Re: Anyone who puts the milk in tea whilst the bag is still in the cup
I like the idea of a callus attack on a working man. Would he be a horny-handed son of the soil by any chance?
244 posts • joined 30 Apr 2014
au contraire to au contraire.
There are plenty of examples in the vdeo where the glottal stop is used as I recall it from my time spent living in the north of England. I would say that the occasions it is not used are when the performers are forcing the words to fit the rhythm of the music.
I buy the actual paper edition of the Times each Saturday. First job is to run the mechanical adblock filter by going through it, taking out all the advertising supplements and binning them, unlooked at and unloved. Then, when reading the paper itself, my heart leaps with delight when I see a full page ad, knowing that I can ignore that page completely; even more so if it is a double page spread - I can turn over to the next page without even giving it a glance. The advertisers' "expensively created content" serves a good purpose - in the recycling bin - and has had minimal influence on my purchasing intentions.
@ Anthony Hegedus
I have a collection of BT-supplied routers going back about a dozen years to when I switched to wireless. All of them are still in perfect working order and the only lengthy hiccup I have experienced in that time (2 days out) was tracked down to a problem at the local exchange. The comment sounds like those that I see about Windows 10 - I hate BT because they are BT.
Most of us may indeed use a narrow set of knowledge in our daily activities but everyone has their own different narrow set. When a teacher is confronted with, say, 30 pupils in a class, that teacher has no idea what specific knowledge each pupil is going to need in the future. Most of the pupils will have no idea what they plan to do in later life and part of the work of teachers is to present a range, some of which may attract the interest and enthusiasm of just one individual. The entire class therefore has to be taught a broad range of ideas. I am also sufficiently old-fashioned enough (and retired!) to think that the ability to learn facts is a skill that can be learned and that pupils may actually be assisted by being made to learn something that has little use in future. In my case, French vocabulary.
"having some of the settings in the settings app, others in the control panel has been p*ssing me off since Windows 8."
I agree that it is an annoying feature of W10. There is no Settings app in my currently fully up to date W8.1 (apart from right click on the Windows symbol which gives shortcuts to some of the things that are in Control Panel anyway). So I don't understand how you can have been p*ssed off.
"as in Windows 8.1 - where tiles can't be moved around by drag and drop"
I have just left this fascinating document for a moment to confirm that I created my own categories of tiles and moved the tiles into each one by dragging and dropping and that I can still move them around. Yes, confirmed.
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