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Devcon126/02/2018 12:45:10
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You are correct The Right Stuff.

I asked seven people in the office and no one gave the right answer, which you quite correctly gave as £20.00 profit.

Former Member26/02/2018 13:05:39
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Nigel R26/02/2018 13:28:42
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It started with some store front affrontery with only a slim connection to model flying.

However, these threads have a life of their own.

We're fast moving through standards of education and medical matters, and could next go anywhere or nowhere.

Former Member26/02/2018 13:35:04
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Don Fry26/02/2018 14:16:35
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Often wondered, but is this forum's David Mellor a namesake, or the David Mellor, ex Conservative government minister known to do erotic things to ladies toes, back in the day.

Ultymate26/02/2018 14:22:56
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Posted by Don Fry on 26/02/2018 14:16:35:

Often wondered, but is this forum's David Mellor a namesake, or the David Mellor, ex Conservative government minister known to do erotic things to ladies toes, back in the day.

That's pedicure

Nigel R26/02/2018 14:59:48
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Not what the papers called it at the time...

Don Fry26/02/2018 15:02:06
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Arrrrrr, but ''twas the Sun methinks.

Tony F26/02/2018 15:12:07
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Let's hope no new modellers come to this forum to "dip their toe in the water" see what I did there? Lol I'll get my coat.
TJ Alexander26/02/2018 15:32:42
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Posted by DH 82A on 26/02/2018 12:17:50:

I say, chaps, this will not do ! Must not sully the English language with words from Johnny Foreigner !

I agree! We must use sound ENGLISH words ike Fuselage, Camber, Nacelle, Decalage, Aileron, Cabane, Amphibian, Torque, Monocoque, Empennage, Autogyro, Canard, Longeron...

The Wright Stuff26/02/2018 15:51:27
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 26/02/2018 15:32:42:
Posted by DH 82A on 26/02/2018 12:17:50:

I say, chaps, this will not do ! Must not sully the English language with words from Johnny Foreigner !

I agree! We must use sound ENGLISH words ike Fuselage, Camber, Nacelle, Decalage, Aileron, Cabane, Amphibian, Torque, Monocoque, Empennage, Autogyro, Canard, Longeron...

I'm trying to think of an English word for a tailplane at the front, but it's 'canard!

Old Geezer26/02/2018 15:53:17
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Regarding Johnnie Foreigner - Quote Unquote on R4Extra this morning - attributed to a now deceased member of the Royal Family just back from a Royal Tour: ( I paraphrase ) "Abroad is absolutely awful, and full of nobody but bloody foreigners"

Geoff S26/02/2018 15:58:27
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Posted by Phil 9 on 26/02/2018 07:04:08:

My​ 8 year old son refers to a torch 🔦 as a flashlight and a nappy as a diaper

Edited By Phil 9 on 26/02/2018 07:05:32

Well we used to sell flashlights in our family's shop back in the 1940s when you needed a permit to buy an alarm clock! It was the standard term for what we call torches today.

Geoff

Former Member26/02/2018 15:59:47
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Dave Hopkin26/02/2018 16:56:34
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Posted by Old Geezer on 26/02/2018 15:53:17:

Regarding Johnnie Foreigner - Quote Unquote on R4Extra this morning - attributed to a now deceased member of the Royal Family just back from a Royal Tour: ( I paraphrase ) "Abroad is absolutely awful, and full of nobody but bloody foreigners"

Sounds suspiciously like a "Phil the Greek-ism" that one....... mind you for a Greek Matelot he married well...

buster prop26/02/2018 17:05:24
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My pet hate is ‘could of’ instead of ‘could have’. More and more people say this and it really annoys me. Pedant, moi?

ChrisB26/02/2018 17:40:03
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One thing that niggles me is when people say 'off of'. You don't say "i'm going to get off of the bus", you say "i'm going to get off the bus"

Or

"That chap off of the telly"........NO!! what is it with people, particularly on prime time TV and radio?

And, people starting a sentence with So.

Martin Harris26/02/2018 18:04:21
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Posted by Nick Cripps on 26/02/2018 11:45:13:

Surely you mean tailplane? wink

I'm not sure that he does.

I acquired a book recently, written in 1915 as an introduction to aeronautics (by a relative, Arthur Fage, who was a respected aerodynamicist at the National Physical Laboratory - sadly, although he died in 1977 when I was in my early 20s, as far as I know I never met him) which simply refers to the stabilising surface as the "tail". By extension, as he refers to "main planes" and "the planes at the tail of the aircraft", it would seem likely that the correct original terminology was "tail plane".

Edited By Martin Harris on 26/02/2018 18:07:41

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Don Fry26/02/2018 19:09:36
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The word could in anything published. Nowadays it means every word said after this conditional is unproven, or a lie, or I did not understand, but hey oh, I'm paid to submit x thousand words by y hours.

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