am »
Anyone encountered the Swiss-style hip bath ?
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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #26 on: 17 June, 2022, 10:48:40 am »
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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #27 on: 17 June, 2022, 10:56:19 am »
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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #28 on: 17 June, 2022, 12:22:20 pm »
As a bass player I'm not familiar with the treble clef.


As a tuba player I have to be extremely familiar with both treble *and* bass clefs depending on what variety of ensemble I am performing with!


(Orchestra, Concert Wind Band, Big Band - always bass clef, concert pitch; Brass Band - Always treble clef transposed for the fundamental key of the instrument; Brass Quartet/Quintet/Sextet/etc. - Could be either, occasionally both in the same piece - depending on how sadistic the composer/arranger are!)
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« Reply #29 on: 17 June, 2022, 12:43:34 pm »
On the topic of shower curtains ... I have long harboured the thought that all this "shower uses less water" is probably way out of date.

I've always assumed it was one of those assumptions made by  a) a man  with  b) negligible hair  and  c) only a face to shave.

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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #30 on: 17 June, 2022, 12:48:38 pm »
American baths, deep enough to immerse your butt crack, I have no idea about those, more so as the average American is about three times bigger than me. Maybe they are for their fat feet. They generally do know how to do showers though, I never encountered a British electric-powered dribbler, though to be fair, given weedy American electricity, it literally would be drip drip drip. You'd confess to everything. Or volunteer to be waterboarded, just make sure the water is hot.

USAnians incredulous reactions to discovering BRITISH people frequently shower alongside a "240V tankless water heater" are amusing.  Though convincing them that the risk is primarily of hypothermia rather than electrocution can be hard.

Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #31 on: 17 June, 2022, 12:52:12 pm »
Shower curtains are a hideous compromise though I'd have been happy to have Sheldon's from The Big Bang Theory.

When we installed the C21 bathroom at the Bear-o-Drome I went for separate bath and shower.  Both are of larger proportions and the shower cubicle is a monstrous walk in jobbie with glass screens.  No hinged or sliding screens or shower curtains for us!  Problem is though that wherever we go we realise that we have spoiled ourselves.

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« Reply #32 on: 17 June, 2022, 01:10:10 pm »
A clingy shower curtain literally broke my fall when I blacked out in the shower once.  The ceiling needed some work, but it was better than bashing my head on something hard.

Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #33 on: 17 June, 2022, 01:46:57 pm »
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:

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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #34 on: 17 June, 2022, 02:12:43 pm »
Shower curtains are a hideous compromise though I'd have been happy to have Sheldon's from The Big Bang Theory.

When we installed the C21 bathroom at the Bear-o-Drome I went for separate bath and shower.  Both are of larger proportions and the shower cubicle is a monstrous walk in jobbie with glass screens.  No hinged or sliding screens or shower curtains for us!  Problem is though that wherever we go we realise that we have spoiled ourselves.

When we moved in to Bait Cottage, there was a glass screen squeezed in to shield the dry part of the tiny bathroom from the above-bath shower. I had to climb inside the bath to clean the bath. After the whole glass unit detached from the wall and clobbered me quite badly one day, we removed it and fitted a shower curtain. It may be clingy and annoying, but at least it doesn't try to kill me.

There wouldn't be room in our tiny house for a spa.

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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #35 on: 18 June, 2022, 11:03:35 am »
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
One chap at the local beer emporium was stocking a low shelf - so much crack that is was 'ring for service'!
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« Reply #36 on: 18 June, 2022, 12:57:42 pm »
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
One chap at the local beer emporium was stocking a low shelf - so much crack that is was 'ring for service'!
Didn't the craze for showing off underwear waistband and butt crack start off in American Prisons,
where male inmates serving long-term sentences, thus starved of physical-interactions, made it
known to others that they were available for inter-cell activity?

Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #37 on: 18 June, 2022, 01:27:42 pm »
Blokes walking around showing the waistband of their underwear; or worse still, showing their butt crack. :sick:
One chap at the local beer emporium was stocking a low shelf - so much crack that is was 'ring for service'!
Didn't the craze for showing off underwear waistband and butt crack start off in American Prisons,
where male inmates serving long-term sentences, thus starved of physical-interactions, made it
known to others that they were available for inter-cell activity?
I've heard similar.

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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #38 on: 18 June, 2022, 03:02:39 pm »
A clingy shower curtain literally broke my fall when I blacked out in the shower once.  The ceiling needed some work, but it was better than bashing my head on something hard.

ISTR that the blokes who invented bubble wrap started off with two shower curtains.
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« Reply #39 on: 18 June, 2022, 03:15:35 pm »
A clingy shower curtain literally broke my fall when I blacked out in the shower once.  The ceiling needed some work, but it was better than bashing my head on something hard.

ISTR that the blokes who invented bubble wrap started off with two shower curtains.
It was something like that.

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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #40 on: 27 June, 2022, 08:47:09 pm »
Helly's OP cartoon is not visible for me.

But on shower curtains, I've just read The Ukimwi Road by Dervla Murphy, in which she loses her cape and is given a shower curtain as a replacement.
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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #41 on: 27 June, 2022, 09:28:51 pm »
Didn't the craze for showing off underwear waistband and butt crack start off in American Prisons,
where male inmates serving long-term sentences, thus starved of physical-interactions, made it
known to others that they were available for inter-cell activity?

I thought it was imitating people who'd been freshly arrested, and were therefore wearing their usual trousers at half-mast due to confiscation of their belts.

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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #42 on: 28 June, 2022, 12:41:54 am »
That ^^^^ is also what I have been led to believe.  Means you're, like, a gangsta innit.
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Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #43 on: 28 June, 2022, 05:22:49 pm »
Helly's OP cartoon is not visible for me.

It's disappeared for me too now.

'Twas a cartoon depicting a music joak but the key signature was incorrect, in a cringewotthy manner.

Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #44 on: 28 June, 2022, 05:58:20 pm »
This one, I think?


Re: Something Else That Makes Me Cringe...
« Reply #45 on: 28 June, 2022, 06:04:22 pm »
As a bass player I'm not familiar with the treble clef.

As a tuba player I have to be extremely familiar with both treble *and* bass clefs depending on what variety of ensemble I am performing with!


As a viola player, I have to be familiar with both alto and treble, depending on the composer's level of masochism. Though having only learned alto as an adult, I'm still less fluent in it after >20 years of attemping to read it than I am in bass clef (which I never use, but learned as a child). :-\