crashmonitor

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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Kwygibo in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Put your flipper on we are turning right. ( Nothing on google ....must just me, think my grandad must have taught me to drive)
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from JFK in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    For some reason I was thinking about the word "diddums" this morning but a dosbod search led me to JFK, swiss democracy and Carl Fimble so it's still alive in dosbodland though I can't say I have heard of it spoken for years.
    Here's the Guardians take on common words we no longer use.
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2017/mar/15/golly-cassette-and-croquet-the-words-we-no-longer-use
    A google search came u p with these..
    Fiance ....sounds awkward ( now partner)
    Pictures ( cinema)
    Cool/ groovy...because they sound uncool.
    Fortnight...no replacement because apparently there is no word for fortnight in nearly all foreign languages and multiculturalism affects our language.
    Whom....far too difficult for mere mortals like  me and Sargeant Lewis to know how to use.
    Gallavanting....though the Mrs actually used that one this morning without my prompting to refer to a friend on holiday.
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    crashmonitor reacted to Hail the Tripod in Single mums demand to live where they want   
    She knows full well that if she got rid of the cat and widened her search a couple of miles she would have no problems at all. She is not prepared to compromise on living in the best bit of town, with a pet, while living on the surplus of others.
    There's an aphorism: "Beggars can't be choosers" that people feel instinctively to be true, so it is bound to rankle whenever anyone thinks it doesn't apply to them.
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    crashmonitor reacted to gibbon in Single mums demand to live where they want   
    https://anonym.to/?https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bedminster-gentrification-rent-housing-southville-2112568 
    Single mum can't find flat one or two streets away from where she's always lived. We should all feel sorry for her. Blames gentrification and those evil rich cunts getting up at 6am and going out to work. She has £1,000 per month to spend on rent from bennies. I don't know of any single professionals in Bristol who spunk £1k a month on rent. Average take home in Bristol is only £21k. I know lots of professional couples with kids who've had to move 30 miles away just to afford a roof over their head and commute back to Bristol every day in some of the worst traffic in the country. This women can fuck right off. Where's the dad?
    Please remind me what the point of working is again?
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from One percent in Numberphile   
    Me too, I accentuate the er ( broad Derbyshire). No real confusion with northern vowels, shame it sounds so crap. Far better to soften them down even if I haven't got a clue what the'posh' speaker is talking about  be it Mr Hulley or Mr Halley...especially with BBC presenters on the job...Steph McGovern excepted. Still rather listen to someone have a bash at received pronunciation and confuse us with their 'Pet _uhs' and 'ballying' at school etc.  than  have to listen to  blunt northern vowels.
    I used to be taught by Simon Groom's mum. He sounds  awful on the box and when I came across him with a broken down car last year he sounded posh by local standards.
    We should have a thread on crappiest dialects..I nominate mine.
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    crashmonitor reacted to One percent in Numberphile   
    I’m from Yorkshire, not the uneducated south. I still pronounce it proper like. 
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Investing for the next cycle - for beginners!   
    Got a bit of experience in investing in solar and wind...it makes up a quarter of my portfolio.The two big players are Trig ( The Renewables) and Ukw ( Greencoat) both FTSE 250 investment trust companies. Trig can be bought stamp duty free, not sure why Ukw isn't exempt.
    Both have been good performers for me with a 6% yield. They are proxy bonds which will do badly in a bull Market but buck the trend in a crash. 
    Look to the net asset value premium published by Hargreaves and the moving average for the previous year before buying. Both are trading above their average nav premium and the price is close to annual highs just now in spite of the Equity crash. May not be the best entry point.
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from One percent in Heathrow passengers prevent Somali Criminal deportation   
    Charge them for the ongoing criminal detention at a grand plus a week. Plus if he gets out they can pay the bennies.
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Investing for the next cycle - for beginners!   
    Got a bit of experience in investing in solar and wind...it makes up a quarter of my portfolio.The two big players are Trig ( The Renewables) and Ukw ( Greencoat) both FTSE 250 investment trust companies. Trig can be bought stamp duty free, not sure why Ukw isn't exempt.
    Both have been good performers for me with a 6% yield. They are proxy bonds which will do badly in a bull Market but buck the trend in a crash. 
    Look to the net asset value premium published by Hargreaves and the moving average for the previous year before buying. Both are trading above their average nav premium and the price is close to annual highs just now in spite of the Equity crash. May not be the best entry point.
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from One percent in Heathrow passengers prevent Somali Criminal deportation   
    Charge them for the ongoing criminal detention at a grand plus a week. Plus if he gets out they can pay the bennies.
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    crashmonitor reacted to MrPin in The numbers only DOSBODS weekly weigh in   
    Christ, there are some big buggers here.
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Best of 2017   
    This video has got a real filmatic quality. Meantime Algiers wont be on my holiday wish list...Iooks a bit scary in the suburbs.
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    crashmonitor reacted to The Masked Tulip in Dancing videos   
    Spot the connection with these two.
     
     
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from One percent in Heathrow passengers prevent Somali Criminal deportation   
    Charge them for the ongoing criminal detention at a grand plus a week. Plus if he gets out they can pay the bennies.
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    crashmonitor reacted to twocents in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    They had minimum height requirements in those days.
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    crashmonitor reacted to JFK in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Haha that's one I've not heard since school. 
    Lot's already mentioned on here,
    Spaz,  spacker, dickwad, mong, monger, bender, uphill gardener, fudge packer, turd burglar, paddy, paki shop, joey (Google joey deacon. One of my generation defining favourites),pleb, knob jockey, four eyed git, bobbins, jazz mags, kecks, bills (underwear), noggin,
    I'm sure a few more wlll be recalled
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Originally a correct noun, but became synonymous with abuse. Meanwhile, "jewed" was in really common use until recently  and that was a bit racist.
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from JFK in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    For some reason I was thinking about the word "diddums" this morning but a dosbod search led me to JFK, swiss democracy and Carl Fimble so it's still alive in dosbodland though I can't say I have heard of it spoken for years.
    Here's the Guardians take on common words we no longer use.
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2017/mar/15/golly-cassette-and-croquet-the-words-we-no-longer-use
    A google search came u p with these..
    Fiance ....sounds awkward ( now partner)
    Pictures ( cinema)
    Cool/ groovy...because they sound uncool.
    Fortnight...no replacement because apparently there is no word for fortnight in nearly all foreign languages and multiculturalism affects our language.
    Whom....far too difficult for mere mortals like  me and Sargeant Lewis to know how to use.
    Gallavanting....though the Mrs actually used that one this morning without my prompting to refer to a friend on holiday.
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    crashmonitor reacted to Strawberry in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Pull the 'choke' on the car
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Charles Carter in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Quite  contagious too and I'm easily led. Had an old aunt that used to unintentionally mess up expressions such as saying "when all is done and said" and it's hard not to repeat that to someone else in the following days. Jade Goody probably increaded the use of "Escape Goat" because she set a seed in people's brains. Colin Dexter had Morse solving a case because two people had altered the expression" Long and short of it. " ( possibly inserting tall, can't remember) and so he connected them as family.
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    crashmonitor reacted to Charles Carter in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    'You don't cut the mustard'. Or
    'You don't pass muster'.

    Sometimes, for my own warped amusement, I'll confuse people by saying:
    'You don't cut the muster'
    'You don't pass mustard'
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Van Lady in Favourite 60’s songs   
    A still youthful Peter Noone ( lead singer here) still bashing them out solo to a not so young audience at a not so grand ( Scarborough Grand) hotel on Saturday night according to a friend who was there.
     
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Miles...I ask the sister in law how far is it to somewhere...she says two hours
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    crashmonitor got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Golly gosh words we no longer use   
    Originally a correct noun, but became synonymous with abuse. Meanwhile, "jewed" was in really common use until recently  and that was a bit racist.