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by LAH1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One head of State off on holiday
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

Re: One head of State off on holiday

Betty does this every year. She gets on the train out to Sandringham, which is also a damn sight more secure and faster than going up slow roads in that corner of the world. That Royal Train doesn't see much use at all nowadays. I don't think she is up to climbing in and out of helicopters either a...

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by LAH1
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One head of State off on holiday
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

Re: One head of State off on holiday

For "The Brits" read Tony a****le Blair. Most Brits were as dismayed as HMQ was.

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by LAH1
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR ATC tower evacuated
Replies: 19
Views: 3552

Re: LHR ATC tower evacuated

Watching it not happening from the 7th floor of the T4 Premier Inn. 1645 now. Tower looks ok from here hope it's all a false alarm.

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by LAH1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3665

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

vrbarreto wrote:
Poor snowflake Brexiters... waah waah waaaaah.


Another intelligent reply.

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by LAH1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 3665

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

I think a number of posters here forget that the average citizen didn't have a choice about EU regs and how the government applied them. It was all down to the government and most of the detail was never communicated to the public. There are a lot of "you had the chance and you didn't take it&q...

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by LAH1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German chocolate cake in crisis
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: German chocolate cake in crisis

A good old fashioned fruit cake, with loads of fruit, and at Christmas the same with more alcohol in it and just marzipan on top - keep the frosting well away. far too sweet.

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by LAH1
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

By the way UK (both government and people) still treats ROI like it is a colony. They missed that ROI supported by EU27 has a position against UK it never had before in its history. If you mean "all the government and people" then that's simply not true. You make it sound as if the whole ...

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by LAH1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1623

Re: Your most favorite car?

My favourite car has got two wheels and 1000cc. All the others are boxes in comparison.

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by LAH1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2448

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

And it tends to be, although not entirely, black on black. Ah, in that case we can discount it. Signed, a.net's gun nutz. Absolutely not. I was answering the idea that it was nationalistic supremacists wiping out foreigners by poster TheFlyingDisc. Unless, of course your sarcasm wasn't aimed at me.

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by LAH1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 2448

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

Hate crime? Brexit-motivated supremacists going around killing blacks & foreigners? Far from it by all accounts so don't jump on the Brexit bandwagon. Drug crime is what is being focused on by all accounts. And it tends to be, although not entirely, black on black. Knife crime rather than gun c...

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by LAH1
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I think I have to agree with LAH1 on this one, all the confusion that is taking place now is because you have a government and political structure who support Remain and are now tasked with implementing Leave. If a clean break was chosen and article 50 filed immediately, this would all be over and ...

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by LAH1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

So which is it to be - passports made in the UK or extra money for the NHS? Come on now. It doesn't matter which way anyone voted we all know that they won't give that 120M to the NHS whether De La Rue eventually get the job or it stays where it is now. But in essence scbrimi asks a very valid ques...

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by LAH1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

scbriml wrote:
sevenair wrote:


So which is it to be - passports made in the UK or extra money for the NHS?


Come on now. It doesn't matter which way anyone voted we all know that they won't give that 120M to the NHS whether De La Rue eventually get the job or it stays where it is now.

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by LAH1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Nah, the reaction could just focus on facts and say that the growth is in line with the average growth in tourism. Somewhat disappointing considering how much cheaper a UK vacation has gotten. best regards Thomas But just because it's cheaper doesn't mean people want to come here any more than they...

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by LAH1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Remoaners response (delete as appropriate): because we haven't left yet | yes but it would be much higher if we hadn't voted to leave | people are just visiting before all of our planes are grounded Nah, the reaction could just focus on facts and say that the growth is in line with the average grow...

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by LAH1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The above link shows that next to 11 countries world wide and EU the UK NHS came out 1st in 9 out of 12 categories with the UK and Sweden being the most efficient. I apologise for not being able to copy the chart but the link should work. It does rather point to your comments being rather less than...

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by LAH1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/world/europe/uk-nhs-france.html If there is a revote on Brexit, this may be the deciding issue. Brexiters famously lied that the NHS would get 350 million pounds a week if voters approved Brexit. Not only is the NHS not getting that, but future budgets may decreas...

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by LAH1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/world/europe/uk-nhs-france.html If there is a revote on Brexit, this may be the deciding issue. Brexiters famously lied that the NHS would get 350 million pounds a week if voters approved Brexit. Not only is the NHS not getting that, but future budgets may decreas...

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by LAH1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair announces first flights to Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

Re: Ryanair announces first flights to Turkey

I am a big FR fan, so I am hoping there is scope for growth, although Dalaman is a bit 'meh'... very bucket & spade destination. What does bucket & spade mean in this case? Does it have something to do with the beach? I am not a native English speaker, so I don't understand every expression...

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by LAH1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33787

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

No, I'm saying people should calm their butts down. It's not like they lost a child or parent. It's a dog , an animal. If they equate losing a dog to losing a child then they are out of their minds. And you think it's your place to dictate to others how they should feel about their personal tragedi...

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by LAH1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 473
Views: 15546

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared intelligence officers". She also revoked an inv...

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by LAH1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33787

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

m007j wrote:
Same goes for making this dog a martyr of some sort, it's honestly really weird and I wonder, troublingly, if animals are more valuable than humans to some of you.


That's because most animals are nicer than a lot of humans.

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by LAH1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 473
Views: 15546

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

Oh dear, Boris looks so far out of his depth on this one. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43381880 Maybe time for Putin's daughter to accidentally commit suicide. That would draw a line in the sand. he might as well start packing his bags. :wave: ... full of cocaine? :rotfl: Not at all. It's clear, conc...

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by LAH1
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sandwich
Replies: 77
Views: 2907

Re: The correct sandwich

English bacon is made from the loin, while American is made from the belly. Both are cured, and American is generally smoked. Particularly in the morning most of us want what we are used to, and don't like substitutes. By lunch time typically we are more willing to be international and eat either. ...

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by LAH1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway announces 25% increase in whaling quota
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Norway announces 25% increase in whaling quota

Jouhou wrote:
I think the world is too busy looking on at the economic idiocy coming out of the US in horror to notice. Don't worry, Norway is safe.


It's not Norway's safety that needs to be worried about. Shameful behaviour.

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by LAH1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Brexit" include "Leaving the European single market"?
Replies: 60
Views: 2189

Re: Does "Brexit" include "Leaving the European single market"?

...and before you know it the NHS will be just as reliable and affordable as British Rail. Clusterfuck this whole thing is..,... ...don't worry, help is just around the corner in a new Labour Government, who knows better how to run utilities like rail, power and NHS than the government..... Rail co...

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by LAH1
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sandwich
Replies: 77
Views: 2907

Re: The correct sandwich

Yeah, I got the joke but thought a few facts might help. ☺

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by LAH1
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sandwich
Replies: 77
Views: 2907

Re: The correct sandwich

John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, 1718 _ 1792. Known as the inventor of the sandwich. There's a Wiki on him but can't paste it as on a train now an iffy wi fi

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by LAH1
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!
Replies: 52
Views: 3107

Re: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!

Our house was built in1832 so presume it's seen a few deaths. We have had items missing, odd things like books and even photographs in frames. Best one was an old address book. Missing from the shelf for days. We come back from work one evening and find it in the centre of the carpet in the sitting ...

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by LAH1
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 63521

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

That citizens lack faith in the Government and the Civil Service is probably more attributable to Brexiteer attacks on those institutions, than to anything the Government or Civil Service has done. Over the past year, Brexiteers have attacked: - The independent judiciary ("enemies of the peopl...

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by LAH1
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Times you actually agreed with a politician you hate.
Replies: 29
Views: 1246

Re: Times you actually agreed with a politician you hate.

I was trying to find something I agreed with that Boris Johnson said - still trying.

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by LAH1
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world
Replies: 79
Views: 3404

Re: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world

"4 times" looks like a bit of an understatement. The new Crossrail under London is :- Crossrail's tunnelling marathon under London is now complete. Crossrail tunnelling began in May 2012 and ended at Farringdon with the arrival of tunnelling machine Victoria. Over the last three years, eig...

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by LAH1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

As I wrote previously, Brexit was the main reason I left the UK. The "majority" voted for it and I hope it is a very "hard brexit". It's want they wanted and they will regret their decision. It only proved, in my opinion, the 52% which voted to leave are out of touch with realit...

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by LAH1
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42165383
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A rather interesting and, I think, balanced article from the BBC here which with some irony describes the efforts of "Brexin" in the 1960s compared with those of "Brexit".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42165383

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by LAH1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wealth distribution in the world
Replies: 20
Views: 1041

Re: Wealth distribution in the world

There has in many countries been some kind of contract between the social classes in the west. All get it better. Right now special in UK and USA this contract seems broken. During the last around 80 years it has been possible to move from working class to middle class, from middle class to upper m...

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by LAH1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

Now it seems Mr Bloomberg has altered his stance... BBC report.. "Michael Bloomberg, the businessman and former New York mayor, said London will remain a global financial capital after Brexit. He told the BBC that the UK's departure from the EU would probably slow the capital's growth, but woul...

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by LAH1
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

Yeah, so many people say that, but tell you what, visit the Bahamas one day for a unique experience. We drive on the left and don't care which side of the car the steering wheel is on, we have cars for the American or European market, I guess with our low speed limit it is not much of a fuss. Howev...

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by LAH1
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

Yeah, so many people say that, but tell you what, visit the Bahamas one day for a unique experience. We drive on the left and don't care which side of the car the steering wheel is on, we have cars for the American or European market, I guess with our low speed limit it is not much of a fuss. Howev...

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by LAH1
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.
Replies: 20
Views: 4377

Re: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.

If you were to think about it logically. The gold coloured escalator is there because King Salman is getting frail at 81 years old. It wouldn't be seemly for the King to disembark via an Ambulift or plod gingerly with aid down steps. Elizabeth II is 91, Philip is 96. Neither would be seen dead (or ...

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by LAH1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15155

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

I just noticed this report by the Office of National Statistics as per the BBC. It seems that rather than leaving in droves some EU citizens are actually wanting to stay. It would be fair if you also show the number of British people applying for EU citizenship (which also happens). Also note that ...

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by LAH1
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15155

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

I just noticed this report by the Office of National Statistics as per the BBC. It seems that rather than leaving in droves some EU citizens are actually wanting to stay. Obviously many explanations but rather goes against the theories foreign nationals would simply opt out and go home. Something mu...

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by LAH1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU

At the weekend, the Sunday Telegraph claimed UK negotiators are now prepared to pay up to £36bn to the EU to settle the so-called Brexit divorce bill. A senior government source told the Press Association agency that "no such figure has been agreed". Conservative MP Peter Bone said it woul...

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by LAH1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cunard/Queen Mary transatlantic
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Cunard/Queen Mary transatlantic

Has anyone done a Transatlantic with Cunard on the Queen Mary? I was chatting with some friends this afternoon about their Hamburg-Southampton-NY crossing last year and it sounds like something I'd enjoy but if anyone else has done it, I'd appreciate their thoughts. Not personally but a good friend...

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by LAH1
Mon May 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

I actually find it hard to believe that millions who were UKIP supporters in the referendum would just abandon them months later after the slow pace that Brexit has taken and the announcements coming out of the May government, I would have thought that they would have kept the UKIP around to ensure...

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by LAH1
Mon May 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

getting called fascist or racist or other names I may have missed it but could you show me theses posts? Apologies for the delay, been working. To answer your question take a look at the first 4 or 5 pages of this thread. Apparently the Brexit voters did so because they wanted to "get rid of t...

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by LAH1
Mon May 15, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

Just read through this thread. It's got plenty of examples where "racist" and "fascist" have been used to either describe people in the UK who voted leave or as a general observation of the climate of the country.
Funny it was you two who jumped on this.

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by LAH1
Mon May 15, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 78507

Re: Brexit - EU position

My last point is - and you know who you are - tone the rhetoric down a notch. Please. Or you will have this interesting and informative - emotive - but essential thread shut down. I urge you to be less nationalistic and negative, and discuss the issues with positivity, like the thread starter Dutch...

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by LAH1
Sun May 14, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 3459

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

Once again Citroën/DS took a can opener to one of its new cars (not even on the market yet), this time the DS7 Crossback, so that the new president could stand up through the roof. Slightly OT but I just loved the old DS. Always wanted one. I remember seeing my first one in the Town Hall car park a...

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by LAH1
Fri May 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it ‘twenty-seventeen’ or ‘two-thousand and seventeen’?
Replies: 28
Views: 3643

Re: Is it ‘twenty-seventeen’ or ‘two-thousand and seventeen’?

IIRC it should be two thousand seventeen (without the 'and') should you use that option. The 'and' signifies a decimal (or comma in Europe) so two thousand and seventeen would be 2000.17 whereas two-thousand seventeen would be 2017. No it doesn't in English. We say one hundred and two, three thousa...

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