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On 1/27/2008 12:23 AM Greg Procter spake thus:
So you're sticking to your story that "litre" is the only correct way to spell the word?
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
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Yes. I am very concerned for your welfare.
I wish you every good fortune with your enterprise. Just ensure that none of your chosen workers are people who might impede your business by using American gallons or liters.
Reply to
Eddie Oliver
Their accents are intended to be satires.
Reply to
Wolf K.
As an artist, we use paints, thinners, matt medium and the like by the squirt, blob or 'about that much' ... quantities. It's all sold here by the litre, millilitre etc. As for my model-making sideline, we're back full circle with your comment, the equipment all works in metric measurements while the materials come in metrics _and_ the hundred odd Imperial and US measurement units. As Ray commented, dilute your 100ml of active ingredient with an (undefined) quart for every 141 square inches of surface for a coating of between 11/64" and 0.247" to ensure complete coverage of the #47 gauge wires and #6 screwheads.
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Greg Procter
I'm sticking to my original story that I don't care how _you_ spell litre and that _I_ didn't make any sort of issue about it's spelling.
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Greg Procter
Too subtle a point, Wolf.
If anyone out there took anything from either Benny Hill or Monty Python seriously, I don't want to know, but I suggest they keep their head(s) down!
Regards, Greg.P.
Reply to
Greg Procter
Perhaps his reaction is coloured by your occasional lack of humour.
Reply to
Steve Caple
If their heads weren't way, way up their fundamental orifice, they might notice that there were things to take seriously in many Python skits. Now as for Benny, I agree.
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Steve Caple
I found Monty Python generally rather boring................ now, Benny Hill is another story...he was 100% entertaining and FUNNY! Always wondered what he'd have done in those end of show girlie chases had he caught one of them? :^)
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Whodunnit
On 1/27/2008 11:09 AM Steve Caple spake thus:
Well, since we've totally degenerated into cultural slurring in this thread, might as well go in full bore; seeing the word "colours", for some reason, always brings to my mind an image of the word spoken by a (younger) Mick Jagger with obscenely pouted lips, with an exaggerated, sneering pronunciation somewhere in the vicinity of "col-OOOOO-u-rs" (although I hasten to add that I still love their song from "Their Satanic Majesties Request" (their answer to the Beatle's more insipid Sgt. Pepper), "She Comes in Colours".)
Gee, maybe you can tell I'm not exactly an Anglophile ...
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
How can he possibly react to something he made up that I did not say???
Lack of humour?
Reply to
Greg Procter
Certainly - the fish dance for example - however accents are not.
Reply to
Greg Procter
Bennie Hill, IMHO, was one of the first UK TV actors to attempt US-like humour. Much of US TV humour leaves me cold, Seinfeld and CSI for examples.
Regards, Greg.P.
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Greg Procter
I'd never have noticed! (in the air, or everywhere, she's like a rainbow ...)
Reply to
Greg Procter
No. This was way before the 'gas' prices of today. Chuck D.
Reply to
Charles Davis
I tend to agree with you regarding CURRENT US TV humor which tends to be loud and gross...none of today's offerings equal such classics as MASH, Cheers etc. And, I have NEVER watched a full episode of Seinfeld or the Simpsons. From clips of Seinfeld, I cannot fathom what his talent is or how he got where he is and what the public sees in him. Guess that dates me. :)
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Whodunnit
Naaah, it just makes a member of the sane majority. Keep in mind that even a #1 show is watched by only about 10-20%of the population.
Reply to
Wolf K.
I certainly can't think of any. Even the fancy new pumps that also dispense E85 (spit) don't dual mark in liters.
Of course, gas isn't really sold in gallons - it's sold in hundreths of a gallon. So feel free to do the math and stop wherever you like. *
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PV
So they don't look like pontificating ignoramuses? *
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PV
Those are comedy shows, you goof. Of course the impressions were broad and silly. *
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PV

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