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01-05-2018, 11:27 PM   #43666
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
now that is a Scrabble word

BTW, place names are legal

" Proper nouns come into play in Scrabble rule change

Mattel said the use of names will add a "new dimension" to Scrabble
The rules of word game Scrabble are being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of proper nouns, games company Mattel has said.
Place names, people's names and company names or brands will now count. "

BBC News - Proper nouns come into play in Scrabble rule change


But that one is not a Scrabble word - the board is not wide enough!

01-05-2018, 11:45 PM   #43667
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Cricket is good.


England all out 346.
Australia 4/474 near the end of day 3. Shaun Marsh has 97. Can he get the 100 this evening (morning in England).
01-05-2018, 11:53 PM   #43668
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Stumps: Shaun Marsh has 98 n/o, 4/479. Now he needs to sweat it out over night on whether he can make the magic 100 in the morning.


See, mental toughness beyond that needed in one day sports is needed in cricket.
01-06-2018, 03:53 AM   #43669
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Went there the other day. One of my discoveries, from driving around a carpark, was that "allan" means "exit".


So what were all those boys' parents thinking when they named their son "Allan"?
well the correct spelling of that name is

A-l-l-e-n

not A-l-l-a-n or A-l-a-n or A-l-e-n or even A-l-l-y-n

my dad got into the family research game and kept all the records on the computer.

I noticed that my name was very common in the family and was even spelled consistently

I mentioned that it was cool that everyone had used the same spelling through out the years.

he gave me a funny look and said -

Spell Check


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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
well the correct spelling of that name is

A-l-l-e-n

not A-l-l-an or A-l-a-n or A-l-e-n or even A-l-l-y-n

my dad got into the family research game and kept all the records on the computer.

I noticed that my name was very common in the family and was even spelled consistently

I mention that it was cool that everyone had used the same spelling through out the years.

he gave me a funny look and said -

Spell Check
I worked in a department that had alan, allen and allyn...all given names
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Could have been worse.
Politely chastised? Doesn't sound very Norwegian. The "polite" bit, that is. Maybe the emigrant kind differ from those of us who never left, though

On one of my visits to the US I saw a bumper sticker saying "I'm Norwegian and I'm humble".
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A pleasant 32C today, expecting to clinb to about 40 over the next couple of days. Which is all good. We'll do our walks from sunrise onwards, then go back for lunch and a siesta before heading out for a late afternoon game drive and a sundowner.

Apart from that my main worry is that there is too much food and too short between the meals. What makes matters worse is that the food here is delicious. The beef I had last night melted in my mouth.

No worries, though. I will not stain the reputation of The Thread - I'll man up and get through the hardships one way or the other.
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A pleasant 32C today, expecting to clinb to about 40 over the next couple of days.
Currently 2F (-17C) here, and I have a slab of cured pork belly that needs smoking.
Think about me today please.

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No worries, though. I will not stain the reputation of The Thread - I'll man up and get through the hardships one way or the other.
There was never any doubt.
Enjoy!

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All the Welsh you need to know can be summed up in two words: Owain Glyndŵr

Or maybe three: Owain Glyn Dŵr
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All the Welsh you need to know can be summed up in two words: Owain Glyndŵr
And here I thought it was one word, rarebit.

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Apart from that my main worry is that there is too much food and too short between the meals. What makes matters worse is that the food here is delicious. The beef I had last night melted in my mouth.
Go have some antelopes - Oryx is amazing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
All the Welsh you need to know can be summed up in two words: Owain Glyndŵr

Or maybe three: Owain Glyn Dŵr


Interesting man. Died the same year as the Battle of Agincourt, where the English long bows mowed down the French knights in all their armour, just like the machine guns did 500 years later on fields in France, leading to a reinterpretation of cavalry. And he also fought at the Battle of Radcot Bridge, 1387, of all places. I cross that bridge on my commute by the shortest route to work. Now there is a pub there, called The Swan (just like many other pubs around the area), and a narrow, humped bridge over the river, a house by the bridge which was probably a toll house in the long distant past, and a concrete bunker that looks like it dates to WWII. In the late 1930s the RAF was looking for a site for a base in the area and one candidate site was between Clanfield and Radcot Bridge. When they went to look at the site there was some inundation so they chose the other candidate site, Brize Norton, still in active service. The field near Radcot Bridge are often very wet with some standing water on the surface.
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Currently 2F (-17C) here, and I have a slab of cured pork belly that needs smoking.
Think about me today please.
Brrr... Yeah, that's why this is the best time to visit the southern hemisphere. You have my sympathies.

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Enjoy!
Will do, sir, will do!

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Go have some antelopes - Oryx is amazing!
I know. And hartebeest. Absolutely delicious. Springbok and ostrich can be quite good as well.
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Forty syllables.

Wow.

What a mouthful.
Said the actress to the bishop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote

A-l-l-e-n

not A-l-l-a-n or A-l-a-n or A-l-e-n or even A-l-l-y-n
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