What happens when (as often occurs), the people involved in the call make a series of short comments in reply to each other. I would guess that the phone slips out of your hand and down the toilet.
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Re: Only cracking I have done is
Making holes in castle walls is also the place where that much misused or misunderstood word, a petard, would be used appropriately.
Re: Re:beans that are not suitably roasted.
Years ago, when living in Malaysia, my wife occasionally bought fresh coffee beans and roasted them herself. The smell of roasting coffee was fine in the later stages of the process but, during the initial stages of heating, a lot of very unpleasant smelling substances were released. Fortunately, as is common in the tropics, much cooking could be done outside.
Re: We need some ...
The squatting position is adopted by those who normally use squatting (rather than sitting) toilets. I ubderstand it is a much more efficient way of defecating. I have gone to sitting toilets in Thailand and other Asian countries and found foot marks on the seat.
Re: We need some ...
Unless it has been through you first?
Re: What did the Roman's ever do for us?
The Roman's. That's Chelsea FC isn't it?
Re: I might be wrong, because I don't know
You can also rotate the words one letter at a time to give variants:
The capitals may or may not indicate the start of words if you don't know how long the words are.
Re: I don't 'Binge ' drink.
"I'm a cereal drinker.."
In Marks and Spencer this morning, I saw bottles labelled "Oat Drtink". Looks like just the thing for you.
Re: Is you fridge running, Are there any walls in the house at all
I have had exactly the same argument with a representative of a large investment company with whom I have an account after he called me and then wanted me to establish my identity. Neither of us could prove convincingly who we were without revealing important details. In the end, we agreed that he would send me a letter which did indeed arrive.
Re: Autopilot fun
Impedimenta means luggage or baggage (originally military). You may have intended to say impediments?
Re: Validation Vs verification
My PhD thesis contained many mentions of cobalt carbonyl, Co2(CO)8 (don't know how to do subscripts here) and numerous others with combinations of capital C + lower case o and Capital C + capital O. In those far-off days, one hired a typist to do a professional job. Lots of fun was had proofreading the first draft of the typed version.
Re: If you press litmus paper to Jim Al-Khalili, does it go blue?
Only if the limus paper is damp (and not blue already).
Re "meet up": see the article by Oliver Kamm (The Pedant) in the Times of last Saturday (10th March).
Does anyone have a dual band wifi adapter that works with Mint on the 5GHz band?
Re: I stopped listening...
In which case (presumably too hard to work out), why was the drink advice not given originally in terms of pints per (say) 20 kg of body weight?
Hooray, the title has homage spelled correctly (one m). Boo, the use of "an homage" signifies that the author has the pretentious pronuciation "omage" or, even worse, "ommaj" in mind.
Re: "the right to prevent your access to the store"
Apple may be using some kind of restrictive practice but it is not "monopolizing" because you have the option of using other operating systems.
And your pet dog, the Slush Puppy.
Not just mail order. I once bought a white shirt in M&S to wear with my dinner suit. When I unwrapped it at home, it was stinking of cigarette smoke.
Re: Petty Speeding
Ah, the Illiterate Apostrophe. Do you mean cameras as the plural of camera?
I thought the headline meant that the newer aircraft was vastly inferior to the older one.
Re: No problem
... put big fences down both sides so pedestrians can't get anywhere near them...
Just like the railways and look how successful they have been (e.g. Calais e.g. schoolchildren killed or injured).
Re: Fovea or FauxVR..?
Any big change in the type of vehicle requires care initially. I used to find problems with the relative responsiveness of my car immediately after driving a fully loaded minibus for a couple of hours. I am sure that the same applies to drivers of all heavy commercial vehicles.
Re: THAT Price for one View?
I agree that train station jars but we use bus station and underground/metro/subway station, so why not be consistent?
Re: Back when I was stuck in the 9-5 rut ...
In our local paper a couple of months ago, there was an article about a man trying to get rid of Japanese knotwood. This was referred to in the paper as a perineal problem.
Re: @Alan Brown
No full stops after SI units.
I've just noticed that copying and pasting lost the superscripts in the original but not when I paste it into Word or similar.
I would agree with the inadvisability of wearing gloves. The thing you had to look out for then was to make sure that any spilled liquid nitrogen did not come into contact with a ring on your finger or under a metal watch strap. Very painful but thankfully not too long lasting.
I'm still trying to decide if "deja vous" is deliberate or not.
Re: Has anybody actually tested this?
I'll let you mix your phone with the gease, salt and food particles....
Turn the bags inside out!!
Re: That's funny ...
If you do that you, of course, get Bing results.
Re: Speed isn't as important as Addons
In W10, put it on the task bar, A single click is all you need then.
I wonder if anyone else saw the story in last Saturday's Times about the Welsh rugby team on their flight to Australia some time in the 1970s. The captain persuaded his hooker (after all others had failed) to move out of first class back into economy where he was supposed to be sitting. It seems he told him that "the first class section isn't going to Australia."
Re: You ended up with a Nissan Puke? Unlucky!
I can't see what all the fuss is about. It's a car. I have googled images of the Nissan Juke and, as far as I can gather, it has four wheels, an engine and brakes so it will take you where you want to go and stop when you get there. What more do you need?
Re: Ganymede, Mimas, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Iapetus, Europa, and Titan.
Tom Lehrer, surely as in the elements song.
Re: A thought
Just like deluded hifi aficianods who pay outrageous amounts for exotic metal cables.
Am I the only person in the world who thinks that the phrase with "support" is the wrong way round. Should it not be the operating system that supports the app?
No doubt pronounced "levveraged"
1. See reference to "sic" above.
2. I think you will find that the damage was caused when a real knife was substituted for a prop knife.
Re: PC fail
spat (past tense of spit)?
I had a long debate about just that with a man who said he was from a company with which I have a couple of investments. He did not see the illogicality of asking me for identification details when he had actually called me and I would not accept that he was who he said he was without some identification from him. In the end, I received a letter which was genuine but I still do not accept calls from them.
Re: only ones saved
That reminds me of the local Baptist church which has a poster saying "Jesus saves" outside. I always mutter to myself "With whom?" as I go past but have resisted the temptation to add "with Nationwide" or similar.
Re: So much for digital
While living in SE Asia, we came across the kati (= 4/3 lbs) and the tahil (one sixteenth of a kati). Beer was sold in bottles containing 4/3 pints.
Re: Email address?
....insertion of firmware updates?
Prices don't hike. Company owners hike prices. As a result, prices are hiked by them.
Re: Infernoz A question....
Who you talikin to?
The clue is in the title: "Infernoz....."
Have a look back at the names of the ten or so posters you refer to.
Re: How many millions will the NHS
I seem to recall an explanation (perhaps even in this venerable organ, I cannot recall exactly where) that that statement actually means that you could find at least one computer running Windows XP in 90% of NHS hospitals. Not quite the same thing but that's the press for you.
Re: Oh the hell with it - I'll post it and hope that Vulture Central does not send a hit squad.
Rather than post all nine verses, you can look this up:
Re: 1.5 billion seconds
And how many intestinal contractions?
It's called the pause button.
Despite my reassurances along these lines (after speaking to a friend who had just been working there for two years), my wife totally refused to accompany me if I accepted a job offer in Belfast in the early 70s. So, we didn't go and I still have never been back to Northern Ireland.