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UMRA birthday info for 30 May 2018
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Birthday Monitor
2018-05-30 06:32:29 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
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Sid Nuncius
2018-05-30 06:46:04 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Many happies, David. And to Stephen - still missed here.
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Vicky Ayech
2018-05-30 08:44:05 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Have a good one, David.
Jenny M Benson
2018-05-30 09:32:02 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Many happy returns of the day, David!
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Btms
2018-05-30 20:58:25 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Hope you have had a good one.
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Kate B
2018-05-30 10:41:02 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Huge and happy hippos to both!
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the Omrud
2018-05-30 14:12:30 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes. We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk. 9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
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SODAM
2018-05-30 18:11:05 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes. We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk. 9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
9.3 miles! <Boggle> That’s ....well...miles.

Enjoy your evening ‘s relaxation, David, and many years of happy birthdays
to come.
Cheers!
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the Omrud
2018-05-31 09:22:06 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes. We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk. 9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
9.3 miles! <Boggle> That’s ....well...miles.
Enjoy your evening ‘s relaxation, David, and many years of happy birthdays
to come.
Thanks. We celebrated with a Chinese takeaway eaten while watching an
episode of Star Trek TOS (Friday's Child, as it happens). I know how to
live!
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Sam Plusnet
2018-05-31 22:58:37 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes.  We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk.  9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
9.3 miles! <Boggle> That’s ....well...miles.
Enjoy your evening ‘s relaxation, David, and many years of happy birthdays
to come.
Thanks.  We celebrated with a Chinese takeaway eaten while watching an
episode of Star Trek TOS (Friday's Child, as it happens).  I know how to
live!
That being a necessary precursor to birthday celebrations.
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the Omrud
2018-06-01 07:56:03 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes.  We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk.  9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
9.3 miles! <Boggle> That’s ....well...miles.
Enjoy your evening ‘s relaxation, David, and many years of happy birthdays
to come.
Thanks.  We celebrated with a Chinese takeaway eaten while watching an
episode of Star Trek TOS (Friday's Child, as it happens).  I know how
to live!
That being a necessary precursor to birthday celebrations.
I suppose so. I plan to continue in my knowledge.
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Btms
2018-05-30 20:58:26 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes. We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk. 9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
How far"?????????????? That far! Respect.
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Sid Nuncius
2018-05-31 05:36:22 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes. We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk. 9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
How far"?????????????? That far! Respect.
9.3 miles? We used to *dream* of only having to walk 9.3 miles. In my
day... (cont. p94 miles)
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the Omrud
2018-05-31 09:24:37 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Thanks all for the wishes.  We're just back from leading the Warrington
U3A walk.  9.3 miles, so now it's time to sit down ...
How far"??????????????  That far!  Respect.
9.3 miles?  We used to *dream* of only having to walk 9.3 miles.  In my
day... (cont. p94 miles)
The walk started and finished in Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden. I was
tempted to walk the group around the walls three or four times to make
it an even 10 miles. But it was raining so I didn't.

Our walks are usually 7 or 8 miles but we'd chosen a route close to home
here in south Warrington and it's very flat in these parts, so we knew
the extra distance would not be a problem.
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steveski
2018-05-30 18:53:03 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
A parade of happy hippoes to you, David.
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Serena Blanchflower
2018-05-30 19:25:28 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Happy birthday David! I hope you're enjoying your day :)

I've passed on umratic wishes to Stephen, via FB.
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Jane Vernon
2018-06-01 06:58:07 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
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the Omrud
2018-06-01 07:58:00 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks. Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
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Btms
2018-06-02 07:07:26 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks. Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
How kind and generous of her. 😀
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Mike
2018-06-02 09:35:29 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks. Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
How kind and generous of her. 😀
Yes, something rings as familiar there!
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the Omrud
2018-06-02 09:58:28 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks. Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
How kind and generous of her. 😀
Yes, something rings as familiar there!
Hearing of this kindness, my sister immediately made the same offer.
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2018-06-02 09:46:43 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks.  Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
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SODAM
2018-06-02 10:00:12 UTC
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Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
Perhaps it’s the start of a sting?

If the heavens are aligned, it’s only for your family. My friend “took me
out to lunch” on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to pay by
card, so I ended up treating her.
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2018-06-02 13:02:23 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, it’s only for your family. My friend “took me
out to lunch” on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to pay by
card, so I ended up treating her.
From what I gather from the news, a lot of people may have unexpectedly
been in the same situation!
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2018-06-02 13:31:08 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, it’s only for your family. My friend “took me
out to lunch” on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by card, so I ended up treating her.
From what I gather from the news, a lot of people may have unexpectedly
been in the same situation!
Massive queues at ATMs in Manchester city centre yesterday afternoon!
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2018-06-02 15:15:16 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, its only for your family. My friend
took me
out to lunch on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by

Good lord. I thought card only applied everywhere now.
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SODAM
2018-06-02 16:12:15 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, its only for your family. My friend
took me
out to lunch on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by
Good lord. I thought card only applied everywhere now.
I suppose it depends how often you have been stung.
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Sally Thompson
2018-06-02 20:19:54 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, its only for your family. My friend
took me
out to lunch on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by
Good lord. I thought card only applied everywhere now.
I suppose it depends how often you have been stung.
There are places in Ludlow which only take cash.
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Fenny
2018-06-02 16:21:14 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, its only for your family. My friend
took me
out to lunch on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by
Good lord. I thought card only applied everywhere now.
I doubt any business would turn away customers paying in cash. But
then, some can afford to.
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kosmo
2018-06-04 07:31:37 UTC
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I doubt any business would turn away customers paying in cash. But
then, some can afford to.
Try buying water at Wembley. Not possible.
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Sid Nuncius
2018-06-04 07:58:43 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the opening
line of a poem or song.

Er...that's it. Sorry. Just saying.
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Penny
2018-06-04 08:30:34 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the opening
line of a poem or song.
Er...that's it. Sorry. Just saying.
A touch of cynghanedd about it.
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Sid Nuncius
2018-06-04 08:48:11 UTC
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On Mon, 4 Jun 2018 08:58:43 +0100, Sid Nuncius
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the opening
line of a poem or song.
Er...that's it. Sorry. Just saying.
A touch of cynghanedd about it.
That's easy for you to say.
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Btms
2018-06-04 17:15:39 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the opening
line of a poem or song.
Er...that's it. Sorry. Just saying.
Just back from the Seamus Heaney “At Home” place. Think I needed Sid
there. Didn’t get it at all but will pursue and await enlightenment..
Much appreciated talk by Val McDermid.
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Sid Nuncius
2018-06-05 17:16:30 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the opening
line of a poem or song.
Rather belatedly:

Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.

Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.

Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
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Penny
2018-06-05 17:47:19 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the opening
line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
:))
Bravo!
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Jane Vernon
2018-06-05 19:37:10 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Bravo!
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2018-06-06 07:08:08 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
<loud applause> Better than Bilston, Sid!

The first line has reminded me of a problem experienced when I lived in
Wembley in the late 1960s. One summer Billy Graham and his followers
gathered at the stadium and spent several days there. First thing in the
morning he would give them an inspiring address and then send them out
to convert the masses. This led to very long queues at the tube station
and my daily commute to the City became very difficult.

Another odd effect occurred in local supermarkets and grocery shops.
Yogurt - which was not as generally popular as it is now (remember
Alpine, the brand that first included pieces of fruit?) - disappeared.
Graham's followers bought it all. I have a vivid memory of arriving at
work and having to explain to my boss why I was late. "I couldn't get on
a train even though I left really early and I've haven't even had
breakfast because there's no yogurt in Wembley."
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Chris McMillan
2018-06-07 17:21:17 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
<loud applause> Better than Bilston, Sid!
The first line has reminded me of a problem experienced when I lived in
Wembley in the late 1960s. One summer Billy Graham and his followers
gathered at the stadium and spent several days there. First thing in the
morning he would give them an inspiring address and then send them out
to convert the masses. This led to very long queues at the tube station
and my daily commute to the City became very difficult.
Another odd effect occurred in local supermarkets and grocery shops.
Yogurt - which was not as generally popular as it is now (remember
Alpine, the brand that first included pieces of fruit?) - disappeared.
Graham's followers bought it all. I have a vivid memory of arriving at
work and having to explain to my boss why I was late. "I couldn't get on
a train even though I left really early and I've haven't even had
breakfast because there's no yogurt in Wembley."
Snigger!

Sincerely Chris
Mike
2018-06-07 17:27:46 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
<loud applause> Better than Bilston, Sid!
The first line has reminded me of a problem experienced when I lived in
Wembley in the late 1960s. One summer Billy Graham and his followers
gathered at the stadium and spent several days there. First thing in the
morning he would give them an inspiring address and then send them out
to convert the masses. This led to very long queues at the tube station
and my daily commute to the City became very difficult.
Another odd effect occurred in local supermarkets and grocery shops.
Yogurt - which was not as generally popular as it is now (remember
Alpine, the brand that first included pieces of fruit?) - disappeared.
Graham's followers bought it all. I have a vivid memory of arriving at
work and having to explain to my boss why I was late. "I couldn't get on
a train even though I left really early and I've haven't even had
breakfast because there's no yogurt in Wembley."
Snigger!
Sincerely Chris
Maybe your employer thought you would become a Skyr to get to work.
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2018-06-12 14:44:58 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
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Btms
2018-06-12 19:29:05 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
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2018-06-12 20:18:48 UTC
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson.
Only by low and uncouth people :-)
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2018-06-12 20:46:26 UTC
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson.
Only by low and uncouth people :-)
Oooh! Whilst I confess I and all my family plus friends say Launceston, I
cannot bring myself to claim those who tell me we are wrong, are either low
or uncouth. They are all most definitely Cornish.
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2018-06-12 21:44:21 UTC
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson.
Doesn't spoil Sid's poem at all though!
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Only by low and uncouth people :-)
I am reminded of a snatch from a documentary made by BBC Radio Essex,
back in the days when such stations could actually make such programmes;
the documentary was about the early days of broadcasting in this
country, which (with _some_ justification) they claim started in Essex.
There was reference to something which became known as "The Writtle Hut"
- the snatch I remember was "a long, low hut, full of long, low people".
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Oooh! Whilst I confess I and all my family plus friends say Launceston, I
cannot bring myself to claim those who tell me we are wrong, are either low
or uncouth. They are all most definitely Cornish.
<python> Saaiy no mooare! </python>
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Look out for #1. Don't step in #2 either.
BrritSki
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson.
Only by low and uncouth people :-)
Oooh! Whilst I confess I and all my family plus friends say Launceston, I
cannot bring myself to claim those who tell me we are wrong, are either low
or uncouth. They are all most definitely Cornish.
I bet they say "moy luvver" too. Not recommended...
Btms
2018-06-13 07:22:42 UTC
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson.
Only by low and uncouth people :-)
Oooh! Whilst I confess I and all my family plus friends say Launceston, I
cannot bring myself to claim those who tell me we are wrong, are either low
or uncouth. They are all most definitely Cornish.
I bet they say "moy luvver" too. Not recommended...
Not necessarily. Iirc they may say my giddy aunt. The Cornish generally
despise Fowey being pronounced other than as Foye. Old maps do spell it
without a w. Really all just about spilling not being standardised. I
live in East Garston. Folk ask where West Garston is. But West is
historically wrong. It was never East till they started writing it down.
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Penny
2018-06-12 21:40:49 UTC
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Not in Tasmania it ain't.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
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And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Not in Tasmania it ain't.
No but the Tasmania pronunciation is also wrong to the Cornish.
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krw
2018-06-12 21:44:14 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
V good champagne - didn't know it was in France.
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Mike
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Then there is Mowzal....
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Toodle Pip
Btms
2018-06-13 07:59:09 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
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BTMS - Equine Advisor Extraordinaire.
BrritSki
2018-06-13 08:11:29 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
Good, we don't want any spoilers about whodunnit, even after all these
years...
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Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
An Umrat not far from Milngavie
Decided to give verse a travie
When the words wouldn't come
She tried not to be glum
'Cos you do have to laugh or you'd cravie
SODAM
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Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
An Umrat not far from Milngavie
Decided to give verse a travie
When the words wouldn't come
She tried not to be glum
'Cos you do have to laugh or you'd cravie
Brava! <applause>
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SODAM
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Sid Nuncius
2018-06-13 16:18:42 UTC
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Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
An Umrat not far from Milngavie
Decided to give verse a travie
When the words wouldn't come
She tried not to be glum
'Cos you do have to laugh or you'd cravie
:o)
Brava!
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Mike
2018-06-13 12:28:14 UTC
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
Oh, sorry, I was too busy eating muesli in Mousehole to note that!
--
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Try buying water at Wembley.
That has such a lovely cadence and rhythm to it, with the initial
rhyming syllables and then the alliteration, it ought to be the
opening line of a poem or song.
Try buying water at Wembley;
Try flying airships in Ayr;
Try lying low in Llanelli;
These things are impossible there.
Try crying "All's well" in Alresford;
Try tying slip-knots in Slough;
Try spying slyly in Salford;
Such things are impossible now.
Try drying laundry in Launceston;
Try sighing wildly in Ware;
Try frying lardons in London;
It's all quite impossible there.
Wow what did I start?
And I now give in to reminding folk Launceston is pronounced Lanson. I
have resisted till now.
Then there is Mowzal....
But Mousehole doesn’t feature in this ouvre.
Oh, sorry, I was too busy eating muesli in Mousehole to note that!
That’s easy for you to say.
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Chris McMillan
2018-06-02 18:13:39 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, its only for your family. My friend
took me
out to lunch on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by
Good lord. I thought card only applied everywhere now.
Until a few weeks ago, a local caff in Woodley was cash only. Along with
modernization came the card payment machine.

Sincerely Chris
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-06-02 21:01:27 UTC
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If the heavens are aligned, its only for your family. My friend
took me
out to lunch on Thursday to a cash-only venue when she intended to
pay by
Good lord. I thought card only applied everywhere now.
Until a few weeks ago, a local caff in Woodley was cash only. Along with
modernization came the card payment machine.
Sincerely Chris
I believe bank of England cash is still the only legal tender, meaning
"must be accepted in payment of a debt". (Including in Scotland, to the
irritation of some Scots ... i. e. Scottish currency is not legal
tender, though anyone can _choose_ to accept it.)

I suppose if the card-only rule was made clear before the debt was
incurred, it might be enforceable.
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur". ("Anything is more impressive if
you say it in Latin")
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Until a few weeks ago, a local caff in Woodley was cash only. Along with
modernization came the card payment machine.
I believe bank of England cash is still the only legal tender, meaning
"must be accepted in payment of a debt". (Including in Scotland, to the
irritation of some Scots ... i. e. Scottish currency is not legal
tender, though anyone can _choose_ to accept it.)
Right - Legal Tender has a narrow technical meaning. A debtor cannot
successfully be sued for non-payment if he pays the amount owing into
court in legal tender. It's not relevant to payments for goods and
services.
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David
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks.  Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
Perhaps they think you've become impecunious.

Mum, who has dementia with paranoid tendencies often accuses my sister
and me of "working together". What else would we do, when we are
managing her entire life between us?
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David
Serena Blanchflower
2018-06-02 10:31:34 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks.  Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
I still remember the kick it gave me, the first time I took my parents
out for dinner, for my mum's birthday, IIRC.
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Best wishes, Serena
Q. What did the great explorer eat in the jungle?
A. Steak and pygmy pie.
Vicky Ayech
2018-06-02 10:50:00 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks.  Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
I used to rush to pay and even do so on the way to or from the loo at
the end of the meal, but a few years ago they began to insist on
paying or sharing. I think a little while after I retired and they
began to feel richer than me :).
Mike
2018-06-02 15:26:45 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks.  Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
A blue moon?
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Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
A blue moon?
Somehow, I'd picked up that a blue moon referred to an effect caused by
microscopic particles high in the atmosphere, such as occasionally
caused by volcanic eruptions. However, I was disappointed to hear
recently that it just refers to when there are two (new or full - I
forget) moons in a month. (I don't think the explainer explained why
it's referred to as blue.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur". ("Anything is more impressive if
you say it in Latin")
John Ashby
2018-06-02 22:03:12 UTC
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Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
A blue moon?
Somehow, I'd picked up that a blue moon referred to an effect caused by
microscopic particles high in the atmosphere, such as occasionally
caused by volcanic eruptions. However, I was disappointed to hear
recently that it just refers to when there are two (new or full - I
forget) moons in a month. (I don't think the explainer explained why
it's referred to as blue.)
Increased Tyndall scattering from your microscopic particles would
generate a reddish moon, not a blue one, similarly to the way a rising
or setting sun is reddened by the increased path light takes through the
atmosphere compared with when it is higher in the sky.

john
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Birthday News for today, 30 May: Stephen Bowden and David the Omrud.
Oops, sorry, late, but hope you had a good one.
I did, thanks.  Today the celebrations continue - Daughter is allowing
us to pick her up and pay for lunch to mark my birthday.
Astonishingly, both offspring have treated us to meals out during the
past week. This has never happened before and I am a little anxious that
it is the result of an astronomical configuration of great portent.
:)

I used to pay for family get-togethers but for the past few years the
get-togethers have lasted over at least 3 meals out and my daughters (or
their partners) have taken their turns.
--
Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
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