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188300.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:25 am Reply with quote

Hi to all,

Brand new member.

Very briefly: I am at work and do not have my 'Book of General Ignorance' to hand.

Am having a debate over the wives of Henry VIII and can't remember the books reasoning for a smaller number than six. Or the number for that matter, am looking like a bit of a prat in my (lack of) reasoning and thought I would ask if any of you could help out.

Many thanks.

 
Casino
188303.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:28 am Reply with quote

erm.. sorry have just read the answer on this exact forum under 'embrace general ignorance'

hi to all anyway.

 
suze
188365.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:34 am Reply with quote

Hi Casino, welcome!

And yes, everything in the Book of General Ignorance that's remotely contentious has probably been discussed on these forums at some point.

I can take or leave champagne, but The Clash and holidays sound like good interests to me!

 
smiley_face
188384.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:04 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
I can take or leave champagne

What is wrong with you?!

<smiley wishes she had the opportunity to take or leave champagne, as it's usually just Cava>

And welcome to the forums, Casino. Hope you're enjoying your day at work while I'm sat at home watching Wimbledon, eating strawberries and cream. :-P

 
samivel
188420.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:00 am Reply with quote

Welcome :)

 
Jenny
188432.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:27 am Reply with quote

Welcome Casino :-)

Smiley - I am also watching Wimbledon, but with raspberries and yogurt instead of strawberries and cream.

 
smiley_face
188434.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:29 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Welcome Casino :-)

Smiley - I am also watching Wimbledon, but with raspberries and yogurt instead of strawberries and cream.

I don't think I've ever had that combination, though it does sound rather nice. I've now moved onto some Pimms, ready for scones, jam, and clotted cream at 4 o'clock.

 
dr.bob
188450.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:04 am Reply with quote

smiley_face wrote:
<smiley wishes she had the opportunity to take or leave champagne, as it's usually just Cava>


Cava is made with the same grapes and in the same way as champagne. Depending on the type of Cava you buy, it can be as good as the best champagne. It's simply that, because it doesn't come from a particular region of France with legal protection on the name, it can't be sold as champagne and therefore doesn't attract the over-inflated prices of champagne.

Prosecco from Italy is also extremely yummy.

Personally I think champagne is rather over-rated.

 
samivel
188457.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:14 am Reply with quote

smiley_face wrote:
Jenny wrote:
Welcome Casino :-)

Smiley - I am also watching Wimbledon, but with raspberries and yogurt instead of strawberries and cream.

I don't think I've ever had that combination, though it does sound rather nice. I've now moved onto some Pimms, ready for scones, jam, and clotted cream at 4 o'clock.


Do you live in a P.G. Wodehouse novel?

 
smiley_face
188459.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:20 am Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
smiley_face wrote:
Jenny wrote:
Welcome Casino :-)

Smiley - I am also watching Wimbledon, but with raspberries and yogurt instead of strawberries and cream.

I don't think I've ever had that combination, though it does sound rather nice. I've now moved onto some Pimms, ready for scones, jam, and clotted cream at 4 o'clock.


Do you live in a P.G. Wodehouse novel?

I try to. :-)

 
Tas
188460.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:25 am Reply with quote

Hang, Strawberries and Cream? Wimbledon? Half past three? I make that Pimms o'clock!

:-)

Tas

 
smiley_face
188484.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:00 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
smiley_face wrote:
<smiley wishes she had the opportunity to take or leave champagne, as it's usually just Cava>


Cava is made with the same grapes and in the same way as champagne. Depending on the type of Cava you buy, it can be as good as the best champagne. It's simply that, because it doesn't come from a particular region of France with legal protection on the name, it can't be sold as champagne and therefore doesn't attract the over-inflated prices of champagne.

Prosecco from Italy is also extremely yummy.

Personally I think champagne is rather over-rated.

That's rather interesting bob - I wasn't aware of it at all. Though I still reckon the 5 quid bottle of Waitrose Own Cava I bought for our last day of school was pretty low quality. At least, it tasted it.

 
dr.bob
188494.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:28 am Reply with quote

Cava, like any other wine and, not to mention, champagne, varies greatly from variety to variety. It's quite possible to buy pretty cheap and nasty champagne too.

Whether the wine is sparkling, still, or just frizzante, if it only costs a fiver it's not going to be top notch stuff, now, is it? :)

 
Casino
188517.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:38 am Reply with quote

Wow, thanks for the hearty welcome everyone.

I wont get to post much but look forward to chatting on some quite interesting subjects.

and in response to dr.bob, Prosecco is my personal favourite, I am not sure if it's a psychological association but I associate it with my local Italian restaurant, which associates with me being there with my lovely lady, which associates a winding walk home thereafter associating things I must keep to myself!

Also to suze, you have good taste on the music front too! I know some fairly interesting facts about The Clash, but they are hardly worthy of mention as a QI topic!

Finally to those of you watching Wimbledon, eating and drinking lovely things, I am very jealous, I must away to purchase a large plasma TV and stick it in my office as a result. Now where are those credit cards?

Casino

 
samivel
188539.  Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:15 pm Reply with quote

There's no reason for The Clash not to be a QI topic.

:)

 

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