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Forum: Image of the Day 05-25-2020, 05:51 AM
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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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Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-23-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 268,398
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
Replies: 1,670
Views: 268,398
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: 17
Views: 496
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: 17
Views: 496
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: 17
Views: 496
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: 17
Views: 496
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: 17
Views: 496
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: 10,600,411
Posted By Carruthers
Trap

Trap
Forum: Nothingland 05-17-2020, 12:37 PM
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Views: 10,600,411
Posted By Carruthers
Attila

Attila
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-17-2020, 06:01 AM
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DOG
Views: 149,767
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: 312,301
Posted By Carruthers
Burr

Burr
Forum: Image of the Day 05-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
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: 6,609
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: 9,488
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: 1,670
Views: 268,398
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: 448,681
Posted By Carruthers
70557 I read this post just before 0700 and...

70557

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: 290
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: 340
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: 340
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...
Forum: Parenting 05-08-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 353,808
Posted By Carruthers
Not me. I replaced mine with a CD ROM drive.

Not me. I replaced mine with a CD ROM drive.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-08-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 923
DOG
Views: 149,767
Posted By Carruthers
I don't think that I have set eyes on even one...

I don't think that I have set eyes on even one example of the breed.

I wonder, do you ever watch Countryfile?

Adam Henson has two of the wirehaired variety.

There's more about them and his...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-08-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 923
DOG
Views: 149,767
Posted By Carruthers
We've been entertaining our neighbour's Viszla...

We've been entertaining our neighbour's Viszla for a few hours a day recently.
The social distancing rules and regs are observed as the neighbour lets the dog go at the top of our drive and she...
Forum: Image of the Day 05-06-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Carruthers
It looks like ASCII punched tape. Apologies...

It looks like ASCII punched tape.

Apologies for not posting a link but presently on a superannuated iPad which doesn't lend itself to such niceties.

Perhaps a fellow Dwellar would be kind...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 05-06-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 88,492
Posted By Carruthers
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Now this is a buckled track...

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