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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In English please or are you pair of double nordies going to have a private conversation?
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Methinks, Lady D, thou hast given the (ig)noble Lord W too many excuses to head for his 2000th post. Sadly the Philistine confuses his Watford from his Watford Gap?
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
The great Chelsea garden challenge just started on BBC2. (8pm)


Back on track about television programmes. This programme was very good last night. It's on at 8-o-clock all week. I think I'll watch this one instead of Supergarden.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KS - didn't watch the whole thing. I thought it was going to be one of those programmes where they pump up the drama, take 5 mins. to tell you who is going out and then focus on the tears. Rolling Eyes

I saw the last bit, I was wrong, it's not like that. Think I'll watch the rest.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blowin wrote:
Methinks, Lady D, thou hast given the (ig)noble Lord W too many excuses to head for his 2000th post. Sadly the Philistine confuses his Watford from his Watford Gap?


Not a philistine at all Blowin, and far from it too. I'm surprised at you what with you being a former coach driver as you must have travelled through the Watford Gap many a time, it is famous for having the first service station on the UK motorway network. Watford, Northamptonshire not Watford, Hertfordshire is what I was talking about. The phrase is a commonly used analogy for the division between northern and southern England, dating back to Roman times.
As for 2000 posts then so be it, I am not chasing any records but I might do a Greengage on it and give up at 2000, what do you all think of that?

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing I see she's got her boots on, but a skirt? C'mon lady where's the combat gear?
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they are jack boots, is your garden that rough that you need combat gear?
There is two that wont miss me anyway, feeling very low now!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd better believe it - it's the midges! In the summer, without full riot gear I look like I'm doing a traditional Austrian dance and sound like a round of applause, slap,slap, smack, ouch!

I don't believe for one minute that you are thinking of quitting! You know damn well we'd all miss you (maybe some like a hole in the head). Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now people. The lovely Carol is a Lancashire lass. I think she's a great voice. Here's the new advertisement from t' Lancashire Tourist Board.

Lancashire's lovely wherever ye go
The rain in the summer makes black puddings grow
Now what could be nicer, if ye get half t' chance
than fer t' ski down the slag eeps wi' a ferret in yer pants?

The love o' me life, she's called Vera Cummings.
She got alovely pair o' eyes, just like two black puddings,
and all o' the lads think I'm reet lucky bloke,
for her nickname round ere is "the dark up street grope".

Snotty Annie in oor chipper, she's a girl I admire.
She spits in the batter, for t' make it rise higher,
then she wipes her nose on an old dishrag.
There's more than salt an vinegar on the chips in yer bag.

Now, my Uncle Bill, he works down the pit.
He comes 'ome each evening all covered in coal.
He strips 'imself off, its a sight for t' be seen!
Smears treacle all over him, lets dog lick him clean.

Now all o' them southerners think we're all a bit daft
for we wash in the sink and keep coal in the bath.
We all eat our young, and dye our hair blue,
and people from Wigan should be kept in a zoo.

Lancashire's beautiful wherever you go,
and the rain in the summer makes the black puddings grow
What couls be nicer, if ye get half the chance,
than fer t' ski down the slag heap wi' a ferret in yer pants?

I lied. I learned that song from a West Riding Yorkshire man.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to work with a guy who spoke with such a broad Potteries accent that, if in full flow, there was a time delay between the end of him talking and us processing what he said! Rolling Eyes Also knew a guy from Belfast who was like that. Strange thing was I could understand him and was often called on to 'translate'.

It has been said that the British and Americans are two nations divided by the same language. What do they expect when the Cornish don't understand Lancastrians, folks from Yorkshire can't understand Londoners and no one has the foggiest idea what Brummies are saying! Rolling Eyes

Do the Irish have the same problem?

BTW Tagwex, in the days when ware was fired in bottle ovens, it was stacked inside rough, Stoneware boxes called Saggers. Periodically they would knock the bottom of the sagger to check it wasn't 'dunted' (cracked). If it was it might fail in the next firing and ruin the ware that was in it.

1. I bet you knew that anyway
2. I bet you don't give a damn anyway. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The yanks cannot spell anyway. Give them a language and then they bastardise it.
Well nobody understands the Cork accent, all they have to do is slow it down a bit then the rest of us would have a chance at understanding them. Inner city Dublin really hurts my ears, find it really hard to listen to Brian Kerr commentating on a football match. I have heard it said that the Wexford town accent is similar in ways to the Belfast area, cannot figure out why though but they do sound similar.
1. No.
2. Yes.

Well that's 2000 now Blowin, bye bye!

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go Tagwex. They say a little knowledge is dangerous.

The reputed border between north and south is Watford, the Herts town, and the saying is 'North of Watford' - nowt to do with the aforesaid Watford Gap which is just south of Junction 17 on the M1, site of the first Motorway services area (as you say) and originally the top of that motorway. Back in the day we used to have to then take the congested A45 across to the foot of the M6 for places further north like Machester - but I am talking about the early '60s!

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had to drag me out of retirement just to prove a point Blowin!!!!
To save you reading through the following I can summarise for you, NONE of them say that the town of Watford, Hertfordshire (where I lived for 12 years, so I just might know what I am talking about here) is the invisible border between north and south, however they do ALL say that the Watford Gap is a notional divide in common usage. Some of them suggest other border lines based on different criteria but NONE of them go as far south as my old home.

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/193-the-border-between-the-two-englands

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-489513/The-new-north-south-divide-Worcesters-north-Lincolns-south.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/6483855/M1-sign-celebrates-north-south-divide.html

http://revel.unice.fr/cycnos/?id=6215

http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Watford_Gap

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