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annc
08-03-2005, 08:17 PM
This is probably not fair, but i can't resist posting it:

Q. What do Geraint Jones and Michael Jackson have in common?
A. They both wear gloves for no apparent reason

Q. What is the height of optimism?
A. An English batsman applying sunscreen.

Q. What does Ashley Giles put in his hands to make sure the next ball almost always takes a wicket?
A. A bat.

Q. What would Glen McGrath be if he was an englishman?
A. An allrounder.

Q. What advantage do Kevin Pieterson, Andrew Strauss and Geraint Jones have over the rest of their team-mates?
A. At least they can say they're not really English.

Q. What is the English version of a hat-trick?
A. Three runs in three balls.

Q. What do you call an Englishman with 100 runs against his name?
A. A bowler.

Q. What is the most proficient form of footwork displayed by English batsmen?
A. The walk back to the pavilion.

Q. Who has the easiest job in the English squad?
A. The guy who removes the red ball marks from the bats.

Q. Why is Andrew Flintoff the unluckiest English player?
A. Because he was born in England.

Q. What does "Ashes" stand for?
A. Another Sad Horrific English Series.

Q. What's the English version of LBW?
A. Lost, Beaten, Walloped.

Q. Who spends the most time on the crease of anyone in the English team?
A. The person who ironed the cricket whites.

BigJohnD
08-04-2005, 01:12 AM
Nice one!!

England suffer huge Lord's defeat (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/4711875.stm)

Looks like the Aussies will stuff England again. Bring back Botham I say!
(BTW, they call the team England, but really it is a UK team. Dumb English.)
http://bigjohnd.250free.com/dtpforum/ashes.gif from today's The Guardian,4/8/05.

Latest score (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/latest_scorecard/default.stm)

annc
08-04-2005, 01:08 PM
Looks like the Aussies will stuff England again. Bring back Botham I say!
(BTW, they call the team England, but really it is a UK team. Dumb English.)Well, it's all about tradition, you know! Now, if they would only dump Warnie, as many think they should, the Poms would have a better chance!
http://bigjohnd.250free.com/dtpforum/ashes.gif from today's The Guardian,4/8/05.Can't view that, John. I get a screen to say it's too big for a free account.

Mike
08-05-2005, 02:46 AM
Can't view that, John. I get a screen to say it's too big for a free account.

Me too.

I assume the original post is about cricket -- that game they play over the border.

annc
08-05-2005, 01:04 PM
Me too.

I assume the original post is about cricket -- that game they play over the border.Boy, you went feral fast! <ggg>

Aren't several of the current England team Welsh?

PeterArnel
08-06-2005, 11:31 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
So are u watching the current test --

Mike
08-07-2005, 12:48 AM
Aren't several of the current England team Welsh?

I wouldn't know. Maybe they've emigrated...

Heard something on the radio yesterday that suggested the English cricket team are doing quite well -- managed to score a few runs and bowl the other side out before they'd scored so many. 'Spose they're all praying for rain now.

PeterArnel
08-07-2005, 10:48 AM
We one - the WELSH wicket keeper caught the final catch
Peter (Gareth)
u sure you're Welsh with a name like Mike :-)

Mike
08-08-2005, 12:49 AM
u sure you're Welsh with a name like Mike :-)

I'm in the process of applying for nationality. <g>

Mike

BigJohnD
08-30-2005, 01:05 PM
Apols for the duff link about cricket - try: http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/pmwin/ashes.gif (350Kb)

And apols for the delayed reply; I've been living it up in France on the vino in Champagne, Alsace and the Bourgogne. If only the vino was as cheap in the UK as it is in La France… (200Kb)




http://bigjohnd.250free.com/france2005/58130084.JPG that game they play over the border.

You're not confusing St Helens in Abertawe with that place in South Lancashire, are you?

ktinkel
08-30-2005, 01:45 PM
Apols for the delayed reply; I've been living it up in France on the vino in Champagne, Alsace and the Bourgogne. If only the vino was as cheap in the UK as it is in La France… But what, exactly, were you drinking? <g>

BigJohnD
08-30-2005, 05:45 PM
But what, exactly, were you drinking? <g> The list is probably too long to give but much Champagne (mostly Pannier, Mercier and Moët & Chandon); Crémant d'Alsace, (Grand Cru) Pinot Noir, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer from Alsace, and lots of top Burgundies - Nuits St George, Gevrey-Chambertin, Châteauneuf du Pape as well as Premier Cru Chablis and some local Chalonnais and Haute de Côtes de Beaune.

Here's what ended up in the boot after a trip to the local InterMarché (note the Magnums of bubbly!):

http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/france2005/images/147.jpg

and there's still a few bottle in my fridge…

I'm working on the rather naff website but you're welcome to a preview.
http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/france2005/index.htm (http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/france2005/index.htm)

ktinkel
08-31-2005, 05:11 AM
The list is probably too long to give but much Champagne (mostly Pannier, Mercier and Moët & Chandon); Crémant d'Alsace, (Grand Cru) Pinot Noir, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer from Alsace, and lots of top Burgundies - Nuits St George, Gevrey-Chambertin, Châteauneuf du Pape as well as Premier Cru Chablis and some local Chalonnais and Haute de Côtes de Beaune.Swoon. I wouldn’t have minded a trip like that.

I'm working on the rather naff website but you're welcome to a preview. …Nice photos. I don’t think I ever saw the Reims cathedral with so few people around — were you there at dawn?

So: what does naff mean, anyway? :-)

BigJohnD
08-31-2005, 09:15 AM
I don’t think I ever saw the Reims cathedral with so few people around — were you there at dawn?
So: what does naff mean, anyway? :-)We were in Reims on the morning of Monday 8th August. The time from original camera photo is 10:31am, but that may be 11:31am French time. Most of France goes on holiday to the coast for August. A lot of shops were shut were 2, 3 or 4 weeks, so the most of the people around were foreign punters like me and Cathy.

Hmm. Naff. It means tacky, a bit cheap, not the genuine article, lame, a bit shoddy, far from classy.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Naff
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Naff

ktinkel
08-31-2005, 01:16 PM
… August. …Oh, of course. Forgot about that!

Hmm. Naff. It means tacky, a bit cheap, not the genuine article, lame, a bit shoddy, far from classy.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Naff
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=NaffI thought it was nice and tidy. Not flashy, not gauche, certainly not tacky!

Naff seems to have some different definitions (based on those two links). Uncool, lame, unpalatable, not very good, useless, unfashionable (not to mention on this family forum No. 2 at the Urban Dictionary!).

But nevertheless naff seems like a useful word — thanks. Wonder if it will ever catch on over here?

Michael Rowley
08-31-2005, 03:20 PM
KT:

Wonder if it will ever catch on over here?

I hope not, but HRH The Princess Royal* was, reportedly, very prone to remark to photographers, 'Naff off!'. It's a word that has a variety of meanings.

*A keen horsewoman. Riders in England are of course not known for being patient with those on foot.

BigJohnD
08-31-2005, 11:57 PM
I thought it was nice and tidy. Not flashy, not gauche, certainly not tacky!Ta!
I more or less finished it last night, so if like being bored by people's holiday snaps, it's at http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/france2005/index.htm

ktinkel
09-01-2005, 07:04 AM
I more or less finished it last night, so if like being bored by people's holiday snaps …I do enjoy them.

I especially like the little smile on your face as you sample wine at Kaysersberg and at Mercier — you look like a very contented man!

And I love the shot of the pinot noir grapes (my favorite wine is made from those guys!).

ElyseC
09-01-2005, 08:06 AM
And I love the shot of the pinot noir grapes (my favorite wine is made from those guys!).Me, too!

That photo would make a great desktop background, were it big enough. Of course it would probably tempt me to keep a glass of vino nearby and that's not very compatible with meeting deadlines. <g>

BigJohnD
09-01-2005, 04:47 PM
I especially like the little smile on your face as you sample wine at Kaysersberg and at Mercier — you look like a very contented man!Thank you! Yes, I had a wonderful time. It was so free of hassle and stress, and everything went just as planned.

I arrived home 1Kg lighter than when I left which given the amount of booze I put away is remarkable, but then I did eat lots of fresh veg, fruit and salad, and went easy on the baguettes, buerre, pâté et fromage.

And to cap it, at my Slimmers World meeting tonight, I got the "Man of the Year" Award for losing 25Kg - 20% of my starting weight of 124Kg! Still got another 10Kg to go though to get down to well under 90Kg.

BigJohnD
09-01-2005, 04:53 PM
And I love the shot of the pinot noir grapes (my favorite wine is made from those guys!).
That photo would make a great desktop background, were it big enough. Sadly the original is as displayed - 640×480.
http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/france2005/images/130.jpg

ElyseC
09-02-2005, 12:35 PM
Sadly the original is as displayed - 640×480.
http://www.johndavies.mersinet.co.uk/france2005/images/130.jpgAh well, it would look good were I still using the very first monitor I ever owned. <g>