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by Tripps
03 May 2020, 12:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2859
Views: 171790

Re: BOB'S BITS

Just had a follow up email from Uncle Bob - Nice.

"I should say also that I took some flak from my wife, Paulette, who’s a Peggy Mount fan from way back. "

Cheers.
Bob


So that's two Paulettes in two days - I hope everyone is keeping up. I think that qualifies as mildly spooky. :smile:
by Tripps
03 May 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2770
Views: 183169

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Begging the question. Nicely put by Anne Ashworth - a very wise woman from Clitheroe. :smile: ‘Begging the question’ is a very specific usage. Also known as a circular argument, it involves making a firm conclusion on the basis of an arguable proposition. For example: ‘Why did God make parasitic wor...
by Tripps
03 May 2020, 12:41
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1375
Views: 86773

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Could that photo be Eric Hobsbawm?
by Tripps
03 May 2020, 12:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2859
Views: 171790

Re: BOB'S BITS

Phew. . .I took Stanley's advice, and got an immediate reply. Pleased to say he took it in good humour and sent back -

"Thanks. It’s great to have such a discerning readership. And of course I will blame Stanley for THAT!!! "
by Tripps
02 May 2020, 22:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2859
Views: 171790

Re: BOB'S BITS

Well this has kept me from being bored today.I remembered the play/ film which made her famous - it was called Sailor Beware. My velcro memory told me that I learned the name Carnoustie (in fact a Scottish golf course) - played by a young Gordon Jackson - from the film. Michael Caine had a bit part ...
by Tripps
30 Apr 2020, 14:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 734
Views: 8475

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Question least likely to be asked at the daily briefing -

"Minister what would you suggest is the best thing that we from the media can do to help the Government and the people, in this - the worst crisis since WW II ? "

I think this lady makes the point better than I can.

Journalism
by Tripps
27 Apr 2020, 09:59
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Free Radio Licence
Replies: 33
Views: 6543

Re: Free Radio Licence

Off topic so forgive me, but this seems to be your main topic at the moment. I just checked out the Briecliffe Society website, and see that you and (our) Gloria are still very active there. I'm surprised it was only three years ago that I got the Ben Brierley and other books from Rex Watson - they ...
by Tripps
27 Apr 2020, 09:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2859
Views: 171790

Re: BOB'S BITS

It gets better - This lady Susan Michie is well in the news now. She was an 'expert' this morning on Radio 5Live's phone in. She is the daughter of Uncle Bob's subject, and the mother of the lady I mentioned above. Her husband Andrew Murray is an 'interesting' character. somewhere to the left of Jos...
by Tripps
26 Apr 2020, 20:26
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Free Radio Licence
Replies: 33
Views: 6543

Re: Free Radio Licence

Unintended consequences of the lock down? Nice to see you again Mel.

Good call sign - I am watching more Judge Judy than is good for me, at the moment, and thus I know that DUI is an abbreviation for driving under the influence. :smile:
by Tripps
26 Apr 2020, 13:23
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2859
Views: 171790

Re: BOB'S BITS

Still a bit spooky on here A bell rang - and I find that Laura Murray (big wheel in the Labour Party) recently sued by Rachel Riley (are you keeping up?) is the grand daughter of this lady. Laura Murray Her mother was Susan Michie and her father Andrew Murray. There are more communists in her pedigr...
by Tripps
25 Apr 2020, 22:48
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Signal Propagation
Replies: 72
Views: 12781

Re: Signal Propagation

Nice mixture of the modern with the almost antique. Automatic QSL with none of that tedious CQ DX stuff - and all results logged and mapped. I'm impressed. Just think - contacting America from your back yard, with about the same power as an energy saving light bulb. :smile: Wasn't there a vicar from...
by Tripps
05 Apr 2020, 11:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 734
Views: 8475

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

but the WHO have endorsed their use. As I have mentioned before - and won't do again - some people have let their visceraL hatred of the Prime minister, and President Trump get in the way of their thinking. Just a detail, but that is not what Trump actually said. He spoke of having to greet world l...
by Tripps
05 Apr 2020, 09:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 734
Views: 8475

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Masks. My understanding is that they may protect others from you, by catching your exhalation, but are of no value to protect you from the tiny virus particles that may be heading in your direction. A used mask from an infected person may be a dangerous source of infection to others if not handled a...
by Tripps
04 Apr 2020, 13:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8070
Views: 336988

Re: POLITICS CORNER

PanBiker wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 10:49
Not my choice but I do get 50%
That's good. Now how does 52% stand? :laugh5:
by Tripps
04 Apr 2020, 13:44
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 997
Views: 89559

Re: PET'S CORNER

They're a bit old for the 2000 guineas, but it's cancelled anyway. :smile: Well done.
by Tripps
04 Apr 2020, 13:40
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11580
Views: 528493

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

PanBiker wrote:
04 Apr 2020, 12:54
Some sad individuals about unfortunately.
But well meaning I'd guess. Facebook seems to be a magnet for such people. :smile:

Not a new phenomenon though This Craig Shergoldstarted in 1979, well before the internet. Good to read he made a full recovery.
by Tripps
03 Apr 2020, 11:21
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12236
Views: 472718

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Thanks for the link. Brings back some memories. Mrs Tripps was a nurse at Blyth, and they had a staff outing to Seaton Delaval Hall for one of their medieval banquets. She wasn't much of a drinker anyway, and didn't know that mead was alcoholic. She was quite giggly when they brought her home. :laug...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 22:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 734
Views: 8475

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Indeed - that's what I'm doing a lot of. . . :smile: now - Stop press. On local TV news - Samba 2 This device which was made for other viruse, has been quickly modified to deal with Covid 19, and is said to give a result in 70 - 90 minutes. The accuracy from a throat swab, is said to be 100% for neg...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 21:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11212
Views: 437734

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That's about £20 and our 2.25 l ones are about £14. Remind me why we're leaving the EU again :laugh5:
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 21:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 734
Views: 8475

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

BBC reporter Fergus Walsh who says he has had no symptoms of the virus took an antibody test live. A film clip actually. He tested positive for Covid 19. If the test is accurate, he has had the virus and has antibodies to it in his blood. I heard an expert today say that these antibodies may not app...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 14:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 11212
Views: 437734

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I've never seen a 10 litre wine box. Ours used to be 3 litres (4x 75cl bottles), then changed to 2.25 l (3 bottles). Not really such good value now, but handy for the occasional glass when you don't want to open a full bottle. Can you give us an idea how much a 10 l box would be?
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 12:10
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1248
Views: 108896

Re: OBITUARIES

Eddie Large -the big half of the comedy duo Little and Large has died.
Cause quoted as Covid 19, and having had a heart transplant he must have been in a very high risk group. For me he will always be from Sid and Eddie at the Domino Cub in Grey Mare Lane Manchester in the 1960's. RIP.
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 11:07
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4458
Views: 280892

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Whyperion wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 20:32
Amazing how long some 'temporary' wartime buildings have survived.
I looked back at my picture of Mr Gilhooly's (wonderful name) repair shop, and pleasingly saw it had 143 views. That's a lot I'd suggest for such a site as this, and a realistic rough count of the traffic? :smile:
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 10:58
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 1375
Views: 86773

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I came across a book that appealed to me last night - about the Lord Lucan affair, and by someone I admire Laura Thompson. Her 'The Dogs' is the most insightful book about dog racing I've read. All avilable for about £3 each. I immediately ordered it on Abe. When the confirmation email came it said ...
by Tripps
02 Apr 2020, 10:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 734
Views: 8475

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Where are the 16,000 coming from? I asked that question on here a while back. 'They' said that nurses would be moved down from the North then, which I thought was a bit optimistic. It was said to be up and running by yesterday, but it isn't. The thought of 4000 sick people in such a place is unimag...

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