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Hi. I'd like to complain a bit, then perhaps nag a bit before I complain some more. Mainly about the weather. It's early January and it's raining cats and dogs! I don't  know if I've ever mentioned what country I'm from ( ajb007/shifty ), but this was not in the brochure. I understand this is the standard weather in the autumn, but in January it's supposed to be snowy and so cold enough to film the live action version of  Frozen.  ajb007/mad

Now I feel much better.  ajb007/smile
A very cold Coke Zero, please? Plenty of ice, of course.

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I've just been informed that the English word gift is related to the Norwegian word gift (meaning "married") and the Norwegian word gift (meaning "poison"). I leave it to the forum to speculate on how.  ajb007/lol

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Just watched a very interesting documentary on YouTube about the Russian and American
rivals for Concorde.  The Russian one had a couple of crashes and was scrapped, The
American was so complicated with wings which swept back to form a Delta wing, that it
became too heavy and too expensive, so Boeing went for its back up, stop gap replacement
the Jumbo jet 747.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Number24 wrote:

I've just been informed that the English word gift is related to the Norwegian word gift (meaning "married") and the Norwegian word gift (meaning "poison"). I leave it to the forum to speculate on how.  ajb007/lol

I think I've seen the same documentary as you did, TP. Have you applied your brilliantly active mind to this mystery?  ajb007/biggrin

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Reminds me of the old joke about what a Bride thinks on entering a church on her wedding, from
the first things she sees and hears  ....... ..... " Isle, Alter, Hymn "   ajb007/wink   or I'll Alter Him

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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ajb007/lol

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https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot … w-21263101
The new Batman film, Glasgow  doubles for Gotham.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Just a quick update on my  Casio DW 290 ( Mission Impossible watch ) on the 28th of December
I set it to the correct UK time ( to the second ) and today I checked the time on display to a web
page giving the correct UK time...... it was spot on not a second out  ajb007/martini  and all for £25  ajb007/biggrin

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Volda is a municipality as close to my heart as only a municipality can get. Volda just got a new crest and for some reason national media has picked up on it. They say it looks feminine to them. I don't get it, what's so feminine about the nib of a pen and two blades from a scythe? (you have no idea how much I had to google to to translate that sentence into English  ajb007/lol )


https://i1.wp.com/nyevolda.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Uten-navn-1.png?fit=700%2C394&ssl=1

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it looks like a vagina
this was my first thought before I even read the text

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You may  be on to something ……  ajb007/lol
Actually the nib of the pen (the part that looks like a vagina) has been the crest of Volda for decades. I remember jokes about it the 90's. I think the blades look like hips and make the simularities so obvious even the rest of the country cought on.  ajb007/shifty

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Noi wrote:

it looks like a vagina
this was my first thought before I even read the text

I saw the logo and thought that it looked a bit suspicious ajb007/shifty then i saw your comment and was relieved too see i am not the only one ajb007/lol Reminds me of that episode of Everybody Loves Raymond where Marie makes that sculpture that looked funny. Everyone told her what it looked like but she couldn't see it.

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You're absolutely not the only ones  ajb007/biggrin
I remember back when the old crest with only the nib* there when locals were joking that the crest should be called "Samantha" (Fox).  ajb007/lol
I guess the municiplas thought every joke had already been and the new crest wouldn't be noticed by more people. Boy (or ... girl) were they wrong ….


* ('nib' sounds a bit like "nebb", meaning "beak" in Norwegian. Could there be a link? It just occured to me)

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Number24 wrote:

You're absolutely not the only ones  ajb007/biggrin
I remember back when the old crest with only the nib* there when locals were joking that the crest should be called "Samantha" (Fox).  ajb007/lol
I guess the municiplas thought every joke had already been and the new crest wouldn't be noticed by more people. Boy (or ... girl) were they wrong ….


* ('nib' sounds a bit like "nebb", meaning "beak" in Norwegian. Could there be a link? It just occured to me)

I was right!

https://www.etymonline.com/word/nib#etymonline_v_6914

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I'm here to raise a glass to Brexit  ajb007/martini 
I understand the major effects won't kick in until next year, but Brexit has happened, I'm not looking for a discussion about it here (I understand this has been done before in AJB and elsewhere), I just want to mark the occation.

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I had a drink watching some of the people celebrating outside Parliament.

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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It must have been quite a sight!
I just came up with the best theory yet of how Brexit came to happen. I can't say everything makes sense now, I guess it never will, but it explains a lot …..


https://europe.connexity.com//wp-content/uploads/2016/06/68317306-1.jpg

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David Cameron will go down in history as one of the biggest tossers in Britain.
Calling a referendum and when it didn't go his way, ..... He abandoned his post.
Washed his hands of the problem and moved in to his shed to write his autobiography.  ajb007/mad
And look at Pig pictures on the internet .

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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I agree with your first sentence about Cameron, but I think he had to step down when he did. A head of government can't push for the remain side so heavily and stay in power, not after losing  on such an important issue. But I fear we can't continue this discussion here in SABS for much longer. You never know if any of the Moderators will be awake/sober at this time  ajb007/biggrin

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ajb007/lol
I overheard a discussion in a hotel lobby recently. Where a stranger joined a small group
of people, to join in the conversation. Which he skilfully directed on to the subjects of
Politics and Religion ...... it ended as I and I sure many others would imagine,..... one
big argument. I do love people watching.  ajb007/biggrin

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Number24 wrote:

I agree with your first sentence about Cameron, but I think he had to step down when he did. A head of government can't push for the remain side so heavily and stay in power, not after losing  on such an important issue. But I fear we can't continue this discussion here in SABS for much longer. You never know if any of the Moderators will be awake/sober at this time  ajb007/biggrin

Alas, I am both.  ajb007/crap

A Scotsman, Englishman and Irishman are in a bar. The Englishman wants to leave, so the other two have to go as well.

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ajb007/lol

Sober and awake Moderators have been a recurring problem when I post on AJB, even here in SABS  ajb007/biggrin

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Quiet night, barkeep?
You know what, I'll buy a round if anyone drops in.  ajb007/smile

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Tonight is a Vesper Americano evening. 3 parts gin, 1.5 parts each of vodka and Cocchi Americano. A heavy dash of grapefruit bitters. Garnished with a large thin slice of orange peel.
https://i.postimg.cc/MckS5Wq2/IMG-20200204-170630-DRO.jpg

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How’s your head this morning, Westward Drift?  ajb007/amazed

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."