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I'd put in unofficial and out of date signs on highways.  I hate unofficial signs stuck on lamp posts and fences advertising restaurants, agricultural shows, schools, hand car wash, antique markets and car boot sales, especially if the event was last year! There's enough clutter on the roads as it is.  It annoys me that they stick them up, then don't take them down after the event.  Grrrrrrr!!!!

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can we drop the 'political' based posts as we do have a 'serious' forum thats members only and set up for such 

best use that for political discussion and use this one for the not so serious/political

thanks

mike

 

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Adverts with girls playing the acoustic guitar or the sodding ukelele. 

It's like they're all being sung by the same miserable, breathlessy voiced chick who's being forced at gunpoint into churning out non-stop,sickly sweet covers of terrible corporate Rock and Pop songs.

I can imagine the recording process goes something like this...after they've unlocked her first from inside the cupboard they keep her in,obviously.

"yeah,that's great but could you get a bit closer to the mic please luv?"

"it's already in my mouth though..."

"yeah I know, just get it right in there... and try to sound like a cockney"

"bwike bis?"

"perfect!... now,lets stick a  shitload of compression on her voice and crank up that  ukelele fellas ! 

"blink blink-a blink-a dink, blinky blink-a blinky dink, flinky dink, blinky dink, flinka dinky ding!".....

 

Rinse and repeat forever.

 

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Wigan casino it's closed let it be history .I went every week from late 74 till the first last night .I now look back with hatred for the place as we seem to have it thrust down our throats at every given opportunity .its gone let it be. And it wasn't that great on reflection . Searling was superb the rest of the  djs wouldn't even make a top  nighter  line up now days into room 101 it  gohes :-):-):-):-)

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2 hours ago, PhilT said:

Lots of words and phrases:

”guys” and “can I get” in shops and restaurants 

“stone mint”, “birth sleeve”, “vinyls”, “toon” and “on that floor” 

Scene-wise, people with no idea putting non-events on in order to charge folk to listen to people with no records / idea who think that fannying about behind the decks or wearing a hat somehow disguises the fact that they’ve no records / idea.

Merry Christmas  x

 

 

Love that.

The 'birth sleeve' BS is just another sales gimmick from dealers. And of course there the classic phrase "Oh so soulful" to add to the room 101 list.

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“Of “ instead of HAVE , irks me ! 

53 minutes ago, johndelve said:

The phrase :

"Wow. Just wow"

Never ending email questionnaires from companies who say they "want feedback'. In reality, they have not got the slightest interest in what you tell them, they just want to be able to say they "seek" feedback.

The term "Holy Grail" applied to records. Especially when they're not even that rare anyway.

And, yes, "buddy", is very irritating

 

 

 

Bud as well ! 

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4 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Is instead of are in a sentence,  BBC have started using it for some reason.  

Steve 

I  see a lot of , ‘must of...’ instead of ‘must have ‘ quite a lot nowadays .

5 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Is instead of are in a sentence,  BBC have started using it for some reason.  

Steve 

 

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5 minutes ago, Billy Jo Jim Bob said:

Doesn't that depend on whether it is a singular or plural noun ?

Very true. What started it was Lou was watching strictly come dancing the other week when I was getting ready to play out and she said come and listen to this.  One of the women presenters said the couple that is dancing again is, surely it should have been the couple that are  dancing again are !!!  Or the couple that are dancing again is !!!

Any English language experts . Help please 

Steve 

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33 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Very true. What started it was Lou was watching strictly come dancing the other week when I was getting ready to play out and she said come and listen to this.  One of the women presenters said the couple that is dancing again is, surely it should have been the couple that are  dancing again are !!!  Or the couple that are dancing again is !!!

Any English language experts . Help please 

Steve 

I'm with you Steve, but what do I know?  

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51 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Very true. What started it was Lou was watching strictly come dancing the other week when I was getting ready to play out and she said come and listen to this.  One of the women presenters said the couple that is dancing again is, surely it should have been the couple that are  dancing again are !!!  Or the couple that are dancing again is !!!

Any English language experts . Help please 

Steve 

Whether or not a collective noun takes a singular or plural verb depends on the context.  If you're referring to a group as a single unit, then it's a singular verb.  A group as a collection of individuals - a plural verb.

The group is singing in harmony.

The group are playing different instruments.

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6 hours ago, speedlimit said:

I went every week from late 74 till the first last night

I spoke with someone yesterday who went to the last night, is it true that at the end it was all a bit flat and kind of 'out you go all'?

101 wise, old wise men, especially at Christmas time

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People who flash their lights at you to let you turn when you’re turning right , when there’s fuck all behind you or them , and especially when someone is also wanting to exit the same junction not knowing who they’re flashing for them or you ! Glad I don’t ride a motorbike anymore. Had a guy yesterday stopped on a four lane roundabout and flashed his lights wanting to let me and the wagon in the next lane to me out onto the roundabout, while three lanes of traffic were going round , it was flowing traffic ffs , so he can go in as well!

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13 hours ago, PhilT said:

Pacifically, skelington, Draclia,  continue on, cuttelry, backstop, selfies, pedantic bin men, people commenting uselessly on sales / wants threads,  earworms and sound bites, kids with their own name on a shirt, The Daily Mail, Presidents with small hands, Drew Pritchard, the ‘new’ Top Gear, people eating wood lice,  white people speaking like black people, that talentless chancer on Money for Nothing, celery, DJs messing constantly with gain knobs, people looking in your sales box who NEVER buy a record, Michael McIntyre (and anyone who has ever laughed at anything he’s said or done, ever), the surname Banjo, football socks over the knee, standing ovations for absolutely f*ck all, predictions about apocryphal winter weather, wagon drivers flashing for no good reason on motorways, quinoa, continental breakfasts, lamps which require you to go back to the same shop for a bulb, old people crossing roads, mobility scooters trying to look like they’re not mobility scooters, that fecker who makes ice cream outta snails, people asking if everything is ok as I lift the fork, magpies, people who are too tight to buy a mailer so cut up a box and tape it together around a record in an attempt to help you break it when you try and open it.

All this anger can’t be good for me 

😂

Agree with virtually all of this except 'celery' (wife uses it quite a bit in casseroles...), thought i was the only one who thinks Michael McIntyre is a total T**T.  

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16 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Very true. What started it was Lou was watching strictly come dancing the other week when I was getting ready to play out and she said come and listen to this.  One of the women presenters said the couple that is dancing again is, surely it should have been the couple that are  dancing again are !!!  Or the couple that are dancing again is !!!

Any English language experts . Help please 

Steve 

Mmmm... I think they may have that one right...but I stand to be corrected. 'Couple' is a singular noun (although it means two) and 'couples ' would be the plural, and the rule is usually single noun, single verb, so "is" and "is" .... probably right. From someone cleverer than me, its called the 'subject-verb agreement'....but over to the grammar experts🤪 

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2 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Idiots that don't  indicate at junctions and roundabouts.  Tail gatters.  Middle lane hogging.  Don't drive to the speed limit or weather conditions.  Using mobile phone when driving.  Putting fog lights on when it's not foggy enough. 

Steve 

Steve- add in to that list...drivers who want to scorch the driver behinds eyes out by keeping their foot on the brake ( at traffic lights, etc)-when that's what the handbrake is for -surely?

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