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Posted on 11 Feb 2013 17:46:01 GMT
Even worse news just breaking. The Environment Secretary has said it was scaling up investigations into food contamination after a batch of Fish Fingers were found to contain no fingers and, worse, traces of sea horse.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 08:26:41 GMT
More bad news......especially for horse lovers.

Traces of greyhound were found in 3 of the horses at Chepstow at the last race.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013 14:10:28 GMT
Aye and whats more we can do our killing far more efficiently these days 'n all. Hundreds, maybe even thousands in an hour or so and we don't even have to break a sweat let alone get our hand s dirty.

Seeing what the Touareg and their Al Queda mates get up to in Mali, mankind as a whole still seems to have an appetite for doing things the old fashioned way but rwanda probably takes the Gold on that score

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 23:22:44 GMT
Any ideas for a new thread, Butler?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 19:56:39 GMT
Do we really need an academic text to argue humankind has become progressively less violent?
People being hung drawn and quartered is no longer the main attraction in a city centre on a Saturday afternoon. No more public hangings or severed heads on pikes. I don't need a book to tell me society is less violent.

But modern life is rubbish. In my day a forum thread lasted longer. No focus these days. Everybody wants to start a new topic every half hour.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 13:05:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2013 13:14:37 GMT
Not accents, the bridges ar within the Firth of Forth and the new one will be even more so.

....but you knew that and were refering to play on Firth/fifth. Doh!

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 12:58:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2013 13:00:50 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity

The author claims, quite convincingly that crime and physical aggression has declined within modern life. He argues that contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 11:09:54 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 18:20:08 GMT
Ahh, it is an accent thing, Peter. Thenks :-)

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 18:19:27 GMT
Modern football lighting is rubbish, well at Fulham to be precise. Heh heh heh anyone want to buy this Fulham embossed fuse?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:21:59 GMT
nephran says:
Sorry Mr.Dewer I don't understand Welsh

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:16:38 GMT
pas mal du tout, t.f., je te donnerais dix-huit sur vingt (2 points perdus pour "plusiers" & "petites problèmes" au lieu de "petits" ; en plus, un peu trop de subjonctifs). ta femme, elle est congolaise, francaise ou juste francophone ?

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 14:08:47 GMT
Val H. says:
Best bridge name ever : The Go-Between Bridge

From Wiki:

The Go Between Bridge is named after the popular Australian indie rock band The Go-Betweens, which was formed in Brisbane. ... A naming competition for the bridge was held through the website, with eleven shortlisted suggestions put to a "popular vote", attracting less than 6,000 votes. The winning name was announced on 29 September 2009.

The bridge was officially named by founding member Robert Forster, and six other members of The Go-Betweens, at the Community Market Day on Sunday, 4 July 2010, the day before the bridge opened to traffic.

It got my vote.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 13:45:40 GMT
Lez Lee says:
From Wiki :

The bridge is positioned in an area where three council area boundaries converge. The north approach road to the bridge leaves from Clackmannanshire, the bridge itself standing in Fife, and the south approach to the bridge is within Falkirk. This means that the span of the bridge is within Fife however it can only be accessed by travelling through either Clackmannanshire or Falkirk council areas. Due to this unique situation a minor row over naming broke out between those local authorities with a vested interest. Clackmannanshire Council voted to suggest "Clackmannanshire Bridge" - even though two other councils, Fife and Falkirk, are involved and no part of the bridge would be inside the Clackmannanshire area. Fife Council responded with "Kingdom Bridge" (referring to the historic kingdom of Fife). Other suggestions included "Wallace Bridge" after Sir William Wallace. Following a public consultation, the Scottish Government announced on 1 October 2008 that the name Clackmannanshire Bridge was to be adopted.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 13:19:47 GMT
Damn, you beat me to it.

I'd forgotten theyd built another bridge. They didn't really call it the Clackmannanshire did they? Supposed to have been chosen by public competition and i seriously doubt a single member came up with that. @rsehole politician choice if ever ther was one

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 13:12:43 GMT
Well the Forth Bridge is technically a Firth Bridge anyway

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 13:00:15 GMT
Ian says:
"They've moved Alloa though" - not far enough!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 12:59:40 GMT
Ian says:
Only 30 years since my O Grade (which I'm increasingly convinced was in Cajun, not French) and understood most - maybe qualifications ARE getting easier?

I admit I rain it thru Google translate, this bit "et c'est le bon francais pas patois" which I understood to be "and it's good French, not patois" was translated as "and it's good French patois" so now I'm just confused.. I blame the Geordie patois.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 12:13:26 GMT
china cat says:
Both bridges open - it's the approach roads that have all changed to bypass Kincardine. Went over the old one and back over the new one just to check it out the other day. They've moved Alloa though..;-)

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 11:57:26 GMT
Lez Lee says:
56 years since my French 'O' level and I understood every word! Thanks et.
I'd love to hear Post Soviet's accent - Latvian/English/Irish must be quite interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 11:56:16 GMT
Ian says:
Last time I drove from Glasgow to Dunfermline I went across it and the new Clackmannanshire (who called it that and did they think we'd use the name?) was open.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 11:05:04 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Geordie anglais avec un accent français africain, comment frais est ce?

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 10:51:53 GMT
easytiger says:
Oui, bien sur et c'est le bon francais pas patois. Nous, ma femme et les enfants, on parle en francais. La petite apprend anglais a l'ecole mais je lui ai dit qu'elle puisse me parler en anglais mais il vaut mieux que je reponds en francais parce que mon accent en anglais n'est pas normal et si elle apprend l'anglais que je parle ca va lui donner des petites problemes. je suis un broad geordie malgre j'habite Londres 26 ans. Ma femme a dit plusiers fois qu'elle veut apprendre anglais. Je lui ai dit que je ne veux pas qu'elle puisse me deranger en deux langues, une soit assez. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 10:28:23 GMT
I.N. is the old Kincardine bridge still in use ? or would one have to go beyond & take the new Clackmannanshire (where i used to live) bridge ? a pretty hefty detour, if so.
E.T. a classic view indeed from s.queensferry. b.t.w. do people speak french where you're living ?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 10:25:12 GMT
J M Johnson says:
can you tell me about the prog?
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