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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Sep 18, 2019 15:32 pm

I'm too skinny for a full windsor - I look like a footballer if i do - so I go a very tight half.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Sep 18, 2019 15:38 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:I'm too skinny for a full windsor - I look like a footballer if i do - so I go a very tight half.

Should have clarified, a tight standard Windsor for me.
None of that overblown double Windsor footballist stylee for me.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Sep 18, 2019 15:40 pm

On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?
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Postby KingstonGraham » Wed Sep 18, 2019 15:49 pm

PBlakeney wrote:On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey
and then the next thing you know

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Sep 18, 2019 16:05 pm

KingstonGraham wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey

Well, there you go! The rest makes sense but Iran surprises me.
Could get messy.... :(
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Webboo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 19:01 pm

Rolf F wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.


Now we are talking!

I would like to wear a tie more often but after 45 years of rock climbing, numerous falls off my bike and shoulder surgery. I can only just reach the back of my collar with one hand, so although I can knot my tie I can’t get my collar back down without assistance.
Does anyone else struggle with this.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pinno » Wed Sep 18, 2019 22:05 pm

Are chino's back in vogue?

How did this thread jump 3 pages in 24 hrs?!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Surrey Commuter » Thu Sep 19, 2019 19:44 pm

My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.

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Postby Ballysmate » Thu Sep 19, 2019 20:53 pm

Do Simon Cowell and David Coverdale have the same dentist?
By God, their teeth are bright.

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Postby Pross » Thu Sep 19, 2019 21:36 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:Bigger question is what tie knots are you all doing and how big you're making them.


Depends on the length and width of the tie and type of collar. I prefer a fairly tight full Windsor but having a long torso it can sometimes leave the tie too short.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby keef66 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 09:43 am

Surrey Commuter wrote:My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.


That is intriguing. Presumably embossed / stamped on rather than painted? Fanatical attention to detail that the nazi war machine thought to personalise its watering cans.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pross » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:30 am

PBlakeney wrote:
KingstonGraham wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey

Well, there you go! The rest makes sense but Iran surprises me.
Could get messy.... :(


I believe they've got a very strong arms and aerospace industry (I recall reading a book that mentioned a huge arms fair they have there).

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby HaydenM » Fri Sep 20, 2019 13:53 pm

Pross wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:
KingstonGraham wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:On a more serious note - Who supplies military drones?
I doubt Iran do so is America getting cross at itself or is the UK being discreetly quiet?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49718828

Iran does - and China, Israel, Turkey

Well, there you go! The rest makes sense but Iran surprises me.
Could get messy.... :(


I believe they've got a very strong arms and aerospace industry (I recall reading a book that mentioned a huge arms fair they have there).


I've got huge arms, maybe I should go.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby elbowloh » Fri Sep 20, 2019 14:04 pm

When did ""blacking up" become "blackface"?

Is it an Americanism?
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Shirley Basso » Fri Sep 20, 2019 14:29 pm

blackface is a european term.

They do it in holland all the time as their santa claus is black. But now it's racist.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby elbowloh » Fri Sep 20, 2019 14:37 pm

Shirley Basso wrote:blackface is a european term.

They do it in holland all the time as their santa claus is black. But now it's racist.

But in England the term, when i was growing up anyway, was "blacking up". Now its universally called "blackface" it seems.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Wayne Plunger » Fri Sep 20, 2019 20:23 pm

Does anybody still wear a girdle?

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby PBlakeney » Fri Sep 20, 2019 22:39 pm

Wayne Plunger wrote:Does anybody still wear a girdle?

Not from what I've seen in the High Street.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby crumbschief » Sat Sep 21, 2019 17:50 pm

Surrey Commuter wrote:My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.


If you can..,find out if it faces to the left or the right,i'm guessing it will be to the left but you never know.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Postby Pinno » Sat Sep 21, 2019 21:42 pm

crumbschief wrote:
Surrey Commuter wrote:My Dad has a metal watering can with a swastika on the bottom, he got it from his father in law who spent the war in Blackpool working as a civil servant.


If you can..,find out if it faces to the left or the right,i'm guessing it will be to the left but you never know.


Could it have been made in India? The Swastika is very similar to the Diwali symbol.
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