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  1. Thread: Covid

    by Blue Druid
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    Re: Covid

    Ah the voice of Mayor Tim will echo down through the ages, even over the sound of his concrete mixer.
    Bull spit and Jellybeans! Thanks, I'll take the barley sugar.
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    Being the examiner would be a tough calling. But I can see that Roscoe would be the man for the job:D
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    I think the computer simulation may have a virus.

    Nothing worked as well on me as a quick paddle on the bumski, now, sadly, criminalised.
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    Children should grow on trees and be picked at age 35 when they have learned to be human.
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    But who would be left to evade paying tax?
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    Re: One for you other Geriatrics.

    About time we started again, regardless of age, for rapists, those who deliberately inflict permanent injury and murderers. Or if that seems too harsh, put them on a chain gang for life, digging the...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    Good gracious, B.M. Now you have me sobbing in my nostalgic pretzels.

    Did you ever take a walk up the wooden hill to blanket bay?

    Or wonder how a jalopy could also be a bomb?

    I have a 1947...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    "He always was the fly in the ointment."
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    I was blessed with half a ton of mercury amalgam fillings at the school dental clinic (murder House.) The dental nurse was a graduate of the dental nurse school where Roscoe went and had...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    I wonder how many lassies of a certain age remember being required to wear 'rompers' for PE. Ah, legs to heaven but terminating in the most unsexy garment imaginable. Poor girls. And oh my aching...
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    Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    But 'cool' begat offspring: 'uncool.'
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    Re: I have my vitamin C naturally

    Only if they're not Californian oranges
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    Re: Things to Wonder About

    Not to mention the ridicule that they heap upon anyone who disagrees with them. I have been roundly abused by cyclists who were hit while flouting the law as it pertains to them. Like failing to...
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    Re: Things to Wonder About

    So why don't the cyclists and pedestrians pay for their own bridge through user charges, just as motorists must for their roads?

    I wonder how imperative all the new cycleways etc. would be if the...
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    Re: America still using the Imperial System

    I am distressed. A supermarket was unable to supply me with a peck of pickled peppers.

    And where can I buy my beer by the firkin?

    And a lady on "The Chase" thought that a gross (144) was......
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    Not slamming it. Just saying that it's use should be confined to those to whom it belongs.

    And whose idea was it to make it a "National Language" anyway? I wasn't asked. Hands up anyone who...
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    I have no problem with Maori retaining and using their culture and language if that is what they want to do.

    What I object to is having it foisted on me as a non-Maori. If people want to...
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    Re: They are becoming ridiculous!

    Members of the Armed Forces tend to have different words for people who engage in homosexual behaviour. "Poufter" is much kinder terminology. And Mr Little is probably very wary of offending the...
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    I can accept that you like it but do you understand it? I have a limited grasp of Te Reo but I seldom understand a word of My Dellow's cultural contribution. The key to communication is that the...
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    Re: I have no use for a cave man language

    I wonder how many Maori understand conversational Maori language? Comparatively few by my observation. I am of Scottish heritage and Scottish Gaelic is part of my culture. Should I perhaps foist...
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    Re: They are becoming ridiculous!

    I'm so worried about this same sex marriage thing that I am planning on becoming a hermit before they make it compulsory. Can anyone recommend an uninhabited tropical island with a good internet...
  22. Thread: Challenges

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    Re: Challenges

    Write a gratitude list and review it daily. And get off the pity pot; someone else needs to use it.
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    Re: Why drop the "ing"?

    Sadly it befalls us remaining bastions of the language to defend English as she is spoke.

    I wrote a birthday card to my grandson, using, as is my wont, cursive handwriting. He could not decipher...
  24. Re: There's nothing worth watching on the TV these days

    The idea is to get you hooked on On Demand and then introduce a fee for what is now free.
  25. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    20 years? That's nothing. I am still using tools that were my grandfather's when he was a young builder and blacksmith in the 1880s. I've had them for over 60 years and they're still as functional...
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