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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 13:40 pm

TheBigBean wrote:Pro cyclists saying "full gas"


Annoys me too, but I get the feeling we're stuck with it because the Euro riders think it's an English term

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Sep 19, 2019 13:43 pm

keef66 wrote:
TheBigBean wrote:Pro cyclists saying "full gas"


Annoys me too, but I get the feeling we're stuck with it because the Euro riders think it's an English term


Better than the Dutch Vollebak which translates literally to full-house or full bin/basket.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 14:09 pm

Perhaps we could insist on using only BALLS-OUT to indicate a 100% effort. It might catch on?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby elbowloh » Thu Sep 19, 2019 14:10 pm

keef66 wrote:Perhaps we could insist on using only BALLS-OUT to indicate a 100% effort. It might catch on?

or giving it the full beans?
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby TheBigBean » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:01 pm

To be fair, I find giving it [insert number larger than 100]% even more irritating, so perhaps I should be pleased with the move towards full gas.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby rjsterry » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:06 pm

TheBigBean wrote:To be fair, I find giving it [insert number larger than 100]% even more irritating, so perhaps I should be pleased with the move towards full gas.

Moving to a combination of nuclear, wind, solar and hydro.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby KingstonGraham » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:16 pm

TheBigBean wrote:To be fair, I find giving it [insert number larger than 100]% even more irritating, so perhaps I should be pleased with the move towards full gas.


You are assuming that the value it is comparing with is maximum effort. It is not necessarily. You can understand giving more than 100% FTP, if that was the starting value for comparison.

What "I'm going to give it 150%" could mean is "normally, I work at about 50% of my maximum potential, but today, I'm going to try a bit, Brian".
and then the next thing you know

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby elbowloh » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:21 pm

It's probably been done before, but toilet rolls put on the holder incorrectly. It should be with the paper going over the top. Clearly.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Ballysmate » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:23 pm

Who decided on the nominal size of a sheet of toilet paper?
Is one sheet fit for purpose?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Tangled Metal » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:27 pm

How do they figure toilet paper is strong enough? They need a new test!

It works for them double the usage.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:31 pm

elbowloh wrote:It's probably been done before, but toilet rolls put on the holder incorrectly. It should be with the paper going over the top. Clearly.


Either way round the paper goes over the top. It's whether it then slinks down the wall as if it's trying to avoid capture, or instead presents itself to the user invitingly. The latter is clearly correct.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:35 pm

Ballysmate wrote:Who decided on the nominal size of a sheet of toilet paper?
Is one sheet fit for purpose?


Old WWII army tale, possibly apocryphal: standard issue one sheet, stick finger through it, scrape sphincter clean with finger, clean finger with toilet paper as it's withdrawn.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Tangled Metal » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:39 pm

That's something I heard on a TV show where mixed group of people crossed central america in an expedition. An ex British soldier said it but with the centre torn out first and then used for tie fingernail cleaning job. Funnily enough I doubt he had ever been in the army because he struck me as one of the most useless people on that TV show.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 15:55 pm

I suspect like most professions, being useless and being in the army aren't mutually exclusive...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Tangled Metal » Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:00 pm

Oh beyond that level of useless. Just out but struggled badly with fitness. Couldn't do basics of campcraft, etc.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:03 pm

In that case sounds a bit suspicious...

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Ballysmate » Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:07 pm

keef66 wrote:
Ballysmate wrote:Who decided on the nominal size of a sheet of toilet paper?
Is one sheet fit for purpose?


Old WWII army tale, possibly apocryphal: standard issue one sheet, stick finger through it, scrape sphincter clean with finger, clean finger with toilet paper as it's withdrawn.


Would also help people to stop biting their nails.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Bondurant » Thu Sep 19, 2019 16:09 pm

Well, if they only had one finger it would.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Ballysmate » Thu Sep 19, 2019 17:10 pm

And stop them picking their nose.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Postby Pross » Thu Sep 19, 2019 17:22 pm

Ballysmate wrote:Who decided on the nominal size of a sheet of toilet paper?
Is one sheet fit for purpose?


I've never understood this. Has anyone ever used a single sheet (other than when you suddenly realise you've run out)? Why not make each sheet a usable size instead of people needing to use multiple sheets?


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