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by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: HELP! Can anyone do maths?
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

HELP! Can anyone do maths?

This is driving me crazy, is there anyone out there who can help? Three men go to a restaurant for lunch, and the bill comes to £30.00 exactly, so they each put a £10 note onto the table. As the waiter is on his way to pay the money in, he realises that he has overcharged them, and the bill should h...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: blind pig / blind tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 6421

blind pig / blind tiger

No Russ, as you say, we don't call everything that fits into a hole in the wall a hole in the wall, and I should have thought about it, even though it is the obvious reason that ATMs acquired the name. We too have free-standing machines, but they are not holes in the wall, they are bandits, because ...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: blind pig / blind tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 6421

blind pig / blind tiger

Russ, we call an ATM a hole in the wall because they are fitted in holes in walls. I'm afraid I really can't see Butch Cassidy's influence in it at all.

If my memory serves me well there is a pub called The Hole In The Wall in Scarborough (Yorkshire) as well as Waterloo.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kick the can down the road
Replies: 6
Views: 11552

kick the can down the road

Dale, we sometimes kick it into the long grass , (where the ball can be lost for a while), or more often, kick for touch . In both soccer and rugby kicking the ball over the side line would stop the game for a very short time, and quite often relieve pressure. I have not heard about kicking cans tho...
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Floccinaucinihilipilification
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Oh well, someone had to start it.

When you say floccinaucinihilivilification, do you actually mean floccinaucinihilipilification? Or is this a totally worthless thread?
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Thanks for the laughs.
Replies: 6
Views: 3683

Thanks for the laughs.

Thank you from me as well Ken, if indeed you have enjoyed the stuff I have posted already, which brings me to a point. I enjoy telling jokes, whether it happens over dinner, in the pub, or in print, but one of the great pleasures of telling a joke is knowing that it is appreciated, but when I pass s...
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: event marketing
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

event marketing

I can't recall ever heard it uttered before this Dale. It either shows that the circles in which I move are off the beaten track, or the expression is so literal that it didnt even register as an expression, if you know what I mean.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: diva
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

diva

It's an Italian word, and means a renowned opera singer. It got to the Italian from Latin, where it means “goddess”.
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: King Alfred
Replies: 0
Views: 3013

King Alfred

One of the greatest kings of England ruled between 871 and 899. He was named Alfred, and later became known as Alfred the Great. Alfred fought many battles against the Vikings, and was victorious in most of them, but on one occasion in 878, he was forced to flee. Passing through the woods, he came a...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Think before you leap
Replies: 1
Views: 1867

Think before you leap

George was walking down the street when he saw in the distance a young lady who could only be described as a stunner. George was amazed when she smiled broadly and walked hurriedly towards him, so that soon she was standing in front of him, still with her welcoming smile, and now running her finger ...
by Bobinwales
Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The horse
Replies: 2
Views: 2888

The horse

Classic piece of writing Erik, I think I have driven that horse, I mean ridden that car.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: For want of dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

For want of dreams

Did you hear about the dyslectic agnostic insomniac who used to lie awake all night wondering if there really is a dog?
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Doesn't have the chops. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 5284

Doesn't have the chops. . .

What about chop meaning a cut of meat?
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: eschatology
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

eschatology

Yes, but he ended up in the scatology.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tasking engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

tasking engine

I infer from the above discussion that if I press this button / something interesting will happen.