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Everything posted by monasqueen

  1. Including apostrophes? 😄 Universities (plural) University's (possessive)
  2. ...and the amount we are paying out is enough for the building and completion of both of them, with money to spare, if the truth be known......
  3. Why should we be surprised that the cost doubles every time anyone looks at it? It is in Liverpool, and Peel Ports (and their various contractors etc.) are building it. Any guesses as to when it will be finished? (And what the final cost will be?)
  4. In my day, at my school, it was "Use of English", nicknamed "Useless English". At least it taught you when and where to put apostrophes, the difference between there, their, they're, etc...
  5. I suppose it is fair to say that most people have never experienced the death of a monarch or a ruling monarch's spouse, as the last such event was in 1952. This is someone who has been fulfilling a very long life of public service, again, longer than most people have been alive. Yes, the media are probably over-reacting by quite a large margin, and BBC, for instance, should not be showing wall to wall obituaries on both channels simultaneously. Be prepared for something similar in just over a week's time when we have the funeral.
  6. You still stand a lot more chance of dying from some sort of normal life event. “Something like 30 or 40 people drown in the bath every year, something like 1,000 people die falling down the stairs, something like 200 die from choking on their breakfast, and that’s many, many more deaths than we get from these vaccines so actually taking the vaccine is actually one of the safer things you do in the day, it’s definitely safer than cycling or driving to work."
  7. Someone who came across as a real character, and who helped to hold a marriage together for 73 years. He will be sorely missed.
  8. Moving forward with baby steps, glass fully charged for a swig every time we are to be guided by science or data. Fastyr Mie
  9. hypocrisy / (hɪˈpɒkrəsɪ) / noun plural -sies
  10. It was many years before that, even, that the principal was well known. I was certainly aware of it 50 years ago, and it was "old hat" then.
  11. There's a very old saying in relation to some sectors, which I first heard many years ago across, which involves people being "promoted into incompetence". This included the police force. It is extremely difficult in some areas of work to get rid of someone who should never have been recruited in the first place, and if you are incapable of sacking them.
  12. Manx Radio has been desperately trying to get somebody on board to give them a wave. It's also been featured in the Examiner, and it looked like half the Island had driven out to have a look at it.
  13. Apparently, discipline across the UK has become a thing of the past during lockdown. Do parents all expect teachers to be the sole disciplinarians? Some kids need to be organised. Get them all in a bootcamp as soon as lockdown is over.
  14. I'm all for protecting the stare, but it's difficult to maintain behind some spectacles. (Just trying to get a message in on the page number that coincides with the year.) 😎
  15. The bridge in Lower Laxey managed to eat a bus a couple of years ago.
  16. I've got a credit card sized piece of cardboard that gives all the relevant details.
  17. She is registered in Bermuda. She left Cartagena (Spain) on 16 March and called in at Gibraltar last week. Allegedly she is due in Akureyri on 8 April. Someone must have told them that our pubs are open.
  18. Is that to be linked to anything that delves into the millions, for everything else, that have disappeared into the mists and sink holes around the Mersey? Ask Anderson, and Hatton, and others.....
  19. That shouldn't be used as an excuse.
  20. But the Government is full of .ankers.
  21. Apparently cats can test positive, too.
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