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#4
Word Play / Re: Word association
Today at 07:54:10 AM
Highland
#5
Word Play / Re: Limericks
Today at 07:53:39 AM
It's a wonderful life as a writer.
The next day can always look brighter.
The view from the garret
of the neighbours damned parrot
#8
Word Play / Re: Change a letter
February 24, 2024, 08:55:46 PM
splatted
#9
robust

The 'l' in ever is like the pee in ocean, silent ;-)
#10
Word Play / Re: Word association
February 24, 2024, 08:52:57 PM
spools
#11
Word Play / Re: Limericks
February 24, 2024, 08:51:57 PM
It's a wonderful life as a writer.
The next day can always look brighter
#12
The Bar & Grill / A chip off the old block...
February 24, 2024, 06:45:57 PM
My youngest daughter has had a truly hectic week, but just keeps on keeping on.

The other night the hot tap in her new bungalow stuck in the full-on position.  She and her husband both tried to turn it off, but it simply wouldn't play.  The water was running away down the plughole, so there was no risk of a flood, but...  No way was she sending for a plumber at midnight.  Even if she'd managed to find one.  Apart from which she didn't want to waste whole tank of hot water.

By this time the tap itself was so hot you needed an oven glove to grip it.

(My personal theory is that sometimes a tap gets so hot the various turning bits expand and lock together.)

So she took a pragmatic approach.

She turned off the water heater.  Turned off the supply at the stopcock, and went to bed.

In the morning the tap still wouldn't turn so she hit it with a hammer until it reluctantly gave in.  Then arranged for a plumber to replace it, and fix a few other things as well whilst he was there.

She feels the pre-purchase survey 'wasn't carried out quite properly'.

She now has a much better tap which 'knows its place'.

That's my girl ;-)

Gyppo
#15
Word Play / Re: Change a letter
February 24, 2024, 06:24:35 PM
slotted