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Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th November 2019, 20:03
Replies: 8
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Posted By Malcolm G
OK I admit it, according to how it is reported I...

OK I admit it, according to how it is reported I am one of those 'killing the High Street'.
However I do not call an out of town warehouse the size of Rutland 'The High Street'. The retailers have...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 20th November 2019, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Malcolm G
Bridgwater - No middle 'e'. When I did a dog...

Bridgwater - No middle 'e'.
When I did a dog watch there, selling tyres, it was the main road from Bristol to Exeter, then they built a motorway.....
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 12th November 2019, 09:30
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2kOexjzY3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2kOexjzY3I
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th November 2019, 20:51
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
bah interjection. E19. [ORIGIN Prob. after...

bah interjection. E19.
[ORIGIN Prob. after French.]

Expr. contempt, irritation, or annoyance.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th November 2019, 12:01
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
Man bumbag ?

Man bumbag ?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th November 2019, 09:43
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
I think that was Bah bah, or was that a Beachboys...

I think that was Bah bah, or was that a Beachboys song?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th November 2019, 20:58
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
Here is what the SOED says: humbug noun...

Here is what the SOED says:


humbug noun & verb. M18.
[ORIGIN Origin unkn.]

► A noun.
1 A hoax, a trick. ML18.

2 A deceiver; a fraud, a sham. M18.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th October 2019, 21:46
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Malcolm G
This is caused by an update as suspected. The...

This is caused by an update as suspected. The effect is called Acrylic Background and should work as I said above. It is intended to clear the screen to allow an unobstructed view of the password...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th October 2019, 14:43
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Malcolm G
On my Win 10 devices the 'fog' occurs when you...

On my Win 10 devices the 'fog' occurs when you have the log on window displayed.
The random pictures pop up during boot up, when you hit return, or whatever, to log on then the picture goes 'out of...
Forum: Say Hello 7th October 2019, 11:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Malcolm G
I think you lot might have frightened Twiggy away...

I think you lot might have frightened Twiggy away - He doesn't seem to have come back....
Forum: Say Hello 6th October 2019, 08:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Malcolm G
Never mind Twiggy, I think that the grey funnel...

Never mind Twiggy, I think that the grey funnel wallahs use 'in' rather than 'on' - and there are quite a few of that breed hereabouts.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 7th September 2019, 19:31
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
Brandy and Lovage was recommended to me by the...

Brandy and Lovage was recommended to me by the then landlady of the Bull in Totnes - Maybe had more to do with her turnover than my health, but it does seem to work.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 7th September 2019, 19:28
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
I just thought about what I said - Foreseeable...

I just thought about what I said - Foreseeable future, now that is a bloody stupid expression isn't it?
There is absolutely nothing 'foreseeable' about the future.
Unless you commit suicide there...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th September 2019, 19:43
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
Kiss of Death ? Nah, I'm still alive. For the...

Kiss of Death ? Nah, I'm still alive. For the foreseeable future anyway.
Forum: The Galley 25th August 2018, 18:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By Malcolm G
Rodney was last on site on 12th July and hasn't...

Rodney was last on site on 12th July and hasn't posted anything since January. I hope he's OK.


(Last visit on SN - 20th August )
Forum: Royal Navy 23rd August 2018, 08:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Malcolm G
If DKelley comes back he will no doubt correct...

If DKelley comes back he will no doubt correct his typo. :)
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd August 2018, 18:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Malcolm G
The ounces were fully covered by 1oz, 2oz, 4oz,...

The ounces were fully covered by 1oz, 2oz, 4oz, 8oz.
I was taught all permutations of Mum's scales just as soon as I learnt to read the numbers and add up - but you don't need any of that stuff...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 22nd August 2018, 14:14
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Malcolm G
When Concorde 002 first arrived at Yeovilton it...

When Concorde 002 first arrived at Yeovilton it was parked outside next to the hanger that was then used as an exhibition hall. The hall where it now stands was effectively built around it and the...
Forum: The Quiz Forum 20th August 2018, 11:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Malcolm G
If I say I got 6/7 it does not mean that I knew...

If I say I got 6/7 it does not mean that I knew the answers, just that one of my many guesses was wrong. :)
Forum: Royal Navy 18th August 2018, 12:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Malcolm G
Pic 1 - The 'candle holder' is the end of a voice...

Pic 1 - The 'candle holder' is the end of a voice tube and a whistle/bung would fit where the candle now rests.
I would guess that it is one of many commemorative pieces made by a Tiffy to present...
Forum: Royal Navy 18th August 2018, 08:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By Malcolm G
Item one looks like some upcycling of scrap. ...

Item one looks like some upcycling of scrap.

Item two is one of a set of weights for use with weighing scales - see pic.


PS; Welcome to Shipping History, hope you enjoy the company. Suggest...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 17th August 2018, 19:05
Replies: 39
Views: 3,233
Posted By Malcolm G
Reverse bucket list? All the things I...

Reverse bucket list?

All the things I should have done but didn't and all the things that I should not have done but did - Therein lies a bad bout of depression. :cloud:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 17th August 2018, 08:35
Replies: 39
Views: 3,233
Posted By Malcolm G
Time is like gravity - The further you fall the...

Time is like gravity - The further you fall the faster it gets. :bounce_angel:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 11th August 2018, 18:30
Replies: 346
Views: 35,211
Posted By Malcolm G
You were, of course, thinking of the company...

You were, of course, thinking of the company called Mulligan's tyres, as regularly advertised and promoted by Terry Wogan on his wireless programme. :bounce:
Forum: Nostalgia - Days Gone Bye 11th August 2018, 14:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,599
Posted By Malcolm G
The chimney is the India Mills chimney at Darwen...

The chimney is the India Mills chimney at Darwen Lancs.

It is still there and is a listed building.

https://lancashirepast.com/2015/02/22/india-mill-chimney-and-darwens-victorian-machinery/
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