Things That Confuse You..

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I assume you're referring to the Pozzo family in general, and not one particular member of the family? If so, it should be "The Pozzos" FYI.

    I get your point though. I suspect they confuse even the best of us.
  2. Shaun

    Shaun Academy Graduate

    Why do the America’s have their own sayings for countries eg Antigwa or eyeran

    They should use the proper sayings
  3. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    5 star reviews on Amazon:

    I'm checking out reviews on a tablet for my Mum, here are the last few 5 star reviews. Would you trust them?

    My daughter like it Nice design Colour not the top!
    a great product of its type
    Very pleased with my tablet just what I wanted looks good performers well
    The difference between a laptop and tablet was confusing, but, after downloading the instructions, things became easier and rewarding.
    It is very good and very nice.
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  4. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I bought a projector off of amazon in the summer for something I was hosting in my garden. The one I bought had incredible reviews for the price, seemed too good to be true.

    When it arrived it came with the offer of a free gift, a projector screen, tripod and something else that I can’t remember. You qualified for the free gift by emailing them a picture of your five star review of the projector.
  5. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I'm pretty sure that's illegal! They could get done for that.

    I believe that by law, companies are not allowed to "gift" you things in response to you leaving a perfect review. They are allowed however to gift you things if you leave a review (positive or negative).
  6. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

  7. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    That is terrible.

    Were the screen and tripod good quality?
  8. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    And Frisia...
  9. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Try punching it instead...
  10. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    But at least Cymru IS a country...
  11. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    [QUOTE="Davy Crockett, post: 2890683, member: 3656"]Getting out LBW despite everything I do . Taking a leg guard and my trigger movement
    is to go back . The finger goes up . Taking a middle and off guard then shuffling outside
    the line . Same problem. Finger goes up .

    Having a weight problem despite being 90% vegetarian and still active sport wise
    despite my years . I play cricket in the summer , jog twice a week and give the heavy
    punch bag, in the garage, a good seeing to twice a day M-F.

    Today's moosic . Not a clue what is in the top 10 .

    Luton fans who are ok . They are out there.

    Gary Linekar.[/QUOTE]
    Try taking a 2 guard, trigger movement slightly back & across to get your back leg on middle & off whilst slightly opening up your front leg. It does make you a bit more vulnerable to nicking off into the slips if you try to be too clever driving on the up, but should help the LBW proble.
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  12. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Not just Americans. All countries and languages.

    I can never understand why if the people who live there say that place is called, for example, 'Deutschland' or 'Espanya', well we can say that easy enough, so why don't we?

    But the same with England. You can have a crack at saying that, foreigners! It's not so hard. Not Inglaterra or Onga-bloody-tair. Not even close.

    I say each country should decide it's official name and everyone else in the world should call it that.
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  13. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Just call us "Nil Points", they seem to say that easy enough!
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  14. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    Also, why is it we pronounce Calais/Callay, Nice/Niece and Le Mans/Le Mon but pronouncing Paris as Paree is seen as pretentious?

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  15. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Pretentious git.
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  16. Sure thing, Clivay of the Krumleene
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  17. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Ivory Coast did exactly that in the mid-80s. I was working for an International Organisation at the time and they were a member country of ours. We received a decree through the UN that they should be known in all literature as Côte d'Ivoire. It was quite irritating momentarily because we already operated all our publications and conferences in English and French. I have no idea if any other countries have followed suit since.
  18. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    That's not a nice way to speak about the missus!
  19. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    This is a Dutch one. Every time I've been there I keep meaning to go for an 'Indonesian'. I mention this to the Dutch I'm with and say I'm really unsure of what to order and they always point out that "bami" means with rice and "nasi" with noodles (or aresy versey). All well and good until armed with that useful information I look at a menu and the two items the I immediately see are "bami nas" and "nasi bam".
  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    You certainly should. Had an absolutely delicious Indonesian meal in Amsterdam about 15 years ago (can't help you with the location though).
  21. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    That wasn’t my post, but one I was replying to.
  22. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Yep, sorry, tried to delete, but too late.
  23. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    A barbers (or anyone who cuts hair for that matter) perception of how much hair you want taking off the top.

    “Just a little bit off the top” illustrates how much by placing two fingers almost completely together”

    This much?” Barber replicates measurement by showing just the very tip of your hair

    Twenty minutes later I’m leaving the barber with pretty much a grade four all over.
  24. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    Agreed sounds like something that should be dangerous , electricity floating around your house.

    In addition 15 years ago my mobile was really small and the battery lasted 2 weeks, now my mobile is massive and the battery last a day yes I can do more on it, but if I do the battery only lasts 1/2 a day
  25. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    I have a 7 year old that has just got into Pokemon , how did it get so big , the TV show is ******* terrible , it’s about the same quality as battle of the planets (really bad tv show from my youth)
  26. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    How anyone can slag of Battle of the Planets?
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  27. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    To paraphrase your reply to me on another thread, nothing wrong with Battle of the Planets!
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  28. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    You have to power to ban him?

    My greatest ever holiday buy (Albufeira 1982?):
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  29. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    Pay peanuts . Get a bowl cut . Lol!
  30. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    "Not used it yet but quick delivery and nice b packaging"

    I think there's been a huge shift in generosity of 5 stars reviews, people think 5 stars is just no faults.

    I went to a hipster micro brewery under a cold **** railway arch with cheap tables. No one in the 6 person group liked any of their beers but told me I was harsh for giving them a 2 star rating on Google maps.
  31. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    trouble with battle or the planets , was they always wondered who it was, it was zoltar , it was always Zoltar

    I’ll give you Battle of the planets wasn’t that bad , the ons that were really crap were the European ones like Wattoo Wattoo and there was a really bad Czech one as well (can’t remember the name) - I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s where the highlights were champion the wonder horse and skippy
  32. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Not surprising really seeing as you are totally UNREASONABLE :p
  33. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I'm confused how all these "no nails" glues and sticky pad type coat hooks and other stuff manage to get away with their advertising, as I have yet to find any one that actually works. Picture hanging kits, for example. The advertising shows full wood framed pictures hanging on the wall with the promise of no holes in the wall. I try to hang a very light canvas on the wall, and it falls off in an hour.

    I tried a hook last night on on the side of a kitchen cupboard last night to hang on a tiny hand-towel. Surface was cleaned immaculately, yet this morning it was all on a heap on the floor!

    I've been trying these things for years thinking that the glue technology must be improving, but it never does.
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  34. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Yet, I bought a cheap projector screen in the summer which came with plastic self adhesive hooks to hang it on. Obviously as you say they all stay stuck on for about 5 minutes before they go pinging off around the room... apart from one, that is still stuck to the wall now and that I can’t for the life of me get off unless I want to rip a chunk of plaster off.
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