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On 15/09/2021 at 16:51, graveyard johnny said:

why when you ask someone for eg - how old were you in 1989 ? or how old were you in 1995? they immediately answer with something like "i was 14" or "i was 22" - correct me if i am wrong but unless they were born on jan 1st they were 2 ages in any given year you might ask!

Only racehorses share the same birthday, they all increase by 1 year on the 1st January, even if they are born Jan 2 or Dec 31 the previous year, that produces a lot of dodgy birth certificates stating birth dates in Jan, rather than Nov/Dec.

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35 minutes ago, CornwallRL said:

Only racehorses share the same birthday, they all increase by 1 year on the 1st January, even if they are born Jan 2 or Dec 31 the previous year, that produces a lot of dodgy birth certificates stating birth dates in Jan, rather than Nov/Dec.

In Australia the horses are all born on 1 August

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On 16/09/2021 at 01:51, graveyard johnny said:

why when you ask someone for eg - how old were you in 1989 ? or how old were you in 1995? they immediately answer with something like "i was 14" or "i was 22" - correct me if i am wrong but unless they were born on jan 1st they were 2 ages in any given year you might ask!

I was born on 31 December so I'm only one age each calendar year.

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Front page of Wikipedia says subversive at the BBC during the Cold War had their files marked with a Christmas Tree.

Was this a reference to the tune Tannenbaum, sung as Oh Christmas Tree, is also sung by socialists as The Red Flag?

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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On 16/01/2022 at 07:31, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Yeah these signs are new and there's been quite a lot of controversy about them. I think the council are changing them. Personally I like them! 😂

I’d be very surprised if anyone complained about them. Surely we’re not to the point where a harmless bit of inter-city banter triggers faux-outrage? 

“There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.”   Carl Sagan

 

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9 hours ago, Desert Skipper said:

I’d be very surprised if anyone complained about them. Surely we’re not to the point where a harmless bit of inter-city banter triggers faux-outrage? 

I don't recall the Inter City Firm engaging in "banter" :kolobok_aggressive: :kolobok_black_eye:

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7 hours ago, voteronniegibbs said:

I don't recall the Inter City Firm engaging in "banter" :kolobok_aggressive: :kolobok_black_eye:

I did think that might be misinterpreted when I was typing it! 

“There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.”   Carl Sagan

 

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I just bought a new washbag, and realised that I'd had the old one since the mid-Eighties.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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1 hour ago, Josef K said:

I apologise if this has been mentioned before but should eggs be left in the fridge. Also can you freeze cheese ?. 

Eggs - up to you. They'll keep a little longer when chilled, but eggs should really be used as fresh as possible, so why bother taking up fridge space? Just buy them when you need them.

Cheese - freezing (then defrosting) can ruin the texture of some cheeses, particularly the harder ones.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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50 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Eggs - up to you. They'll keep a little longer when chilled, but eggs should really be used as fresh as possible, so why bother taking up fridge space? Just buy them when you need them.

Cheese - freezing (then defrosting) can ruin the texture of some cheeses, particularly the harder ones.

I freeze my bread and i only take out what i need instead of wasting a whole loaf. 

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32 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

Shaun Edwards' son is a Labour Councillor in London 

Fixed it for you 

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