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acmold
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... I've just had a look at the Wiki page you linked to. it says "There is a movement in modern day south-central England to create a regional cultural and political identity in Wessex."

.... If people really haven't got anything better to do than try to recreate a medieval kingdom then I can only pity them.


It goes on to state that "The Wessex Society is a cultural society which promotes a cultural identity for Wessex while remaining neutral on questions of political devolution."

I wonder in what way Wessex culture was distinctively different from that of the rest of medieval Britain.

Or perhaps we are just cultural philistines.



Some bloke from the society sends letters to our local paper and everything is Wessex related, a recent one was it's nice to see the Wessex car industry thriving in Oxford. He comes from Weston Super Mare.

There is also a Mercian society based (I think) in Tamworth, they have a flag.

Maybe we will have battles between them to see who "controls" the Cotswolds, St Frideswide v King Alfred.


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........... St Frideswide v King Alfred.


Yes, but are they going to issue? I'm not going unless they are .... Wink


Andrelux
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Well it sort of was, but only 1100 or more years ago. According to my Ladybird book, the rest of Britain was basically under the Danes (cue historically inaccurate pictures of horned helmets), whereas Wessex held out, under Alfred (cue picture of him sitting at his mother's knee, learning to read, but unfortunately not well enough to read the cooking instructions for cakes). He built a navy too, which I'm sure would be news to Wessex revivalists in Wiltshire. Not much use for a navy there, I reckon. Oh, and according to the same Ladybird book, he also put lines on candles so he could tell the time... would have helped in not burning the cakes, then...


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Pointless things BEARDS what are the point, also why does everybody say The Arsenal no one else says the Chelsea The Wigan etc


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mainly because Chel or Wig are not bodily orifices.


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Clubs who print away wins as defeats in their programmes.
ie winning away constitutes being recorded as 1-2
It is not, it is wrong.
Doesn't matter if it was home, away or on the moon... your score always first.
I thank you.




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Too bloody right, Don! It's an odd habit which appears to have sprung up quite recently; the format also appears on some websites.


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Apart from annoying the shit out of me, it is so hard to work out - not hard per se - but just
a pain in the butt when trying to work out a club's stats.




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Two things are bugging me at the moment

a) Postings on message boards, forums, emails etc. without the use of capital letters. The "Shift" key is there, please use it properly!

b) The prevalance of the word "of" instead of the correct "have" in phrases like "I would of done that" or "He should of scored from there"

Rant over.

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I bat for the 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' brigade too, but you have to take
forums for what they are.... not an Oxford University debating society.
(I can hear an early FA Cup finalists' thread racing over the hill).




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The thing that really annoys me at the moment is collaboration records with female R & B artists and rappers.
I quite like R & B but absolutely loathe Rap or Hip Hop.
A fine example is 'I need a doctor' by Dr.Dre and featuring some girl with a great voice.
Why can't these obnoxious individuals make records on their own and let the proper singers do the same.
I remember the 'golden days' of Gangsta Rap when the rappers were much more interested in killing each other than in actually making any of their dreadful records.
'Guns don't kill people rappers do' as someone once sang.



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I may well be fast approaching my Diamond Jubilee, but my feet
and other bits have got tapping to a band called GangstaGrass.
Theme music to the Justified series.
Bluegrass and Rap.... it just kinda works.




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Hope you're not a scrabble afficionado, as both "innit" and "grrl", amongst others have now been accepted as official words.

If only "xqkjz" had also been accepted as a word, I might have cleaned up at a stroke. Particularly as it fell on a triple word score.


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Hope you're not a Scrabble afficionado, as both "innit" and "grrl", amongst others have now been accepted as official words..


Must have been infiltrated by the BBC...


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Thank you for silently capitalising "scrabble", which obviously I should have done in the first place. Now, I only hope that no-one else has noticed.


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None of us take to change too well when it happens during our life time.
No doubt in a hundred years' time, 'innit' will be bastardized and there will be
a mass outpouring of horror from the Oxford Dons - or will that be Doners?
Go back say 150 years and read the original transcripts of Dickens and fast forward
to Conan Doyle and John Buchan and their works can be mind-numbing at times.




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Andrelux
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That's all very well, but I'm not sure my opponent is prepared to wait 100 years before Collins say I can play "xkqjz" on the triple word score. A word in the (admittedly fabricated) Klingon language, which refers to the feeling of puzzlement one experiences when catching sight through the corner of your eye of two people playing Scrabble for money, one of whom has only vowels available, the other only consonants. Not to be confused with the Romulan "xjkzq", which is just plain rude, and has no place in polite society.


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And I thought I was the only person who could speak fluent Bollocks on here... Tongue




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Andrelux
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I know. Klingon case endings can be particularly tricky, since they don't always match onto human ones. The example that I gave broadly corresponded to the locative (no movement involved), but the real case has no direct equivalent and should best be described as "I haven't gone anywhere, I am puzzled, and I haven't recently ripped someone's throat out" when I performed this action. Hence the final "z". If I had recently killed someone, then obviously the final letter should be a "p". Interestingly, all of x, j, k, p, z and q are vowels in Klingon. So a bit like Dutch, or maybe Welsh.


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Hope you're not a scrabble afficionado, as both "innit" and "grrl", amongst others have now been accepted as official words.

If only "xqkjz" had also been accepted as a word, I might have cleaned up at a stroke. Particularly as it fell on a triple word score.

I was first made aware of 'innit' when used by the Harry Enfield character Stavros.
It seems though that it actually a word used mainly by the Asian community. I used to work with an Asian lady from a wealthy background who used the word at the end of half her sentences.
The word seems to be related to the Welsh expression 'Isn't it'. The London equivalent is 'Like' or 'Know what I mean' and the Irish 'So it is'.
All meaningless ends to sentences,most of which sound like questions, but aren't.



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The thing that really annoys me at the moment is collaboration records with female R & B artists and rappers.
I quite like R & B but absolutely loathe Rap or Hip Hop.
A fine example is 'I need a doctor' by Dr.Dre and featuring some girl with a great voice.
Why can't these obnoxious individuals make records on their own and let the proper singers do the same.
I remember the 'golden days' of Gangsta Rap when the rappers were much more interested in killing each other than in actually making any of their dreadful records.
'Guns don't kill people rappers do' as someone once sang.


That'll be Goldie Lookin Chain.


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Hope you're not a scrabble afficionado, as both "innit" and "grrl", amongst others have now been accepted as official words.

If only "xqkjz" had also been accepted as a word, I might have cleaned up at a stroke. Particularly as it fell on a triple word score.

I was first made aware of 'innit' when used by the Harry Enfield character Stavros.
It seems though that it actually a word used mainly by the Asian community. I used to work with an Asian lady from a wealthy background who used the word at the end of half her sentences.
The word seems to be related to the Welsh expression 'Isn't it'. The London equivalent is 'Like' or 'Know what I mean' and the Irish 'So it is'.
All meaningless ends to sentences,most of which sound like questions, but aren't.



Around here it's "you know"


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Manish Bhasin and Mark Clemmitt.

Cannot stand either of them, thank God for Sky Sports!



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CCTV..why is it so shit? Every time an image grab appears in the
press, it looks like the result of a five-year-old having been let loose
with a Box Brownie (it is a camera for the benefit of the under 30s,
and not a calorific chocolate bar).
And what is the point of having them stuck up in the air when you
can hardly see the faces of any miscreants - let alone identify them?
Surely we have the technology to reduce them to the size of an ipod
and locate them discreetly at ground level and upgrade with the technology
that will stand up in a court of law?
Rant over....there will be another about 6pm on Friday evening.




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I walked half a mile to my local shops this morning, I was nearly knocked down three times. A bike with a young lady was riding at about 20mph on the pavement, she had earphones in, she had to take avoiding action at the last minute and rode onto the road in front of a car. Two hundreds yards later I was crossing a sideroad a car suddenly turned off of the main road and stopped a couple of feet from me, it had no indicator going. 100 yards later I was crossing another side road and a Taxi turned into it via a staggered junction on the wrong side of the road again with no indicator. A lady with her shopping trolley was also crossing at the same time, she just looked at the taxi and said "you arsehole were's your indicator", she looked and me and said sorry for my bad language.

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