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  1. mawnansmiff

    Missed Opportunities Or Things You Wish You Had Done.

    "big pharma rarely falls out" Karam, that is until they are sued for multiple millions of $ or £ due to someone suffering adverse effects from one of their products. Regards, Jay.
  2. mawnansmiff

    A Slight Exaggeration Methinks.

    I get what you're saying chum but the text clearly states "issued from herself" so no ambiguity there, they were her offspring. When all is said and done, it is obvious that it's an absolute impossibility for one woman to produce that many children. Regards, Jay.
  3. mawnansmiff

    A Slight Exaggeration Methinks.

    I can't but help wonder if they were all born to the same father. If so then he certainly had some stamina not to mention balls :oops: Regards, Jay.
  4. mawnansmiff

    They Missed Out Bananas, Mushrooms & Baked Beans.

    I cannot say that this is true but I once read/was told that Winnebago had to rewrite their owner's manual regards the cruise control function of their vehicles after an incident where some elderly chap was touring the US, selected cruise control then wandered to the back of the vehicle to make...
  5. mawnansmiff

    They Missed Out Bananas, Mushrooms & Baked Beans.

    Going over my Asda online shopping list I spotted a new 'version' of Woodford Reserve bourbon. Called "Limited Holiday Edition" it is basically the same as regular WR only 43.2% (as opposed to the usual 40%) and a fancy label.....oh and a fancy price to boot! However it was the allergy advice...
  6. mawnansmiff

    What is the purpose of these? What do they actually do??

    3. colloquial. A number of things or persons viewed as a whole; a set, lot, collection; esp. in the whole kit. Also, the whole kit and boiling (boodle, caboodle, cargo). (Cf. caboodle n.) U.S. 1785 F. Grose Classical Dict. Vulgar Tongue Kit,..is also used to express the whole of different...
  7. mawnansmiff

    What is the purpose of these? What do they actually do??

    And they would come under sense 3 in the list. Regards, Jay.
  8. mawnansmiff

    What is the purpose of these? What do they actually do??

    There are many 'kits'.... 1. kit, n.1 View full entry14.. ...A circular wooden vessel, made of hooped staves; in different localities applied to vessels of various sizes, with or without a lid, and usually having a handle or handles; as, a small... 2. kit, n.2 View full entry? 1520 ...A small...
  9. mawnansmiff

    Favorite Toast for the Holidays or any Occasion

    My favourite toast has Heinz beans upon it with a sprinkling of grated mature cheddar cheese and a generous dash of green Tabasco sauce :rolleyes: Regards, Jay.
  10. mawnansmiff

    A Slight Exaggeration Methinks.

    "Man, talk about stretch marks!!" A bill poster's bucket after a general election springs to my mind! Regards, Jay.
  11. mawnansmiff

    A Slight Exaggeration Methinks.

    One of my current reads is 'A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities' by Richard Verstegan 1655 (though first published in 1634) which is a history of Britain from the earliest times. Now oftentimes when reading such books one has to be aware that the author might have an agenda or...
  12. mawnansmiff

    DUNE is a dud.

    "...or a handy eggplant." Jesse, now that has got me thinking what on earth could you do to a humble aubergine? Perhaps it's best I don't know ;) Regards, Jay.
  13. mawnansmiff

    Missed Opportunities Or Things You Wish You Had Done.

    As I approach my 60th birthday at christmas I find myself again reflecting upon my life and thinking of all those things I wish I had got involved in but for whatever reasons I never did. Firstly there is beekeeping, something I see as being a very relaxing pastime that can yield a useful...
  14. mawnansmiff

    What's Your Preferred EDC Knife?

    "I had a cigar cutter consficated at Sydney airport a couple of years ago on the basis that it was a bladed implement 😡" My late brother in law told me of the many international and internal US flights he took whilst wearing a belt with a knife concealed in the buckle mechanism! BTW, I believe...
  15. mawnansmiff

    What's Your Preferred EDC Knife?

    @Ozpiper, I'd never heard of Manu Laplace knives so I looked the, up. Damned pricey but oh so beautiful. Regards, Jay.
  16. mawnansmiff

    What's Your Preferred EDC Knife?

    Alas my condition no longer allows me to take and publish my own pictures. Shame as I would love to show them off as they are lovely examples of the Sheffield cutler's craft which has little changed over the centuries. Here is a quote borrowed/stolen from the web... "For centuries Sheffield...
  17. mawnansmiff

    What's Your Preferred EDC Knife?

    If your straight razor was made by Thomas Ellin & Co, then you razor was made by an ancestor of mine!. Regards, Jay.
  18. mawnansmiff

    What's Your Preferred EDC Knife?

    Any knife made in Sheffield gets my vote. I have quite a collection of Sheffield crucible steel knives, some going back over 100 years! Regards, Jay.
  19. mawnansmiff

    DUNE is a dud.

    "It is cold, soulless, and devoid of anything resembling characters to care about. Slow, bloated, crammed with filler, lacking wit, and barely skimming the surface of Herbert’s world." Sadly I think this could well apply to so many modern films. They are pumped out with increasing regularity...
  20. mawnansmiff

    I Thought This Was Common Knowledge.......

    ....though I am aware some folk still cling to the Columbus theory :rolleyes: Vikings settled in North America in 1021AD, study says - BBC News Regards, Jay.