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Post 901

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

No decision has been arrived at, we are still undecided. it refers to .. well it refers to when a jury is out(tucked up in a hotel somewhere) to decide on a verdict.

Unnerstand?smiley - smiley

Though at the moment i would say at least 11 of the 12 jurors in my head agree that female comics aren't funny.. but in the future i may change my mind and totally disagree with everything i've just said.


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Post 902

The Groob

I always thought it meant that. The person I heard using it must have been missusing it. I can't remember the context, but it wasn't the undecided thing.


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Post 903

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

I suppose at a stretch it could also mean 'sitting on the fence' ie not decided one way or another- playing devils advocate, that sort of thing...

Oh what a strange thing is the language what we call English
smiley - ale


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Post 904

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

Over confidence in the use of smileys. not pressing 'preview' to save time smiley - grr


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Post 905

The Groob

I don't want to turn this into the dictionary thread, but what does it mean when someone says "he's got a case of the emperor's new clothes"? (As in the Sinead O Connor song)


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Post 906

Zantic - Who is this woman??

Do you know the story of the Emperors new clothes? Basically the statement is a comment on peoples credulity and willingness to believe what they are told rather than what they actually know from their own experience...

Zantic smiley - dragon


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Post 907

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

bar patrons who try to argue with the bartender (that would be me, actually) that really, I should give them a free beverage simply because they asked nicely. I'll give free drinks to someone I like, or someone who does something nice for me. I'm not giving you a drink for free just because you said please. I expect you to say please anyway. That's just common courtesy.


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Post 908

Researcher 185550

smiley - laugh I wouldn't ask for a free drink because of that, but I don't know that many bar staff, so free drinks do not often come my way.

Things that people sell you dirt cheap, and then tell you, "Oh you need this to make it work, it'll cost about another squillion quid".


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Post 909

MaW

Motorists who stop at red traffic lights inside the cycle box, instead of behind their white line.

Cyclists who stop *after* the cycle box even when there isn't a motorist parked in it.

Cyclists who don't bother stopping at all.

Newspapers. Especially 'The Sun'.


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Post 910

Granny Weatherwax - ACE - Hells Belle, Mother-in-Law from the Pit - Haunting near you on Saturday

Motorists who sit in the wrong lane at roundabouts smiley - grr ditto who reverse out of parking spaces at a zillion miles an hour without looking smiley - grrsmiley - grr cyclists who toil three abreast up the hill I live on smiley - grrsmiley - grrsmiley - grr


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Post 911

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

people who use cell phones while driving...particularly down the freeways (i.e., autobahns)


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Post 912

Researcher 185550

Motorists who zoom past me when I'm on my bike. Motorists who occupy the cyclist box at traffic lights. Motorists who shout or throw things at you when you're cycling along. Pedestrians who walk on cyclepaths - not those ones that are shared, but the pavements with the line down them, one side for cycles, the other for pedestrians.


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Post 913

stjarna

Agree on all of those, and I'm (mostly) a driver, not a cyclist. But I've experienced all those problems. I used to call cycling in York an 'extreme sport' smiley - winkeye

For me though, the worst is when some drivers (predominantly in German-manufactured cars) seem to think that they've got more right to be on the road than I have in my small but fully functional hatchback...


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Post 914

The Groob

Pritt Stick. They've added a 'pleasant' scent to it. One whiff of Pritt Stick and I used to be 5 years old again playing with my toy box. Now they've bloomin' added scent to it. Grrrrrrr.


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Post 915

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

Really? You're kidding. GOD-DAMN Can't these ba*tards leave anything alone?smiley - grr
As soon as i read your posting, the smell of pritt came back to me- and you're telling me i will never smell that smell again?smiley - crysmiley - wah


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Post 916

Researcher 185550

In that case there is immediate action that must be taken. We must get all the pre- scent Pritt Stick and hoard it. And sell it on eBay (whilst keeping a few for oneself) to all those who wish to remember old Pritt Stick. And complain to the makers.


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Post 917

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

Sorry to be so dense...pritt stick?


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Post 918

Researcher 185550

A short stick of solvent- free solid glue.


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Post 919

logicus tracticus philosophicus

glue thats packaged like lip sticksmiley - cheers


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Post 920

winnoch2 - Impostair Syndromair Extraordinaire

Rightsmiley - ok There's no time to lose- i'm off to start hoarding smiley - run

p.s. Pritt stick also doubles as lip-stick to the crimimally insane-don't try it at home kids...


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