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BS: All welcome on this thread

Steve Shaw 16 Oct 17 - 06:51 PM
Nigel Parsons 16 Oct 17 - 08:05 AM
Raggytash 16 Oct 17 - 07:21 AM
Nigel Parsons 16 Oct 17 - 06:18 AM
Dave the Gnome 16 Oct 17 - 05:32 AM
DMcG 16 Oct 17 - 05:28 AM
Nigel Parsons 16 Oct 17 - 04:35 AM
Dave the Gnome 16 Oct 17 - 03:36 AM
Steve Shaw 16 Oct 17 - 03:28 AM
Rusty Dobro 16 Oct 17 - 02:31 AM
Raggytash 15 Oct 17 - 03:59 PM
Steve Shaw 15 Oct 17 - 03:48 PM
Nigel Parsons 15 Oct 17 - 11:29 AM
Steve Shaw 15 Oct 17 - 04:34 AM
Rusty Dobro 15 Oct 17 - 03:29 AM
Backwoodsman 14 Oct 17 - 05:36 PM
DMcG 14 Oct 17 - 06:30 AM
Steve Shaw 14 Oct 17 - 03:25 AM
Backwoodsman 13 Oct 17 - 10:55 PM
Steve Shaw 13 Oct 17 - 08:38 PM
Dave the Gnome 13 Oct 17 - 04:17 AM
DMcG 13 Oct 17 - 04:08 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Oct 17 - 04:05 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 06:51 PM

The Coffee Sack. A new place we discovered today at the corner of Manchester New Road and Scholes Lane in Prestwich. Best cappuccino outside Italy and gorgeous avocado on toast with poached eggs (?5.45). Lovely relaxed ambience and amazingly friendly staff. What a find!


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 08:05 AM

Or, just for Dave the Gnome "C is the noun" => seize the noun => "carpe et noun" or "carpe et nomen"

Seize the (g)nome


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Raggytash
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 07:21 AM

Just finishing off about 8 portions of Makkhani Murgh, a very rich, buttery and creamy chicken curry. Even if I say so myself it's bloody good.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 06:18 AM

That mnemonic was one of my own, but decades ago.
I'm almost sad to say that I still have to use it from time to time.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 05:32 AM

Just as I ran it through in my head ,'C is a noun', the old synapses triggered something and it came out as 'Caesar noun'. Which it is :-D

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 05:28 AM

That's a good aide memoire, Nigel. Is it your own discovery or did someone else suggest it? Not that it matters either way.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 04:35 AM

Dave,
It's often a difficult one to remember to get right. It's not helped by the fact that the two words sound the same.
I (nearly) always remember which to use by comparison with advice/advise where the pronunciation makes it obvious which to use and the differentiation between noun/verb is the same as with practice/practise.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 03:36 AM

So, so we practice at the practise or practise at the practice?

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 03:28 AM

It?s such a widespread mistake that I should imagine most people not remarking on it, and the intended meaning is always clear. I predict that dictionaries will gradually come to see ?practice? as acceptable.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 16 Oct 17 - 02:31 AM

Me too, obviously, and I speak as someone who regards 'pedant' as a compliment...


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Raggytash
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 03:59 PM

Mea Culpa, guilty as charged !!


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 03:48 PM

Generally, I like American spellings, but in the case of practice/practise I think there's a useful distinction worth preserving. I suspect that most Brits who use "practice" for everything are acting out of ignorance.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 11:29 AM

From: Rusty Dobro - PM
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 03:29 AM

As someone who once had an entire run of CD inserts printed to read 'practicing' instead of 'practising', I am in no position to take umbrage at SS's gentle and well-aimed correction.


Should have just blamed it on having spell-check set to US settings.
Even the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) gives:
Practice (vb): US spelling of 'practise'
Here
Useful to know if it prevents the cost of a reprint.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 04:34 AM

I seem to remember Dave Mallinson in his D/G tutors who, having spelled "practice" in the verb sense with a c throughout, because it was obviously impractical to reprint the books, issued a blanket apology in one of the prefaces.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 03:29 AM

As someone who once had an entire run of CD inserts printed to read 'practicing' instead of 'practising', I am in no position to take umbrage at SS's gentle and well-aimed correction.

Interesting though that he missed the dreadful slip from singular to plural in my post above, which really does merit his excoriation.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 14 Oct 17 - 05:36 PM

"Pedant!"

Ha! You've sussed me! ????


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 14 Oct 17 - 06:30 AM

I had a real moment of bafflement this morning and it is still a bit incomprehensible to me. A friend is on a holiday in India - very nice - and she is staying in an essentially Western hotel. Well, that is a bit of a shame, but it is not that easy from here to find alternatives. But the real startling moment was a Facebook post where she showed where she had gone out to eat: a fusion restaurant run by a 'Profesional English Chef'. what are you thinking? You are in India and go for an Indian meal. Why on earth go to one doing 'fake Indian' in the English style?


We shall have to have words when she gets home ....


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Oct 17 - 03:25 AM

Pedant!


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 10:55 PM

Don't you mean e.c.t.?


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 08:38 PM

Between you and i dave my view is that adherence to proper english is the cine qua none. You see all kinds of tortitudes on this forum. for example you see, serious misuse, of commas e.t.c. not to speak of people who fail to start a sentence with a capital and to end it with a full stop


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 04:17 AM

I always use a spill chucker.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 04:08 AM

And you know me: correct spelling is, at all times, absoluteley de rigour.

And you know me: if I attempted to parody the misspellings, muddled phrasing and omitted words of my own posts - it would be completely indistinguishable from the norm. :(


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Oct 17 - 04:05 AM

:-D


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Oct 17 - 04:55 PM

Certainly not, Dave. I always prefer to be one hundred percent specific about everything in every way, more or less. And you know me: correct spelling is, at all times, absoluteley de rigour.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Oct 17 - 04:17 PM

Oh, come on, Steve. Surely you don't need any more some English lessons.

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 02:50 PM

Does that mean you've had 69 meals for this birthday already, or that you're coming up 70?   :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 01:29 PM

Post that on olddudes 'good news' thead as well RD - And congratulations on everything :-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 11 Oct 17 - 01:19 PM

Let's get this thread back to the top.

My son, after a horrible divorce, has found a lovely house with his new fiancee, have a mortgage offer, and are setting a wedding date. Last night I played at a lovely historic pub, tomorrow night has a nice friendly round-the-room evening lined up, and on Sunday afternoon I'm doing two hours with a player I greatly admire, and next week I have a 70th birthday meal with my family.

I feel quite smug sometimes.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Oct 17 - 01:22 PM

Yes, Delilah's radio show is a North American thing.
For the time being,
her syndicated show is going to broadcast older episodes;
she has just had a death in her family
and is on some kind of compassionate hiatus. Leave. Whatever.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Oct 17 - 04:01 AM

200!

:D


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Oct 17 - 04:00 AM

I am sure we can get to


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Raggytash
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 06:04 PM

Yes she has kerouboux, though not as frequently as on previous visits. This, however, I take as a good sign that she is being well fed elsewhere.

She is a VERY pretty little darling and very affectionate when she does visit.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 05:34 PM

I've not heard of that show either, though I only really listen to the radio to and from work.

A very disorganised day today. I was supposed to be going to a Playford dance session all afternoon. Drove over to Twyford (40mins) and about 10 minutes before I get there started to wonder if it is in Sorberton. Reach Twyford Village Hall and it looks small and dark and on my phone a reminder has popped up: it is in Sorbeton. So I drive there (30mins) expecting to be half an hour late, turn into the car park and all is deserted. Search for the website - yes, it is in Twyford.

At that point it was be an hour or more late, or abandon the whole thing, which I am afraid I did. On getting home I discovered it was in Twyford Parish Hall, not Twyford Villiage Hall.


Still next time is in Sorberton, so I know where that is!


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 05:02 PM

Not heard of the Delilah show I'm afraid keberoxu. Is it a US thing? I do listen to Chris Evans in the mornings of radio 2 and that will probabley get me in a lot of trouble with the UKers.

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 04:35 PM

Does anyone else listen to
the Delilah show on the radio?

As for me, only when driving the car, on the car radio.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Oct 17 - 11:39 AM

Raggytash, has your Ireland cat claimed you again during your visit?


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Oct 17 - 03:18 AM

Just remembered to look this up. For obvious reasons it was running round my head all the time we were in Normandy. Hope you enjoy it and apologies to those who don't YouTube.

Normandy orchards. Lovely version by Cupola Ward.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Oct 17 - 12:48 PM

Brilliant yellow ragweed in bloom here.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 05:45 PM

Last week my sister visited what is now known to be the grave of my grandfather who was killed at Neuve Chapelle. Athough I have visited it several times over the years it has always been listed as "believed to be" his grave. I have no idea what has changed but they are now certain his remains are there.

For many people, and I include myself, it needs a visit to somewhere like Tyne Cot to begin to grasp the scale of the killings on both sides.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 05:34 PM

Nice to see the thread still going :-) I am just back from Normandy. Three nights in Bayeux, one of the prettiest cities I know, followed by a night in Bella Riva, Ouistreham before the early ferry today. We followed the potential route of my Sister in Law's (my wife's half-sister) Father on route from Arramanches to Grainville sur Odon. He fell just before the latter on the 27th June 1944 in his 21st year. He is now buried in the British cemetery in Bayeux where we lay my Mother in Law's ashes to rest some years back. We had a wonderful, if very emotional, time and I would recommend a visit to Normandy to anyone. Not just to experience the amazing achievements of the Allies in 1944 but it is also beautiful part of the world. Check out the story of the Number 4 Commando Kieffer as well. It is an amazing tale of the courage and fortitude of the free French.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 02 Oct 17 - 08:30 AM

I have juat checked the saga I wrote before and had mentioned the way we were treated as residents even though we had not set foot pn the island before.


But what I didnt seem to mention, because of the focus on the wedding was "What Katy did next". As it was just round the corner, relatively speaking, my daughter and I abandoned the rest of the family and flew off for four days trekking through Madagascar (ok, trekking is a bitn of an exaggeration, but we did spend several days walking through the forest). That's another tale ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 01 Oct 17 - 06:10 PM

Most kind.

I can't remember if I said, but the couple were married in the UK first, with a wedding in her home town originally planned for about a year later, but eventually it took place two years later. So my wife and I went over to meet all the relatives when it was originally scheduled anyway.

On arriving at the airport we were all waved through as residents, because we were in-laws and that was close enough as far as the immigration desk was concerned. Much to the chagrin of all the tourists who were in great long queues ....


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Oct 17 - 01:46 PM

DMcG,charming to be reminded of the Mauritius nuptials in your family a while ago. Those were some delightful posts to Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Sep 17 - 07:22 PM

We came home laden with six bottles of Bual 5-y-o Madeira. We visited the Blandy winery and found that, not only was the Bual on special offer at 20% off, but also that they would arrange for your order to be at the airport, post-security, for no extra cost. A damn fine drop that lots of our rellies will now be quaffing at Christmas! But we also discovered what we regarded as Portugal/Madeira's finest achievement, the custard tart. Forget yer Marks and Sparks four-pack jobs, tasty though those buggers are. These are a masterpiece, a dense culinary delight. With an afternoon coffee in a sunshiny Madeiran bar they are just what you need to lift the spirits and sustain the inner human until the evening meal (I can tell you about an amazing fish restaurant...) We had one every day. Quite frankly, it simply had to be done.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Sep 17 - 11:10 AM

Have some Madeira, m' dear. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: DMcG
Date: 28 Sep 17 - 07:12 AM

I have only had a few days in Madeira and it has been on my list of places to visit for longer ever since.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: JHW
Date: 28 Sep 17 - 05:40 AM

Always fancied going to Madeira but never have. Maybe one day.


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Sep 17 - 06:11 PM

Good Times Mr. Red.

Here in Bilge Bay, Maria brought a southerly wind which cleared the stench of the Delmarva pig farm waste detention ponds for almost 2 days. Woo Hoo


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Sep 17 - 05:21 PM

Ah, bollocks, let's try that again!

I'll come clean. I've been in Funchal, Madeira, for a week. I'm in love with Madeira. I'm especially in love with Strelitzia reginae which grows everywhere, which is Madeira's national flower and which I'm going to grow at home. Today was International Tourism Day. How naff does that sound. But Funchal, a lovely city, put on some brilliant traditional dance events in the streets that, er, kind of put Morris slightly in the shade...(ducks)...I have videos... anyway, back to Blighty now and a miserable, long winter...

Funchal is of the nicest places to hang out. Jayz, I'm enamoured...


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Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Sep 17 - 05:18 PM

I'll come clean. I've been in Funchal, Madeira, for a week. I'm in love with Madeira. I'm especially in love with Strelitzia reginae which grows everywhere, which is Madeira's national flower and which I'm going to grow at home. Today was International Tourism Day. How naff does that sound. But Funchal, a lovely city, put on some brilliant traditional dance events in the streets that, er, kind of put Morris slightly in the shade...(ducks)...I have videos... anyway, back to Blighty now and a miserable, long winter...

Funchal is of the nicest places to hang out. Jayz, I'm enamoured...


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