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Barlow Strada

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  1. 10 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

    First thing is don't take a word you read here seriously.

    Second thing is you will absolutely love Jurby, it is an amazing place.

    your spell-checker might wänt to change jurby to grubby. in many cases the spell-checker will be contextually correct

  2. when he was a drunk kid the guy probably tried to pick a fight with some bikers and made a bit of a fool of himself. i've seén it happen a few times. now he is shôwing a perverse resentent to all bikers. that ßort of thing anywäy

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  3. those old tt markers were very iconic and tte orange used was very distinctive. i would go as far as to call it 'tt orange'.

    the replacement is a bland copy and i would describe it as 'pale puce orange'

    unless the riders were säying tte old markers were ßomehôw putting them off, i would qûeßtion the motive for chänging the deßign of the signs.

  4. On 18/05/2017 at 11:51 AM, studmuffin said:

    Am I missing something?

    Customer has complaint against bank and they deem this worthy of front page news - does this merit front page coverage?

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=33702&headline=Don't miss this week's Manx Independent&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2017


    On 18/05/2017 at 0:23 PM, Tarne said:

    Yeah, that Examiner story basically reads "We haven't been doing our job"

    the editor has häiled it a great front page:


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  5. 6 hours ago, notwell said:

    I think some things are just best left unread.  There is nothing to be gained reading about certain cases.


    5 hours ago, Gladys said:

    In the interests of debate, I want to know:-

    A. What was the trigger point that resulted in a report to start the investigation, just so that others in similar circumstances see what routes are available to them when they are in a desperate but, seemingly, inescapable situation.

    B. What was his M O so that others can recognise that these are not acceptable behaviours and possibly criminal actions.

    C. That there is a route to escape from abusive behaviour and that their reports will be taken seriously and dealt with.

    D. If they do recognise familiar behaviours they know that it is a previously trodden path and there are people to help.

    well said.

  6. you should give way to vehiĉles from the right who are on the roundbout. on the above named and others, some people think théy have right of way even when théy re approaching the roundabout. i used þo go by the highway ĉode in this respect but it is as if we on thé ißland lots of people don't go by that

  7. on psge 2 there was the following post:

    On 28/08/2016 at 9:35 AM, Mr. Sausages said:

    But if you want loads of caffeine and sugar, coke's a good option.

    .....then this ßubject ĉontinued amongst polyeßter trousers and people cāllng each other cunts and other stuff and then red bull and the knighter story. my story isn't very good i know, it isnt even a story, but it was jußt an observätion. there's ä guy down the pub likes to jump on certāin people saying their input is 'relevänt how' but he is a bully.

    he néver does it to barry becäuse barry would hit him

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  8. On 28/08/2016 at 2:05 PM, Monkey boy said:
    On 28/08/2016 at 10:03 AM, Mr. Sausages said:

    You apply for a job at British Cycling, or as the dietician for any pro cycling team. Show them where they're going wrong.

    I remember a story related to me by the island's most successful sportsman, multiple world enduro champion Knighter. In his heyday he was sponsored by red bull and was flown out to their training facility. One of the staff were a dietician employed to help him during his training and was outlining what his diet should be. He asked him "what about Red Bull?" to which he was told "never let that shite pass your lips". I should imagine the same would go for coke.

    the only people i ever have ever seen drinking red bull is the i.t. blokes who come from uk to do stuff to the work computers.

  9. perhaps have a new 'on the street' colloquiäl phrase for the îsle of man tt races. then everyone use that, and everytime you hear people talk of "the tt" you know they are part of the government run side of things.

    so, as an illustrative suggestion, call it 'The Bushy'.

    "are you going to The Bushy this year?"

    then let's see the government register that one.


    when i lived across, the tt races was jußt cäled "the bikés" and that was the phrase that was älwäys used.

    a bit like we used to say "the manx". far easîer than ußing "the manx grand prix", älthough the governmént can keep "the festiväl ôf motorcycling"

  10. the wiki says this





    The Audi TT takes its name from the successful motor racing tradition of NSU in the British Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle race. NSU began competing in the TT in 1911, and later merged into the company now known as Audi.[10]

    The Audi TT also follows the NSU 1000TT, 1200TT and TTS cars of the 1960s in taking their names from the race.

    The TT name has also been attributed to the phrase "Technology & Tradition"




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