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by sejintenej
Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: How.....Why... ? Mysteries of the universe
Replies: 66
Views: 4826

Mrs C. wrote:Why does it always rain when I take the dog for a walk ????
Why did it never rain on a Sunday afternoon in term time so we could stay in?

The answer was in the Financial Times in Jan 1995 (from memory - I've got the article somewhere) but I still couldn't understand why!
by sejintenej
Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Grecian with a capital G?
Replies: 16
Views: 2126

I gather that the Erasmus referred to here is not, as generally supposed the famous Dutch renaissance scholar, but some worthy 18th century benefactor of the foundation after whom these new (capitalised) forms were named. Not so with grecians and deputy grecians - they may have once been students o...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: http://www.sayitwithcats.com/101usesforacat.asp
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

Great Plum wrote:Dogs are more fun...

They tend to do what they are told...
Cats don't learn English because they have no intention of doing what you tell them to do
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH Trivia
Replies: 292
Views: 23127

Can anyone tell me what 'skiffage pie' is? How would you rate it, taste wise, also 'Housey stew', how was that? Skiffage pie? Excellent - and plenty of it! I think the name put people off which meant 2nds and 3rds for me - hooray! :) Mince meat and veg with a lovely gooey fatty pastry on top! Yum y...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: http://www.sayitwithcats.com/101usesforacat.asp
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

shoz wrote:I just have to say that it is impossible to have a better pet than a cat!
Cats are killers - even put me into A & E and kept in. Even now I'm coughing like a trooper despite the inhalers even though there's none in the house.
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: http://www.sayitwithcats.com/101usesforacat.asp
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

BTaylor wrote:
sejintenej wrote:
englishangel wrote:a merkin is a pubic wig
that is a secondary meaning to "a national of the United States of America" - in newsgroupspeak
If Yanks are Merkins, what are Brits? Teabags?
.......................les rosbifs
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: http://www.sayitwithcats.com/101usesforacat.asp
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

Richard Ruck wrote:
sejintenej wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:
Merkin - what a useful word!

Is it possible to buy a 'winter-weight' merkin to cope with chilly weather?
Mandy Rice-Davies and her ilk?

[dons flameproof undies]
I don't know how you've b*ggered up that quote, but you've really done a number on it!! :lol:

LOL, LOL, LOL, :D
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: http://www.sayitwithcats.com/101usesforacat.asp
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

Richard Ruck wrote:Merkin - what a useful word!

Is it possible to buy a 'winter-weight' merkin to cope with chilly weather
Mandy Rice-Davies and her ilk?

[dons flameproof undies]
by sejintenej
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: http://www.sayitwithcats.com/101usesforacat.asp
Replies: 59
Views: 5203

englishangel wrote:a merkin is a pubic wig
that is a secondary meaning to "a national of the United States of America" - in newsgroupspeak
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: amsterdam
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: amsterdam

just a thought - are there any OBs in the Amsterdam area ? Only I am there from 2nd to 6th December, and could do with some pointers towards the better watering-holes and nosh-joints... ( no pun intended or solicited ) Thanks B. Dunno why you want to go there - if you were asking about Zandvoort (w...
by sejintenej
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Usher Theatre Company: Does It Still Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Well, that's that sorted out. And now for question #2. Has Christ Horsepital ever hosted the BBC's famed granny-furniture bloodbath, Antiques Roadshow ? If not, it flamin' well should. Only 'Songs of Praise' as far as I am aware. And Mastermind 8) Magnus ballsed up by saying the programme had come ...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: "Must do"s in Oz
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

go to newcastle and do a wine tour there (loads of wine tasting!!) we used shadows wine tours. PM me if you want to know anymore. Interesting; as we're off in Jan I asked an Aussie friend about Newcastle and he almost prohibited the concept on the grounds that, like Woomera, it is simply an industr...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: cold showers and brown water
Replies: 24
Views: 3624

No showers at Hertford, baths on alternate nights by rota. Just noticed this; weekly baths with the water no higher than the line. It was just about deep enough to cover a recumbent ankle - about 5 inches and tepid if you were lucky (I think Col B halfinched all the hot water - they were closer to ...
by sejintenej
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 105
Views: 19199

(BTW - I cannot legally get a copy of my birth certificate (the original is impounded by the courts) without all sorts of complicated rigmarole. I got one anyway without telling them!) bizarre......dare one ask why? Quite simple really; I was adopted, once just before I went to CH and then again ju...
by sejintenej
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: New Licensing laws - good or bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 3430

Re: New Licensing laws - good or bad?

I have an annual breakfast invitation - start drinking in a pub at 7.00am and the last time I left at 5pm, sloshed. The hosts have been known to stagger out of a West End hostellery at 4am the next day. A pint at breakfast time can seem like an awful idea until you try it. Agreed; I did say it was ...