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tetsabb
1323118.  Fri May 31, 2019 12:16 pm Reply with quote

Will there be questions on pirates?
Seeing as this is the Arrrrrrr series....


With the weather warming a bit, I did not bring a coat...

 
PDR
1323119.  Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 pm Reply with quote

I hope the series isn't just a complete load of Rs.

Me neither, but I did have a hat...

 
PDR
1323120.  Fri May 31, 2019 12:22 pm Reply with quote

We do have a conversation running about the development of the lord's prayer. Perhaps that could yet yield a question on R-Father.

No, not the bowler - with this weather I was wearing a pith helmet. Please don't tell me someone has taken the pith!

PDR

 
DVD Smith
1323419.  Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:38 am Reply with quote

I just hope there's a question on the three R's reading, riting and rithmetic.

 
Guest
1323421.  Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:46 am Reply with quote

Rrrrrroar!

(for no particular reason other than it has to be in here somewhere)

:-)

 
Alexander Howard
1323850.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:43 am Reply with quote

Since the Middle Ages, there have only ever been six rapes in Sussex.

(I don't think you could get that in a humorous question though.)

 
crissdee
1323862.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:11 am Reply with quote

That seems so hugely unlikely I must ask for clarification/sources.

 
GuyBarry
1323863.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:42 am Reply with quote

I think you've been fooled!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_(county_subdivision)

 
Alexander Howard
1323864.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 am Reply with quote

Indeed - https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Rapes_of_Sussex

I could also have said, were we looking at the L series, that in spite of its long traditional of fine carpentry work, there are only five lathes in all of Kent.

 
PDR
1323865.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 am Reply with quote

Alexander Howard wrote:
Indeed - https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Rapes_of_Sussex

I could also have said, were we looking at the L series, that in spite of its long traditional of fine carpentry work, there are only five lathes in all of Kent.


Well that's what you'd expect, because proper lathes are only used for working metals and plastics so the tradition of fine carpentry wouldn't be a factor (or a denominator, or a numerand, or even a mantissa).

:0)

But of course the south coast rarely gets its due credit for its role in the history of bootleg liquour. WHilst bathtub gin may be a colonial invention it was the south coast of England which was world famous for its sink ports...

PDR

 
suze
1323885.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:52 am Reply with quote

Alexander Howard wrote:
Since the Middle Ages, there have only ever been six rapes in Sussex.


I would actually have known what you were on about there, and could have gone on to discuss Kent's lathes, Yorkshire's ridings, Lincolnshire's parts (that is the correct if prosaic name for the three traditional subdivisions of Lincolnshire, singular also parts), Nottinghamshire's wapentakes, and so on. This is what I get for having a husband whose MA concerned the history of local government structures!


PDR wrote:
Well that's what you'd expect, because proper lathes are only used for working metals and plastics so the tradition of fine carpentry wouldn't be a factor.


Is this just anti-woodwork prejudice, or do you know something clever such as that woodworking "lathes" should properly be called something else?

FWIW, archaeologists reckon that woodworking lathes have existed for more than three thousand years. The Egyptians and Greeks appear to have invented them independently. The earliest known evidence for metalworking lathes is from China ~400 BC.

 
PDR
1323909.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:00 pm Reply with quote

Amongst proper lathe owners the wood-turning abominations are referred to as "chisel treadles"...

(ie yes, it's just mutual ribbing betwixt proper lathe owners and their wood-turning imitators!)

PDR

 
GuyBarry
1323912.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:22 pm Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
Amongst proper lathe owners the wood-turning abominations are referred to as "chisel treadles"


Well it clearly hasn't hit the internet yet. A Google search brought up absolutely nothing for that phrase.

 
PDR
1323923.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:42 pm Reply with quote

Probably because most model engineers are not exactly amongst the internet generation*, and perhaps because it's a bit of ribald piss-taking between some metalworking hobbyists and some wood-turning hobbyists that generally only gets voiced over beers at shows and club meetings.

Similarly you probably won't get that many hits on Multiplex Evo radio users being referred to as sandal/kaftan-wearing hippies, or F3D participants being referred to as throttle benders, or F3A participants being referred to as hairdressers, or clarinettists being referred to as stick-blowers etc etc. These things are often only seen in face-to-face socialising (usually with alcohol) in what is referred to as the Real World[tm]. The internet is not the Real World[tm], although some people seem to have trouble grasping the difference.

Perhaps you should take this away to a separate thread on "ribald pisstaking between friends" rather than hijacking this one...

:0)

PDR

* The large majority of "model engineers" or home machinists (in the UK) are people who have been turners/millers or toolmakers as a day job. The decline of manufacturing industry in the UK, and a big change in manufacturing technologies, has massively reduced the number of such jobs to a tiny fraction of the numbers from 20-30 years ago so the age demographic on the population is heavily biased towards the long-since retired(!). Even today few of these (of the ones I know, at any rate) indulge in internet social media. I'm quite unusual in this fraternity because I am a chartered engineer who has developed a hobby interest in home machining from an entirely different route rather than as an extension of the day job. I'm not unique, but we're much rarer...

 
crissdee
1323930.  Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:55 pm Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
I'm not unique...


No, but you're damn close mate!

 

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