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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-29-2020, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Carruthers
I must confess to being a little puzzled. Are...

I must confess to being a little puzzled.
Are you saying that your trail cam has a conventional flash?

My cam will work during the day but it doesn't have a flash facility.
At night it works in...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-29-2020, 10:18 AM
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Views: 269,189
Posted By Carruthers
I don't know how many fox families we have...

I don't know how many fox families we have hereabouts, but my neighbour saw a vixen and two well grown cubs sunning themselves on her back lawn a few days ago.

We've had cubs of various sizes...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-28-2020, 02:38 PM
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Views: 553,503
Posted By Carruthers
Half a dozen 'T' pieces, plumbing for the use of.

Half a dozen 'T' pieces, plumbing for the use of.
Forum: Home Base 05-27-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,026
Views: 5,430,231
Posted By Carruthers
When you're a sports commentator without any...

When you're a sports commentator without any sport on which to comment(ate), you still have to fill in the time somehow.

Another one from Mabel and Olive...

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Forum: Image of the Day 05-26-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Carruthers
Not quite the same thing admittedly, but at the...

Not quite the same thing admittedly, but at the farm where I kept my old horse there was a garage with a Morris Minor in situ.

The snag was that no-one had set eyes on it for decades as a...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-25-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Carruthers
The writer of this work appears to have been...

The writer of this work appears to have been under no misapprehension about the singular nature of Orkney.

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Link...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-23-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 269,189
Posted By Carruthers
I feel that it is important to put the above in...

I feel that it is important to put the above in context...



Coincidentally, the wholesale ripping up of local lawns in the autumn by Badgers searching for leatherjackets has ceased in recent...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-22-2020, 01:44 PM
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Views: 269,189
Posted By Carruthers
The night before last at 2340 my iPad pinged a...

The night before last at 2340 my iPad pinged a warning that the ISS was about to appear.
I was wide awake so I thought I'd make the effort.
However, when I looked out of the back window I saw a...
Forum: Nothingland 05-22-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Carruthers
No mention of great uncle Bulgaria then?

No mention of great uncle Bulgaria then?
Forum: Nothingland 05-22-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Carruthers
Do they hail from Wimbledon Common by any chance?

Do they hail from Wimbledon Common by any chance?
Forum: Nothingland 05-21-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Carruthers
Variations on a theme.

If pressed, I'd have put its origins in the West Country.
It just doesn't sound as if it originated in East Anglia.

LINK (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/50449/origins-9-great-british-insults)
Forum: Nothingland 05-18-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Carruthers
'Poltroon'...

'Poltroon' (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/poltroon) is a good one but it's recorded as archaic so, on the one hand, it's pretty pointless using it but on the other hand you can...
Forum: Nothingland 05-18-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Carruthers
They missed out 'lummock'. Gormless bunch....

They missed out 'lummock'.

Gormless bunch. Two bricks short of a load, the lot of them.


Further material for the discerning etymologist here:

Link...
Forum: Nothingland 05-17-2020, 12:42 PM
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Views: 10,612,970
Posted By Carruthers
Trap

Trap
Forum: Nothingland 05-17-2020, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Carruthers
Attila

Attila
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-17-2020, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Carruthers
Diplomatic Dogs

From the Obituary of Sir John Birch, Ambassador to Hungary.

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LINK (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/05/12/sir-john-birch-ambassador-hungary-authority-eastern-europe/)
Forum: Nothingland 05-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 312,929
Posted By Carruthers
Burr

Burr
Forum: Image of the Day 05-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Carruthers
Little more than twenty years later, the German...

Little more than twenty years later, the German Navy returned to Scapa Flow and sank HMS Royal Oak.



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The technical quality leaves something to be desired but having recently...
Forum: Cellar Meta 05-12-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,006
Posted By Carruthers
Essentially a Zoom with a view then?

Essentially a Zoom with a view then?
Forum: Food and Drink 05-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,534
Posted By Carruthers
Nah. That's a town in South Wales.

Nah. That's a town in South Wales.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-11-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 269,189
Posted By Carruthers
I've been leaving out peanuts nightly for three...

I've been leaving out peanuts nightly for three years to attract our local Badgers to the garden but it's pretty clear that they have been visiting for much longer.

A few nights ago my camera...
Forum: Nothingland 05-11-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,630
Views: 449,463
Posted By Carruthers
70557 I read this post just before 0700 and...

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I read this post just before 0700 and somewhat bleary eyed.

I thought it said 380 cases of constipation.
Forum: Image of the Day 05-10-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Carruthers
Can you imagine how that would have ended up? ...

Can you imagine how that would have ended up?

The UN building itself, housing, shops, businesses, entertainment, roads, railways and probably an airport would likely have seen a city of hundreds...
Forum: Home Base 05-10-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Carruthers
From the Daily Telegraph: Pretty much...

From the Daily Telegraph:



Pretty much Dad's experience and that of thousands of others in that part of the world at the time.
Forum: Home Base 05-08-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Carruthers
Dad served in the Royal Navy in WW2 and was on...

Dad served in the Royal Navy in WW2 and was on HMS Glenroy (Landing Ship, Infantry) in the Far East.

I asked him this morning if he remembered where he was on VE Day.

It took but a moment's...
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