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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3970

Re: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?

Let me remind you that UA and AA are the 3rd and 1st largest airlines in the world. GM was huge and went bankrupt. Radio Corporation of America was huge and are also quite gone except as a licensed logo on cheap junk consumer goods. Anyone still remember Montgomery Ward, at one time bigger than Sea...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

Concert pianist. If I'm good, I earn good money. There is also this: I have just finished a flawless performance of a concerto by Rachmaninoff, or by Shostakovitch. I'm sitting at a Boesendorfer Imperial Grand, or a Shigeru Kawai, or a Steinway Model D. The audience is going completely crazy with ap...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Cyclists that don't stop at stop signs or stop lights when there is normal traffic around. (I get that a bike often won't trigger a light so you have to effective run it, but stop first) I have friends that ride and they constantly do this. Happily I also ride with people that will stay with me (th...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Something just came across my social media from WN about "Irregardless of who you are we our happy two serve and their are..." something. I forget. It was like fingernails on the blackboard and brilliant all at once. You're joking, right? Can anyone write/spell this poorly? If this is leg...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5799

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

The title for my car arrived in the mail today. I went hot and heavy on payments. It’s mine!

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

You are at a restaurant. You are conversing with your wife - husband - partner - POSSLQ - PSSSLQ - business associate. You are mid-sentence when this face looms into view. “Is everything alright, sir?”. Variation on that theme: you have a mouthful of food when asked the same question. Small menu ite...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

dik909 wrote:
People who confuse literacy with intelligence.


Or, confuse intelligence with actually being smart. There IS a difference.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Finally, restaurants that don't have payment terminal machines and take your credit card away. Something that is infecting restaurants in the US is terminals on every table that blink, flash, and scroll promos, games for kids, and other such things. The flashing and blinking and scrolling go on and...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

So you know what else? Really irritates me? Like really badly? It is really irritating? When people? Like don't know how to merge? So how hard is it? To open a space? In traffic? Every other car? So everyone can get in? And not back up traffic? On the connecting freeway? And also? Asking questions?...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Drivers of Audis BMWs and Mercedes, in the UK they are all tossers of the grandest order. " I drive a prestige German car therefore I drive like a twat" That’s virtually everywhere. The worst offenders I’ve seen are quota-hires employed government agency make-work “jobs” traveling the str...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

1. people who deliberately drive slow 2. people tooting for no reason Please define tooting. According to Wikipedia, it is a district in South London, part of the London Borough of Wandsworth, and known for it's large Asian community. Wasn’t cornetist Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke known among his ...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

MrHMSH wrote:
Constant misspelling of they're/their/there, you're/your and should've/would've/could've.


Too / to / two (tsy, good byeeee...). <— sorry. had to...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5979

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

* People who hang on my rear bumper, and when I pull over to let them pass, they continue at the very same speed I am going. * Phrases: “[insert thing here] on steroids!”, “back in the day”, ‘preezy’ in place of president, “lib” for leftist, “are you $h1ting me?!?” in place of “really?” or “are you ...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72894

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

MontaukMonster wrote:
I wonder what Southwest’s fleet would be like today if Herb chose the DC-9 instead of the 737-200.


BAC111s, Desault Mercures, and TU-104s.

Being serious (who? ME?), It would likely consist of a mix of remaining MDs that are timing out, and 737s of various flavors.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the B787-3 be the new NMA?
Replies: 14
Views: 2935

Re: Could the B787-3 be the new NMA?

ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
And Q the line of people saying this has been discussed on here ad nauseam...


... because it has.

“Too heavy.”

Next!

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Jackson Hole Wyoming when it was a log building with a wood stove.

LAX when it was mostly East if where it is now, with wood buildings, walk-out-and-climb-steps hardstandings.

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15131

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Yonderlust wrote:
rigo wrote:
To hell with this. I won't be flying on anything that does not have windows (not screens).

Exactly! And we thought 10 across was bad...LOL


787s with “Nurse Diesel” chief stews already make it so there are - effectively - no windows.

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 7186

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

The DC-10 / MD-11 series of plane. “Hey, guys... it won’t get off the ground; let’s slap another engine on and see what happens!”. Talk about an aeronautical example of “Mickey Mouse”! As for the Airbus A380, it looks like it wants to be longer. As it sits/flys, it looks ungainly. I agree on DC-10....

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World
Replies: 34
Views: 1138

Re: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World

The Koaka Tea of Mercey. As long as it’s never strained. :duck:

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine wear: What happens?
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Engine wear: What happens?

Thanks to you all!

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 7186

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

I am no fan of the original, short-top 747, whether the original or the present freighter. It is not at all pleasant to my eye. The extended upper deck “made” the airplane.

The OP asked about JETS, but the Shorts Skyvan had had a lot of mention. Why? it’s a turbo-prop.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: REAL ID ACT
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: REAL ID ACT

Sorry, I have to laugh - don't think there are too many steamships carrying passengers these days....... Yes, they can be used on cruise ships if you are just going to Canada for example. Steamship may have been a bit old-fashioned of me. I guess those totally enclosed office buildings that float a...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: REAL ID ACT
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: REAL ID ACT

These days you need a passport or passport "card" (typically for Canada/Mexico) to travel internationally. US - Canada counts as international. I have a passport and have never seen the need to spend more money for just the "card" so I don't know what travel options that affords...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine wear: What happens?
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Engine wear: What happens?

Something I have pondered for some time. What actually happens as a jet engine stacks up hours, and then someone determines it’s time to take it off the wing and give it a rebuild? I use the term jet engine genrically, be it relatively low bypass or high. In a reciprocating engine, there are factor...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine wear: What happens?
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Engine wear: What happens?

Something I have pondered for some time. What actually happens as a jet engine stacks up hours, and then someone decides it’s time to take it off the wing and give it a rebuild? I use the term jet engine genrically, be it relatively low bypass or high. In a reciprocating engine, there are factors li...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirk Douglas Died at Age 103
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Kirk Douglas Does at Age 103

103 years. The things he saw in terms of technological advancement since 1917. Just amazing. Truly amazing. I’m pushing 71. i recall telephone numbers with prefix names; car radios with vibrators for the power supply; being told that a TV program was about to be shown “in living color!”; buying a p...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirk Douglas Died at Age 103
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Kirk Douglas Does at Age 103

103 years. The things he saw in terms of technological advancement since 1917. Just amazing. Truly amazing. I’m pushing 71. i recall telephone numbers with prefix names; car radios with vibrators for the power supply; being told that a TV program was about to be shown “in living color!”; buying a p...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Then Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico?"
Replies: 68
Views: 2314

Re: "Then Why Didn't You Stay in Mexico?"

Probably the same reason the asker's ancestors left Poland or Germany. Yes. The ones who left Poland, Germany, Italy, or wherever. The ones who came here, learned our language and customs, and joined ur society. They did not come here expecting to vote or otherwise be catered to in their native lan...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reality show Dr rape charges dropped
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Reality show Dr rape charges dropped

The American court system is a gamble. Unless the case is open and shut, it depends on whether your attorney can put on a better show than the persecution. For the record, I’ve never been arrested or even questioned. But, I trust police and DAs about as far as I could throw an automobile.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2570

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

I worry about my friends, family and me driving in central Texas traffic these days. I think they give out drivers license in Cracker Jack box’s now. That’s everywhere now. Only the vehicles are different. In Los Angeles it will be ancient Sentras driven by people who speak one phrase in English: “...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2570

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

Not so much worried, but, watching carefully. I had non-surgical treatment for prostate cancer over a two year period. Radiation and hormone therapy. PSA is at 0.2 fifteen months after last hormone shot. Fingers crossed. Also monitoring CLL, but it’s been stable for years. Bette Davis was right: get...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Logic of Children’s Thinking
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: The Logic of Children’s Thinking

for pumping the power through your house :D Did the adults around you know the answer? Let’s just say the adults around me humored me. :bigthumbsup: As for pumping the power through the house: in a sense, they are. Picture not flowing electrons, but hydraulic fluid. It goes into the device you want...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Logic of Children’s Thinking
Replies: 5
Views: 345

The Logic of Children’s Thinking

Hello, A-netters. I’ve had a topic rattling around in my head for several days and wanted to hear input from others. A-Net has a high percentage of tech-minded people, so I am wondering if you had any ideas in your childhood that you thought might be sound, or be logical (or both!) regarding everyda...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Valentine's Day?
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: No more Valentine's Day?

Should Valentine's Day be banned? It's offensive and discriminatory towards singles, the divorced and widowed. Please. Get a life. I’m not Christian, but am not offended by Easter, Christmas, or the Epiphany. I am not offended by the lunar new year. I am not offended by Eid. Why? Because I am not s...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 7186

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

The DC-10 / MD-11 series of plane. “Hey, guys... it won’t get off the ground; let’s slap another engine on and see what happens!”. Talk about an aeronautical example of “Mickey Mouse”! As for the Airbus A380, it looks like it wants to be longer. As it sits/flys, it looks ungainly. (Off-topic: one of...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155795

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Broken Record time 3 to 4 years ago, instead of plotting to destroy Bombardier's C Series, they could have bought it for next to nothing. 2 to 3 billion would have been highway robbery, the 100, 300 and the addition of a 500 would have covered the MAX 8 and down. Boeing could have then used this tu...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus redesigns A350 control panel to resist liquid spillage
Replies: 169
Views: 30173

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

1989worstyear wrote:
:boggled:

Surely the OEM's must use some kind of drip protection in the center pedestals.


They don’t and don’t call me Surely. :duck:

Being serious: the movie Fate is the Hunter comes to mind.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High end mall for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: High end mall for sale

Indoor malls have become hangouts for gangs and others who threaten or harass the customers. Courts have said that these privately owned facilities constitute “the public square”, so the harassers have a right to be there. The newer malls being built are mostly outdoor kinds, with no common, climate...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3340

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Pacific Southwest Airways
Pacific Airways
Western Airlines
Eastern Airlines
United Air Lines (their old name; this probably doesn’t count)
Vanguard

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80742

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

And? I just saying with this being an American made aircraft it would have been nice to see at least one US airline supported on there. I commented yesterday that all of the aircraft seen either side of the 777X before it taxied out showed not a single US Airline paint scheme. I think there was one...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80742

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

It was sad when they showed all the tail decals on the plane for all the current customers and not one was a US airline. So? AA, DL and UA are the only US carriers that would conceivably order the 777X and all of them got orders in for the previous generation during the last decade. They aren't goi...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80742

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

My sons high school A/V class could've produced and hosted a better webcast than this crap Boeing put out over two days. Those two hosts were god awful. Reminded me of the old SNL skit "Wakeup Wakefield." Busby Berkeley and June Taylor were not available. It was the first takeoff of an ai...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: Overweight section on planes?

tonystan wrote:
Eh, it’s called premium economy OR business class OR First class!

Obesity is not an illness.


Neither is having a build where your shoulders have their own postal codes.

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80742

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

One thing I noticed: all those planes either side, not a single one with a US airline paint scheme.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20261

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

readytotaxi wrote:
During Jan the aircraft has been ping ponging between Bangalore and Tel Aviv.


Imagine what the passengers are thinking! Not to mention, the catering bill must be a fortune!

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 5117

Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

I’d not be upset at all. However, during the yearly Delta hoo-hah about breast cancer, and their pink lemonade, I ask for a glass of their Prostate Cancer Awareness lemonade. Fair is fair. All in good humor and with smiles of course, but I make my point.

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3140

Re: How many languages do you know?

American English, UK English. In America, I check the oil, close the hood, put the top down on my convertible, and go for a ride. In England, I’d check the oil, shut the bonnet, drop the hood on my roadster, and go for a ride. Or, something like that. Can you curse someone out proper in both Manche...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3140

Re: How many languages do you know?

American English, UK English. In America, I check the oil, close the hood, put the top down on my convertible, and go for a ride. In England, I’d check the oil, shut the bonnet, drop the hood on my roadster, and go for a ride. Or, something like that.

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5410

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

casinterest wrote:
T18 wrote:
African. (better chance to find a coconut)
Swallow or Parrot?


Parrot

Eye patch or Peg leg?


Eye patch.

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