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« Reply #45 on: 07 March 2015, 10:17:12 AM »

Frantically Seeking Nowledge.

It shows my desire to learn, and my recognition that I have far to go.
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« Reply #46 on: 07 March 2015, 12:06:27 PM »

Wrong - Failing to Seek Knowledge.

British Army of The Rhine is BAOR....

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« Reply #47 on: 10 March 2015, 08:48:40 PM »

Wrong - Failing to Seek Knowledge.

British Army of The Rhine is BAOR....

IanS

Shouldn't' that be "British Army of the Rhine WAS BAOR"?  Wink

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« Reply #48 on: 10 March 2015, 09:33:42 PM »

Shouldn't' that be "British Army of the Rhine WAS BAOR"?  Wink

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"Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present." - T. S. Eliot "Burnt Norton"
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« Reply #49 on: 11 March 2015, 01:53:27 AM »

I have three standard-bearers with a collection of clubmen in my ECW medley. One standard bears the loyal legend "East Coker for King Charles", one "Little Gidding for King Charles", one "Norton for Kin..." (the rest of the flag is missing, with burn marks). Nobody's got the point yet; I think I need to upgrade the level of my opponents.
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« Reply #50 on: 11 March 2015, 10:24:17 AM »

I have three standard-bearers with a collection of clubmen in my ECW medley. One standard bears the loyal legend "East Coker for King Charles", one "Little Gidding for King Charles", one "Norton for Kin..." (the rest of the flag is missing, with burn marks). Nobody's got the point yet; I think I need to upgrade the level of my opponents.

I like that!
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« Reply #51 on: 22 January 2020, 05:10:24 PM »

A few from the medical profession (Thanks to the good Doctor for these) beware of they're on your case notes.

NFN - Normal for Norfolk (Implying a rather linear family tree).
TTFO - Told to go away (Though they'll explain it is To Take Fluids Orally).
CTD - Circling the drain (Traiged to heap three). see also GPO
GPO - Good for parts only.
LOBNH - Lights on but nobody home.
PFO - Patient fell over.
UBI - Unexplained beer injury.
TEETH - Tried everything else, try Homeopathy.


My own field is Computers which has elevated acronyms to the level of scripture.
Every damn component has one.
A good one for troubleshooters to share is:

PEBCAK - Problem exists between chair and keyboard.

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« Reply #52 on: 23 January 2020, 08:50:34 AM »


PEBCAK - Problem exists between chair and keyboard.


One for Phil then sorry couldna resist
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« Reply #53 on: 23 January 2020, 10:14:56 AM »

 Tongue

Cheers - Phil  Grin
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« Reply #54 on: 23 January 2020, 10:32:46 AM »

I have three standard-bearers with a collection of clubmen in my ECW medley. One standard bears the loyal legend "East Coker for King Charles", one "Little Gidding for King Charles", one "Norton for Kin..." (the rest of the flag is missing, with burn marks). Nobody's got the point yet; I think I need to upgrade the level of my opponents.

Okay, parading my ignorance* here, but I don't get it?

* But I was always taught that there's no shame in not knowing everything - it's always much worse to pretend you understand something than admit you don't.
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« Reply #55 on: 23 January 2020, 10:43:36 AM »

PEBCAK - Problem exists between chair and keyboard.

Also PICNIC - Problem In Chair, Not In Computer.
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« Reply #56 on: 23 January 2020, 10:57:38 AM »

I refer you to my last in this thread  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #57 on: 23 January 2020, 11:15:56 AM »

Okay, parading my ignorance* here, but I don't get it?

* But I was always taught that there's no shame in not knowing everything - it's always much worse to pretend you understand something than admit you don't.

The component poems of T. S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" are Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding

Much of Eliot's poetry feels more like a puzzle than a poem with obscure and oblique references to other writings.

So the final flag represents Burnt Norton rather neatly.

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« Reply #58 on: 23 January 2020, 11:25:26 AM »

I have long thought that Eliot would have been a better crustacean than poet.
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« Reply #59 on: 23 January 2020, 11:26:50 AM »

The component poems of T. S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" are Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding

Ahh, thank you very much.
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