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« Reply #405 on: April 06, 2021, 04:37:35 PM »
Mode of transport for bad chess players. In chess, a blunder is an obvious (in hindsight) mistake.

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« Reply #406 on: April 07, 2021, 09:20:59 AM »
A kind of doner kebab made with horse-meat.  But not just horse-meat: specifically, the meat of a brown-and-white horse.  Tastes exactly the same as any other kind of horse, it's just become trendier.  One suspects that the yuppies who order it don't actually know what a skewbald is.

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« Reply #407 on: April 07, 2021, 10:12:58 AM »
Not sure if I told you before but I was a rider in the 70s. Jumping and eventing. Back then coloured horses were the opposite of trendy. It's amazing how popular they have become. And what's happened to palominos? I've not seen one for years.

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A seaside resort in South Wales where it is a criminal offence to wear sock with sandals.

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« Reply #408 on: April 07, 2021, 08:35:24 PM »
The excuses people offer for wearing socks with sandals.

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(I know what you mean about coloured horses.  When I bought Sian, you'd have been frowned on for bringing a coloured horse to a hunt.  Which wasn't an issue, because I wouldn't have taken her or any other horse to a hunt.  I think there was a lingering prejudice about them as being gypsy horses.  Sian confounded all prejudices: she won rosettes in eight different disciplines, was the best hack in the country, and generally beat all the thoroughbreds - there were no warmbloods then - into a cocked hat.  They used to queue up behind her at cross-countries - "because we know Sian will always jump".  People tried to buy her out from under me.  Like I was going to walk home!)

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« Reply #409 on: April 10, 2021, 10:54:18 AM »
A singing quartet of guys named, Al who live at Santa Monica Beach, under the pier.



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« Reply #410 on: April 10, 2021, 01:53:41 PM »
If you're going to have an ism, this is the one to have - the optimal one.

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« Reply #411 on: April 10, 2021, 02:21:16 PM »
Someone who fits fog lights to his vehicle even if he has never seen fog or mist in his part of the world.

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« Reply #412 on: April 10, 2021, 07:42:45 PM »
When your French uncle Richard has a sex-change.

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« Reply #413 on: April 10, 2021, 08:31:51 PM »
When your French uncle Richard has a sex-change.

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When someone with virtually no money wins or inherits a fortune, which enables them to shed their poverty overnight.

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« Reply #414 on: April 11, 2021, 09:17:45 AM »
... and even to buy a nice garden room to sit in while counting their money.  Afraid of seeming arrivista, nouveau riche, or even too big for their boots, they refer to it as the shed.  Not even the shed, actually, but di mini shed.

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« Reply #415 on: April 16, 2021, 10:16:33 AM »
An overhang on a riverbank creating a 'den' in the river for the gars.



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« Reply #416 on: April 17, 2021, 08:41:43 AM »
A person who nibbles the end of his pen. But not a typical nibbler, oh no. A penuche dips the end of his pen in sugar for extra enjoyment.

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« Reply #417 on: April 17, 2021, 09:15:18 AM »
The first-part-singular of an irregular verb much favoured by politicians; ie, I fudge, you tell porkies, he is lying in his teeth.

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« Reply #418 on: April 17, 2021, 09:21:18 AM »
A big bang that occurs every 13.7 billion years. So there's one due any minute.  :o

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« Reply #419 on: April 17, 2021, 11:02:09 AM »
When a cow becomes really depressed and repeatedly vocal about its misery.  The cattlemen say 'She's got a right moo-on today.

But typesetters and grammarians hate the idea of three O's in a single word, even if hyphenated, so they created a new spelling which still sounds exactly the same but doesn't jar their sensitive and pedantic eyeballs.

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