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1241427.  Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:44 am Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
Only reason I know about the Viggen is down to an Airfix kit of it I built in about 1970, quite beautiful aircraft. I think the box art had it taking off from a motorway.

I tried to find pics of the box art, and only can find the Viggen (also written as Vigge)* in the sky, or on a runway.

*<Ed> that was an apparently badly cropped photo :-D

1241471.  Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:01 pm Reply with quote

Vickleberry - you will have noticed that the thread has temporarily drifted from your interesting point about Singapore to roads-used-as-runways and to an aeroplane.

In the terminology of this forum, this is known as doffcocking. To understand why, you'll need to look at our thread (which I think is in QI Lists) called The Meaning of Liff. Another one you might see is youlgreave, which is when you misread a word with (occasionally) hilarious results.

1241488.  Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:53 pm Reply with quote

Hi Jenny - Yes I had noticed a drift! I'm afraid my mention of Germany signposted a tangent and, as you've mentioned, is now not Singapore-centred, as interesting as it is!

Thanks for this link - I'll definitely check that thread out.

1241491.  Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:01 pm Reply with quote

Don't worry about it, we eventually get back on course :)

1241499.  Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:46 pm Reply with quote



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