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by geron
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 524

Re: For English Language Lovers

One of the things that I often hear on Brit TV. When asked the time they say "half eleven" instead of half past eleven. WHY???? I think this may be a regional usage, but there is certainly a vogue for it among younger folk, despite the well-known fact that half eleven is 5½. But it can be further c...
by geron
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For English Language Lovers
Replies: 37
Views: 524

Re: For English Language Lovers

The "l" is silent in "solder" so it only sounds like "sodder". The spelling is misleading. I have never heard the word spoken with the "l" pronounced. In the UK, I remember hearing "sodder" long ago (like, several decades), and probably from plumbers. But in electronics it seems to have been displa...
by geron
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Difficulties with partners
Replies: 448
Views: 38691

Re: Difficulties with partners

I'd hazard a guess that it's because it started as a kilt. For some strange reason women seem to tolerate kilts rather than off the peg "women's" skirts. That's certainly so, but in my experience a woman can also instinctively detect features of a design which make it look feminine. I've just recei...
by geron
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thank You Corona Virus for a bit of humor
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Thank You Corona Virus for a bit of humor

Some of the "references" may be strange to members "Across-The-Pond"... Certainly the one about drawing cash from a human bank teller is pure nostalgia for us. Can't remember when I last did that, or when I last wrote a cheque. With the coming of Covid, we can make payments of up to £100 with a con...
by geron
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Oxford Men's Skirt
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Oxford Men's Skirt

Seeing this "Oxford men's skirt" in a dark colour, I leapt to the assumption that (despite the price) it was intended as subfusc, the traditional academic dress which members of that university must wear for formal university and college occasions, such as sitting exams, academic ceremonies, and gra...
by geron
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Merry Christmas

And may you all have a grand Boxing Day too, to top it off. Cheers, FG What does one do on Boxing Day? Fight? Throw out all the packaging from your Christmas presents? We don't have this day in America... It is the day after Christmas Day, and my understanding is that it was the day when you would ...
by geron
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Hamburg Germany and my Porsche
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Hamburg Germany and my Porsche

Mark as in Mark wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:56 pm
I did a photoshoot before the holidays in Hamburg with Porsche and Lamborghini.
That looks like the Philharmonie in the background :-)
by geron
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dresses?
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: Dresses?

Here's a novel design from China:
INCERUN Men Long Style T Shirt Dress Long Sleeve Mesh Patchwork Fashion Men Clothing 2021 See Through Fitness Sexy Split Dresses
https://a.aliexpress.com/_vFka6F
by geron
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Autumn 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 529

Re: Autumn 2021

Tom... marvellous pictures, and you seem to have had marvellous weather too! Meanwhile, some possibilities here for a short break in England ;-) https://www.bargetrust.org/barges/centaur/ If you scroll down to the gallery of old photos, you'll see a remarkable inland shot of this vessel at Harvey's ...
by geron
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Autumn 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 529

Re: Autumn 2021

Now, Cep'n Boydseye, here's a Real barge. 012022135234.jpg And here are a couple of restored Thames sailing barges, moored one behind the other at Maldon, Essex. The brown sails and unusual rigging are traditional. They carried all kinds of cargo (coal, grain etc.) along the east coast of England a...
by geron
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First Snow...
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: First Snow...

My wife said what good legs you have. Which presumably means by comparison with mine...
by geron
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

Sinned wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:02 pm
...In consequence, and in a fit of pique, the vaccine was rubbished by Macron and Markle...
Oh dear -- are the Markles getting stuck into this too?
by geron
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 874
Views: 21707

Re: Corona Virus

I was given Pfizer for all three doses. There's an argument that switching vaccines for subsequent doses may broaden your immune response because they're all a bit different -- but the professionals won't advise that because they haven't been tested and evaluated that way. As to what happens next ye...
by geron
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Men's Skirt Brand Launch
Replies: 58
Views: 1542

Re: Men's Skirt Brand Launch

geron, I know that the SI unit of length is the metre but the cm is simply a subdivision. Of course the OFFICIALLY used unit of length in the East, of which China is a part, is the the metre, and hence cm, but the units UNOFFICIALLY used by the clothing industry there is the one I am talking about....
by geron
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Men's Skirt Brand Launch
Replies: 58
Views: 1542

Re: Men's Skirt Brand Launch

Ah, yes, but the centimetre, ah hence the millimetre, is actually 12% shorter than the western centimetre. Again, fact. I wondered before whether you were writing with tongue in cheek, but -- er -- let's just recall that the centimetre is not a preferred unit within SI. And the Système Internationa...