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« Reply #31335 on: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 16:00:13 »

Bloke's done work for me before too. Either don't take the job on or at least phone if you're gonna be late.
Wait until they turn up then tell them you've got someone else to do the job,  at  least then you've got the satisfaction of wasting some of their time.  (That is of course providing you can get someone else to do the job).
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« Reply #31336 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 11:28:18 »

Bastard big rat in the back garden  Bad Mood

Trap triggered overnight  Yes

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« Reply #31337 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:22:34 »

Trap triggered overnight  Yes

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But the rat is still on the loose then ?.
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English & Proud.
Pounds  & Ounces not kilos & grammes, mpg not kilometres & litres, feet & inches not mm & cm (whatever the fuck they are)  - Fuck Europe !!!!!!.
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« Reply #31338 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:28:54 »

Surely they are both vermin?
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If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit...
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« Reply #31339 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:48:14 »

But the rat is still on the loose then ?.

Haven't seen it since, could be a wandering rat  Smiley
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« Reply #31340 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 13:00:16 »

If my kids say 'wait, what?' one more time, I'm going to flip.
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« Reply #31341 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 13:31:04 »

Sat in my car for a few mins as I took a phone call today, near a busy road in Swindon. I had a clear view of the road( Great Western way) and noted approximately 1 in 10 driver's on their phone as they passed me. Some head down to their lap, some phone to their ear, others phone in hand talking on speaker. The law isn't working.
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« Reply #31342 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 13:48:39 »

If my kids say 'wait, what?' one more time, I'm going to flip.

My eldest kid picked that up ages ago, I don't know where from, but in some fucking annoying american-ish accent, so ends up sounding like 'Waih, whaaa' and it grinds my fucking gears each bloody time...
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« Reply #31343 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 13:52:08 »

"Do not tell me to wait!", "Do not say what? It's pardon"
"Say it again and I'm taking all technology away"  Smiley
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« Reply #31344 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 13:53:10 »

Sat in my car for a few mins as I took a phone call today, near a busy road in Swindon. I had a clear view of the road( Great Western way) and noted approximately 1 in 10 driver's on their phone as they passed me. Some head down to their lap, some phone to their ear, others phone in hand talking on speaker. The law isn't working.

The law is rarely around to catch the idiots. Make it a £10,000 fine, car and phone crushed and they might just "get" it.
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« Reply #31345 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 16:44:02 »

If my kids say 'wait, what?' one more time, I'm going to flip.

My three year old says “What?” a lot, I always correct him and say “Don’t say what, say pardon”

I asked him the other day “What would you like for tea?”

His reply was “don’t say what, say pardon”

Touché 😄
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« Reply #31346 on: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 20:05:28 »

My three year old says “What?” a lot, I always correct him and say “Don’t say what, say pardon”

I asked him the other day “What would you like for tea?”

His reply was “don’t say what, say pardon”

Touché 😄
Interestingly, or not, a very long time ago, when I was at school, I was taught by my English teacher that "what" is the correct term, rather than "pardon". It all depends on whether you are Upper Class "U" or not Upper Class "Non-U" apparently, according to Nancy Mitford:

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/09/the-looking-glass-vs-mirror-war-language-and-class/

Basically, it seems your 3-year old is posh and you're an oik.... Cool

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« Reply #31347 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 09:00:46 »

Interestingly, or not, a very long time ago, when I was at school, I was taught by my English teacher that "what" is the correct term, rather than "pardon". It all depends on whether you are Upper Class "U" or not Upper Class "Non-U" apparently, according to Nancy Mitford:

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/09/the-looking-glass-vs-mirror-war-language-and-class/

Basically, it seems your 3-year old is posh and you're an oik.... Cool


That's quite an interesting article, from the (fairly limited) list of usages, it seems the upper classes in the 50s were more direct in their language, whereas the commoners more inclined to euphemism. Which is kind of the opposite of what you might expect. Or what one might expect, I suppose Smiley
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« Reply #31348 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 09:16:32 »

Interestingly, or not, a very long time ago, when I was at school, I was taught by my English teacher that "what" is the correct term, rather than "pardon". It all depends on whether you are Upper Class "U" or not Upper Class "Non-U" apparently, according to Nancy Mitford:

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/02/09/the-looking-glass-vs-mirror-war-language-and-class/

Basically, it seems your 3-year old is posh and you're an oik.... Cool



I was in a queue in Morrisons in Keighley a few years back and there wwas a young lass with a toddler in front of us;

Lass mumbled something to the lad;
Lad: Eh
Lass (sharply): Its not Eh its what!

Perhaps she was posher than I was giving her credit for?
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« Reply #31349 on: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 11:40:46 »

This will only make sense to those watching the Apprentice, but there is one candidate that insists on permanently having his jacket around his shoulders, rather than wearing the bloody thing.

Its kind of like a cape.
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