Diesel Car Ban

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Re: Diesel Car Ban

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I remember "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" getting the answer to a question wrong. The question was something like "What is the minimum number of times a tennis player must hit a ball in order to win a set?" The contestant answered "24 times", and was awarded the 'point' (as there are 24 points in a set of tennis). The following day Chris Tarrant had to admit their mistake (but, as they had awarded the point the result would still stand). The correct answer is only "12 times", as the player would serve 12 times (12 aces), and their opponent could double fault 12 times.
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Post by CitroJim »

Gibbo2286 wrote:
27 Aug 2017, 18:06
I thought that was the White Ensign and Blue Ensign, never heard of the Blue or White Bosun.

A Blue Bosun is a very cold one...

There is no White Bosun any more - he was killed in the great battle of political correctness ;)
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Post by Paul-R »

Probably autocorrect sticking its oar in.
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Post by myglaren »

I suppose they will have a built in spell checker, but predictive text might cause a few problems.. ;-)

Eye halve a spelling check her,
It came with my pea sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye kin knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it’s weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.

A check her is a bless sing;
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen,
Eye trussed too bee a joule;
The checker pours o’er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore wee rote with checkers
Hour spelling was inn deck line,
Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
Wee are knot maid too wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier;
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped words fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud;
And we mussed dew the best wee can
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

That’s why eye brake in two averse
Coz eye dew want too please.
Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
This soft wear four pea seas.
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Post by elma »

:? correct, not sure why I changed it
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Post by Sloppysod »

:offtopic: Yes but spell checkers can help only if the language is easy to follow, however, English is far from easy :!:
English as she is spoke

I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough
others may stumble but not you
on hiccough, thorough, laugh and through
Well done! And now you wish perhaps
to know of less familiar traps
beware of heard, a dreadful word
that looks like beard and sounds like bird
and dead, it's said like bed not bead
for goodness sake don't call it deed
watch out for meat and great and threat
(they rhyme with suite and straight and debt)
A moth is not a moth in mother
Nor both in bother, broth in brother
and here is not a match for there
nor dear and fear for bear and pear
and then theres rose and close and lose
Just look them up and goose and choose
And cork and work and card and ward
and font and front and word and sword
and do and go and thwart and cart
come come I'e hardly made a start
A dreadful language? Man alive
I'd mastered it when I was five.

It's even 'arder when u 'reed' it 'allowed' :rofl2: