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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby claretandblue82 on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:57 pm

hammerdivone wrote:
Mine are, I would hate to have to suck a steak


What about the other half sucking a sausage?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:39 pm

claretandblue82 wrote:What about the other half sucking a sausage?


It's better when she takes her teeth out
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:40 pm

can confirm that
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:49 pm

Warp is on fire this afternoon

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:24 pm

I always wondered how the Welsh got this long held reputation for being 'sheep shaggers'.

That question was answered last night when I was browing some random fact sites when I got home from work.

Apparently, when Wales and England joined,The Welsh had English laws forced upon them. The English had a law whereby if you were caught stealing sheep, you'd have your hands chopped off, but if you were caught having 'relations' with a Sheep, the punishment was having a finger chopped off. So The Welsh whenever they got caught Sheep stealing, would say they were shagging them instead, thus only losing a finger and not hands.

Unfortunately for the Welsh, as the 'excuse' was documented, over the midst of time, the reputation of being sheep-shaggers has stuck.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:42 am

^^^^

I've heard a few Aussies refer to their New Zealand brothers as sheep shaggers too.

Whats the reasoning behind that ?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby ageing hammer on Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:29 am

^^^^^^^^

Because the sheep are more feminine than Aussie birds?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby hammerdivone on Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:48 pm

vietnammer wrote:/\ there is a risk of heart failure originating in tooth abcesses. John Glascock, a bass player with Jethro Tull died that way and I think he was only in his 20's. That's one example.


See this is the thing, problems with teeth can cause all sorts of other issues, so why is it not covered under free NHS treatment?

I get that cosmetic treatment should be chargeable, although the fact that breast reductions and certain other 'cosmetic' treatments are carried out on the NHS due to mental or physical health issues, would suggest the same standards should apply.

I saw the other evening that there are still areas in the country where you can't access an NHS dentist. Apparently the payments they receive from the Govt for NHS treatment are structured so that one dentist could do twice as much work as another who is selective in what he does and who he treats, yet the one doing more work can lose their payments!

Can you imagine if all NHS treatments were assessed and carried out in this manner?!!
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:29 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:Feline dementia - how common is it?

I'm sure our cat should have had a visit from the District Nurses by now, and we'll have to sell his basket to pay for his care.

He really does seem to be losing the plot.


sounds like he needs a cat scan
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Hammer Laffers on Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:44 pm

hammerdivone wrote:
See this is the thing, problems with teeth can cause all sorts of other issues, so why is it not covered under free NHS treatment?



It used to be,as did ophthalmology. It changed in 1951. Dentists are now basically private contractors who work for the NHS who subsidise your treatment.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:41 pm

hammerdivone wrote:Warp is on fire this afternoon

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it was more like Image really
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:30 pm

Hammer Laffers wrote: It used to be,as did ophthalmology. It changed in 1951. Dentists are now basically private contractors who work for the NHS who subsidise your treatment.

Only took 'em 3 years to realise that free dentistry & ophthalmology for everyone, was going to bankrupt the country!
Ok, I get that not everything can be free on the NHS but for them to give the reason that 'dentistry is cosmetic'....ffs....only work on incisors & canines(woof) could truly be said to be cosmetic.
Lying bunch of cnuts.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Rocketron on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:51 pm

In written Spanish, an exclamation or question has the relevant signs at the beginning of the sentence as well as at the end. I understand the logic, but I don't understand why they are upside-down. Is anyone able to enlighten me?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:13 am

Rocketron wrote:In written Spanish, an exclamation or question has the relevant signs at the beginning of the sentence as well as at the end. I understand the logic, but I don't understand why they are upside-down. Is anyone able to enlighten me?


A quick Google search brings this up, which I think is probably going to cause more confusion ...

Spanish declarative and interrogative phrases are otherwise indistinguishable, the inverted marks came to be used. But oftentimes, the entire sentence isn't actually interrogative or exclamatory.


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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 am

People called Romanes, they go, the house?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:36 pm

Rocketron wrote:In written Spanish, an exclamation or question has the relevant signs at the beginning of the sentence as well as at the end. I understand the logic, but I don't understand why they are upside-down. Is anyone able to enlighten me?


The way questions are structured in Spanish is different to English. We can say "do you fancy a quick one?", whereas they say "you fancy a quick one?". The word "do" prepares you for a question, the upside down question mark does the same. It's upside down so that it's clearly the beginning of a question, and not the end of a question in the previous sentence.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:29 pm

Do the Spanish use full stops? Doesn't that show the end of one sentence and the beginning of another?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:59 pm

jastons wrote:Do the Spanish use full stops? Doesn't that show the end of one sentence and the beginning of another?


Listening to them talk, I seriously doubt it.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:09 pm

What has happened to Neil Warnock's eyebrows?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby somerset-hammer on Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:15 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:What has happened to Neil Warnock's eyebrows?



West Ham.
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