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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1513

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

flipdewaf wrote:
Sprouts! Cut them from the stem-> cut a cross in the base->boil them for 10minutes->drain them ->eat.

Pizza? Meh.

Fred

Too long! That's when you get that bitter flavour, which is probably why a lot of people don't like them. Half that time, then add butter and black pepper! :smile:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Who said anything about shouting? This has been Seb's argument: We have to now be "loudmouth and deranged" because we are tired of being beaten, ignored, shamed, and forced to change to make a small group of people comfortable. Our big mistake was backing off after Stonewall. They shout a...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Again, we have ignored them, laughed at them, and calmly and rationally spoken to them. They shout at us, call us names, bully us, pass laws based on "but my faith!", pass laws based on whataboutisms, so, since they don't understand our way of doing things, the last resort seems to be sto...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4812

Re: What is in Britain's future?

For sure the UK will not want to lose NI to join the ROI, but demographics, trade needs may lead to NI becoming part of the ROI. An alternative could be like I suggested with Scotland to have more autonomy. I don't see NI becoming part of Republic for a long time, if ever. Recent opinion polls in t...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4812

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Might be so. We don't know, do we? If you see it like that, any extremist will be key for any referendum, I mean, just set off a bomb and you have the Irish running? It is a volatile region and will remain so, no matter what lies ahead, unfortunately. You can be pretty sure that any whiff of a refe...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4812

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Not what I meant, I mean the violence might trigger a referendum and a reunification. I didn't mean that the reunification will be done by violence itself. I should have been more clear about that. That's what I took it to mean though. No-one in their right mind would propose referendums on reunifi...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4812

Re: What is in Britain's future?

If there's one thing I've learned in the last few years, it's that democratic ideals are a lot more fragile than I'd previously given them credit for. All it takes is a few cynics or zealots, offering easy promises of "winning" and easy cures to fear and anger. War might follow, or it mig...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4812

Re: What is in Britain's future?

It's fantasy stuff to think the current dispute between the UK and EU would lead to another European war. We're living in a different era to the 1930s. What would be the objective? While the UK may have left the EU, it is still a democracy. How exactly would a "strongman" emerge to make th...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Can't get much worse than the violence and denial of rights we have now. Why should we walk on eggshells and accept being denied rights just to make a small group of very loud, very angry people comfortable? I lived that life. It was hell. I refuse to do it again. If they don't like it, tough. That...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Like the myth that trans people are really men looking to rape or that gays are just confused or schools indoctrinate kids to be gay and trans. We all know these myths are simply not true. But, they are still shouted out as fact from right wing media. No matter how much we gather kumbayah style, th...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

And, honestly, we have tried talking and reasoning and using science and logic. And, still, they want to take away our equality and still threaten, yell, and beat us. That appears to be the only thing they understand. So, why not speak their language when all else fails? That just ups the ante. And...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Which is worse: being loudmouth and deranged out of ignorance or being loudmouth and deranged because we're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Neither. They're both equally bad. You'll get far more out of people by trying to talking to them or trying to persuade them. Has anyone ever bee...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

LGBTQ people simply want the same rights as conservatives. We tried to play the game and that got us no where. We have to now be "loudmouth and deranged" because we are tired of being beaten, ignored, shamed, and forced to change to make a small group of people comfortable. Our big mistak...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3615

Re: Can Islam reform ?

It really depends how you define “Islam”. I’ve spent a lot of time living and working in the Middle East and North Africa. In my experience, the vast majority of Muslims (by that I mean just about everyone) just want to live a peaceful life in exactly the same way the vast majority of the rest of t...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3615

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Possibly more pertinent is "Does Islam want to reform?". There's not much evidence to say it does.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3615

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Islam needs more people as brave as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has written a book on the subject:
Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4229

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

I've never heard of this show. It'll be first on my list tonight! :D

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

ChrisKen wrote:
A simple DNS issue.

A DNR would have been nice :D

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2279

Re: Your favorite junk food

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Can't beat 'em . . .

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

vhqpa wrote:
IMHO Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if they never came back online...


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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Deleted Topic

Have you ever considered reporting a post that contains that language? We don't read every post, we need help having them brought to our attention. It's been a long long time since there were notifications for deleted posts. We've talked about that ad nauseum along with telling people to email us. ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Deleted Topic

I guess the old A-Net is truly gone and this has now become a touchy-feely zone. I’m glad I’ve curtailed my visits to non-av. It’s not the place it used to be. I would have to agree. I have had posts deleted without any explanation. They have not contained unacceptable words, or even words with ast...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Some Observations about Greece

fr8mech wrote:
Speaking of cars, a lot more American cars than I remember.

I'm curious. What cars? American cars are very thin on the ground in Europe. :scratchchin:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2994

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Funny how historic events sear the most trivial things into your memory. I was working at the time and was on a particularly difficult job coming up to 2pm, which is New York time +5, so I didn't hear the text message coming though from one of my mates. I took the phone out of my pocket to check the...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 43
Views: 4308

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

do you really think the possibility of dismantling, transporting and reassembling billions of atoms correctly is even remotely possible, I don't know, and --this may come as a shock-- neither do you . At all. By what laughable arrogance do you believe that you, whoever you are, have the wherewithal...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 43
Views: 4308

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Meh, people said the same thing about flight too, for centuries. ...now, kids do it. And increasingly, so do robots. What (just 120ish years ago) was considered the holy grail of human mechanical achievement-- is now so expectant and commonplace that many people don't even care about or appreciate ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 43
Views: 4308

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Not until someone invents teleportation. When you start looking at teleportation more closely, I don't beleive this will ever become a realistic option for living beings. Say it was invented tomorrow, the first item to be teleported would be something made of a single material, say a wooden block o...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2697

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Seems to be a problem with some of the images for some reason. I'll repost:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1882

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Just introduce her by her name! It's fun to have people guessing, but they'll soon figure it out by themselves :D

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2697

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

It's summer . . . and the livin' is easy :D https://i.imgur.com/JOBxnDq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WtwlTCN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dIc0e0g.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LLG3yqk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/romziwb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0QEDQhf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OFZbKnD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/y8pHkiN.jpg ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2984

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

As for what Non-AV is, a lot of it is based on people posting new ideas other than politics, and we are missing the sports threads, and general hobbies threads of the past, but that is due to the lack of posters wanting to start up new topics outside of politics. Could the lack of posters have some...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2984

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

Wanna know something else? I spend a LOT less time reading through forums here on our one and only airliners.net . I'm sure all of you have noticed that since COVID took hold, the posts on here have been nothing but depressing predictions of the future. (Yes, things are getting better in some count...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Y9eQT8kD4

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Nilsson must be turning in his grave . .. :eyepopping:
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offloaded wrote:
or this very talented lady on Bulgarian Idol singing "Ken Lee"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Y9eQT8kD4

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Nilsson must be turning in his grave . .. :eyepopping:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Hey Braybuddy! I have a story about "Living Next Door to Alice"... I had an aunt called Alice. She loved the song. So naturally her daughter wanted to play it at her funeral along with a few other favourites and the expected hymn or two ... You can guess the rest! I have never seen so man...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

I totally love 'Don't Marry Her' and have always found the two versions interchangeable in funny ways. Some of their greatest hits packages have the 'clean' version and at least one has the 'other' version. The original album and singles have the more colourful version. All the live versions I have...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17590

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ ... -1.4625125
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Just saw this very interesting article. Seems there's something worth investigating here:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ ... -1.4625125

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6640

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Except nobody’s bending the rules here - the airline has a policy saying crews can opt for the opposite gender’s uniform, and if they do so, they have to wear it correctly and completely. That's up to them then, but I can't see many others following. I doubt it came out of nowhere. If a company wan...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6640

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

I think the clue lies in the word: uniform. A smart, well-tailored uniform is important for a company's image . . . this is why they exist! And seeing groups of similarly turned-out employees looks professional, which is important in the airline industry. I don't think this will ever change. Sure yo...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6640

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

It's not going to kill anyone to wear whatever uniform the company decides, no matter how much they may dislike it. That is what they are paid to do. There are many strange and unusual uniforms out there (I'm thinking of Disney characters, etc), and the employee agrees to wear that uniform if he or ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6640

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

What's happening here is that you now have a gender/identity obsessed demographic who see him identifying as she, and see her as courageous. But you also have other demographics who just see him as someone self-obsessed who doesn't take his job too seriously, which they wouldn't see as being very pr...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3828

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Somehow, the Republicans at this so-called "conservative" conference don't seem to agree with you...: Um, the word "diversity" isn't exactly in the Republican party's vocabulary..... at all . The tent I was referring to is the LGBTQ tent, but they probably wouldn't agree with me...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3828

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Kiwirob wrote:
Why would the LGB people support her at all, Jenner has been quite clear in her distain for the gay community?

Kind of interesting though to have someone inside the tent who has alternative views. That's what diversity is all about, isn't it?

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Kiwirob wrote:
In many countries that line is cropped from the song.

Well, not surprising, given that "Fairytale of New York" was reissued in a censored, sanitised version for the same reason a couple of years ago. Are we in 2021 or 1951? I'm not sure anymore.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

I think the singer with probably the most indecipherable lyrics has to be David Bowie, and I speak as a fan (apart from his latter years). I remember him once saying in an interview that he would sometimes write the lyrics, then jumble them around, which makes sense, when you read some of them.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior

Sounds like a case of "entitlement" more than anything else. I presume she has diplomatic immunity, so it seems to have gone to her head. Certainly the ambassador's position is untenable.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Jimmy Page, Elvis, and Steven Tyler dated girls under 15 and nobody has canceled them. 'Brown Sugar' is still played on classic rock radio, and nobody has cancelled that. Perhaps it's reasonable to relax about the perceived reach of cancel culture. Back in the '70s it was common, and completely acc...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

There has never been a reason to 'cancel' Knopfler because he has always been clear in interviews that song is from the perspective of two working class simpletons and that's how they talk. Oh right, which sound perfectly reasonable. But given the highly emotive reaction to certain adjectives nowad...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2940

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

A radio station have an 'official' term for this: Mama appeelsal . Songs with undecidable lyrics which listeners hear 'dutch' words of sentences in :lol: It's known as a mondegreen in English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" when I hear &quo...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone identify these UFOs?
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Anyone identify these UFOs?

Two small objects, which initially seemed to be balloons (they rose slowly, just like balloons), yet closer up they seem to be more like mechanical devices. Yet they don't look (or didn't move) like drones, and one seems to have a balloon-like object hanging out the bottom: https://i.imgur.com/kDgEe...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aussie Woman Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Aussie Woman Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent

To Aussies and Yanks, it's close enough :lol: That's the thing about distance. We would refer to someone as having an American accent, when there are actually many varieties. And, of course, it always annoys Canadians when they're abroad and people ask them what part of America they are from. Not l...

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