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    House coal that was 3.99 last year is now 7.99...

    House coal that was 3.99 last year is now 7.99
    Thanks brexiteers.
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    This is another great reason to ban helium filled...

    This is another great reason to ban helium filled toy balloons.
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    I am not into that sort of diving but would like...

    I am not into that sort of diving but would like to know more about the wreck.
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    I can remember when I first heard the word...

    I can remember when I first heard the word ramble. I was out walking with some friends and someone said "Look at that dog rose." Well, I never called it that on account of being allergic to dogs. ...
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    You'll never believe it, but they only have five...

    You'll never believe it, but they only have five digits on each hand there. :)
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    Did not know it was. Bury does not come from...

    Did not know it was.
    Bury does not come from interring someone, it is from (place by) fort or stronghold. (Burh)
    Bury St Edmunds is Town associated with St Edmunds. Just a coincidence that he was...
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    Sorry, descendant. There again... pact with the...

    Sorry, descendant.
    There again... pact with the devil... eternal life... could be ancestor. :)
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    Yes, local lass but not Nordic, direct ancestor...

    Yes, local lass but not Nordic, direct ancestor of Boudica. :)
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    The posh kids were mainly the Normans who...

    The posh kids were mainly the Normans who compiled the Domesday book. They got a lot wrong.
    Like Thetford being presumed as being a ford on the river Thet, which is now the name of the river. In...
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    The Roman road (now called the A5) was used as a...

    The Roman road (now called the A5) was used as a boundary between Danelaw and English law. Place names often reflect this. Tons to the west and Bys to the East of the boundary. Both meaning farm....
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    And I can ramble with the best.

    And I can ramble with the best.
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    Streets as place names rather than road names...

    Streets as place names rather than road names tend to come from the Anglo Saxon term for Roman road, streat. From that, the term street was coined for individual paved roads and highways.
    Place...
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    Street normally describes a Roman road.

    Street normally describes a Roman road.
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    How do you cheat at chess? Have an extra queen...

    How do you cheat at chess? Have an extra queen up your sleeve?
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    I have bought a new TV so no longer need advice...

    I have bought a new TV so no longer need advice on this matter but if the old guys on the forum want to carry on rambling, please feel free. :)
  16. It's time for you to write a book.

    It's time for you to write a book.
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    That's what I was expecting. Thanks for your...

    That's what I was expecting. Thanks for your comments. And thank you to Dawn as well.
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    My spot is not on the edge and I have tried...

    My spot is not on the edge and I have tried "massaging" it away.
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    Tecknika LED

    Tecknika LED
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    TV

    My TV has developed a "hot spot" on the screen. It looks like a torch beam being shone onto it. Is it knackered?
  21. https://i.postimg.cc/yY402z20/crocodile-fish.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/yY402z20/crocodile-fish.jpg

    Just another "rock."
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    She is always pretty.

    She is always pretty.
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    Oh, oh. psychotic episodes now........... You...

    Oh, oh. psychotic episodes now...........

    You are right about smells though. For some reason it is cleaning products that seem to bring back strong memories for me.
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    My phone will not even download the app for...

    My phone will not even download the app for digital versions of OS maps. I am not upgrading my phone just so I can use it for something it is not meant to be used for. Phones are for phoning and...
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    I was thinking of getting a hand held GPS as a...

    I was thinking of getting a hand held GPS as a back up to paper maps when out walking, but the choices seem overwhelming and I did not know where to start. Any advice would be welcome.
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