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The Pub / Re: eBay rant
« Last post by Asterix, the former Gaul. on Today at 07:55:32 am »
eBay has enabled me to sell quite a few items, not always for what I think they are worth, one or two times I have done better than expected.  It has also taught me to be extra careful - if something looks too good to be true then ask for more and better pictures to start with.

So I don't mind it, it's a lesson in human nature in all its varieties.
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The Pub / Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Last post by T42 on Today at 07:51:10 am »
I remember the ads from before that with Alan Freeman plugging Omo: "even white nylon stays white". And the ould bugger plucking at his own shirt to imply that he wore the stuff, though I can't imagine he'd tolerate it for more than 5 minutes after the shoot.
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The Pub / Re: Overheard today
« Last post by rogerzilla on Today at 07:46:03 am »
"...and they found her dead on the bus.  It's no good having money if you're not around to enjoy it."
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OT Knowledge / Re: UK crisis analogue prepping?
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Today at 07:40:32 am »
Power cuts are a feature of winter here, and always happen during extreme storms.

So, we have heating (solid fuel stove in living room).
Cooking (gas hob)
Water is gravity fed from a loch via a treatment centre. The treatment centre has its own wind turbines.
Torches and candles, natch.
Stock of food, erm there are shelves and shelves of stuff.
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The Pub / Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Last post by robgul on Today at 07:39:28 am »
https://youtu.be/Jwl82kcFHZE

Brilliant - I hadn't got round to searching the tube - it had to be there!

. . . I assume the "mail order" terms were to send your cheque or postal order and allow 28 days for delivery?

. . . and while we're on old ads I was reminded of the Scotcade ads that first appeared in the Sunday Times in the late 60s/early 70s for all sorts of "luxury" items.  [I'm sure someone is going to find some images of them]
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Online quizzes / Re: Wordle
« Last post by Jaded on Today at 07:15:16 am »
Wordle 902 2/6

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The Pub / Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Last post by Rod Marton on Today at 07:12:14 am »
Sounds Russian.  Didn't he write Tolstoy's War and Potatoes?
The Russian version of Lebkuchen are called pryaniki. Though the German ones are nicer.
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The Pub / Re: Pronunciation that makes you cringe
« Last post by PhilO on Today at 06:47:32 am »
OK it's not specific words, but creaky voice (vocal fry) and rising intonation (upspeak).

Yes! Upspeak is irritating, but the amount of vocal fry I've encountered on video calls recently make me grumpy as it can be really hard to understand.

I'd never heard the term 'fry' in this context until a few weeks ago, when I listened to this podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/04gfq0V1ipFk8kP1TNKfSf  It seems it's fashionable to use 'sexy baby'* voice at the moment - here's hoping it's a short lived fashion!

* Just the name sounds problematic enough!  :sick:
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Online quizzes / Re: Wordle
« Last post by Hot Flatus on Today at 06:17:19 am »
Wordle 902 3/6

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#LeMOT 699 3/6

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Online quizzes / Re: Wordle
« Last post by Gaston Lagaffe on Today at 06:09:07 am »
Wordle 902 6/6

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Phew indeed😡

#LeMOT 699 4/6

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