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  1. birdienumnum

    Why Is Mf So Addictive?

    dont let the fact that you know absolutely jack shit about a subject stop you from posting an opinion.
  2. birdienumnum

    Where's It Gone ?

    Being rebuilt I believe.
  3. More like a party seven can

  4. Hi there. Admired your six pack today.

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    Need Roofer/builder

    Anyone recommend a roofer/builder for some minor (but urgent) works, ie few tiles, chimney re-pointing, and guttering replacing - willing to travel all the way to west of the Island.?
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    Golly Gosh

    Well, there were lots of 'coloured people' there on holiday and i didnt see anyone taking offence ot insisting they were banned from being on sale. Are you for real? "there were lots of coloured people' - ......glad you put 'coloured people' in quotation marks, Gosh, must have been a shock for you to see all those "coloured" faces.... any particular colour? You probably have the complete "Love Thy Neighbour" series on video. I understand the various comments re political correctness gone slightly mad, however, this smacks of "I am not a racist.... but........" Also, your stupid bollicky comment re Russian dolls, is really scraping the barrel. The whole item smacks of a 1970's Women's Weekly travelogue and all that unenlightened age offered. However, if it was a a big joke and tongue in cheek..... clever you. Were you purposely looking to take offence from something in this topic Birdienumnum? It looks to me as though one of the posts that got your back up was an observational joke, the other wasn't meant to offend and one had a valid point which you seem to have missed. I can remember when I was younger, I was told at primary school that we should say "coloured" and not "black" as it could be offensive. I know this isn't the case now and the accepted term is "black." I'm sure there are many people who would still say "coloured" in an attempt not to offend, as it's what they were once taught. Many races and cultures have got to live together and get along and that isn't going to change. We should concentrate on addressing any genuine problems that crop up along the way and not looking for racism where there isn't any. If people are upset by something where it's apparant no offence was intended, a simple correction would suffice. When someone gets on their high horse, it just creates an unecessary tension. And a joke is a joke. Dictionary definition "Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport. " Hell, looks like I am replying to myself..... anyways, to reply to Onchanite.... poor excuse to use what you were taught in school... life moves on, the world moves on... hence it is no longer legal to rape or beat up your wife. Also no longer excusable to talk about "coloured people" or "black people" as if non-white people are a sodding race of bloody aliens. Maybe if more people got up on a high horse rather than languishing on a fence we could see an end to such thinly veiled racist crap.
  7. birdienumnum

    Golly Gosh

    Well, there were lots of 'coloured people' there on holiday and i didnt see anyone taking offence ot insisting they were banned from being on sale. Are you for real? "there were lots of coloured people' - ......glad you put 'coloured people' in quotation marks, Gosh, must have been a shock for you to see all those "coloured" faces.... any particular colour? You probably have the complete "Love Thy Neighbour" series on video. I understand the various comments re political correctness gone slightly mad, however, this smacks of "I am not a racist.... but........" Also, your stupid bollicky comment re Russian dolls, is really scraping the barrel. The whole item smacks of a 1970's Women's Weekly travelogue and all that unenlightened age offered. However, if it was a a big joke and tongue in cheek..... clever you. Were you purposely looking to take offence from something in this topic Birdienumnum? It looks to me as though one of the posts that got your back up was an observational joke, the other wasn't meant to offend and one had a valid point which you seem to have missed. I can remember when I was younger, I was told at primary school that we should say "coloured" and not "black" as it could be offensive. I know this isn't the case now and the accepted term is "black." I'm sure there are many people who would still say "coloured" in an attempt not to offend, as it's what they were once taught. Many races and cultures have got to live together and get along and that isn't going to change. We should concentrate on addressing any genuine problems that crop up along the way and not looking for racism where there isn't any. If people are upset by something where it's apparant no offence was intended, a simple correction would suffice. When someone gets on their high horse, it just creates an unecessary tension. And a joke is a joke. Dictionary definition "Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport. "
  8. birdienumnum

    Golly Gosh

    Well, there were lots of 'coloured people' there on holiday and i didnt see anyone taking offence ot insisting they were banned from being on sale. Are you for real? "there were lots of coloured people' - ......glad you put 'coloured people' in quotation marks, Gosh, must have been a shock for you to see all those "coloured" faces.... any particular colour? You probably have the complete "Love Thy Neighbour" series on video. I understand the various comments re political correctness gone slightly mad, however, this smacks of "I am not a racist.... but........" Also, your stupid bollicky comment re Russian dolls, is really scraping the barrel. The whole item smacks of a 1970's Women's Weekly travelogue and all that unenlightened age offered. However, if it was a a big joke and tongue in cheek..... clever you.
  9. birdienumnum

    Peel Pirates Family Fun Day - Sunday 6th July 2008

    Will the Fanny Dancers be making an appearance. ?
  10. birdienumnum

    Open Air Shakespeare At Peel Castle

    I saw a poster yesterday in Celtic Gold in Peel - I think its mid to late July. If I am out and about later will take a look and get back to you.
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    What Small Things Hack You Off More Than They Should Do?

    Is that you Jesus?
  12. birdienumnum

    What Small Things Hack You Off More Than They Should Do?

    Crap behaviour on buses such as people putting their feet on seats.
  13. birdienumnum

    You Can Tell A Lot About People Bytheir Washing Line

    Wow!, you have a Study,?....... Do you have a Library, Ballroom, Breakfast room, Private quarters, Servants Quarters, Stables? if you do, you have probably never seen a line of washing in your life.
  14. birdienumnum

    God Im Bored

    no washing on line today...... my bloody mini b and q greenhouse blew over, seedlings now buggered. Painted spare room so fruitful way to use a crap weather Sunday. Had terrible cigarette cravings an hour or so ago, so opened bag of crisps, bar of chocolate and bottle of red. Waiting for bed time.
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    Champix - Stop Smoking Tablets

    Despite nausea, bad dreams, difficulty forming sentences sometimes, I have Champix are better than patches. Willpower - hell - what's that about. I am on my fourth go at stopping smoking. My reasons for stopping..... nasty health scare year and a half ago - involved several visits to Oral surgeon at Noble's, a biopsy and several awful weeks of waiting. Most recent reason for stopping, marriage break up, god awful mortgage and resultant drop in funds.... have read Alan Carr's book 3 times for some motivation. You do get used to the nausea (in a way) after a month or so. Good thing is that the general need to run amok with an axe is lessened. I did try a local support group once - very depressing, it was held at Peel Age Concern Day Centre on Monday nights (say no more) where a well meaning health worker told me to concentrate on nice things such as lambs and daffodills - niether of which you can roll up and smoke. My Doctor expressed some reluctance at prescbing Champix for the 2nd time - apparently some suicides in the UK.... but I am on them for the 2nd time, for my 4th attempt. It has been 8 weeks. Good luck. BDNN
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