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Today I learned...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It’s gone mad in our garden, it is going to make replacing the fence a right pain. The other thing we’ve got is moss. Lots of moss. Lots and lots of moss. A whole business has grown up, “want the moss cleaned of your roof guv?”. Both due to reduction in acidification over the years.
     
  2. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Well, Stirling's passed on so they must mean Kate?
     
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Could be Bros...

    S
     
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Suitable comment.
     
  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Although on second thoughts wouldn't that be Goss?
     
  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Compromise - Gross?
     
  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Lots of fences are supported by ivy.
     
  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Not the case here :)
     
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    You are right. I signed up for online access at my library, logged out and discovered I needed my library card number to login again. Found it (not been used for a decade) logged in OK. Then went to OED site and logged in via the library tab. Perfect! Absolutely amazed they pay for it in these straitened times.
     
  10. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I'm just happy to have given you a little ray of sunshine* in these dark times.

    *Frel free to vomit at the sickliness of that remark
     
  11. Danno

    Danno Active Member

    Probably his brother Pete.
     
  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The correct name for a conifer "flower". [I knew they weren't actually flowers.]

    It's "strobilus".

    S
     
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Is this the flower you mean? I'm genuinely curious.
    ap conifer.jpg
     
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  14. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Damn my dyslexia, I read "conifer" as "cornflower". Wondered why there was a photo of a conifer strobilus. Yes, I did know.
     
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  15. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    During the presentation, they played that well-known Bill Hayley single ...
     
  16. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Yep.

    But there's no way I'm climbing a bloody tree to check.

    S
     
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  17. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Sir Chris Hoy has a bike brand...just got one to fix. (And an orange with hope brakes...owner has been complimented on choice of steed).

    I guess I'll be learning how to fix dropper post seals this week too.
     
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  18. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Other cyclists to put their names to bikes are Chris Boardman (I've got two of his), Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton.
     
  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Eddy Mercks, Mario Cipollini, Greg Lemond, to name a few more.
     
  20. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Sir Walter Raleigh? ;)
     
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