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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I'm not worried, I am well prepared...(I have a bucket on standby)
     
  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Ewwww, that's beyond the pail.
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Don't remind me I have to descend the stairs to go to the loo - if I climb them tonight, that is!!

    Pass the pail! Haha!
     
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  4. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Ouch! Ignore the children, their turn will come.
     
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  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I get aches and pains in other ways so I'm qualified to be able to leg pull if that's what you mean
     
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  6. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Haven't you got a gozunder?
    I recall grandma, when emptying grandads after a heavy night, referring to them as thumb enders
     
  7. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Time to go and also buy a Micrometer? Working in a machine shop taught me not to trust Vernier Calipers - even those with digital displays - due to the interference fit between the 2 components - A plunger dial gauge can be just a variable because it depends on being presented absolutely square to its other working surface, which also must also be flat.
     
  8. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    These are why men were expected to walk next to the pavement edge - The first floor on many old buildings overhung the streets, and the Guzunder would be tipped out of a window ... :mad::eek: ... which explains why women wore wide-rimmed hats! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I suppose the modern version of that is the "gentlemen, and women" who have their windscreen washers set up to shoot water over the roof and wash the windscreen of the car behind.
     
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It's nice to share.
     
  11. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I was surprised to read (a few minutes ago) that a keeper at a Madrid zoo has been injured in an attack by a gorilla - I thought the keeping of primates in zoos was a thing of the past.
     
  12. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Bristol zoo has a successful breeding group of gorillas. Longleat has a bachelor group of brothers.
     
  13. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    You have to think about the origins of the animals. Nowadays they're almost never caught in the wild but are bred in zoos, which raises the question of what to do with them if the zoo has a change of policy or closes. Many such animals have no experience, let alone ability of living in the wild so that zoos have no choice but to keep them alive until nature takes its course.......or euthanasia.............
     
  14. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Our local wildlife parks, Port Lympne and Howletts, have sussesful breeding groups of gorillas and have transferred some back to Africa.
     
  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Even when the recipient really doesn't want their share?
     
  16. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    The keeper is a primate too
     
  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Religious chap?
     
  18. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    WGMGs - Midges, I currently have a small plague in my living room. I think they have been breeding in the compost I repotted my pet Canna Lily into just before lock down.
     
  19. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    I actually have a micrometer, but it seemed a bit like overkill. Any way, I would still have had the same problem - the arms were not long enough to reach the centre where the bulge is.
     
  20. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Recruitment agencies.
     
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