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chrisophiex 13-01-2018 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 14050244)
Or divide KM by 10 and times by 6 :)

Fuel consumption is the one I struggle with, converting mpg to l/100km.


Don't forget to carry the 3 and take away the first number you thought of.

JoninJapan 13-01-2018 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 14050182)
‘Mac and cheese’ as well. Fvck off

100%,

Wolfnipplechips 13-01-2018 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by JoninJapan (Post 14050311)
100%,

110%

Oldtown Eagle 13-01-2018 10:20 PM

:lux: How can anything be annoying after today. I am extremely happy and feeling just a little frisky. What ever happened to the uniforms thread? 🤓

pallet 14-01-2018 01:22 AM

Travellers.

Skiddo 14-01-2018 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 14049939)
Something I have noticed the last 5 years with great dismay.

Its been 10 years since people stopped saying ‘can I have’ everyone says ‘can I get’ .... I want to ram their head into the counter if Im standing in the queue behind them and whisper in their ear ‘it’s can I have’ .... something simple like that.


Surely it's simply "I'll have..."

Personally I've never understood why it has to be a question. It's down to the person serving you to let you know whether you can't have what you've asked for.

glenn.f 14-01-2018 02:00 AM

David Morrissey gets right up my nose and these bloody Britannia trailers don't help.....smug bastard he is.

Wayne Andrews is God 14-01-2018 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 14050187)
Just as 'can I' in general implies that you're asking someone if a task is possible.

Unless you're addressing the Queen or something, most restaurant or retail interactions are largely informal, and as long as you get the message across and politely enough, it surely doesn't matter.

All this stuff has more to do with an irrational fear of 'Americanisms' than anything else. Not sure why. Perhaps 'kids' saying 'can I have' in 1974 were being berated similarly.

Yes you are asking if a task is possible. Saying ‘can I have’ with the use of the word ‘can’ is a polite question which could be potentially be turn down. Where as ‘get’ to me sounds more like a demand, or to me sounds like you should be getting it yourself. Yes and it is an Americanism, something Im saying I have no shame of disliking who English people speak. As for ‘May I have’ yes maybe Im irritating a more grumpy bastard than me somewhere when I say ‘can I have’.

I imagine alot of you say it because it is a very popular way of asking for something now. I actually notice when someone says ‘can I have’, like the odd individual not looking on their phone on a train among the people endlessle scrolling meaningless content, I admire them.

cappuccinoeagle 14-01-2018 02:56 AM

Jimmy Carr - manages to be unfunny and unsufferably smug even in trailers for his crap shows

PhuketEagle 14-01-2018 07:44 AM

Local supermarket selling advent calendars & tins of broken Xmas biscuits in January, while STILL playing annoying Christmas carols

thefox 14-01-2018 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by PhuketEagle (Post 14052936)
Local supermarket selling advent calendars & tins of broken Xmas biscuits in January, while STILL playing annoying Christmas carols

In a bhuddist country.

NRM the 2nd 14-01-2018 08:03 AM

People who get on rush hour trains who don't normally and have to continually say "I couldn't do this every day"

Mr Iguana 14-01-2018 08:59 AM

The word 'amazing' - young people need to invest in new adjectives.. quickly

the digger 14-01-2018 09:09 AM

People who don't understand satire and end up idolising anti-heroes like David Brent.

EagleSE24 14-01-2018 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Iguana (Post 14052964)
The word 'amazing' - young people need to invest in new adjectives.. quickly

On the plus side it's been a while since I've heard anyone use the term 'amazeballs'. Feel a little queasy just typing that word.

Oldtown Eagle 14-01-2018 10:18 AM

The guy who has started frequenting my local, the great unwashed. He is stinking up the entire place. Needs a good hose down.

ceeby 14-01-2018 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Iguana (Post 14052964)
The word 'amazing' - young people need to invest in new adjectives.. quickly

Have to agree, had to amend car insurance last week. "Amazing" was used when I confirmed my name, gave my password, gave the reg number, and gave details of additional driver.

Call centres must be bloomin boring if they can speak to an old git like me and find it amazing.

pallet 14-01-2018 10:56 AM

Also E on. Each year they send me a letter with a massive price hike, because surprise i use more gas and electicity in winter so i am currently in debt. I of course applied logic and said yes but in a couple of months when it warms up we will use less and i will be in credit again. Still they want to increase it by £60 a montj. My fault i find out i am on the standard rate , so i ask to go on a cheap fixed rate. Well you cant until you agree to increase to the higher monthly rate. Again use my logic, if i am on a chaeper rate and pay the same amount as i am paying now a month it will pay the debt off.
No you have to pay the higher rate a month. I give up and hsve told them they can stick it. Will be on u switch on monday.

Maidstoned Eagle 14-01-2018 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by the digger (Post 14052970)
People who don't understand satire and end up idolising anti-heroes like David Brent.

And Alf garnett.....and Trolley. :)

the digger 14-01-2018 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 14053277)
And Alf garnett.....and Trolley. :)

This could be a good idea for a new thread......


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