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Nick Odell
2017-04-07 23:29:40 UTC
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They can't call it Archer's Gin. The Archer's Schnapps people will
have 'em in court before you can say seventy percent proof.

Nick
BrritSki
2017-04-08 07:07:06 UTC
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The Archer's Schnapps
Archers Schnapps

DINTAFPOU ?
Nick Odell
2017-04-08 11:59:33 UTC
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The Archer's Schnapps
Archers Schnapps
DINTAFPOU ?
Aha! So my cunning planned worked! I was trying to distract you all
from the rumours that I may be the Bristol Grammar Vigilante
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/revealed-self-styled-grammar-vigilante-corrects-badly-punctuated/
and thought a profligate overuse of apostrophes would do the trick.

Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.

Nick
Jenny M Benson
2017-04-08 12:22:24 UTC
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Aha! So my cunning planned worked! I was trying to distract you all
from the rumours that I may be the Bristol Grammar Vigilante
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/revealed-self-styled-grammar-vigilante-corrects-badly-punctuated/
and thought a profligate overuse of apostrophes would do the trick.
I noticed that he who claims to be so keen on correct use of English
grammar was not averse (like most people these days, BUT NOT ME) to
using "there's" before a plural.

(And I don't suppose I'll ever stop shouting "as if" at the rayjo/tv
when someone uses "like" incorrectly.)
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BrritSki
2017-04-08 12:29:23 UTC
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Aha! So my cunning planned worked! I was trying to distract you all
from the rumours that I may be the Bristol Grammar Vigilante
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/revealed-self-styled-grammar-vigilante-corrects-badly-punctuated/
and thought a profligate overuse of apostrophes would do the trick.
I noticed that he who claims to be so keen on correct use of English
grammar was not averse (like most people these days, BUT NOT ME) to
using "there's" before a plural.
Who, me ?
Jenny M Benson
2017-04-10 11:53:56 UTC
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I noticed that he who claims to be so keen on correct use of English
grammar was not averse (like most people these days, BUT NOT ME) to
using "there's" before a plural.
Who, me ?
Him on the radio prog.
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Jenny M Benson
Mike
2017-04-10 13:54:11 UTC
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I noticed that he who claims to be so keen on correct use of English
grammar was not averse (like most people these days, BUT NOT ME) to
using "there's" before a plural.
Who, me ?
Him on the radio prog.
Mischievous mode/ Might the word 'plenty' count as a plural?πŸ˜‰
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Jenny M Benson
2017-04-10 18:07:33 UTC
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Mischievous mode/ Might the word 'plenty' count as a plural?πŸ˜‰
Depends, dunnit?

There's plenty of food on the table. (Singular.)
Ther're (1) plenty of apples on the tree. (Plural).

(1) I typed "There're" first and my spill chucker didn't like it. It's
happy with "Ther're" but I'm not sure that I am.
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Jenny M Benson
Nick Odell
2017-04-10 18:25:11 UTC
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Mischievous mode/ Might the word 'plenty' count as a plural??
Depends, dunnit?
There's plenty of food on the table. (Singular.)
Ther're (1) plenty of apples on the tree. (Plural).
(1) I typed "There're" first and my spill chucker didn't like it. It's
happy with "Ther're" but I'm not sure that I am.
Surely plenty of food isn't singular but plural-uncountable?

Go with "There am plenty of apples." You know it makes sense.

Nick
steveski
2017-04-10 23:30:32 UTC
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Mischievous mode/ Might the word 'plenty' count as a plural?πŸ˜‰
Depends, dunnit?
There's plenty of food on the table. (Singular.)
Ther're (1) plenty of apples on the tree. (Plural).
(1) I typed "There're" first and my spill chucker didn't like it. It's
happy with "Ther're" but I'm not sure that I am.
You're correct, Jenny - the catastrophe takes the place of the 'a' in
'are'.
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BrritSki
2017-04-08 12:28:05 UTC
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The Archer's Schnapps
Archers Schnapps
DINTAFPOU ?
Aha! So my cunning planned worked! I was trying to distract you all
from the rumours that I may be the Bristol Grammar Vigilante
:)
Sam Plusnet
2017-04-08 23:42:21 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
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Flop
2017-04-09 12:58:44 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
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Flop
General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for
forgiveness toward terrorists.
The General said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function...
OUR job is to arrange the meeting."
Fenny
2017-04-09 13:55:29 UTC
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"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
Very funny piece on Toady the other morning about how the Royal
Marines accidentally invaded Spain and had to confess to the head of
the RN. He said that the Army & RAF chiefs had sent him a postcard,
ribbing him about it, with suitable annotations to show which beach
was "ours" and which "theirs".
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Fenny
Nick Odell
2017-04-09 16:31:16 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
...and if somebody invaded Spain, wouldn't NATO be obliged to come to
the aid of Spain, a fellow member?

Nick
Mike
2017-04-09 17:50:22 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
...and if somebody invaded Spain, wouldn't NATO be obliged to come to
the aid of Spain, a fellow member?
Nick
But would NATO be able to provide an Eta and would they Basque in their own
glory on succeeding?
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John Ashby
2017-04-09 18:52:23 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
...and if somebody invaded Spain, wouldn't NATO be obliged to come to
the aid of Spain, a fellow member?
Nick
And as members of NATO, would we find ourselves fighting ourselves?

Somebody send for WS Gilbert.

john (originally emailed by mistake)
Nick Odell
2017-04-09 19:57:54 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
...and if somebody invaded Spain, wouldn't NATO be obliged to come to
the aid of Spain, a fellow member?
Nick
And as members of NATO, would we find ourselves fighting ourselves?
Somebody send for WS Gilbert.
Heheheh. My preferred solution would be to give the Falkland Islands
(back[1])to Spain on condition that they withdraw their claim on
Gibraltar. But don't tell Argentina I said that, okay?

Nick
[1]IIUIC it's because Spain thought they owned Las Malvinas in the
first place which gives Argentina the basis of their claim but
whichever way you look at it, it's a long story.
Sam Plusnet
2017-04-09 19:59:05 UTC
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Now, about my ties to Russia: I was going to order a short missile
raid on Syria as a diversionary tactic but I gather that's already
been tried by somebody else.
"My popularity ratings have slumped.
Quick! Start an external conflict!"
But how big is Spain's army?
...and if somebody invaded Spain, wouldn't NATO be obliged to come to
the aid of Spain, a fellow member?
Nick
And as members of NATO, would we find ourselves fighting ourselves?
Somebody send for WS Gilbert.
Alas. We can no longer afford the gunboats.
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Serena Blanchflower
2017-04-08 07:55:21 UTC
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They can't call it Archer's Gin. The Archer's Schnapps people will
have 'em in court before you can say seventy percent proof.
I'd been looking forward to hearing David's reaction to Kenton investing
in Toby's gin, when he still hasn't paid David back the money he lent him.
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Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as
the present. (W. Somerset Maugham)
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-04-08 09:40:32 UTC
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They can't call it Archer's Gin. The Archer's Schnapps people will
have 'em in court before you can say seventy percent proof.
I didn't know about the Archers alcohol company/name, but regardless,
and disregarding all else, I disagreed with Kenton anyway: I think
"Fairbrother['s] Gin" sounds more interesting than "Archer['s] Gin". Not
sure why.
Post by Serena Blanchflower
I'd been looking forward to hearing David's reaction to Kenton
investing in Toby's gin, when he still hasn't paid David back the money
he lent him.
Ooh, good stir! (Do we know how that paying-back is going? Almost
certainly not, given the team's attitude to accuracy on financial
matters. Did we ever even hear of any formal schedule-type aspect to it
- so much a month or whatever - or was it just "when you can" [something
I'd never enter into even with a closest friend/relative; when the other
way round, i. e. my Dad/parents lent _me_ money, _I_ formalised at least
the interest aspect.]?)
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Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
[via Penny Mayes (***@pmail.net)]
krw
2017-04-08 13:01:27 UTC
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I didn't know about the Archers alcohol company/name, but regardless,
and disregarding all else, I disagreed with Kenton anyway: I think
"Fairbrother['s] Gin" sounds more interesting than "Archer['s] Gin". Not
sure why.
Hollowtree Gin. Should use the same branding as the geese. Name is
already established and we all know the power of the right brand name.
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Penny
2017-04-09 20:35:43 UTC
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Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
Goodness, I don't recall ever having that email address.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-04-09 21:38:32 UTC
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Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
Goodness, I don't recall ever having that email address.
I have a vague feeling it may have had something to do with the Pegasus
email client software. I don't usually add people's email addresses to
my quotes file these days, but I have been assuming that that one was so
long dead that bots can harvest it if they want without any
inconvenience to you (-:, so haven't removed it from the file.

(The "via" suggests you were quoting someone else, but I didn't know
who.)
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

All that glitters has a high refractive index.
Nick Odell
2017-04-09 23:32:21 UTC
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On Sun, 9 Apr 2017 22:38:32 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
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On Sat, 8 Apr 2017 10:40:32 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
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Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
Goodness, I don't recall ever having that email address.
I have a vague feeling it may have had something to do with the Pegasus
email client software. I don't usually add people's email addresses to
my quotes file these days, but I have been assuming that that one was so
long dead that bots can harvest it if they want without any
inconvenience to you (-:, so haven't removed it from the file.
(The "via" suggests you were quoting someone else, but I didn't know
who.)
FWIW I've been using my unmunged themusicworkshop address on usenet
since late 2012 and I'm still waiting for the spam to arrive. That
either means the spam filters on Plusnet are working well - in which
case Penny need not worry too much either - or spammers can't see any
value in harvesting email addresses from usenet these days. Sadly, I
suspect it is the latter.

Nick
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2017-04-10 07:10:12 UTC
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FWIW I've been using my unmunged themusicworkshop address on usenet
since late 2012 and I'm still waiting for the spam to arrive. That
either means the spam filters on Plusnet are working well - in which
case Penny need not worry too much either - or spammers can't see any
value in harvesting email addresses from usenet these days. Sadly, I
suspect it is the latter.
Nick
Yes, I've been using valid addresses for years, and not got much. Since
my transition to my own domain about a couple of months ago, come to
think of it, I don't think I've had _any_.
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

I'd rather trust the guys in the lab coats who aren't demanding that I get up
early on Sundays to apologize for being human.
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Chris J Dixon
2017-04-12 13:50:44 UTC
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Yes, I've been using valid addresses for years, and not got much. Since
my transition to my own domain about a couple of months ago, come to
think of it, I don't think I've had _any_.
I do get a little, but not enough to be a problem. Agent filters
many of them, and Kaspersky spots a few more, though I always
check for false positives. The only stuff I will never actually
see is those with invalid prefixes for my domain.

There has been a change in the nature of spam emails recently,
many of which are now trying to convince me that I have won some
coupons or gift cards. I have no idea what their angle is.

Chris
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2017-04-12 14:07:33 UTC
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Yes, I've been using valid addresses for years, and not got much. Since
my transition to my own domain about a couple of months ago, come to
think of it, I don't think I've had _any_.
I do get a little, but not enough to be a problem. Agent filters
many of them, and Kaspersky spots a few more, though I always
check for false positives. The only stuff I will never actually
see is those with invalid prefixes for my domain.
There has been a change in the nature of spam emails recently,
many of which are now trying to convince me that I have won some
coupons or gift cards. I have no idea what their angle is.
Chris
They are always telling me that I have won the big prize, so yours must be
minor prizes hardly worth your time reading them!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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2017-04-12 19:52:06 UTC
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There has been a change in the nature of spam emails recently,
many of which are now trying to convince me that I have won some
coupons or gift cards. I have no idea what their angle is.
[]
"Click here to collect them", I suspect. (Or, at least, they want to
collect your email to sell.)
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2017-04-10 10:54:30 UTC
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On Sat, 8 Apr 2017 10:40:32 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
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Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
Goodness, I don't recall ever having that email address.
I have a vague feeling it may have had something to do with the Pegasus
email client software.
Not something I recall ever using. I did have an onet address for a while
having paid for 'lifetime' subscription - they didn't live long enough for
the investment to be worthwhile :(
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I don't usually add people's email addresses to
my quotes file these days, but I have been assuming that that one was so
long dead that bots can harvest it if they want without any
inconvenience to you (-:, so haven't removed it from the file.
(The "via" suggests you were quoting someone else, but I didn't know
who.)
Neither do I - probably nicked from Chris Harrison who had a page of such
things.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Chris McMillan
2017-04-09 15:31:13 UTC
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They can't call it Archer's Gin. The Archer's Schnapps people will
have 'em in court before you can say seventy percent proof.
I'd been looking forward to hearing David's reaction to Kenton investing
in Toby's gin, when he still hasn't paid David back the money he lent him.
Likewise - and it may be Kenton will let it slip in someone's hearing and
it'll get back to David (of course we also have Toby telling Pip who will
definitely soon start squeaking). So,Tobes doesn't want to work any longer
than a strict number of hours when it suits? What with Rex being equally
sloppy (I thought he was the thorough one, and Josh the slap dash of
youth!), are the Foul ones about to leave Ambridge?

Sincerely Chris
Clive Arthur
2017-04-08 12:52:39 UTC
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They can't call it Archer's Gin. The Archer's Schnapps people will
have 'em in court before you can say seventy percent proof.
Nick
ITYM 'degrees proof'.

Cheers
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Clive
Peter Percival
2017-04-08 13:13:06 UTC
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They can't call it Archer's Gin. The Archer's Schnapps people will
have 'em in court before you can say seventy percent proof.
Nick
ITYM 'degrees proof'.
Yer mutliply percentage by 1.75 to get degrees. But degrees haven't
been used in the UK since the early 80s, it is now percentage by volume.
Or vice versa.
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to me what you really mean.
I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is
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2017-04-12 18:40:57 UTC
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I recommend Hell Bay Gin, infused with see weed. Seriously pleasant.
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