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Message 2113820 - Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 12:31:57 UTC
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This is a woodcock



And if you mention it on Twitter you can be locked out of your account.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-64451977
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Message 2113836 - Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 15:58:59 UTC - in response to Message 2113820.  

Oh deary deary me for anyone trying to be a twit in:

Various placenames that include the name of a male bird...


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noun

A cone-shaped pile of straw or hay.
An adult male chicken;
a rooster;
An adult male of various other birds.


Coming from the Old English for heaps or hillocks, ....s is most likely a modern spelling of the word .....


Also can mean that something is "skew whiff"...


Oh the joys of human language!

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Message 2113874 - Posted: 1 Feb 2023, 3:12:04 UTC

Whatever happened to the 4' (1.2m) between house and fence rule?

‘Very confused’: Shock as Gold Coast dream homes built just 40cm apart.


Now that is totally ridiculous and 1 has to wonder if the council members who approved this had working brains at the time and if so where were those brains?
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Message 2113880 - Posted: 1 Feb 2023, 5:36:53 UTC

I've built hundreds of houses with 4-inch air gaps between them. They look attached. There is a much higher builder liability on attached townhomes. So to avoid it we put air gaps between them. It does take a mindful crew to build in the correct order. Once a wall is done you can't complete the next one.
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Message 2113881 - Posted: 1 Feb 2023, 5:40:29 UTC - in response to Message 2113880.  

I've built hundreds of houses with 4-inch air gaps between them. They look attached. There is a much higher builder liability on attached townhomes. So to avoid it we put air gaps between them. It does take a mindful crew to build in the correct order. Once a wall is done you can't complete the next one.
These are 2 different houses on 2 different blocks- not duplexes on a single block.
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Message 2113889 - Posted: 1 Feb 2023, 9:29:22 UTC - in response to Message 2113880.  
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I've built hundreds of houses with 4-inch air gaps between them. They look attached. There is a much higher builder liability on attached townhomes. So to avoid it we put air gaps between them. It does take a mindful crew to build in the correct order. Once a wall is done you can't complete the next one.

I'd rather have a 3' gap which is the minimum in San Bernardino County in California for separate homes, Fire Insurance costs money for us mortals, for condos and townhomes I think it needs a fire rated dividing wall...
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Message 2114070 - Posted: 4 Feb 2023, 7:14:45 UTC

Ford is making a return. Is Ferrari being attacked again?

Ford announces F1 return with Red Bull Racing.

The blue oval is set to take on the world’s fastest car companies with a new tilt at the top echelon of global motorsport...
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Message 2114071 - Posted: 4 Feb 2023, 7:27:57 UTC

Well I'm not surprised at the price as the cost just to get it airworthy will be astronomical.

Elvis Presley’s private jet sells at auction for $404,000.

It really should've been sold decades ago before it got into such a sad state.

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Message 2114075 - Posted: 4 Feb 2023, 10:29:58 UTC

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Message 2114107 - Posted: 4 Feb 2023, 21:35:06 UTC

Don’t know if the pod racer will look the same by then. Technology changes constantly.

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Message 2114141 - Posted: 5 Feb 2023, 19:53:56 UTC

That was an expensive mistake.

A NSW man has made a “bloody expensive mistake”, pouring 230 litres of fuel that should have gone into his tank somewhere else.

A NSW fisherman has made a “bloody expensive mistake” at the bowser, accidentally filling up his rod holder instead of the fuel tank and wasting 231 litres of petrol.

In a Snapchat video shared to the popular fishing page Fishing Sydney on Friday, several people were seen hosing down the asphalt around a boat, which was parked at a 7-Eleven pump in West Pennant Hills in Sydney’s northwest.

“Guys, don’t make this mistake ever,” says the man behind the camera, as he pans to a fuel gauge displaying an eye-watering $536.76 worth of fuel — or 231 wasted litres...
You'd think that a boat owner would know the difference between a rod holder and a filler cap.

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Message 2114194 - Posted: 6 Feb 2023, 19:32:57 UTC


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Message 2114291 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 11:22:06 UTC
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Message 2114302 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 16:38:19 UTC

I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order. So when I got to the first window

I paid for her order along with my own. The cashier must have told her what I'd done because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you.", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness.

When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again,

Don't blow your horn at old people, they have been around a long time.
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Message 2114305 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 16:53:16 UTC - in response to Message 2114302.  

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Message 2114307 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 17:14:23 UTC

Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.

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Message 2114310 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 18:24:33 UTC

An old joke, but still a good 1.. :-)

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Message 2114319 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 19:12:35 UTC - in response to Message 2114302.  

Definitely an educational moment for her.

Sounds like something I would of done if in same situation...
When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again,
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Message 2114321 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 19:16:41 UTC

Sarah Michelle Gellar reacts to being sued by McDonald's over Burger King commercial at 5 years old

Best part of article...
Gellar said she also discovered how the fast-food giant made their burgers look so appetizing.

"What I learned on that day is that when they make the burgers for commercials, they glue each seed on it to make it look all perfect and beautiful … then they shellac it, and they paint it. You guys, TV is not real," she said.
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Message 2114326 - Posted: 8 Feb 2023, 20:24:45 UTC - in response to Message 2114302.  

I must try that one day :-)
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