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Message 1406679 - Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 20:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 1406646.  
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Message 1406854 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 11:39:27 UTC

'John' is a slang term for a toilet in the UK, don't know about other countries.
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Message 1406918 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 14:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 1406854.  

'John' is a slang term for a toilet in the UK, don't know about other countries.

Here too.

"Henceforth, all toilets shall be known as Johns!" - King Richard, as portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart in Robin Hood: Men in Tights

(Question for you British types: Patrick wasn't a Sir yet when he did that movie. Is it still proper to call him Sir when referring to it?)

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Message 1406920 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 14:52:10 UTC

The correct manner of address for a knight of the realm is "Sir", even when looking at his past works.
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Message 1406953 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 15:25:06 UTC - in response to Message 1406920.  

The correct manner of address for a knight of the realm is "Sir", even when looking at his past works.

Ah hah. Knight Bachelor. "It is possible to be a Knight Bachelor and a junior member of an order of chivalry without being a knight of that order; this situation has become rather common, especially among those recognised for achievements in entertainment. For instance, Sir Elton John, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Tom Stoppard, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Christopher Lee are Commanders of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Sir Terry Pratchett and Sir Patrick Stewart Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), and Sir Paul McCartney is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). None of them would be entitled to the honorific "Sir" by virtue of their Order of the British Empire honours. However, all are also Knights Bachelor and thus each may preface their name with that title."

I didn't realize he had been knighted so recently (2010).

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Message 1407006 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 18:06:20 UTC - in response to Message 1406953.  

The correct manner of address for a knight of the realm is "Sir", even when looking at his past works.

Ah hah. Knight Bachelor. "It is possible to be a Knight Bachelor and a junior member of an order of chivalry without being a knight of that order; this situation has become rather common, especially among those recognised for achievements in entertainment. For instance, Sir Elton John, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Tom Stoppard, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Christopher Lee are Commanders of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Sir Terry Pratchett and Sir Patrick Stewart Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), and Sir Paul McCartney is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). None of them would be entitled to the honorific "Sir" by virtue of their Order of the British Empire honours. However, all are also Knights Bachelor and thus each may preface their name with that title."

I didn't realize he had been knighted so recently (2010).

Actually, "Sir" Elton should really be "Dame" Elton (LOL). "Dame" being the term for a female Knight of the Realm
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Message 1407028 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 18:58:25 UTC - in response to Message 1407006.  

The correct manner of address for a knight of the realm is "Sir", even when looking at his past works.

Ah hah. Knight Bachelor. "It is possible to be a Knight Bachelor and a junior member of an order of chivalry without being a knight of that order; this situation has become rather common, especially among those recognised for achievements in entertainment. For instance, Sir Elton John, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Tom Stoppard, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Christopher Lee are Commanders of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Sir Terry Pratchett and Sir Patrick Stewart Officers of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), and Sir Paul McCartney is a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). None of them would be entitled to the honorific "Sir" by virtue of their Order of the British Empire honours. However, all are also Knights Bachelor and thus each may preface their name with that title."

I didn't realize he had been knighted so recently (2010).

Actually, "Sir" Elton should really be "Dame" Elton (LOL). "Dame" being the term for a female Knight of the Realm

He's a gay and somewhat effeminate man, but he's still a man. If he started calling himself Ellie and using the personal pronoun she, then she'd be a Dame.

"There is no female counterpart [to Knight Bachelor]; a woman deserving an honour of this rank is appointed a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) instead."

Dame Judy Dench, for example. "Dench was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1988." Wow, much earlier than Stewart.

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Message 1408156 - Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 23:57:11 UTC

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Message 1408165 - Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 0:39:48 UTC - in response to Message 1408156.  

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Cat coughing up furballs... ;-)

Or me coughing up cat/dog/horse/miscellaneous other critter dander.

Speaking of which, Baby puked in the bathroom doorway.

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Message 1408528 - Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 22:47:36 UTC

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Message 1408804 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 12:57:58 UTC

According to Wiki liquorice is an ingredient of Pastis.
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Message 1409011 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 21:04:08 UTC

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Message 1409077 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 0:22:27 UTC

Are timing lights still useful for modern cars?

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Message 1409098 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 1:17:52 UTC - in response to Message 1409077.  

Are timing lights still useful for modern cars?

Wouldn't have thought so, as the s/ware adjusts the timing with calculations based on temps, throttle position et al.
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Message 1409107 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 1:36:11 UTC - in response to Message 1409098.  

Are timing lights still useful for modern cars?

Wouldn't have thought so, as the s/ware adjusts the timing with calculations based on temps, throttle position et al.

I kind of thought so. I opened the hood on my 2nd loaner today to see what it's got. I couldn't tell under all the plastic. It's damn clean, though, which I guess you can expect from a car with 745 miles on it.

I also discovered yesterday that it has a backup camera. I like that. Otoh, I can't get the seat to recline.

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Message 1409164 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 4:23:03 UTC - in response to Message 1409077.  

Are timing lights still useful for modern cars?

No. Most modern cars have a sensor for that. The on board computer reads the sensor and sets the timing from that. Magnet on the flywheel and a pickup.


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Message 1409455 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 18:35:03 UTC - in response to Message 1409164.  

I drank a lot of free beer helping people
who had timing lights but did not know
how to use them in my Air Force days.
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Message 1410034 - Posted: 31 Aug 2013, 5:31:21 UTC

remember Welcome Back Kotter?

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Message 1410634 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013, 3:16:44 UTC

On the railroad, beans is the traditional term for a meal break at any time of day.

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Message 1410740 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013, 12:30:16 UTC

Ok guys. As this thread is getting a tad too long, I've been asked to start a new Word Link Discussion Thread. See y'all over there then:)

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