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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,448

    Pross said:

    pinno said:

    'Banana armour' ! Whatever next.

    A definite example of a product name came first and then they chose to design something to fit the name.
    Name’s already taken...



    Yep, that was what I was thinking. Someone heard Bananarama and thought of the name then had to try to think of something to design. Would have been better used as a brand of condom though.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,010
    Pross said:

    pinno said:

    'Banana armour' ! Whatever next.

    A definite example of a product name came first and then they chose to design something to fit the name.

    The opposite: there's a pottery at Upottery, but they refuse to call it Upottery Pottery. What a waste.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,626
    We have a Bananaguard that dates back years and years, possibly to the 90s.

    The main problem is that a lot of bananas don't fit in it, because they're... errr... a bit, you know...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,090

    We have a Bananaguard that dates back years and years, possibly to the 90s.

    The main problem is that a lot of bananas don't fit in it, because they're... errr... a bit, you know...

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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,112
    At least we are allowed bendy ones now
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,448
    Seeing the dickhead Texan Trump supporting militia leader on BBC news showing of his guns and ending up setting fire to the land around him.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,947
    Pross said:

    Seeing the dickhead Texan Trump supporting militia leader on BBC news showing of his guns and ending up setting fire to the land around him.

    Just watched that. Wonder how many takes Aleem Maqbool needed to narrate that without sniggering.
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,626
    Local newspaper headlines: today's first prize (so far):
    'My wife refused to sleep in the same bed as me because my toes kept falling off'

    Which makes this a good time to quote my all time favourite, courtesy of the Galloway News: "Man almost knocked off barstool in fight"
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,846
    I replaced a motherboard on a laptop that I bought dirt cheap, and it now works. This cheered me up.
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,599
    edited 21 January

    I replaced a motherboard on a laptop that I bought dirt cheap, and it now works. This cheered me up.

    Good going and saved it from the indignity of land fill. It's worth getting into the habit of respecting technology, otherwise we will be in trouble when it takes over.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,090

    Local newspaper headlines: today's first prize (so far):
    'My wife refused to sleep in the same bed as me because my toes kept falling off'

    Which makes this a good time to quote my all time favourite, courtesy of the Galloway News: "Man almost knocked off barstool in fight"

    My favourite big news story from the local paper (even made it onto the posters they put up on those triangular stands outside the newsagent)

    "Concern for donkey kicked by horse"
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,448
    edited 21 January
    rjsterry said:

    Pross said:

    Seeing the dickhead Texan Trump supporting militia leader on BBC news showing of his guns and ending up setting fire to the land around him.

    Just watched that. Wonder how many takes Aleem Maqbool needed to narrate that without sniggering.
    It was the way they tried to be all nonchalant about it at first and then gradually started panicking more and tried to stop it by pulling the bale apart. I wondered if they insisted that filming was cut as they realised how stupid they would look. It would have been amusing if it burned his trailer (as long as the dog escaped).
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,448

    Local newspaper headlines: today's first prize (so far):
    'My wife refused to sleep in the same bed as me because my toes kept falling off'

    Which makes this a good time to quote my all time favourite, courtesy of the Galloway News: "Man almost knocked off barstool in fight"

    Leprosy still a thing north of the border?
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,010
    Being given a lovely little cloth-bound book of A. A. Milne's non-Pooh musings, and discovering that it has one of those little ribbon bookmarks.
  • https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/theguardian/2005/jul/01/2

    Watching Dig! a documentary about the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,010
    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,188

    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
    True dat.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    edited 24 January

    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
    Bollox.

    I am south of Newcastle but still in Scotland and I am in the South of the UK.
    I am sure I have written this before.
    A Ugandan visited the UK. He hired a car and drove from South to North. At every juncture there was a sign saying 'North...' all the way to Ullapool. He thought 'where the hell is this 'North'? '. So he sat down with the map of Britain and worked out exactly where this 'North' started and it is at Cairnryan, which is 4 miles North of me.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,090
    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
    Bollox.

    I am south of Newcastle but still in Scotland and I am in the South of the UK.
    I am sure I have written this before.
    A Ugandan visited the UK. He hired a car and drove from South to North. At every juncture there was a sign saying 'North...' all the way to Ullapool. He thought 'where the hell is this 'North'? '. So he sat down with the map of Britain and worked out exactly where this 'North' started and it is at Cairnryan, which is 4 miles North of me.
    Why are you so afraid of being classed as North?
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  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,116
    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
    Bollox.

    I am south of Newcastle but still in Scotland and I am in the South of the UK.
    I am sure I have written this before.
    A Ugandan visited the UK. He hired a car and drove from South to North. At every juncture there was a sign saying 'North...' all the way to Ullapool. He thought 'where the hell is this 'North'? '. So he sat down with the map of Britain and worked out exactly where this 'North' started and it is at Cairnryan, which is 4 miles North of me.
    Almost,

    image

    I too was curious once, so I worked out the middle (UK) was just south of Penrith (IMHO)

    Phrases like ‘the east coast mainline’ drive me mad, it goes nowhere near the east coast

  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,010
    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
    Bollox.

    I am south of Newcastle but still in Scotland and I am in the South of the UK.
    I am sure I have written this before.
    A Ugandan visited the UK. He hired a car and drove from South to North. At every juncture there was a sign saying 'North...' all the way to Ullapool. He thought 'where the hell is this 'North'? '. So he sat down with the map of Britain and worked out exactly where this 'North' started and it is at Cairnryan, which is 4 miles North of me.

    It's all relative, innit? One of my favourite little passages is this one:



    Just in case your French is a little rusty, it's by someone who lived in Nyons, and whose father took him to Valence (south of Lyon) for the first time, and who thought he was heading near the North Pole, "the land without sun, where people go outside when it's raining, and where you get wet feet without dying."

    Sounds like Bristol to me.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,090
    But the southern most point is lizards point. Should be measuring from there?
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,090



    Phrases like ‘the east coast mainline’ drive me mad, it goes nowhere near the east coast

    The railway uses crazy terminology. Every pair of lines has an "up" line and a "down" line. Anything heading to London is "up", anything heading away is "down". So, if you're heading South from say Manchester, or east from Bristol you're on the up line. If you're heading north to Edinburgh, you're on the down line.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,947
    elbowloh said:



    Phrases like ‘the east coast mainline’ drive me mad, it goes nowhere near the east coast

    The railway uses crazy terminology. Every pair of lines has an "up" line and a "down" line. Anything heading to London is "up", anything heading away is "down". So, if you're heading South from say Manchester, or east from Bristol you're on the up line. If you're heading north to Edinburgh, you're on the down line.
    Makes a lot of sense when most of the big railway companies were based around a London terminus.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    rjsterry said:

    elbowloh said:



    Phrases like ‘the east coast mainline’ drive me mad, it goes nowhere near the east coast

    The railway uses crazy terminology. Every pair of lines has an "up" line and a "down" line. Anything heading to London is "up", anything heading away is "down". So, if you're heading South from say Manchester, or east from Bristol you're on the up line. If you're heading north to Edinburgh, you're on the down line.
    Makes a lot of sense when most of the big railway companies were based around a London terminus.
    Yeah but, I go down to London, Birmingham etc not up.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,213
    edited 24 January

    pinno said:

    pinno said:

    Fair play to them.
    I need to sit in front of the fire for 1 hour for every 5 mins spent outside at the moment.
    I must be a marine Iguana.

    Mind you, you do live virtually in the Arctic Circle up there.
    Bollox.

    I am south of Newcastle but still in Scotland and I am in the South of the UK.
    I am sure I have written this before.
    A Ugandan visited the UK. He hired a car and drove from South to North. At every juncture there was a sign saying 'North...' all the way to Ullapool. He thought 'where the hell is this 'North'? '. So he sat down with the map of Britain and worked out exactly where this 'North' started and it is at Cairnryan, which is 4 miles North of me.
    Almost,

    image

    I too was curious once, so I worked out the middle (UK) was just south of Penrith (IMHO)

    Phrases like ‘the east coast mainline’ drive me mad, it goes nowhere near the east coast

    No Orkney's?

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