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by stewamax
March 19th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Job prospects
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Job prospects

And when you were asked whether you would - if necessary - use the third degree, you replied that you hadn't been to university.
by stewamax
March 18th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 542
Views: 9339

Re: Brexit all over?

For once, Bercow is correct in reminding the House that identical or almost identical motions cannot be re-presented in the same session. He is following the advice of the Clerks at the Table - something he sees fit to ignore when he chooses. What is utterly puerile of him is that he should choose t...
by stewamax
March 18th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: BBC Presenters
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: BBC Presenters

I was being a mite provocative and I actually agree with Rhyd6 :D .
At the risk of being 'moderated': O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau - something belted out by Wales' rugby supporters at the Grand Slam decider even if they don't all know what it means!
by stewamax
March 18th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Mobile phone
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Mobile phone

... and OnePlus repeatedly mocked Apple for removing the 3.5mm jack socket from their latest iPhones...
Hypocrites!
by stewamax
March 18th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: BBC Presenters
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: BBC Presenters

I could have added that I have trouble with my Erse, but this might have been misconstrued.
by stewamax
March 18th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: BBC Presenters
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: BBC Presenters

" It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had...
by stewamax
March 17th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 542
Views: 9339

Re: Brexit all over?

Charlottesquare wrote:
JohnB wrote:No country is an island, as Dunn nearly said.
Donne.

Brexit or no, we still like to confuse Johnny Foreigner: the spelling may be Donne but we pronounce it Dunn
by stewamax
March 17th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Kettling boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Kettling boiler

Stuck washer! The washers are typically quite small - much smaller than a tap washer. Wait until the water has cooled. Put a pan or something absorbent or waterproof under the valve. It won't need to catch much water Attach a hosepipe to the drain cock and vent the pipe to a suitable drain outside. ...
by stewamax
March 17th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Radiators - bleed valve replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Radiators - bleed valve replacement

Closing both valves at either end of the radiator will isolate the body of water in the radiator from the rest of the system. Fine in the present weather, but turning down a TRV to 0 ("closed") may not shut off the flow completely in cold weather. Manufacturers such as Drayton include a s...
by stewamax
March 16th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: New technique
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: New technique

Be VERY careful of a one-key displacement typo on your keyboard
by stewamax
March 15th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Office Conversation of the Day
Replies: 82
Views: 1995

Re: Office Conversation of the Day

Gaggsy wrote:That used to really get up my goat.

Which, though not uncommon in sparsely-populated rural areas, is illegal.
by stewamax
March 15th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: History
Topic: 1921 census - Publication
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: 1921 census - Publication

They should have sent the 1911 Welsh census material for transcription to Y Wladychfa Gymreig in Patagonia!
by stewamax
March 15th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Office Conversation of the Day
Replies: 82
Views: 1995

Re: Office Conversation of the Day

lacuna - one of my favourite words. I said "there is a lacuna on this issue in the policy" - dumbstruck silence.....I don't even think they are very unusual words. Mel Still used quite a lot in the legal profession - in the sense of 'something missing' as opposed to a physical gap. I reme...
by stewamax
March 15th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Office Conversation of the Day
Replies: 82
Views: 1995

Re: Office Conversation of the Day

AleisterCrowley wrote:Using 'lexicon' rather than the more correct (in my opinion) 'glossary' is just wilful obfuscation :)

Or a terminological inexactitude?
by stewamax
March 13th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls
Replies: 37
Views: 2083

Re: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls

So....do I need a new solicitor?!? Yes - heed CK's advice. The reply from your present one betrays a worrying lack of experience of property law and especially that of easements. Those on this thread understand that obtaining expert legal advice doesn't come cheap; but when you win this particular ...
by stewamax
March 12th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls
Replies: 37
Views: 2083

Re: Urgent help with neighbour issue pls

As JonE and others have pointed out, the pipework under the neighbouring property that carries your effluent is almost certainly now the responsibility of Thames Water and neither you nor your neighbour should be interfering with it Specifically: - the private drain that runs under your property is ...
by stewamax
March 12th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Free Halfords MOT
Replies: 21
Views: 1520

Re: Free Halfords MOT

Some years ago I switched from using a local garage to an MOT-only establishment. Because MOT work takes a predictable time, they take bookings at 45-minute intervals and keep to schedule. Drop off, do shopping, collect car. Anything needing fixing must be done elsewhere - and it's my own stupid fau...
by stewamax
March 12th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Marriage

brightncheerful wrote:Benefit of hindsight

Gracious - can gazing at your hind-quarters really be construed as a benefit?
by stewamax
March 12th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Exam success!
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: Exam success!

csearle wrote:I spent the first hour racing through all 60 answering all of them but flagging all those I wasn't 100% certain about. I spent the second hour revisiting my flagged ones ...

Only two hours - over in a flash ....aaaahhhhhhhhhhh
by stewamax
March 10th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: International Women's Day
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: International Women's Day

Oh for Mrs Dale's Diary - by today's Beeb standards irredeemably right-wing and middle-class; anyone remember her "I'm rather worried about Jim"? The much lamented Round the Horne used to take the micky in a spoof called Mrs Dire's Dreary where Mrs Dire was played by Kenneth Williams! How ...

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