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

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

Postby Monkeybubbles on Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:25 am

It's like the town.

They originally had 'Faite a Nice' (Made In Nice) stamped on them. Apparently the small size of the writing meant that it was illegible when the biscuit was cooked, so it was shortened to Nice.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Tenbury on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:20 pm

Merci beaucoup.

Nb. Digestives are crap for dunking.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:33 pm

For dunking Nice > Digestives.

In fact digestives are crap, unless coated in chocolate, whence they are merely acceptable.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:56 am

Monkeybubbles wrote:They originally had 'Faite a Nice' (Made In Nice) stamped on them. Apparently the small size of the writing meant that it was illegible when the biscuit was cooked, so it was shortened to Nice.


One of them seemingly insignificant, but ultimately life-enhancing revelations.

However, surely in anyone's experience Nice biccies cannot be dunked as they disintegrate on first contact with liquid.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Tenbury on Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:21 pm

Admittedly in the overwhelming majority of situations a slow-hand is to be encouraged,this is not the case with the dunk.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Billy_Boy on Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:53 pm

Why has my post on the WHU v Liverpool match thread been deleted?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:57 pm

sendô wrote:For dunking Nice > Digestives.

In fact digestives are crap, unless coated in chocolate, whence they are merely acceptable.


Plain digestives make an excellent cheese biscuit.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:39 pm

Cans of Guinness. Why do they only come in 440ml?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:56 pm

sendô wrote:Cans of Guinness. Why do they only come in 440ml?


You can get 500ml cans, too - not the draughtflow stuff though, IIRC.

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

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:56 pm

Looks like you can get the 500ml draught cans in Ireland, those lucky, thirsty chaps.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:31 pm

By law, do you have to register a child when its born and if so, how long do you get from DOB?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby cambridge hammer on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:48 pm

Who is or was Larry and why am I as happy as him?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:59 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:By law, do you have to register a child when its born and if so, how long do you get from DOB?

From memory it's 6 weeks to register the father on the birth certificate, and there's no legal obligation to do so. The hospital will have registered the mothers name and the childs birth date.

It's only been 14 months but the above is all hazy already.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:59 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:By law, do you have to register a child when its born and if so, how long do you get from DOB?


42 days. Nice round number.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:42 pm

^^

The reason I ask is, someone said to me the famous line of "two things in life are certain, death and taxes", and I thought, not if the child is never registered on government records it isn't. Of course it depends on the chosen career path of the child, but it could easily be avoided if necessary couldn't it?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:07 pm

Not *that* simple, I would think - how would you get into school, get healthcare, dentist, a passport, that kind of thing. Not to mention needing to stick purely to cash work.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 pm

Unless you're Her Maj of course, in which case taxes aren't certain, just something nice you do for your subjects.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:13 pm

sendô wrote:Unless you're Her Maj of course, in which case taxes aren't certain, just something nice you do for your subjects.


Or rich, when they're something you don't like to bother with at all.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby -DL- on Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:59 pm

sendô wrote:From memory it's 6 weeks to register the father on the birth certificate, and there's no legal obligation to do so. The hospital will have registered the mothers name and the childs birth date.

It's only been 14 months but the above is all hazy already.


A father can be added to the birth certificate at any time after the birth. There is no time limit, however the father would have to be there and the birth re-registered. If the father cannot be there, then a statutory declaration of parentage would need to be filled in by the father - or issued by a court.

Even without a father on there, the birth must be registered within 42 days, either at a registry office, or with a visiting registrar at the hospital.

Hospitals do not register births. They record them, but they do not legally register them.

If you do not register your child, the maximum penalty is a £200 fine.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:03 pm

This Bionic Vet chap, Noel Fitzpatrick. How much would one of his "never been done before, ground breaking, custom made implants" operations cost?
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