Always sideboards, John.
I have worn a beard since I was 21, 50 years this year, but there have been all sorts of shapes, including a goatee with long sideboards.
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- Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:27 am
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: Minding ones P's and Q's
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How nice it is to hear from you Shelly, you have been missed. . As for Ps and Qs, I was always led to believe that when my ancestors, the Welsh especially, were known to drink beer in quarts (two pints), so their debts to the landlord would have a board marked up as owing so many P ints and Q uarts,...
This is quite interesting. I have never seen these things in use in the UK, so I had a quick Google. They seem to be listed as "torpedo rescue buoys" and nearly all of the adverts manage to mention Baywatch. It has set me wondering whether they were invented for the programme or just made popular by...
- Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm
- Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
- Topic: What the Dickens.
- Replies: 1
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I knew that the Charles Dickens classic story "A Tale of Two Cities" was published originally as a serial, but I didn't know that it first saw the light of day, not in a literary magazine, but in two local newspapers. Apparently it was the Bicester Times, it was the Worcester Times.
Father Benjamin woke up one Sunday morning and looked out of the window and saw an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day. He fought his conscience and his conscience lost. He decided to play golf. . He telephoned Father John, told him that he was feeling very unwell and convinced him to...