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Tempus Fugit

Posted 08 September 2014 - 11:18 PM

Jingoism.


Magere Hein

Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:19 PM

View Postcharon, on 07 September 2014 - 11:40 AM, said:

View PostMagere Hein, on 07 September 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:

View Postcharon, on 07 September 2014 - 09:04 AM, said:

charon

Posted 07 September 2014 - 11:40 AM

View PostMagere Hein, on 07 September 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:

View Postcharon, on 07 September 2014 - 09:04 AM, said:

I acted as boatman to a hooded lassie with the 'deceased' in a white shroud

Did you get paid?

My commiserations with the loss and my thanks for the story. Loved it.

regards,
Hein

As it happened, payment was offered.

I gave...

Magere Hein

Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

View Postcharon, on 07 September 2014 - 09:04 AM, said:

I acted as boatman to a hooded lassie with the 'deceased' in a white shroud

Did you get paid?

My commiserations with the loss and my thanks for the story. Loved it.

regards,
Hein

Toast

Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

Aw Charon, that's so sad and so lovely.

charon

Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:04 AM

Truly a Room 101 and also one of the most bizarre things even I have done, was on on Friday night, when I had to both live up to my username as well as one of my previous avatars on here.

I used to live on an Isle with my then partner, my dog, her dog, cat and a lamb, chickens etc. We were the only humans on it, and after we split up 3 years ago, we both left and it has been uninhabited since then apart from the occasional yachter.
My ex moved 60 miles away and we kept in sporadic touch, and on Friday morning at stoopid o'clock I got a text saying to call her asap re her dog. I 'knew' he was dead.

She was in bits over it, and the only thing holding her together at all, was the objective of getting Tag 'home', and burying him on the Isle.

As I still live in eyeshot of the Isle and have access to boats she asked that I borrow one and help with the burial after work. I loved that big doofus very much so of course I said...

Magere Hein

Posted 06 September 2014 - 11:19 PM

View PostTempus Fugit, on 17 August 2014 - 11:09 PM, said:

I got to thinking, if I could go back in time and prevent the birth of anyone, who would I choose; Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung ?

Adam would be my suggestion.

No, I'm not going to argue whether Adam did or didn't have a navel.

regards,
Hein

Toast

Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:53 PM

View PostPhantom, on 05 September 2014 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Posttime, on 05 September 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

View PostToast, on 05 September 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

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Phantom

Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

View Posttime, on 05 September 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

View PostToast, on 05 September 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

The expression "reach out to" when people mean "contact". It seems to have taken a hold recently. Makes me cringe. What's wrong with contact, speak to, write to, call etc?

Reaching out to somebody suggests to me an unpleasant situation, like trying to rescue somebody who's fallen off a cliff or...

time

Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:46 PM

View PostToast, on 05 September 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

The expression "reach out to" when people mean "contact". It seems to have taken a hold recently. Makes me cringe. What's wrong with contact, speak to, write to, call etc?

Reaching out to somebody suggests to me an unpleasant situation, like trying to rescue somebody who's fallen off a cliff or into a lake, or summat. It can also suggest offering sympathy, like a hug, which presupposes that something unpleasant has happened.

Not picking on you in particular, Phantom, you just reminded me of it. You said: "I can reach out to the company that governs that server to find out who their ad...

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