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by Stormbringer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Random Overheard Conversation Snippets
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: Random Overheard Conversation Snippets

As I walked toward a corner of a wall on the way to work, two men came around the corner and said in gruff Scottish accents:

MAN 1:
"They bought 'im a guitar, right, but it's pink! Ah dinnae ken if 'e'll like that, y'ken?"

MAN 2: "Right".
by Stormbringer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

How I went for a quiet hot chocolate in Morrisons' cafe while I waited for my sons' cub-scout meeting to end, hoping to chill out for 45 minutes or so... ...then suddenly a small army of loud school children invaded the place. They were promptly thrown out by the waitress, who told them they couldn'...
by Stormbringer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Virgin begin with a bot that transfers you to a human if you answer a series of basic questions. The humans did not fail to give me what I wanted, it's just the way they communicate that is irksome. It's all the "Millenialisms" -- that pseudo-American-surfer-speak coupled with one too many emoticons.
by Stormbringer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Virgin Media's live chat.

They keep saying things like:

"Sounds great, right?" and "That cool?" at the end of every answer to every question.

It's just so irritating and makes me grind my teeth.
by Stormbringer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Aaand, In Other News...
Replies: 168
Views: 9255

Re: Aaand, In Other News...

:lol:

"Hi! It looks like you want to fire a missile. Would you like some help with that?"
by Stormbringer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Aaand, In Other News...
Replies: 168
Views: 9255

Re: Aaand, In Other News...

It is more concerning that they are replacing it with a new system. Hopefully it won't have any "teething" issues...
by Stormbringer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Board Games
Replies: 119
Views: 7514

Re: Board Games

We played Scrawl first, which is Pictionary meets Chinese Whispers, is the best I can describe it - you get a card, draw the image/scenario the sentence depicts, and pass it round. You then put a fresh slide over the other person's work, writing down a description of the image underneath. Pass arou...
by Stormbringer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Oh yes, good shout! As if we don't pay 'em enough for the Prime subscription.
by Stormbringer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Alan wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Solder vs sodder
That is the weirdest one, I must say.
by Stormbringer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

I've never heard an American say that, and I've known quite a few in my life. :-k
by Stormbringer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 447
Views: 12697

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

We're going to see more and more of a transatlantic mode of speech emerge in the following generation or two.
by Stormbringer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Aaand, In Other News...
Replies: 168
Views: 9255

Re: Aaand, In Other News...

What would you all say is the actual best song of the last decade?
by Stormbringer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Shithole or its lovely here
Replies: 38
Views: 1498

Re: Shithole or its lovely here

Personally, I would have called the cops stealthily while they were still in the act, then they might have caught them by surprise, and you'd have saved yourself some embarrassment.

But, shouting out of the window half naked is the Scottish way, I guess! :lol: