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oh dear, this chap may be at risk

Wonder how the Aussies will get round this one..🤣

A Change in Perception about Cruise Ships ............

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I don't know about a myth but if I had a fiver for every time I heard a tourist say 'hey there's London Bridge' when on a train approaching London Bridge and catching a glimpse of the towers of Tower Bridge I'd be a few hundred quid to the good.

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58 minutes ago, Millsy said:

I don't know about a myth but if I had a fiver for every time I heard a tourist say 'hey there's London Bridge' when on a train approaching London Bridge and catching a glimpse of the towers of Tower Bridge I'd be a few hundred quid to the good.

I sat at Paddington once overhearing tourists debate how to pronounce Slough. (Shouldn't criticise too much as I'm sure my pronunciation of foreign places may be a little bit off).

"So where is our train to Sluff?"
"No, mother, it's pronounced Slow"

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"Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wave, over the sea to Skye"

Rats ... they built a bridge!

Kyleakin to Kyle of Lochalsh ferries. Lived in Portree for a few years in the late 50s.

Mallaig to Armadale ran till recently I think.

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1 hour ago, colin said:

Try the language teachers' favourite ... how do you pronounce "ghoti"?

Fish, of course. Think about it.

'gh' from 'rough' gives you the 'f'

'o' from 'women' gives you the 'i'

'ti' from 'potion' gives you the 'sh'

Ed. 

 

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16 minutes ago, colin said:

Does the potion have anything to do with your rough women?

Three totally unconnected words chosen for their linguistic properties. But now you mention it... 

12 minutes ago, colin said:

Just a couple of Ricards ....

Glasses or bottles?

Ed

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On 21/10/2020 at 19:18, Fine Whine said:

The English language isn't sometimes quite as easy as it looks. Take these 4 words,

Bough

Cough

Dough

Rough 

Through.

All very similar looking but pronounced quite differently...

Chris

only just read this thread, but am worried about my understanding of simple maths, Chris. 4 words? err, 1, 2, 3, 4 and, err 'through'?

 

(Did you think that you had got away with that one?)

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1 hour ago, rogerpatenall said:

only just read this thread, but am worried about my understanding of simple maths, Chris. 4 words? err, 1, 2, 3, 4 and, err 'through'?

 

(Did you think that you had got away with that one?)

Well spotted Roger, it was originally going to be 4 and “through” was an afterthought. 

I will of course be looking at your next post in minute detail - any error will be mercilessly flagged up and shamed...🤣

Chris

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2 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

Boring (a town in Oregon, USA) and Bland Shire (in Australia) are part of what they call a "League of Extraordinary Communities." Which appropriately-named town in Scotland is also a member of this select group? 

Ed

Twatt?

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Seeing as it's Halloween, here's a Lego creation I made to entertain my youngest daughter. The tomb on the right contains a member of the undead who emerges at nightfall. The tomb on the left is currently unoccupied but is reserved for President Macron's political career. The hole under the slab keeps getting deeper every time he appears on TV and very soon he won't be able to climb out of it. 

Ed

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