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Offline Janaru

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 12:13:35 PM »
Questions to ponder...

Is it true that cannibals don\'t eat clowns because they taste funny?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

If a book about failures doesn\'t sell, is it a success?

Why isn\'t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

What\'s another word for thesaurus?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

What do you do when you see an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?

Why is it that people with the least to say always seem to say it the loudest?
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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 12:17:38 PM »
Children in the backseat cause accidents; accidents in the backseat cause children ;)

(This isn\'t from personal experience mind. In my family, the math works.)
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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2010, 08:52:20 PM »
A friend has emailed this to me. I think that it covers one or two of us.


WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER !!

\"And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993\"!!!CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN THE
1930\'s 1940\'s, 50\'s, 60\'s and even early 70\'s

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.


They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn\'t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.

Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn\'t open on the weekends, somehow we didn\'t starve to death!

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy  Toffees, Gob stoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.


We ate biscuits, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren\'t overweight because......

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,
no video/dvd  films,  
no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms...........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!


We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time....

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,
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We rode bikes or walked to a friend\'s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Mum didn\'t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

RUGBY and CRICKET had try outs and not everyone made the team. Those who didn\'t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on
MERIT

Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!

Our parents didn\'t invent stupid names for their kids like \'Kiora\' and \'Blade\' and \'Ridge\' and \'Vanilla\'


We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL !
And YOU are one of them!
CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.


And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

PS -The big type is because your eyes are not too good at your age
.       Ivor



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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2010, 10:33:46 PM »
Ha!

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2010, 10:51:06 PM »
Ah Yes, I reeeember eet well!

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2010, 11:14:07 PM »
Ivor,

I dispute the accuracy of some of those claims. I never ate worms and mud pies, and never broke a bone though I did shoot myself in the finger and I bear the scar and pain (bravely) to this day.

And I had several Mars bars in the 70s. They were of course much bigger than today\'s and helped me work, rest and play. Strangely, my weight started to go up. Must have been all that resting.

I was always picked for the school house team even though I was five left feet personified. There were only 11 of us so I suppose that helped..

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2010, 11:34:21 PM »
\"There were only 11 of us so I suppose that helped.. \"

Cor! Conion, were you at school in the Orkneys or what? ::o

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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2010, 11:57:17 PM »
Truthyness Wrote:
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> \"There were only 11 of us so I suppose that
> helped.. \"
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> Cor! Conion, were you at school in the Orkneys or
> what? ::o

The school was divided into several Houses. One was allocated to a House upon joining and stayed in that until death. One then represented that House at sport or whatever. The unlucky ones were expected to forfeit their spare time to represent the school in the evenings and weekends. I was never that unlucky, I could feign a good limp when necessary.

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2010, 12:31:50 PM »
Aha! \'S just that, to me, it sounded as though there were only 11 to choose from for the team;)

The House system was the same at the school I attended. For my sins Nazareth/Reds was my lot (and it\'s been my bent ever since!!!!) eventually even rising to the illustrious rank of prefect in that House (even if I did always end up siding with the pupils whenever it came to the crunch!)

A propos of nuffin, is the tooth saga under control now Con? Sadly I\'ve entered a nightmare of the kind with no particular practical solutions on the horizon! The first adult tooth pulled last week leaving me with the distinct impression that, from here on, it was all going to be down hill. :S

Thank god for the radio!8-)  Off to get my Monday Dad\'s Army fix ...

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2010, 12:41:50 PM »
Why thank you Honey Pie! I\'ve been and gone and done settings! As for the post I couldn\'t read, I think it may have come later ... but no worries, I guess we\'ll live!  4 K messages doesn\'t imply that you ramble ... simply that you are ... erm, how to put it? Prolific! >:D<

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> Yup. I do use the flat setting, Tru. Go to the
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> And I only have four-thousand or so posts, Ive,
> how can that possibly be construed as rambling? ;)

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2010, 01:27:57 PM »
Houses? That doesn\'t sound like the Orkneys. To a Yank it sounds like Hogwarts! ;)

Eh, it probably wasn\'t worth reading anyway, Tru, and prolific is just to polite (so is rambling for that matter!).

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Re: Knock, Knock..... (Replacing the String ;) )
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2010, 03:38:18 PM »
I think Conion was trying to break it to us gently that he went to Public School.   Err, thats a private school to anyone except Brits because ........help someone else explain it!

Anywhere near Windsor, Con?

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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2010, 03:55:18 PM »
Perhaps is wasn\'t public (private:S) but simply a school that resorted to the \"House\" structure. For the record, mine was a convent!::o

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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2010, 04:10:47 PM »
My school was a secondary-modern and we had \'houses\'.
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2010, 04:18:59 PM »
Nah! Neeevah, get away with you Ive! I have tipped you as the Grammar sort every time!

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