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by Admin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

To go full circle and return to the original post about 'smart' (cobblers) motorways, even our MP's are now admitting the All Lane Running motorways are monstrously dangerous and should be rolled back to their previous state immediately https://bbc.in/3avUGOm (and just a quick clarification, since o...
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: No pictures

by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

ianmack wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:13 pm
‘Sacoolas shouldnt have been allowed to leave’ The law doesn’t work like that. It operates in terms of general principles, not individuals.
To be honest, you could have stopped your sentence four words after the quote... :roll:
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

Should all people involved in road accidents or possible offences be prevented from leaving the country? ... is a strawman argument - I did not suggest that all involved in road accidents shouldn't be able to leave, I suggested that Sacoolas shouldn't have been allowed to. I would also suggest that...
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

But if you really want absolutes, then Yes.
by Admin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

I worked in Dover years ago and foreign drivers on the wrong side were a common sight. This was before the cliff flyover was built and all the traffic went through the town. Fortunately they couldn’t go fast there and seeing the other traffic soon put them right. Even so a juggernaut on the wrong s...
by Admin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

Drifting further off topic, but since it's in the off topic forum anyway I guess that's okay - I saw something out of the corner of my eye on TV today about the fail rate of the software used to calculate whether or not a vehicle has stopped moving and needs a lane closure. I was focused on somethin...
by Admin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Contentment

ManyMinors wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:13 pm
PoolGuy wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm


With regards to the Royal Family, the rot set in when Harry used an electric E-Type when he left church.
An E type without a proper engine is like a man with no soul. :wink:
We need a 'like' button on this forum :D :D
by Admin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

I didn't see that program unfortunately, but I DID hear this morning that the AA are now going to refuse to deal with callouts on 'smart' motorways and simply wait for the motorist in the next safe refuge for the Wombles to bring along to them. Be good if ALL the breakdown mobs went along with that ...
by Admin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

I had it a decade ago in an aging S-class Merc (what can I tell ya, I was going through a mid-life crisis and imagined myself as a plutocrat). It was called 'adaptive cruise control' then, if I remember rightly, and would allegedly disengage the cruise control if I got too close to the car in front,...
by Admin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

There's a used parts trader on eBay currently trying to flog a used Traveller rear wing that needs rust repair for just under ninety quid. All you can do is sigh and move on, who 3,he might find someone daft enough to pay it, and if not then it'll be back in a few weeks with a more realistic price tag
by Admin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: glove box liners for a 1961 factory built convertible
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: glove box liners for a 1961 factory built convertible

I've been on the waiting list at Tom Roy's for a decent used one for years - they're always grotty on scrap cars and I refuse to pay the extortionate price that new ones cost, as they're nothing more than flocked cardboard!
by Admin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: Euphemisms

What's the translation for "Your call is important to us"? So far as I can tell, it's: "We exploit too few staff to do the job and don't give a [insert your choice of expletive here] about your call or business". Didn't we have a topic about a ginger bush a while ago. No, stop it, don't go there. :...
by Admin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dingle tunnel pictures
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: dingle tunnel pictures

I saw this online yesterday, posted by the person who'd got permission to enter. To say I'm green with envy would be a massive understatement!
by Admin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

I've moved this to 'off topic' which I'm assuming is where the original poster meant to put it anyway to be fair. I'm pleased to see that even with polarised opinions we're all still able to keep things civilised :lol: . By the way, I'm massively anti fox-hunting, but then, as someone would shrilly ...
by Admin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Wot No Garage

A very timely question - I have been investigating solutions for just this problem only in the past fortnight (although for a - excuse the swear word - Mini rather than a Minor). I've been reading some very negative reviews of pretty much all the covers no matter how expensive, so now considering so...
by Admin
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cheap winter car
Replies: 25
Views: 875

Re: Cheap winter car

The trouble with a Land rover is the more you use it the more it rots and breaks after owning five I have vowed never again . :lol: Nothing more versatile than a decent Landy - I'd never have sold my 300TDi CSW because it was just so flippin' useful. Could take ALL my foster kids, and some of my ma...
by Admin
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Attachment Tab has vanished!
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Attachment Tab has vanished!

Not so much a 'ghost' in the machine as a 'malevolent poltergeist'. I'll see if I can find time to have a fiddle around with this during the week, but I'm going to be honest and say I'll not devote masses of time to it because this board is living out its last breaths really, and there's little poin...
by Admin
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 269
Views: 82676

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

Our grateful thanks for that - it's made the thread much more valuable
by Admin
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)

It was nothing to do with us really, but Corolus our IT peeps who were fiddling with settings on the server