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Dusza Beben
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« Reply #225 on: May 09, 2009, 10:53:42 pm »

Linguistic phillistines.

And I'm one of them.

Go figure...



DB

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I like vegetarians, but I couldn't eat a whole one


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« Reply #226 on: May 11, 2009, 02:23:34 am »

Linguistic phillistines.

And I'm one of them.

Go figure...

Pfft. You can type a proper sentence. That already puts you 90% above most of the internet population.
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Dusza Beben
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« Reply #227 on: May 11, 2009, 03:06:33 am »

Linguistic phillistines.

And I'm one of them.

Go figure...

Pfft. You can type a proper sentence. That already puts you 90% above most of the internet population.


What a sad state of affairs that is.
I accidentally stumbled upon 4-chan one fine day. Nearly blew my brains out after that experience.
I still don't think I'm quite right. If that is the future, mankind is doomed.

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I like vegetarians, but I couldn't eat a whole one


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« Reply #228 on: May 11, 2009, 03:09:56 am »

Linguistic phillistines.

And I'm one of them.

Go figure...

Pfft. You can type a proper sentence. That already puts you 90% above most of the internet population.


What a sad state of affairs that is.
I accidentally stumbled upon 4-chan one fine day. Nearly blew my brains out after that experience.
I still don't think I'm quite right. If that is the future, mankind is doomed.

I'm an ex-/b/-tard. Still got it all in my head - if you say certain things I can't stop myself with certain responses.
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Dusza Beben
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« Reply #229 on: May 11, 2009, 03:16:40 am »

I don't believe that I stayed around long enough for any of it to "stick".
Therefor I'm not sure that I would recognize an "episode" as it were.
Allow me to convey my best wishes on your recovery.

DB

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« Reply #230 on: May 11, 2009, 03:18:39 am »

I don't believe that I stayed around long enough for any of it to "stick".
Therefor I'm not sure that I would recognize an "episode" as it were.
Allow me to convey my best wishes on your recovery.

It's just another lot of knowledge to remember. I may be a chap, but I can Internet with the best of them!
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Dusza Beben
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« Reply #231 on: May 11, 2009, 03:22:51 am »

I don't believe that I stayed around long enough for any of it to "stick".
Therefor I'm not sure that I would recognize an "episode" as it were.
Allow me to convey my best wishes on your recovery.

It's just another lot of knowledge to remember. I may be a chap, but I can Internet with the best of them!

Good on you Sir, good on you!

DB

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Sean Patrick O-Byrne
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« Reply #232 on: May 11, 2009, 08:04:34 am »

Sometimes it helps to speak the lingo, sure. Then you understand what they're saying, fire off some words of your own, though with a half dozen letters or more'n one syllable, effecting a stump of their eyes and giving the fog up inside their brains a swish.
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von Corax
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« Reply #233 on: May 17, 2009, 09:03:42 am »

"Orientated" and all variations thereof.

Twitch.
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« Reply #234 on: May 17, 2009, 09:10:48 am »

I verymuch dislike rap, I dont contribute to drugs of any sort, I only give respect to those with manners and/or righteous values, work hard at whatever I must to continue my plot to destroy the world and lastly- believe it is wrong to present the public with such unwelcomed undergarments kids these days do.

I may not be wrinkled and grey,
but I'm said to be ahead of my day.
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« Reply #235 on: May 17, 2009, 10:36:34 am »

Yippee! A thread where I know I'll fit in perfectly.
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« Reply #236 on: May 17, 2009, 02:45:13 pm »

Yippee! A thread where I know I'll fit in perfectly.

 Stop that, STOP THAT I SAY! This is a thread for grumpy people! Happiness is down the hall and to your right.
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« Reply #237 on: May 17, 2009, 03:29:57 pm »

Grumpy old men talking uninformed bilge (present company always excepted).
In a shop yesterday I heard some geezer complaining about falling standards in education :
"And I asked my grandson if he did History and Geography at school and he said "No, Grandad"

Codswallop!
History and Geography are compulsory curriculum subjects until 14 - same as it was fifty years ago you stupid old twit.
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« Reply #238 on: May 17, 2009, 03:31:42 pm »

On friday I was confronted with such ignorance and stupidity whilst shopping that I was beginning to wonder if I was on camera!

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Violet Rose
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« Reply #239 on: May 17, 2009, 04:03:45 pm »

Did you enlighten them?

I was tempted to even though I was not part of the conversation but discretion overcame valour
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« Reply #240 on: May 17, 2009, 04:06:15 pm »

"Orientated" and all variations thereof.

Twitch.


Sorry... That one bugged me but http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutgrammar/oriented it's acceptable usage.  Although the OED does give two specialist meanings for Oriented in Maths and Material Science that aren't listed for Orientated. 

And is it a bad thing that I check in the Full OED when a question arises about the correct usage of English words?

Z.
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« Reply #241 on: May 18, 2009, 01:06:45 am »

Steampunk intellectual snobbery has me grumpy today. Or perhaps it is because am  one of the lower 90%.
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« Reply #242 on: May 24, 2009, 02:26:10 pm »

Having just returned from holiday last week, a grumble/rant about railway companies.

The lack of left luggage offices at certain train stations serving nearby popular holiday camps/areas, so you either end up lugging your trunks with you until you book into your place of residence or paying an extortionate amount (£5 a item!!!!!) to be left somewhere also the absence of a goods wagon to store perambulators, steam trunks and with the possibility of cages to keep (the offspring of) chavs. Wink



  
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« Reply #243 on: May 24, 2009, 02:29:32 pm »

Beeching's to blame for that.  Then again, in my opinion Beeching's to blame for every woe to have befallen the (once Great) British Railways since 1960.  Bring back the Big Four and everything will be put back to rights. 
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Violet Rose
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« Reply #244 on: May 24, 2009, 02:36:19 pm »

Beeching was just the fall guy, government interest in the railway system (under pressure from the motor industry) had been on the wane for years .
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Violet Rose
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« Reply #245 on: May 24, 2009, 02:37:36 pm »

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Von Gast
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« Reply #246 on: June 05, 2009, 09:57:28 pm »

Beeching's to blame for that.  Then again, in my opinion Beeching's to blame for every woe to have befallen the (once Great) British Railways since 1960.  Bring back the Big Four and everything will be put back to rights.  

The main problem BR faced was political meddling. If you look at the 1970s (particularly their own promotional films of the era) they had some of the most advanced research projects in the world. The APT for example was a fine idea let down by a few drunken journalists who claimed that they felt ill, and a government that just didn't care. The project was cancelled just as the massive investment was approaching a return - another year or two would have seen the problems ironed out and a production APT fleet being built. The Class 91 electric locos have a lot of APT power car in their design.

The HST is somewhat amazing when you consider that it was intended to be a short-term effort until the APT was ready. 30 years on and they're still thundering about the place, some even being re-engined!
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Herr Döktor
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« Reply #247 on: June 05, 2009, 10:00:31 pm »

Don't forget that BR also holds the patent for the flying saucer...
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Violet Rose
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« Reply #248 on: June 05, 2009, 10:46:55 pm »

You are a mine of information Herr Doktor.

Does BR still exist?
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Herr Döktor
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« Reply #249 on: June 05, 2009, 10:51:09 pm »

Only as an abstarct, or possibly in our hearts...

Sad

But the is still used as a generic 'railway' logo, so, in a way, it never really left us...
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