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Word Play / Re: Word association
Today at 08:43:23 AM
Pillory ;-)
Word Play / Re: Word association
Today at 12:52:31 AM

(As in 'shorting out'.


I remember a doctor explaining how tiny bone fragments, following Dad's head injury, were periodically causing parts of his brain to 'short out', forming temporary connections where there shouldn't be any, and sometimes shutting down ones which should be.  He called it 'mechanical epilepsy'.

He said trying to get them out would definitely cause more damage than leaving them in place and living with the occasional side effects.

I love the way they sometimes leap out of an otherwise perfectly usable and understandable sentence ;-)
Word Play / Re: Word association
November 25, 2022, 11:09:58 PM
Word Play / Re: Word association
November 25, 2022, 05:41:40 PM
I am currently smiling to myself at the mental image of our Mayor and the Council ceremonially kneeling down en-masse and paying homage to the 'bin lorries', rather like Arabs facing Mecca.

Why?  One of those ambiguous sentences which can be read in more than one way.  My italics.

We are currently experiencing a high number of staff absentees due to sickness and holidays. In addition, there is the ongoing challenge of recruiting staff who are qualified to safely drive and load the refuse collection vehicles which many Councils are facing.

Word Play / Re: The last person to post here wins
November 25, 2022, 01:46:22 PM
I was never even tempted.

(I think it tastes foul (Pun not intended, but perhaps unavoidable.)
Word Play / Re: Word association
November 25, 2022, 12:42:06 PM

(The coast watchers, the 'Preventy Men', were there to stop smugglers.)