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Forum: Other Talk
07-19-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By CWB

But if you were correct that it was + 44 704...

But if you were correct that it was + 44 704 (with no "1"), then the number is a mobile number.
Forum: Other Talk
06-24-07, 11:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,522
Posted By CWB

Well, whether or not the laptop is covered by...

Well, whether or not the laptop is covered by insurance, the other driver is liable. If necessary, surely you can simply sue separately for the laptop.
Forum: Other Talk
06-10-07, 03:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,584
Posted By CWB

I was at regatta a few years ago and was chatting...

I was at regatta a few years ago and was chatting to the owner of a boat with "Bob the boat" painted on the transom. I asked him why it was so called. His reply was that it was because that was what...
Forum: Other Talk
05-30-07, 04:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,247
Posted By CWB

And that is why using the word "negotiate" to...

And that is why using the word "negotiate" to describe what is essentially a haggling process is so silly. Asking for a discount is not negotiating a deal, though many people big it up by describing...
Forum: Other Talk
05-27-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,247
Posted By CWB

The OP is quite right. Negotiation is not the...

The OP is quite right. Negotiation is not the same as mere haggling and involves both sides giving something up in exchange for something of value in return.

However, the use of the word is very...
Forum: Other Talk
05-24-07, 04:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,741
Posted By CWB

Well you did, actually. You said: If...

Well you did, actually. You said:



If you had a car that could do 70mpg it would not be a lot of good for long journeys or carrying any luggage.
Forum: Other Talk
05-23-07, 02:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,741
Posted By CWB

What makes you think that European cars are so...

What makes you think that European cars are so different from American ones these days?

My car is a BMW 523i (surely you can buy these in the USA) with a 2.5 litre engine and I get about 25 mpg...
Forum: Other Talk
05-22-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,741
Posted By CWB

I would imagine that, just as in Europe, most...

I would imagine that, just as in Europe, most journeys driven by Americans are simple commuting around a particular area with the odd long trip. My tankful will last me a week, or a little more,...
Forum: Other Talk
05-22-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,741
Posted By CWB

You guys should all think yourselves very lucky...

You guys should all think yourselves very lucky indeed. When I filled up at the weekend it cost over 60 sterling, at 0.97 sterling per LITRE
Forum: Other Talk
04-05-07, 03:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,670
Posted By CWB

Is Skagness anywhere near Skegness?

Is Skagness anywhere near Skegness?
Forum: Other Talk
04-03-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,670
Posted By CWB

In Britain we wear trousers over our pants. And...

In Britain we wear trousers over our pants. And we only wear shorts when taking part in a sport such as football, rugby or tennis.

And, by the way, "serviette" is very non-U. "Napkin" is...
Forum: Other Talk
04-03-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,670
Posted By CWB

No we don't. We stand in a queue or in line.

No we don't. We stand in a queue or in line.
Forum: Other Talk
04-03-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,670
Posted By CWB

Which is, of course, how you end up if you fall...

Which is, of course, how you end up if you fall arse over elbow.
Forum: Other Talk
03-01-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,130
Posted By CWB

Ah, you mean "kludge"!

Ah, you mean "kludge"!
Forum: Other Talk
02-28-07, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,130
Posted By CWB

I would say that "pre-installed" is roughly the...

I would say that "pre-installed" is roughly the opposite of "retrofitted".

What you describe sounds like "upgradeable".
Forum: Other Talk
02-16-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,815
Posted By CWB

And there was me thinking it was when in Rome do...

And there was me thinking it was when in Rome do as the Rumanians do.
Forum: Other Talk
12-20-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,064
Posted By CWB

Who says that I take no responsibility for what...

Who says that I take no responsibility for what my children do? What evidence do you have for such abusive nonsense? Did I make any comment about the vandalism at all? Does my silence on the matter...
Forum: Other Talk
12-20-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,064
Posted By CWB

I see. I'm sorry, but you misled me when you said...

I see. I'm sorry, but you misled me when you said it was a good neighbourhood. No wonder we have a global warming and light pollution problems.
Forum: Other Talk
12-20-06, 02:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,064
Posted By CWB

Fixed. You move into a new area and the...

Fixed.

You move into a new area and the first thing you do is inflict a garden full of tasteless bright lights on your neighbours?!!!!??

Perhaps your neighbours are trying to tell you...
Forum: Other Talk
12-15-06, 12:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,927
Posted By CWB

It is very simple: if the credit card is stolen...

It is very simple: if the credit card is stolen one way to prevent the thief from using it online is to mandate that the card can only be used to send goods to the registered card-holder's address.
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Forum: Other Talk
12-06-06, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By CWB

No, that guess is far too high for the tax. The...

No, that guess is far too high for the tax. The maximum tax rate in the UK is 40%, and that is only payable on taxable income higher than 33k (gross 38k). The first 5k is tax free, the next 2k is...
Forum: Other Talk
11-03-06, 03:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,773
Posted By CWB

While burglary is a bit like "burglery" only...

While burglary is a bit like "burglery" only spelled correctly.
Forum: Sports Talk
07-11-06, 02:26 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,165
Posted By CWB

Spanish provinces have never played at the...

Spanish provinces have never played at the international level. Perhaps you meant Gallic.
Forum: Sports Talk
07-10-06, 09:21 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,165
Posted By CWB

Good collection. But Shevchenko's was not a dive....

Good collection. But Shevchenko's was not a dive. If you look closely you'll see that the defender pushed Shevchenko's right leg into his left, tripping him - clear penalty. Just like the penalty in...
Forum: Sports Talk
07-10-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,165
Posted By CWB

I repeat what I said earlier and suggest that you...

I repeat what I said earlier and suggest that you look again at the incident. The defender came in recklessly, realised that he was going to foul his man and tried to pull out. However, his left leg...
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