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ElyDave

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #400 on: November 20, 2018, 04:09:58 pm »
Owl attacks are not unheard of.  I once visited a gas compressor site where a barn owl had taken up residence over the door as it was sheltered, and perhaps had some warmth from the exhaust.

It was a problem in nesting season as it attacked people trying to get into the turbine enclosure - big scratches on hard hats.
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T42

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #401 on: November 21, 2018, 08:23:33 am »
Don't see why owls shouldn't attack people. Buzzards do: chum of mine had to drive one off with his pump a few years ago.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #402 on: November 21, 2018, 08:50:15 am »
Years ago, at Stagsden (twixt Bedford and Newport Pagnell) there was a small zoo. I had an Eagle Owl and apparently that bird's talons could go through a human skull! Don't wear a pale hat at night, folks!
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #403 on: November 21, 2018, 12:07:35 pm »
Eric Hosking, the bird photographer, was attacked by an owl whose nest he was photographing. He lost an eye.

Kim

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #404 on: November 21, 2018, 01:04:08 pm »
Surely the injuries from a bird of prey attack are distinctly different from blunt force trauma, thobut.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #405 on: November 21, 2018, 01:20:41 pm »
That depends on whether the bird is attacking in stereotypical fashion with beak and talons, or has opted for the more innovative baseball bat approach.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #406 on: November 21, 2018, 01:23:45 pm »
Owl attacks are not unheard of.  I once visited a gas compressor site where a barn owl had taken up residence over the door as it was sheltered, and perhaps had some warmth from the exhaust.

It was a problem in nesting season as it attacked people trying to get into the turbine enclosure - big scratches on hard hats.

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"Of those who wandering past its secret bower
"Molest its ancient solitary reign"

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #407 on: November 23, 2018, 04:40:03 pm »
Announcement over the building tannoy "There will shortly be a test of the tannoy system. This will consist of pleasant music.".
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Andrij

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #408 on: November 24, 2018, 09:24:22 am »
Announcement over the building tannoy "There will shortly be a test of the tannoy system. This will consist of pleasant music.".

Was it?
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #409 on: November 27, 2018, 05:07:24 pm »
Announcement over the building tannoy "There will shortly be a test of the tannoy system. This will consist of pleasant music.".

Was it?
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Andrij

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #410 on: November 27, 2018, 10:31:55 pm »
That'll be a firm 'no'.  ;D
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #411 on: December 06, 2018, 03:17:01 pm »
Two students in a queue at Waitrose: "You can share my Grandma... "  ???
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #412 on: December 07, 2018, 10:07:34 pm »
Listen! This is visual! Mrs S. Trying to divert me from this thread...

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #413 on: December 21, 2018, 11:59:13 am »
In my work's staff room:

Quote
"... a film about a woman who's been murdered and comes back as a ghost to help the investigation into her death."

"Is it a true story?"

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #414 on: December 21, 2018, 06:52:10 pm »
“Is it dark in here?”

“No. That’s outside.”

(Facilities management)
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #415 on: December 22, 2018, 12:10:50 am »
Eric Hosking, the bird photographer, was attacked by an owl whose nest he was photographing. He lost an eye.

He later published a photography book entitled "An Eye for a Bird."
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #416 on: January 13, 2019, 10:09:24 am »
Colleague about his nicotine spray which was considerably beyond its best before date:
“It’ll be fine, it’s just chemicals.”

Isn’t everything “just chemicals”?
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #417 on: January 20, 2019, 07:46:30 pm »
Adult: What do you want for dinner?
Child: Whatever you make, that's what we'll have.
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hellymedic

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #418 on: January 20, 2019, 08:46:10 pm »
Adult: What do you want for dinner?
Child: Whatever you make, that's what we'll have.

Surely, this belongs in 'Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances' and comes from an unspoilt kid?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #419 on: January 20, 2019, 09:07:33 pm »
It does but it was also overheard so qualifies for this thread, and it's good to share the stuff around.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #420 on: January 24, 2019, 02:05:56 pm »
“Willow, No
Willow, NO
Willow, will you stop licking the windows.”

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #421 on: January 24, 2019, 02:35:05 pm »
Willow's a cat, right?
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Clare

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #422 on: January 24, 2019, 02:45:38 pm »
No.

Kim

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #423 on: January 24, 2019, 03:02:28 pm »
That's dog behaviour.  But could equally be perpetrated by a child.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #424 on: January 24, 2019, 03:23:11 pm »
I assumed from the start it was a child. An indulged one.
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