Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life Volume 37

Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life Volume 37

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Bobberoo

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24,543 posts

66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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pequod said:
glenrobbo said:
yes Indeed, pequod. thumbup



But the mystery is, how do they get the acronym into the can???
drink
Quillets?

In OTN: my haeroplane flight to Gurneyland might be de-laid due to some nonsense 'bout a graff! furious
Graff?!?!?

pequod

3,163 posts

106 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
Kovid graffs, Bobbers!

Apper hently we are now entering a new episode of the CovPox era of limited travel Columbine'd (cloud9) with summit called high solation or sumsuch and a CovPox swap to offset our Cov footprint...

I dunno, the wurlds gone mad!

glenrobbo

26,004 posts

118 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
I think he's having to wait for them to flatten the curve, Bobbers.



Bobberoo

Original Poster:

24,543 posts

66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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pequod said:
Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
Kovid graffs, Bobbers!

Apper hently we are now entering a new episode of the CovPox era of limited travel Columbine'd (cloud9) with summit called high solation or sumsuch and a CovPox swap to offset our Cov footprint...

I dunno, the wurlds gone mad!
Aaahhhhhh I see, said the blind man, waving his wooden leg in the air!!! yes
For some bizarre reason when I read your "graff" quote I immediately thought of the Graf Spey!!! wobble

Bomma R1

10,233 posts

93 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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glenrobbo said:
Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
I think he's having to wait for them to flatten the curve, Bobbers.

I'll flatten that bloody thing if it comes anywhere near the airfield...grumpy

Where was it when you spotted it?

Magooagain

6,262 posts

138 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bomma R1 said:
glenrobbo said:
Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
I think he's having to wait for them to flatten the curve, Bobbers.

I'll flatten that bloody thing if it comes anywhere near the airfield...grumpy

Where was it when you spotted it?
It's just passing above Matt Hancocks house Bomma! Go get it Bom!

Bomma R1

10,233 posts

93 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bobberoo

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24,543 posts

66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Magooagain said:
Bomma R1 said:
glenrobbo said:
Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
I think he's having to wait for them to flatten the curve, Bobbers.

I'll flatten that bloody thing if it comes anywhere near the airfield...grumpy

Where was it when you spotted it?
It's just passing above Matt Hancocks house Bomma! Go get it Bom!
yikes

pequod

3,163 posts

106 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bobberoo said:
pequod said:
Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
Kovid graffs, Bobbers!

Apper hently we are now entering a new episode of the CovPox era of limited travel Columbine'd (cloud9) with summit called high solation or sumsuch and a CovPox swap to offset our Cov footprint...

I dunno, the wurlds gone mad!
Aaahhhhhh I see, said the blind man, waving his wooden leg in the air!!! yes
For some bizarre reason when I read your "graff" quote I immediately thought of the Graf Spey!!! wobble
Wonderful creative thinking, yet flawed! They should have designed more fire protection!

We forget, of course, that the pioneers of aviation tried many and all methods to get a man into the air and the Graf Zep was a 'wonder' of its time, flying over 1 million miles before it was scrapped.

Derigibles may have a future yet, as they are the easiest way to suspend heavy weights and propel the 'ship' with eclectic/erroretic/electric motors?

Apper hently!

Bobberoo

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Tuesday 22nd June
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Wemakeplanebits.com have been experimenting with electric propulsion for a number of years now, highly unlikely to replace conventional jet engines, however some of their ideas are now in use on certain airframes which has led to better fuel efficiency and further air travel without refuelling.

Bobberoo

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Tuesday 22nd June
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Battert's just stopped by to ask why there's a Goodyear blimp tied to the control tower, own up, who's is it and where's it come from?!?!??!

pequod

3,163 posts

106 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Not me, honest guv. boxedin

I shrimply suggested that it 'might' be possible to a bloke down the Slaughterman Daughter's Arms but he would need to have a word with Battert, but maybe his English isn't too good!

Mein Gott!

DickyC

40,000 posts

166 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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glenrobbo said:
I think he's having to wait for them to flatten the curve, Bobbers.

From my Great Grandfather's Journal from the First War:

we was on the move again Nov 13th we left Coixyde [Koksijde] At 11 to Adinkirke where we went by train to Calais / the train caught fire on the way which gave the Zeps The Chance of finding where we was going / they drop bombs on the station and Kills 44 Troops and our train Was hit just before we started by air Craft

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Jesse Bullock was called up during WWI to serve in the Labour Companies. He died in 1919 from exposure to poison gas during the war. Several times in his journal he has a medical and is pronounced fit. His wife, my Great Grandma Bullock, widowed with three children, went out cleaning and cleaned house for the rest of her life. During the Second War her house was destroyed by a V1 flying bomb. Weapons of Mass Destruction? The should have talked to my great gran.

Bobberoo

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66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Jesus Dicky, thanks for sharing that, i have bookmarked it to read more thoroughly later. Did you sit and type all of that out???

DickyC

40,000 posts

166 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bobberoo said:
Jesus Dicky, thanks for sharing that, i have bookmarked it to read more thoroughly later. Did you sit and type all of that out???
Yes, I transcribed it. BIt of a job. He wasn't an educated man, he wrote in pencil, often in difficult circumstances, he couldn't spell, had a novel approach to capital letters, he was rather deaf and in a foreign country. Several people have made better suggestions for my attempts at his attempts at place names.

I've been meaning to copy it to the local museum where he lived and his regiment and then give the original to the Imperial War Museum. There isn't much on record about either the Labour Companies or by the lads who were gassed.

That's me. Talk tomorrow.

Bobberoo

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66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Thanks your Dickyness, i look forward to spending some time reading that.

paua

2,662 posts

111 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Since we're on war stories - I have a 2x Great G.father who served in the Brit Navy in the Crimean war. He then emigrated this way & was one of the crew who built NZ's first light house ( Pencarrow Head).
The brother of a g.father , having travelled 12000 miles for the privilege, was mustard gassed in WW1. Am guessing it was a relatively mild dose. It was many years later that he died of the complications arising.

Bobberoo

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66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Another nice WW1/2 story, i'm ashamed to admit that i know nothing of my family history prior to my grand parents!!

Bobberoo

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24,543 posts

66 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Right then time i was in bed, night chaps!!

glenrobbo

26,004 posts

118 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Bomma R1 said:
glenrobbo said:
Bobberoo said:
Graff?!?!?
I think he's having to wait for them to flatten the curve, Bobbers.

I'll flatten that bloody thing if it comes anywhere near the airfield...grumpy

Where was it when you spotted it?
It was just hovering suggestively in the background waiting for the production team and film crew to start on the sequel to "Flesh Gordon" down at the semi-derelict Elstree Studios.