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Bob Cotsford27/02/2018 10:38:36
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I'm sure we have all given 110% - have we? How does anyone manage to give a 110% performance, doesn't that just mean that they normally give less than their best?

TJ Alexander27/02/2018 10:45:11
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Posted by David Mellor on 26/02/2018 15:59:47:

The origin of the word "pedant" appears to be french or Italian. Means "schoolmaster" both languages (in 16th century). To be pedantic.....

And no, that wasn't me. I don't support Chelsea either.

Edited By David Mellor on 26/02/2018 16:00:27

Are you the cutlery designer, then?

TJ Alexander27/02/2018 10:46:31
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Posted by Dave Hopkin on 26/02/2018 16:56:34:
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...

King George V or VI IIRC (I heard it too, but was driving at the time, so not really concentrating on Mr Rees

Don Fry27/02/2018 10:51:42
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Posted by Martin Harris on 26/02/2018 22:34:38:

I remember one lunchtime at my primary school, the boy in front of me at the serving hatch who said, "I don't want no custard, Miss" getting a large dollop of the curdled lumpy yellow gunge (nowadays, it would come with a Hazchem label) deposited over his crumble. As far as I can recall, he never did grasp the logic...

Edited By Martin Harris on 26/02/2018 22:47:58

He didn't become a rocket surgeon then.

Denis Watkins27/02/2018 11:00:41
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Posted by David Mellor on 26/02/2018 15:59:47:

The origin of the word "pedant" appears to be french or Italian. Means "schoolmaster" both languages (in 16th century). To be pedantic.....

And no, that wasn't me. I don't support Chelsea either.

Edited By David Mellor on 26/02/2018 16:00:27

Yes Mr M, Italians use the word pedante

For jobs worth, or overly fussy

Former Member27/02/2018 18:55:09
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Dave Hopkin27/02/2018 19:11:08
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A pedants joke....

Knock Knock

Who's There

No! Whom is there

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TJ Alexander28/02/2018 14:58:29
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There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Don Fry28/02/2018 15:06:29
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On the biology of a species of snail, " there are four authorities in the world, but I have little confidence in one of them"

Mike Blandford28/02/2018 15:09:10
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 28/02/2018 14:58:29:

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

The rest think its ternary!

Mike

Gary Manuel28/02/2018 15:18:33
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 28/02/2018 14:58:29:

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

A bit too deep for some - or should that be a bit two deep for some - or am I being pedantic?

TJ Alexander28/02/2018 15:24:41
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Bravo Mike!

Nigel R28/02/2018 16:40:46
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"I'm sure we have all given 110% - have we? How does anyone manage to give a 110% performance, doesn't that just mean that they normally give less than their best?"

I always give 110% about 30% of the way through something. Don't want to go too high too early - allows plenty of scope for peaking at 200% right at the end where it counts.

ChrisB28/02/2018 17:02:30
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I think the golden thread of this discussion is that of basic English language being eroded, often by American Television and self important ‘executives’ trying to reinvent the wheel.

Don Fry28/02/2018 17:27:18
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Arrr, but a Trot would put you down with, " you don't know your history mate". Forgive the over familiar language, but Trots are not allowed to admit they went to school.

And by school, I do not mean School, as an Etonian would refer to his place of education.

But never trust a Trot who went to School.

But the Golden thread is I'm bored, fed up with winter. Yesterday I decided at 9am not to invest in some indoor kits for next winter. By 8pm, they were ordered, and with the bits ( vital) I was £160 down. Add that to the £60 a fine lunch cost, though getting SWMBO sqiffy, and noisy was entertaining. If this weather does not improve I will file for bankruptcy. Apologies for the American last phrase.

Stuart C28/02/2018 17:28:36
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Knock! Knock! Whom is there??? When did the verb "to be" start taking an object?

Don Fry28/02/2018 17:40:18
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Dunno mate didnt go to School

Geoff Peacock28/02/2018 21:41:57
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Don't even mention 'ABSOLUTELY' instead of a simple 'yes'.

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