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Re: Random facts

Postby Tracer » 05 Oct 2014, 19:48

Tommy Smith wrote:Er, they all talk like that round here anyway.



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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 07 Oct 2014, 10:43

Not really a 'fact', but certainly random: "Statistically , 6 out of 7 dwarves are not Happy." :groucho: :doh: :sorry2:
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Re: Random facts

Postby Kismet » 07 Oct 2014, 11:08

OzBiggles1963 wrote:Not really a 'fact', but certainly random: "Statistically , 6 out of 7 dwarves are not Happy." :groucho: :doh: :sorry2:


That's terrible! :lol:
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 07 Oct 2014, 11:22

I think my 'funnybone' needs some work, lol...I see these sad jokes all the time on Facebook etc [& sometimes I just have to pass them on]. :oops:
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Re: Random facts

Postby kylie_koyote » 07 Oct 2014, 11:25

I'll have to add that to my repository of silly puns. Thanks Oz B!
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tommy Smith » 07 Oct 2014, 11:48

Tracer wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:Er, they all talk like that round here anyway.



Moonraker?

Not just Moonraker, Jamaica Inn, Frenchmans Creek, it all goes on round here.
And I have a strong suspicion that the bride shot at the alter in Chagford Church was the source of Lorna Doone, possibly Lydford gorge being the hideaway.
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tracer » 07 Oct 2014, 19:57

Aarrrr tis a goodly place you dwell moi deario.

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Re: Random facts

Postby Fairblue » 07 Oct 2014, 20:04

Tommy Smith wrote:And I have a strong suspicion that the bride shot at the alter in Chagford Church was the source of Lorna Doone, possibly Lydford gorge being the hideaway.


Apparently one source of Lorna Doone was from Scotland. That's something I would never have thought of.

http://classprojects.kenyon.edu/engl/ex ... oones.html
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tommy Smith » 07 Oct 2014, 20:10

Tracer wrote:Aarrrr tis a goodly place you dwell moi deario.

Oi be Furrest, you. But oi doan live there neaw.

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Re: Random facts

Postby Tommy Smith » 07 Oct 2014, 20:13

Fairblue wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:And I have a strong suspicion that the bride shot at the alter in Chagford Church was the source of Lorna Doone, possibly Lydford gorge being the hideaway.


Apparently one source of Lorna Doone was from Scotland. That's something I would never have thought of.

http://classprojects.kenyon.edu/engl/ex ... oones.html

Wouldn't surprise me it does sound a more Scottish name than anything usual for round here.
But at the moment all it makes me think of is the big pantechnicons of Doombar Beer I pass every time I go to Bodmin, and how I must try some because I like the name.
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Random facts

Postby kylie_koyote » 07 Oct 2014, 20:33

I wasn't aware Lorna Doone was anything other than a cookie. I have a packet on the front passenger seat of my car for when I get a bit peckish on my long commute.
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Re: Random facts

Postby Fairblue » 07 Oct 2014, 20:48

kylie_koyote wrote:I wasn't aware Lorna Doone was anything other than a cookie. I have a packet on the front passenger seat of my car for when I get a bit peckish on my long commute.


Goodness, KK. Your education is sadly lacking!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorna_Doone

TS lives in a part of the world that occurs frequently in English Literature. He mentions Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek, but there's also Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles and loads of others, many out of copyright now, so you should be able to get most of them free.
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Re: Random facts

Postby kylie_koyote » 08 Oct 2014, 02:24

Ah, the wonderful things I learn on this forum!
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 08 Oct 2014, 02:47

kylie_koyote wrote:Ah, the wonderful things I learn on this forum!


Me too! ;)

And don't forget the 10 or so 'shorts', movies & TV mini-series that have been made about Lorna Doone since 1911, would you believe? :shock:

http://www.imdb.com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn& ... oone&s=all
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tommy Smith » 08 Oct 2014, 04:17

kylie_koyote wrote:Ah, the wonderful things I learn on this forum!

I was thinking the same about the biscuits, we don't have those here and interestingly they are shortbread which is back to FB's Scottish connection.
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 08 Oct 2014, 07:27

Tommy Smith wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:Ah, the wonderful things I learn on this forum!

I was thinking the same about the biscuits, we don't have those here and interestingly they are shortbread which is back to FB's Scottish connection.


And I got confused [don't have the biscuits here either, lol] when Lorna Doone was 1st mentioned, getting my wires crossed with the movie Brigadoon, which is very much based in Scotland. :D ;) :lol:
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tracer » 08 Oct 2014, 08:52

Tommy Smith wrote:
Tracer wrote:Aarrrr tis a goodly place you dwell moi deario.

Oi be Furrest, you. But oi doan live there neaw.

Interpreter chappie! Over here at the double, please!


LEF' RI' LEF' RI' LEF' RI' ATTEN-SHUN!

Apparantly Tracer comes from the New Forest, Sir, but doesn't live there now.


For you Foreign Johnnies, that's by the south coast and a bit to the right of Lorna Doone country. So the dialect overlaps. A bit.
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Re: Random facts

Postby SaintedAunt » 08 Oct 2014, 09:20

Tracer wrote:For you Foreign Johnnies, that's by the south coast and a bit to the right of Lorna Doone country. So the dialect overlaps. A bit.

Apart from all the London commuters from Brockenhurst station who have their own language :lol:
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 08 Oct 2014, 10:09

SaintedAunt wrote:
Tracer wrote:For you Foreign Johnnies, that's by the south coast and a bit to the right of Lorna Doone country. So the dialect overlaps. A bit.

Apart from all the London commuters from Brockenhurst station who have their own language :lol:


Thank goodness us Colonials can all understand each other in close proximity, although I'm not sure about those Banana Benders, Sandgropers, Taswegians, Crow-eaters, Top Enders, Cockroaches or Mexicans! :scared: :mrgreen: :shock:

Regardless of all the Aussie states, we always love to nosh up a barbie, gander at some footy, and tell you that Acca-Dacca are fair-dinkum bonza cobber!
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Re: Random facts

Postby kylie_koyote » 08 Oct 2014, 11:10

Tommy Smith wrote:
kylie_koyote wrote:Ah, the wonderful things I learn on this forum!

I was thinking the same about the biscuits, we don't have those here and interestingly they are shortbread which is back to FB's Scottish connection.


They're also really yummy. It's surprisingly easy to eat the whole package in one go if you're not paying attention :oops:
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tommy Smith » 08 Oct 2014, 17:35

OzBiggles1963 wrote:
Thank goodness us Colonials can all understand each other in close proximity, although I'm not sure about those Banana Benders, Sandgropers, Taswegians, Crow-eaters, Top Enders, Cockroaches or Mexicans! :scared: :mrgreen: :shock:

Regardless of all the Aussie states, we always love to nosh up a barbie, gander at some footy, and tell you that Acca-Dacca are fair-dinkum bonza cobber!

Sand gropers? Why on earth?
The only Barbie I'm aware of over here is some pneumatic looking doll with legs up to there which is inexplicably given to children where a good dictionary would have been much more practical. Only you could actually make the name AC\DC longer, but then I have only just discovered their 'Stiff Upper Lip' :lol:
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 08 Oct 2014, 23:36

West Australians have been known colloquially as sandgropers, with references to the name being found as early as the 1890s.

Putting on my David Attenborough accent [lol], they are actually named after the burrowing insect, resembling a cricket, of the same name:

http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collec ... andgropers

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Re: Random facts

Postby Fairblue » 09 Oct 2014, 00:13

I found this handy reference to Aussie slang. Although quite good I suspect it's not comprehensive but it will probably serve to satisfy my curiosity from time to time when required. Some I knew already, some I guessed at, but others were completely new.

http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 09 Oct 2014, 00:41

Fairblue wrote:I found this handy reference to Aussie slang. Although quite good I suspect it's not comprehensive but it will probably serve to satisfy my curiosity from time to time when required. Some I knew already, some I guessed at, but others were completely new.

http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html


Oh yes, very comprehensive site! :D One of my faves is the 'Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike' phrase, but for sheer 'visual', this one always conveys a realistic picture when one is busy or industrious:

"He's as busy as a one-legged man in an ar#* kicking competition" [sorry for the bad lingo]. ;) 8-)
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Re: Random facts

Postby kylie_koyote » 09 Oct 2014, 02:15

Ha! I like those.
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tracer » 09 Oct 2014, 09:20

We have a 'one-armed paper-hanger' for that. As in wallpaper.
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Re: Random facts

Postby tiffinata » 09 Oct 2014, 10:36

I'm glad someone else has the paper hanger. In my Dad's favourite saying, he had an itch.
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Re: Random facts

Postby Tommy Smith » 21 Oct 2014, 21:01

Rocks move on their own in Death Valley.
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Re: Random facts

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Oct 2014, 21:08

Oh I did know that. I read an article about it. Love that stuff.
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Re: Random facts

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 22 Oct 2014, 09:55

kylie_koyote wrote:Oh I did know that. I read an article about it. Love that stuff.


Wow, me too! [saw a doco some years ago, lol]...but the mystery is finally solved:

http://www.sci-news.com/physics/science ... 02148.html
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