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Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Diamond, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. reids

    reids Squad Player

    We have a WhatsApp group for the residents in our building and the most ridiculous and insane stuff gets posted in there. Honestly, someone asked the other day if someone could come to her flat to get rid of a spider she was scared of. I wish I was joking.
     
  2. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I’ve got a friend who’s husband was away and she got trapped upstairs by a spider sat on the stairs. She had to shout to her neighbour in his garden, get him to climb over their garden gate, climb through the kitchen window and deal with the spider.

    I’ve also witnessed my partner be chased out of the house by a spider, ran after her through the kitchen and out the back door. That was proper funny.
     
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  3. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

  4. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Can anyone help here?
     

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  5. It's just an excuse. She wants you Reids :)
     
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  6. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    OK which one of you posted this?

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  7. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Sam asks:

    Any one got a free scabble board please
     
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  8. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I have half a set of letters if it helps. As A kid I emptied the box into my Gran's piano and we only ever managed to recover half of them. I think the board snapped when she hit me with it.
     
  9. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I daren't look at the FB community groups for B'wood as I imagine they would be the equivalent of crossing a black-hole's event horizon and I would spend forever feeling the need to highlight the inane posts and casual racism.

    What we do have is Paul Welsh's monthly 'column' of 'reminisces' of the B'wood film industry. I say column it's more a few random paragraphs of a few witless, Partidgesque, ramblings.

    https://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/author/profile/175.Paul_Welsh/

    I heard better anecdotes in the Club:

     
  10. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

  11. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Came off Facebook ages ago, however I got a letter through the post the other day to download some app called Nextdoor, anyone got it in their area?

    Basically it’s just Facebook but with your neighbours, loads of small minded posts and moaning about people using leaf blowers, etc. Weirdly you can also look at a map of your area and see the name of everyone in each house who is using the app.
     
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  13. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    This was a good one on there, bloke had never seen or heard of ring necked parakeets before, the following 26 comments were an argument about culling them or not:
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  14. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    It's good because joining is by post so for very local stuff, tradesman recommendations etc it's excellent. It's bad because you can't go off on one without people knowing who you are and where you live.

    Unless of course you've managed to create and anonymous login.:D
     
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  15. "Focusing on myself and the kids from now on".
    A completely radical brand new approach then.
     
  16. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I'm in my local village community Facebook group and I bloody hate it. I rarely see anything useful actually posted on there.

    There's just constant drivel on there, combined with dreadful spelling and grammar and a consistent abuse of the exclamation mark.

    Why do some go out of their way to misspell 'What's'? Why do they prefer to write 'wots'? Genuine question.
     
  17. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    It is the youth influence , text speak will soon be adopted as standard English , frankly I don’t understand any of it , m8 is the one that gets me.
     
  18. Innit though.
     
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  19. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    It's ironic that "influencers" are the people you would least like to hold any real influence, but here we are.

    The term Influenza comes from the old mistaken understanding that it was caused by "influence from the stars" - a comparable terrible disease.
     
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  20. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Does anyone here know how dates work????[​IMG]
     
  21. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Has everyone else got Facebook groups heaving with antivax/anti-mask loons?
     
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  22. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Had a proper Karen a while back...the more people attempted to use actual research to try to change her mindset, the more she resorted to you tube fantasy ‘science’, telling everybody to check out 'proper' research.

    Quite sad really how people get to this mindset. At least religion has a possible happy ending for those that believe, but to not accept that a vaccine can be beneficial because of Bill Gates


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  23. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Yes, trying to reason with them is like throwing petrol on a fire. A few patient souls point out that people usually prefer to get their medical science from doctors and professors rather than random Facebook woman.

    There is never an answer to this important question though. (Posted elsewhere).
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  24. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Academic standards excellent as always...

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  25. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    If it's a cream dog, no wonder it went off.
     
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  26. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I started to count the number of grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors in that short post, but gave up in despair.
     
  27. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

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  28. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I had to block some woman. She was full of 'open your mind' and 'seek the truth' and 'look outside the mainstream media'

    Her stuff was the real deep Qanon stuff and there was this constant air that 'it will all be revealed soon.'

    Basically the internet is gonna go down, Trump will be hailed a hero as he finally wins his war against the pedo elite who are running the world, was what I gleaned.

    The most frustrating part is the arrogance that comes with their superiority at being 'enlightened.' There must be such a profound moment for these people when they watch their first crazy Youtube video and find out that there is real mental stuff to believe in.
     
  29. You need to broaden your mind Moog. "The truth is out there".
     
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  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I quite honestly despair at how some people’s brains work and how they view their place in the world:

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  31. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I sympathise with their point albeit naive, as I pointed out last week with fewer shops open the idiots who have to go out for the sake of going out have fewer places to go and those places end up busier. Since the pandemic started, only my wife has done the supermarket shop (I forget or get things wrong anyway) and we haven't taken our children. Some people don't have the choice to not take their kids with them.

    All of our Christmas stuff is done and other than my wife going to work up until Thursday the rest of us are at home as we should be.
     
  32. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    This guy has a great future:

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  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    My brother sent me this from his local group.[​IMG]
     
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  34. MarlonsCellMate

    MarlonsCellMate Reservist

    I had a letter to join the 'next door' Community network app and its fantastic for stuff like this. Full of curtain twitchers. 'Why were there fireworks last night?" Etc.
    Below is an example. How she knows he's 28 im not sure, but he was black which is very suspicious.
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  35. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Jesus wept, do people not get how they come across?

    Bit more tame on ours. Someone mentioned it was a rearranged bin collection day the other day and the thanks haven’t stopped pouring in days later.
     
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