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Jack Edwards



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Where on the World Wide Internet can you find discussions on Shakespeare, D.I.Y. tips,World class puns!, and canine news and views from across the U.K. other than on this blessed Forum? How can you gongooglers out there resist the temptation of joining in with such learned people?  Come on in the water's warm! TTFN Jack.
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Don Armour



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's trivia, today (11th March), according to Shakespeare, this was Romeo and Juliet's wedding day (in 1302).

I REALLY need to get out more!!

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charlotte honychurch



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I have just been advised that the leaflet story was a hoax from Australia and police are putting messages on all facebook sites to advise people.....but lots of dogs disappearing....
Re oil leak, yes someone else advised re onion.
I have now had a pipe redirected but smell, FOUL smell, still there and despite freezing weather all windows open. Have advised insurance co and its deemed health and safety issue. Had blood pressure checked today as read that fumes can cause a rise in that ...and I THOUGHT IT WAS COMING ON HERE THAT HAD CAUSED IT... !!!!!!  it has gone up...BP that is...am hoping for some technical checks  and apparently the bad air can be sucked out.The headaches and dizzy feelings are horrible tho...I suppose being sparks on tankers you would have got used to it!!!!!!
Must put ONION on shopping list!!!!Puts me in mind of 'The spaniard that blighted my life'.....bet thats a teaser?????????on that note night nightx
Bet thats the first time a x has appared on here??
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Jack Edwards



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte,don't tangle with Music hall afficiadoes,Hist to me while I tell you of the Spaniard that blighted my life ha, ha, ha, I'll raise a bunion on his Spanish onion if I catch him bending tonight,ha, ha, ha. An old Music Hall ditty,later covered by Al Jolson and Bing Crosby. Hope you find a solution to your oily problem. They say that matelots who served on tankers go crazy with inhaling the oil fumes. Funny it didn't affect me! (I heard that!) Regarding the non use of 'X's' on the Forum.  This used to be an male only site so that sort of thing was not encouraged. I have had my suspicions about young Armour and Smith though! TTFN Jack.
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Don Armour



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be Alphonso Spagoni, the Toreador, the Nemesis of one Billy Merson, I suspect.

As for the "x" issue and Jack's misgivings, we'll have none of that Public School nonsense here, thank you very much, even manly hugs are discouraged - far too American bah!

Anyway, we must beware of this becoming an "X" rated site...

Something to ponder, why is "X" associated with a kiss?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Don,the most likely answer to your poser is that when kissing between MALES and FEMALES,they share lips which is crossing together,hence the 'X'  Looking forward to seeing you at Llandudno that is if they let us rebels in!  Even now Mr.John Mottram is arranging for the A55 to be dug up as he does every year! TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice try Jack but no cigar.

Hint, it's to do with literacy.

Alan, Charlotte, Dah, any ideas? Answer tomorrow if there are no takers (it's not worth asking anyone else).

Yep, I'm looking forward to THE Reunion but I'm not too bothered about landmines or John out on the A55 with his pickaxe, for I have a cunning plan!! (Spookily enough, it involves the rail network!)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject: Easy Peasy Reply with quote

Well ...way back when, (Not BC but BE - Before Edwards), a christian cross was put on documents and letters to show sincerity, faith and honesty. Now as most of the common people, (attempts to keep a straight face), could not read or write, an 'X' was also placed on documents and a kiss placed upon it as a show of their sincerity. Some secret societies known as Football Pool clubs retain this habit to this very day). (avoids use of the word 'draws' to reduce blood pressure levels).

I am not one for starting rumours or gossip ...but I have noticed that a certain former tanker RO spends a considerable amount of the reunion weekend round at the BP station with a long tube and something of a red nose. (I am sure that is not a shaving rash either). Now I know it's not the Nectar points he's after ...so I guess old habits die hard... (pauses and waits for long series of Monks and habit puns - nun of that here please).
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Don Armour



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much it Jack, how it originated was, in centuries past, most people could not sign their names on documents such as contracts, enlistment papers etc, so they would "make their mark" (thumbprints and other biometrics not having been invented yet!), this was invariably a cross "X".

To seal the contract, they would, in front of witnesses, kiss the mark that they had made. (I'm not sure sincerity really came into it in comparison to legal enforcement).

As you rightly said, most could not read either, so they had little idea of what they were signing up to! (lawyers these days would have a field day with that).

Over the years, such was the association between the mark and the kiss that "X" came to represent the kiss and so it is to this day.

I REALLY, REALLY need to get out more, a situation that I intend to rectify SOON!!

"My father named me Autolycus; who being, as I am, littered under Mercury, was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles".

A Winterís Tale, Act 4, Scene 3

P.S. "littered" in this case refers to being born (as in a litter of puppies) not to the casual discarding of rubbish.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don,I bet your Father named you AUTOCYCLE 'cause you're always on the go! Dah,I don't know why you expected a MASS of puns such as my Mother's SUPERIOR ones,my SISTER has some good ones,wish it was tomorrow then it would be FRIARday 0nes, I must CONFESS there have been better puns,but TUCK in anyway! If I wasn't an English Nationalist I would OFFERATORY pun! Please come back Alan,all is forgiven! TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Y'all,Check out ITV2 9pm Thursday 14th! Congrats Dah and John for a great publicity stunt! TTFN Jack.
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Don Armour



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's a day too late (unless you have catchup facilities) besides which, who really cares about Atomic Kitten et al?

In any case, the BIG Reunion doesn't happen for another week - see you there!! Very HappyVery Happy

P.S. I hope they don't televise it!!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

POSTED A LONG MESSAGE AND ITS POPPED OFF
HAVE A GOOD REUNION
Got to have my conservatory floor up, wall removed rayburn taken out re oil leak, will take 4 months...thinking of moving to Llandudno to escape!!!!!!
Have air blowing out of cat flap through a pipe from under floor!!!!
Nightie night no kisses!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlotte, should you wish to take a break from your trials and tribulations in Llandudno, I'm sure we would be delighted to see you next weekend.

Your call, of course, either way our best wishes.

Ooer, it's always nasty when you've got air blowing out from your catflap!!
Very Happy  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have no idea!!!!! Rolling Eyes
Only teasing...think I will have to forego the excitement in Llandudno .I hardly dare imagine what i will be missing!!!
Ive had a lot of headaches, feeling wooozy and sick so havent driven far since the oil slick...
I'm sure there will be plenty of pics on here of you all taking to the waters, one way or another....
If anyone on the list I first posted turns up say hello from me and also on behalf of all my friends who enjoyed the pleasures of the  Wink young men at the time!! some of them are having a get together in col/bay ish very soon......
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don,I write this in fear that I may be wrong and what the consequences would be if I am!!!!! In your last message should there not be a comma between 'tribulations' and 'in'? We know not what trials and tribulations  Charlotte got up to in Llandudno,do we? Alan,is it possible we have scored a point against our master and mentor? Charlotte,be thankful for small mercies re your oil slick,remember B.P. got fined millions of dollars for their oil slick! in the U.S.A. TTFN Jack.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Edwards Major, you are, indeed, correct on all points.

Yes, there should have been a comma and yes, it reads as though Charlotte's trials and tribulations were in Llandudno, something of which, as you so rightly point out, we have no knowledge.

I guess this means I will have to buy you a beer in the London Inn!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw gee,Don,thanks. It shows your tuition is at last getting through to us eager pupils. TTFN Jack. (Alan,for your eyes only. 'gloat,gloat!)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:47 am    Post subject: reunion Reply with quote

so how was it/????????????
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved it, how was it for you??


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