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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    I dunno if I have all the details right but I just heard the most bizarre story on the news on the radio...
    A 70-year old woman took part in a weird physical therapy which involves being slapped.
    Know what she did...?
    She died.
     
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  2. Aldo

    Aldo Trying to detox from being a lorefag

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    The war against the elderly continues
     
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    Xeurian Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping to win that war within the next 60 years... or... hoping to lose?
     
  4. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    "We need to get in real deep and just keep pounding away"

    Bless those Hockey commentators, they don't realise what they're saying.
     
  5. Errhile

    Errhile A traveller on the Silk Road

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    Applies to all sports commentators, really. There was (he passed away in 2015, sadly) a legendary sports commentator in Poland, Bogdan Tomaszewski.
    He had a handful of slips while commenting over his long career, the most legendary of which was when he was commenting a bicycle race, and said (about equally legendary Polish bicyclist of his era, Ryszard Szurkowski):

    Szurkowski to cudowne dziecko dwóch pedałów.

    Which literally translates (and was Mr. Tomaszewski's intention) as Szurkowski is the golden boy of two [bicycle] pedals, i.e. he's a great bicyclist. The elephant in the room being... pedał (pedal) in Polish is a derogatory, slang word for a male homosexual. So it can (and was) read as Szurkowski is the wonderkid of two faggots...
     
  6. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Another snippet from the other night:

    Commentator 1: "Well just like that we've got Horny on the ice. "
    Commentator 2: "For clarity, that would be number 72 Patric Hornqvist."
     
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  7. FireFangs

    FireFangs Space Oni

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    I'm personally impressed when the commentators speaks about people with weird names without a single chuckle.
     
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  8. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    In Glasgow there's a chippy which offers an al fresco dining experience.
    That being a small table and chairs out in the street, right next to traffic and just downwind from the regularly overflowing bins.
    It's not a very nice place to sit and often smells really bad. It's not there all year round, but this weekend it was available in the sweltering 9oC heat.
    alfrescochippy.jpg
     
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  9. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    90 Celsius? why aren't there unconscious people around it? :joy:
     
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    Drunkergnom Well-Known Member

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    Looks like free food poisoning. There should be schoolboys trying to miss some tests
     
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  11. Ceilican

    Ceilican Well-Known Member

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    I think that's 9 C, or, as we say in North America, "A balmy Canadian Day"
     
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    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    Wait, it just hit me, "sweltering 9ºC heat", initially it didn't register as that's quite cold for me (my hometown is 25-35C all year long, plus unusual peaks in both directions), i wonder what you'd call what we would consider a really hot day :joy:
     
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  13. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Glaswegians wouldn't call it anything, they'd just been melted puddles on the floor, unable to talk*

    *not that anyone would be able to understand their Glaswegian accent anyway.
     
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  14. Ceilican

    Ceilican Well-Known Member

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    That...is a pretty nice and easy temperature range. I live in the Middle USA and what you've defined is like only half of our year.
     
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    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, 9degC is a nice fall/spring day where I am.
     
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  16. Dragonstriker

    Dragonstriker That wizard came from the moon.

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    Hmmm, 9 is fresh to chilly depending on wind. 23 is balmy.
     
  17. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest River Cool is where I belong

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    Considering what a chippy is here in America, this sentence takes on quite a different meaning.

    90°F? Bah. We had over 40 days of 90°F+ this year. Ain't nothing but a thing. 9°C? A bit cool, actually.
     
  18. Del S

    Del S Nomadball

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    Wait until you find out what we mean when we say fanny...
     
  19. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    I think we had that many just in July & August this year :P
     
  20. Ceilican

    Ceilican Well-Known Member

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    Had a "great" moment at work yesterday.

    But first, Background.

    When a product doesn't meet print specifications, but we think it may still be usable, we offer it to the customer as a concession. They'll give the information to their engineering who will decide "it'll work, ship it" or "It won't work, throw it away".

    Last week I got a product that was thin by up to 25% of nominal thickness. To illustrate, most thickness tolerance is +/- 10%, with -15% in some circumstances. -25% is HUGE. Still, the area was small, so it was offered on concession.

    Yesterday, I hear back from the customer, and they say "Thickness is a starting measurement only. There is no finished thickness requirement. THERE IS NO DISCREPANCY." I had to read that several times. This wasn't "It'll work, use as is" this was "If there's no finished call-out, there's no requirement." After a bit, I just kind of had to shrug and let it ship. They put those words in writing to us.

    Still, that's a big f***** yikes from me.
     
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