Posts tagged ‘uk’

August 28, 2019

Complaints Welcome

by duncanr

every now and again Channel 4 TV in the UK broadcasts – in a tongue in cheek fashion – some of the complaints they have received from viewers
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August 3, 2019

Painted Ladies Flooding into UK

by duncanr

the authorities in the UK are warning of a huge increase in the number of painted ladies entering the country – BBC

July 6, 2019

England likes its corpse roads

by allthoughtswork

A view of Kinder Scout, the highest hill in England's Peak District.

“The practice of roaming freely has led to many clashes over the years, usually with landowners, so the government has determined that every historic byway and thoroughfare must be mapped by 2026, or private land rights will take precedence over traditional mobility.”

So, if you’ve got a corpse road, coffin route, bier way, lychway, burial road, or church way in yer back yard, better get filing.

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June 6, 2019

Trump Dines with Queen

by duncanr


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June 6, 2019

Trump in UK

by duncanr


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January 20, 2019

The best laid schemes of mice and men . . .

by duncanr

gang aft awry (Robert Burns)

the truth behind these words penned by Scotland’s National Bard in his poem ‘To a Mouse‘ is illustrated by the collapse of a husband’s cunning plan to prevent his wife returning to the UK following a trip to Pakistan . . .

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December 20, 2018

Meanwhile, in the UK . . .

by duncanr


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August 4, 2018

Educating Rita. Trump

by duncanr

trump has been widely mocked and ridiculed in the UK for his ignorance regarding the difference between the terms ‘UK’ (United Kingdom),’GB’ (Great Britain), and England – http://tinyurl.com/yacrb744

and rightly so, for doesn’t the arsehole President constantly crow about being a ‘genius’, and his super high IQ?

and yet he hasn’t the remotest idea of the correct name for the place he recently visited ?

and his mother, who emigrated to the USA from Scotland must be ‘birling’ in her grave to think her son believes Scotland to be a part of England – for there is no greater insult to a Scot than to be thought to be English!

and yet, sadly, trump is not . . .

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May 14, 2018

Telling Time

by duncanr

recently, the BBC reported that some UK schools were replacing analogue clocks in exam rooms with digital ones because teenagers didn’t know how to read the time using an analogue clock – http://tinyurl.com/ycnjfyq3

to an ‘oldie’ like me, to whom this skill is second nature, this seemed a ludicrous state of affairs

this morning, however, I stumbled across an old clip featuring one of my all-time favourite comedians, Dave Allen, in which he

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March 7, 2018

Pineapple on Pizza ?

by duncanr

it’s a controversial subject but it would seem that in the UK, at least, the verdict is in – http://tinyurl.com/y9d6s5bf

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