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by Tizer
11 Nov 2019, 09:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1223
Views: 93448

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Stanley's mention of diabetes elsewhere prompted me to look at the history of the disease. I found this comment attributed to Thomas Willis (1621-75): "Diabetes was so rare among the ancients that many famous physicians did not mention it but in our age given over to good fellowship and guzzling dow...
by Tizer
11 Nov 2019, 09:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2588
Views: 177778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I often encounter similar problems. I've recently seen the food & nutrition correspondent of a major newspaper write that palm oil is now in food products because it's used to replace butter. Rubbish. It's there to replace trans fats, which in turn were there to replace high melting point animal fat...
by Tizer
11 Nov 2019, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2059
Views: 151323

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

They'll be wanting to cut costs though. Letting it go to the Chinese is a way for Greybull Capital to avoid doing it themselves.
by Tizer
11 Nov 2019, 09:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3681
Views: 171174

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Keep your head warm when outdoors in winter. It's important. Look after it! :smile:
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:58
Forum: Baking
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Bagels

All the locals must have known - they'd be able to smell the bacon frying from half a mile away! :smile:
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:48
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3429
Views: 179573

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Cathy wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 04:10
Reminds me of a scene from Doc Martin :smile:
Yes, especially the scene where he sticks a pair of forceps up a teenage girl's nose and pulls out a horrible growth of tissue that has been blocking the nose! :surprised:
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:44
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4132
Views: 270650

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Not so much round Barlick, but if you see long diagonal sloping lines on the face of hills this is almost always sledge tracks used to bring turves and bedding down off the moor. When we lived in the South and went for walks in and around the Chilterns we'd see similar tracks but they were the resu...
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:32
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: Wildlife Corner
Replies: 840
Views: 61893

Re: Wildlife Corner

We've been watching the Michael Portillo series on Australia and in one episode he went to a place where a man looks after kangaroos. They follow him around and come when he calls. Portillo got a chance to feed a joey from a baby's bottle. :smile: The programme is worth watching just for the scenery...
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7336
Views: 327207

Re: POLITICS CORNER

One of the cornerstones of Tory thinking is that the 'working class' is largely uneducated and don't read for themselves so its up the elite to do the thinking for these uneducated masses and to present the interpretation that fits their agenda. All part of the brain washing exercise. I've just wri...
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:13
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2588
Views: 177778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I saw a BBC news report titled `General election 2019: Tory peer accuses Hancock of 'whitesplaining''. The report didn't explain what whitesplaining was so I looked it up... `The act of a caucasian person explaining to audiences of color the true nature of racism; a caucasian person explaining socio...
by Tizer
10 Nov 2019, 10:10
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5043
Views: 361588

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

Mrs Tiz is having trouble with her Samsung Tab A tablet. Several times now she has found that it is not giving the sound when a text arrives or there is a phone call. When she goes to settings the ring volume slider for notification sounds has shifted to zero, but she hadn't changed it. She's now wo...
by Tizer
09 Nov 2019, 10:21
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3429
Views: 179573

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

My earliest dentist visits as a young child were when sent by the school to `the clinic' which was behind Blackburn Town Hall (Victoria Street, I think). The waiting room was always crowded and you could hear the crying and screaming from kids being treated. They gave you gas and you came out stagge...
by Tizer
09 Nov 2019, 09:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7336
Views: 327207

Re: POLITICS CORNER

This could be interesting. Trump makes fun of him and calls him `Little Michael' but Bloomberg has 17 times more money at his disposal than does Trump...
`US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg joins race for White House' LINK
by Tizer
09 Nov 2019, 09:54
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3681
Views: 171174

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 04:11
If you have the slightest suspicion you have been scammed, change your password immediately. It's just happened to me and I am doing it now!
I hope it's nothing serious. Are you referring to your OG password or elsewhere? If it's OG then Ian needs to know.
by Tizer
09 Nov 2019, 09:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10670
Views: 512482

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This is a great way to collect funds - don't miss watching the short video! :smile: `Swadlincote man, 85, converts mobility scooter into 'tank'' LINK Eddie Wadsworth is not like other charity collectors. The 85-year-old has converted his mobility scooter into a tank - complete with a gun turret and ...
by Tizer
08 Nov 2019, 16:47
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1693
Views: 105914

Re: GOOD TV

Snap! It's the same with radio. In Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels the character Death finds it difficult to understand people. Whenever they start arguing or fighting he says `OH, DRAMA'. (He speaks in upper case.) Mrs Tiz and I often say the same to the TV! :smile:
by Tizer
07 Nov 2019, 11:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2300
Views: 160369

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

So still adding a little to my plus balance. Not for much longer I'd guess. Still can't win the free roulette wheel spin though. :smile: The regulator has got a bit uneasy about the scale of customers' money being stashed by the energy companies and the now frequent collapse of the newer small ones...
by Tizer
07 Nov 2019, 11:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10681
Views: 453298

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

You're on a roll, Cathy - well done! :smile:
Gloria, are they for drawing up a shutter over the windows?
by Tizer
07 Nov 2019, 11:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7336
Views: 327207

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I became increasingly worried that UK politics was shifting towards the two extremes of left and right. Now there's a new opportunity being created - that shift is opening up the middle ground for the moderates to fill.
by Tizer
07 Nov 2019, 10:49
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5043
Views: 361588

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

If you're going to drill holes through the outside walls, Plaques, I suggest you do more trail runs first to be absolutely sure it works every time, otherwise it's a lot of effort and mess for nothing. I suggest that even though I suspect we have something similar with our powerline plugs to the two...
by Tizer
06 Nov 2019, 12:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 119
Views: 1977

Re: Seen in the News

They probably thought if VW can con the regulators for a decade then so can we. :smile:
by Tizer
06 Nov 2019, 12:24
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3429
Views: 179573

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Things have changed since 1940 when Hurricanes of 46 Squadron had sandbags put in their tails and became the first high-performance monoplanes without tailhooks to be landed on an aircraft carrier. They were being evacuated from Norway by HMS Glorious and had a much higher landing speed than the bip...
by Tizer
06 Nov 2019, 12:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1533
Views: 110612

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

The tea bag makers are playing around with different materials but often don't know enough about them. I detect a distinct whiff of virtue signalling. :smile:
`Teabags: Is there plastic in yours?' LINK
by Tizer
06 Nov 2019, 12:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1299
Views: 95049

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

A slap in the face for Donald Trump...
`Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists' LINK
by Tizer
06 Nov 2019, 11:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2300
Views: 160369

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Ours was £61. It used to be about £80 with EDF.

An update...
`Nuclear fusion is 'a question of when, not if'' LINK

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