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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:59 pm

I saw that on tv, its weird stuff. they reckon its stagnant pollution due to atmospherics, or the French are sending us toxic gas. Shocked
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:35 pm

{{{Is it garlic? No I've always said you cant trust vegetables Mad }}}

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Post by azriel on Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:30 pm

Dunno, but there was one pic in particular that gave me the willies........



had a Stephen King feel about it.....Eggheads are still saying they don't know what it is but, breath easy, they are not blaming the French Laughing Laughing

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Post by David H on Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:23 pm

Beautiful picture Az! Whatever it is, it's what lighthouses and foghorns are made for.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:19 am

{{{Hey thats a potato!- that's not a vegetable by Scottish standards -the Scottish definition of vegetable is if you drop it into boiling fat does it disintegrate? If it does- vegetable- if it doesn't slap some batter on it quick before it gets out the pot and eat it Twisted Evil }}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:20 am

{{Some very fine piping indeed from Inveraray and District at this years Games- they won 1st place-



and this is the Drums Corps for Inveraray practicing before the competition-



Heavy Athletics (you wouldn't spill these lassies pints!)-



Couldnt find the caber tossing from this yars so heres an old one- in case your wondering the aim is to get the caber to go end over end, and ideally fall completely straight- its ridiculously difficult!



And lastly some of the dancing, this years champions doing a Fling-



And lastly music of a different sort- Heron Valley a local group playing in the ceilidh tent. }}




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Post by azriel on Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:36 pm

That caber tossing had me on the edge of my seat Very Happy

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Post by malickfan on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:10 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{{Is it garlic? No I've always said you cant trust vegetables  Mad }}}

Alcohol is made with hops and barley, so counts as one of your five a day i.m.o Nod

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Post by halfwise on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:47 pm

4 glasses of stout, 2 of milk, 1 of orange juice is supposed to cover it.  Let's do the math (this means there are other things I *should* be doing instead).
                  milk(2c)           beer(4c)         OJ(1c)            totals
calories        600                   600              160                1360 calories
protein         62g                     5g               2g                 69g
A                 10%                                                           10%
B6                 8%                 50%               4%                62%
B12              36%                                                           36%
C                  0                                        120%              120%
D                 48%                                                            48%
E                  2%                                                              2%
Thiamin       14%                                     15%                 29%
Ribo            52%                                                            52%
Niacin          2%                                                               2%
Calcium       56%                                                            56%
iron              0%                                                               0%
Phosphorus  44%                  28%                                    72%
zinc               7%                                                             7%
magnesium    0%                                    8%                    8%
potassium                                              18%                   18%

Well, clearly what I heard referred to pints, not cups.  But there's still a lot missing here.  My sources claim beer has lots of B vitamins, but only quote B6 as the highest, so the other B's should be higher by a bit.  I also think beer would have niacin and thiamine.

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Post by David H on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:51 pm

you.....could......use....periods......? Shrugging

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:42 pm

That caber tossing had me on the edge of my seat- Azriel

{{For some inexplicable reason the sight of hulking great men in kilts tossing their huge lengths of wood seems to appeal to the lassies! Suspect }}}

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:01 am

Laughing

No Buckie-drinking competition? Suspect  Suspiciously absent!

We're having a heat-wave over here in the land of sun and fog. No fog right now, just lots of sun! Still in the 70s hours after sunset (it normally cools off fast after sunset, something to do with the ocean nearby and the dry climate), and it looks like some places around the bay will be hitting 90s and over 100 tomorrow again.

One of the old goats had heat-stroke. Had to give her electrolytes and, to help cool her down, hold freezer packs on her ears. Seemed to help, I guess. She got up on her feet after an hour or so of it, but maybe she was just tired of me icing her ears! Razz

Edit: I like how several of the games are, "Hey here's something ponderously heavy, let's take turns throwing it!"

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:12 pm

No Buckie-drinking competition?- Forest

{{{What do you mean? Its everywhere you look!!! Mad Its the Games, everyone over the age of 13 is competing in the drinking competition. drunken That's what all the buckie tents are for dotted all around the stadium and the the Ceildh tent. Nod Then there's the street drinking competition (tricky one that due it being illegal), the underage drinking competition, also illegal but with less harsh punishments- that one's always over subscribed but its got a higher fall out level than the adult competitions. Then there is pub drinking and randomly claiming strangers to a fight competitions and the final competition of the night getting home, performance vomiting and not not ending up ankle deep in an over crowded cell which smells entirely of buckie and urine. No }}}

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Post by David H on Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:20 am

I'd think this couple should win first prize in their age group. Cheerleader Oscars Cheerleader

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/01/pensioner-runs-naked-hotel-out-of-control-rampage-wife/

After his wife complained that staff had been hostile to her, 72-year-old Robert Fergus ran entirely naked through the MacDonald Loch Rannoch Hotel, in Perthshire, on a drunken "out-of-control" rampage.

Staff and guests were forced to flee  in the early hours as Mr Fergus smashed a glass pane and used the scissors to cut communications cables, before warning witnesses he would "slit" and "kill" them.

His wife Ruth, 69, also threatened to "get a gun and shoot" a staff member after "reacting badly" to alcohol she had drunk without having eaten much food, Perth Sheriff Court heard.
The court heard that Mr Fergus appeared in the hotel reception without any clothes and began shouting abuse at staff and guests during the incident, on February 4.

Fiscal Depute Michael Sweeney said: “Both accused were acting as if they were out of control, He was observed to have a pair of scissors. Mrs Fergus said: 'I'm going to get a gun and shoot you'."

Ewan Cameron, representing Mr Fergus, ..... told the court his client had "consumed much more alcohol than was sensible" and reacted "disproportionately" when he confronted reception staff.

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:11 am

"disproportionately"... what a beautiful word Razz

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Post by azriel on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:03 pm

The wind here is really kicking up silent  Its loud & strong & the trees are swinging like a mad Zorba The Greek dance off. I can forsee a very blustery night tonight. There's things squeaking out there, in the dark, & I don't know what they are........ pale

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Post by halfwise on Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 am

I love that feeling in a house, hate it in a tent.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:47 am

So I've known for a long time that there's a cookie brand in the UK that shares the name of my state (supposedly the recipe was brought from the US to the UK), and I've even eaten some that my stepmom brought back from one of her business trips (they're pretty decent; tasted a lot like Chips Ahoy), but I've never actually heard a Brit say the word "Maryland". But tonight I found myself wondering if they pronounce the word the same way we do and, well...



aaaaahhh it's so weird

"merry land" cookies



fffffuuuuuuuuu



okay so these are pretty weird for a variety of reasons but yeah

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:50 am

And for those who don't know the name of the state is pronounced mare-uh-lund (sometimes slurred/shortened to just mare-lund) with the emphasis on the first syllable.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:07 am

Update: I have now learned tonight that the reason I usually pronounce Maryland differently than the official dictionary definition (mare-lund vs mare-uh-lund as noted above) unless I'm consciously trying not to is because of the phenomenon of schwa deletion in conversational American English in which the schwa sound (roughly "uh") in the middle of multisyllabic words gets dropped. Which is also why I usually pronounce separate* and camera with two syllables. I'm not sure how to feel about this. Neutral

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwa#American_English
http://isli.khu.ac.kr/journal/content/data/30_2/8.pdf

*Though only when using it as an adjective; as a verb it has three syllables and rhymes with "gate". I have no fucking clue why. Shrugging

EDIT: Though looking through the charts in that second link there are some words that I don't shorten. Cultural, therapist, and veteran all still have three syllables when I say them (among others). This is really messing with me now.


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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:19 am

Geez talk about a derail of a derail

Norception

seriously tho: "merry land" cookies

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don't even get me started on the pronunciation of "Baltimore"

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Post by Amarië on Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:18 am

Eldorion wrote:And for those who don't know the name of the state is pronounced mare-uh-lund (sometimes slurred/shortened to just mare-lund) with the emphasis on the first syllable.

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Post by halfwise on Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:38 am

What's really weird is they are calling them cookies. Brits don't do cookies. They do biscuits. Which of course is all wrong, but never mind that. The point is, they may be in the midst of a shift in nomenclature.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:42 am

{{ I dont think so Halfy- we tend to only use the word 'cookie' to refer to US products, or something which is specifically labelled as 'cookie'. Such as the Maryland ones above or Orios. We also use cookie to refer to large flat 'biscuits'- but everything else we still call biscuits. And there is no 'cookie' section in our supermarkets, they are sold in the biscuit section. }}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:46 am

{{On a terminology note Cookie is stupid- sorry US. Biscuit comes from the French and it literally means 'twice cooked' because originally making biscuits was a two stage process. Cookie on the other hand derives from the Dutch meaning for small cake, and should properly refer only to cakes not biscuits. }}}

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