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Postby Marrea » Thu May 24, 2007 7:53 pm

And I suppose you have a gramophone, Rhakios?

And are you old enough, like me, to remember when there was no New Year's Day holiday - so you had just two days off at Xmas and went back to work the day after Boxing Day, not the three week holiday it now seems to have become? :wink:
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Postby Rhakios » Thu May 24, 2007 8:16 pm

I do remember the bad old days of going back to work between Cmas and New Year and some poor suckers still have to do so. I suspect that the reason we don't is that the management are too bone-idle to turn up themselves. We usually get 10days, all told.

I don't have a gramophone, but my 20 year old stereo system still works just fine thanks, Marrea (it even plays CDs). :)
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Postby nordle » Thu May 24, 2007 8:31 pm

Blimey, I know people who work in a variety of professions, and most have to work the days between xmas and new year. That includes public sector people who you'd think would be the first to be off around that time.

I am a poor sucker, thanks Rhakios :(

But yay for bank holiday monday!
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Postby nelz » Thu May 24, 2007 8:42 pm

Rhakios wrote:
nelz wrote:You can't beat a good scroll


No thanks, they tend to roll of the shelves. ;)


Now you're being deliberately obtuse in a vain attempt at humour. Even 1sf (troll) knows that a scroll has two rolly bits so it won't roll away :)

OK, maybe not 1st, but any eight year old would know :D
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Postby Dutch_Master » Thu May 24, 2007 9:20 pm

Rhakios wrote:I do remember the bad old days of going back to work between Cmas and New Year and some poor suckers still have to do so.
I'm gonna tell ya even worse: I have to work on Christmas and other holidays... But then, I do work in the Public Transport sector here :P And we're not exactly poor, makes good money, working on national holidays ;) And at night, weekends and all other insane times of the day (like starting a 9 hr shift on 4 AM... :evil: )
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Postby Rhakios » Thu May 24, 2007 10:18 pm

nelz wrote:
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nelz wrote:You can't beat a good scroll


No thanks, they tend to roll of the shelves. ;)


Now you're being deliberately obtuse in a vain attempt at humour. Even 1sf (troll) knows that a scroll has two rolly bits so it won't roll away :)

OK, maybe not 1st, but any eight year old would know :D


No, no nelz, the one end unrolls, then the other end follows it, until it falls of the shelf and unscrolls itself all over the floor. The only way to get round this is to use the sort of pigeon-holes the ancients used to to store them, so they can't unscroll themselves.
I am pretty good at putting up book shelves, I don't know if I have the will to replace them with pigeon holes.

(Parenthetically, while looking up what Wikipedia has to say about scrolls, I notice it says that the Romans invented the Codex, or bound book. What they mean is that the Romans invented it in Europe, other cultures have discovered the benefits of bound books independently. In fact the text is ambiguous.)
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Postby nelz » Thu May 24, 2007 11:54 pm

Not if you place it with the joining paper uppermost. Then it can't roll anywhere.

Do you have the same "which way up?" problem with books? ;-)
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Postby Rhakios » Fri May 25, 2007 4:09 pm

No, they don't roll any where, regardless of how I stack them :P
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri May 25, 2007 6:54 pm

But yay for bank holiday monday!

yeah!! another monday at work wooohooo!!!!!!!!<sarcastic smilie>
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Postby Rhakios » Fri May 25, 2007 7:31 pm

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:yeah!! another monday at work wooohooo!!!!!!!!<sarcastic smilie>
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Good to see the government has got something right. :D
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri May 25, 2007 9:37 pm

Rhakios wrote:
1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:yeah!! another monday at work wooohooo!!!!!!!!<sarcastic smilie>
paul


Good to see the government has got something right. :D

no they've got it all wrong making innocent folk work on bank holidays :x
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Postby Rhakios » Fri May 25, 2007 11:10 pm

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:no they've got it all wrong making innocent folk work on bank holidays :x
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So there's some innocent people working as well? How unfortunate for them.
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Postby nelz » Sat May 26, 2007 9:28 am

From http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?b ... a=innocent
lacking ... sophistication, guile, or self-consciousness


Two out of three certainly fit. I'm not sure if 1sf (troll) is lacking in guile, but I bet he can't spell it :)
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Postby spottedcat » Sat May 26, 2007 10:04 am

Can he pronounce it?
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat May 26, 2007 10:12 am

nelz wrote:From http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?b ... a=innocent
lacking ... sophistication, guile, or self-consciousness


Two out of three certainly fit. I'm not sure if 1sf (troll) is lacking in guile, but I bet he can't spell it :)

yeah that sounds like me :D
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