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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Deebank » 24 Mar 2021, 10:28

Both my daughters wanted to indentify as Welsh (in addition to British and English) on the census, despite being born in East and West Sussex respectively.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 Mar 2021, 11:43

Deebank wrote:Both my daughters wanted to indentify as Welsh (in addition to British and English) on the census, despite being born in East and West Sussex respectively.

Are you not concerned that they've got such low self-esteem? :P
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 25 Mar 2021, 14:08

Ted Lasso is fucking GREAT.
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Postby Deebank » 25 Mar 2021, 15:01

Darkness_Fish wrote:
Deebank wrote:Both my daughters wanted to indentify as Welsh (in addition to British and English) on the census, despite being born in East and West Sussex respectively.

Are you not concerned that they've got such low self-esteem? :P


Yes, keeping England in thw mix was a worry but at the end of the day it is where we live so what can you do :?


(My parents are both from Luton :mrgreen: )
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 27 Mar 2021, 12:01



:shock:

This exists
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Postby harvey k-tel » 27 Mar 2021, 12:30

Yikes.
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Postby Charlie O. » 27 Mar 2021, 16:16

Morrissey must be so proud.
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Postby The Fish » 27 Mar 2021, 19:58

The last line of that made me laugh out loud.
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Postby Geezee » 30 Mar 2021, 11:44

Reading a bio on Leonard Cohen, I didn't know that he was actually in Havana (as a young tourist - perhaps the only in the country at the time given the circumstances - dressed and looking like Che Guevara) when the Bay of Pigs invasion happened. Detained at the airport suspected of being part of the invasion and only made it out by sneaking away onto a flight while guards were distracted.
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Postby souphound » 30 Mar 2021, 15:01

Geezee wrote:Reading a bio on Leonard Cohen, I didn't know that he was actually in Havana (as a young tourist - perhaps the only in the country at the time given the circumstances - dressed and looking like Che Guevara) when the Bay of Pigs invasion happened. Detained at the airport suspected of being part of the invasion and only made it out by sneaking away onto a flight while guards were distracted.


Interesting. Lenny sure had an interesting life.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Apr 2021, 18:48

We watched a great documentary about Andy Sweet last night

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Sweet

Tragic. Well worth watching the doc. Amazing photographer.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 01 Apr 2021, 20:49

Don't sit on lye.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Apr 2021, 14:23

The word ‘brachiate’

- the method by which one can move ape like through forests swinging from tree to tree
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Postby souphound » 04 Apr 2021, 16:09

The word "amphibrach" - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphibrach

I was looking up stuff on Leonard Cohen at the time, especially re: Famous Blue Raincoat.
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Postby Six String » 04 Apr 2021, 16:37

When the Beatles heard MacArthur Park (Richard Harris) they went back in the studio and added more choruses to Hey Jude partly by using a loop and then that very long fade so the song was closer to the length of Mac Park 7:11 vs 7:21. Apparently George Martin told Jimmy Webb that it wasn’t a coincidence.
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Postby Flower » 04 Apr 2021, 18:26

That I've started cat threads on BCB ... :lol: :lol: :lol: Posting images in a thread that Jimbo started is suddenly my starting cat threads. Too funny ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Flower » 07 Apr 2021, 13:19

NCIS New Orleans has been cancelled. :( :( :(
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Postby Charlie O. » 07 Apr 2021, 18:57

Chicken tikka masala originated in Glasgow (according to QI - though according to Wiki there is some question about this).
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Postby Samoan » 10 Apr 2021, 17:14

Today, almost about to start, three women seek a place in sporting folklore as they bid to become the first female jockey to win the Grand National.
Rachael Blackmore, Bryony Frostby and Tabitha Worsley

Blackmore is on Minella Times, Worsley will ride Sub Lieutenant and Frost to ride Yala Enki.
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Postby Samoan » 10 Apr 2021, 17:29

It's Blackmore!
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