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753312.  Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:00 pm Reply with quote

I am heartened by the recent announcement that there is now a lot of beaver in England apart from Kent.

This is remarkable considering that beaver disappeared from four hundred years ago because of over exploitation.

753600.  Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:47 am Reply with quote

So tempting...

753696.  Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:59 pm Reply with quote

Is that why the beaver vanished Samivel?

753710.  Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:36 pm Reply with quote

Does it taste like chicken?

753715.  Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:57 pm Reply with quote

If you think beaver tastes like chicken there may be something wrong with your taste buds. Or your girlfriend.


753732.  Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:39 pm Reply with quote

Beaver... Huh, huh!

samivel wrote:
So tempting...

I gave in.
; )

753783.  Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:25 pm Reply with quote

Did it taste like chicken or were you chicken?

If you Google Beaver UK this may clear up the issue.

816553.  Sun May 15, 2011 6:42 pm Reply with quote

There are three types of beaver around. The European Beaver. Common Beaver (North American) and a smaller Mountain Beaver (also from North America)

Following successful programmes of reintroduction only Spain and Portugal are reported now to have a lack of beaver.

QI is the fact that the Pope said that it was alright to eat beaver on a Friday.

816606.  Mon May 16, 2011 6:31 am Reply with quote

I think you'll find the Common Beaver comes from Essex.

BTW, the Pope ruling it's OK to eat Beaver on Friday was covered on Series B, episode 6, which was called.... "Beavers".

816800.  Mon May 16, 2011 7:33 pm Reply with quote

There is a Beaver Close in Colchester which I can only imagine must receive some unusual mail.

Beaver Holdings based in Basildon also may have interesting correspondance.

Beaver 84 based at Grays specialises in crowd control equipment.

816805.  Mon May 16, 2011 7:40 pm Reply with quote

I drive through a town called Beaver Dam quite frequently. I grew up not far from it, so I'm not bothered about it. But to outsiders it gives quite a laugh.

I twice drove through a town in Missouri, though, that is far more ridiculous: Cooter. (That's a commonly used euphemism for lady bits 'round these parts.)

816810.  Mon May 16, 2011 8:03 pm Reply with quote

Likewise sjb, I regularly drive through Pratts Bottom in Kent which has a similar meaning.

On reflection it is fortunate that the Essex company Beaver 84 was I assume formed in 1984 and not 1969!

816813.  Mon May 16, 2011 8:17 pm Reply with quote

Ah, dear old Pratts Bottom, close to Chelsfield and Knockholt as I dimly recall.

816828.  Mon May 16, 2011 11:17 pm Reply with quote

Pratts Bottom is near Badgers Mount, Kent

I have checked our work mapping system, and they have no apostrophe on 'Badgers'.

816943.  Tue May 17, 2011 11:21 am Reply with quote

Without apostrophe seems to be the Ordnance Survey's spelling of that particular place name, and hence is correct by definition.

So we must take it that it is not a possessive but an imperative.

"On the count of three now, badgers ..."


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