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06-04-2016, 09:18 AM   #27046
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
The misuse of the apostrophe when the word is plural rather than possesive is quite common among those whose first language actually is English.
I agree, and said earlier.

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Ah.

Racer works for Boeing then?

I was actually in Toulouse which is where the Airbus HQ is.

All my flights were on Airbus planes.
Did you go to their big she'd? No photos allowed. Or did you see St Sernin?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
I agree, and said earlier.
Really?
My point was clearly that it was not an issue with English not being his native tongue. Could you point out where that was said earlier? I can't seem to find it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
I

"Never you mind about that", to quote a long time former Premier (for some of our foreign friends - that is kind of like 'Governor', which is not like the English usage of 'Guv') of Queensland. I know plenty of English as only language speakers who do not know, or at least practice, the rule that plurals do not have " 's " at the end.
This was the post to which I was referring.

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Really?
My point was clearly that it was not an issue with English not being his native tongue. Could you point out where that was said earlier? I can't seem to find it.
See my immediately preceding post which is it.
06-04-2016, 12:03 PM   #27049
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Ah.

Racer works for Boeing then?


Ding!


Ding!


Ding!


In the World's Largest Building, no less.






QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I was actually in Toulouse which is where the Airbus HQ is.


Why yes.


Yes it is.


Did you take the tour?




QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
All my flights were on Airbus planes.


You have my sympathies.


I too have traveled on the French Connection.


In my (possibly biased) opinion, they are not as well made, the quality of the fit and finish is not up to the standards of Boeing. They are less comfortable for passengers.


But hey, if they get you there and back, why complain.


After all, air travel today is far better than it was when this was the standard:




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But that is modern, not made of wood and cotton like those Eddie Richenbauer flew when he was not driving at Indi.
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Did you take the tour?
No.
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You have my sympathies.
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But that is modern, not made of wood and cotton like those Eddie Richenbauer flew when he was not driving at Indi.
The plane in my post?

It is a 1929 Travel Air.

Not modern, although it does have an electric starter, and radios. Otherwise, it is the same as it was 87 years ago. A delight to fly in too!
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Did you take the tour?
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No.
Well if you ever find yourself in Everett, Washington, you need to take the tour of the World's Largest Building. A fascinating place that keeps getting bigger. They just finished adding onto it yet again, in preparation for the latest version of the 777.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
The plane in my post?

It is a 1929 Travel Air.

Not modern, although it does have an electric starter, and radios. Otherwise, it is the same as it was 87 years ago. A delight to fly in too!
I was thinking of those 10 or 12 years erlier. Massive changes in the technology in that early development phase, like for most things.
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So where are all the mates now?

It was a bit sunny today, the sky was a funny colour today, not like Bert's recent picture of the sky. It was blue, if you are willing to believe me. I went walking with some friends and got hot. We walked about 4 miles. We did not see the local member though. The temperature got to about 25C, even in Australia that is shirt only weather.

With dinner tonight 'Old Speckled Hen'. A medium coloured ale with a yeasty flavour.
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So where are all the mates now?
I'm here.

Cooking macaroni and cheese with lamb chops


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It was blue, if you are willing to believe me.
Yeah right!
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Forecast is for clouds tomorrow. Can you believe that?
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So where are all the mates now?

It was a bit sunny today, the sky was a funny colour today, not like Bert's recent picture of the sky. It was blue, if you are willing to believe me. I went walking with some friends and got hot. We walked about 4 miles. We did not see the local member though. The temperature got to about 25C, even in Australia that is shirt only weather.

With dinner tonight 'Old Speckled Hen'. A medium coloured ale with a yeasty flavour.
The weather is summer like here in the Great Pacific Northwet. Sunny, 86F (30C).

The grass needs mowing, so I'm out taking laps on the mower. Just stopped for a break, sip a cold adult malted beverage, shake the dust, grass clippings and bugs off, then back to the yard work. Also have some dead tree branches to load onto the wagon and take down by the river.

OK.

Back to the chores!


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Forecast is for clouds tomorrow. Can you believe that?
Well look at where you are.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
The weather is summer like here in the Great Pacific Northwet. Sunny, 86F (30C).

The grass needs mowing, so I'm out taking laps on the mower. Just stopped for a break, sip a cold adult malted beverage, shake the dust, grass clippings and bugs off, then back to the yard work. Also have some dead tree branches to load onto the wagon and take down by the river.

OK.

Back the the chores!

Just so... Yard work. Buying replacement shrubberies and plants to replace the ones who tragically lost their lives in the excavation of our sprinkler system wiring last week... Planting them. All while enjoying the flood of radiation from that glowing fusion reactor in the sky!

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