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by Rogerstaxi
June 26th, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can you name our rooster?
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Too late but could have gone with Cogburn
Don't roosters eat true grit?
by Rogerstaxi
August 25th, 2009, 6:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Little Known Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 8315

In an anthropomorphic swine society, I'm sure "Bringing home the bacon" is a morbid phrase.
Maybe they bring home the long pork!!!
by Rogerstaxi
August 20th, 2009, 7:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 146174

A man walks into a bar

Ouch !
by Rogerstaxi
August 20th, 2009, 7:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 146174

A white horse walks into a bar and the bar man says 'why the long face?'

The white horse asks for a whisky.
The barman thinks 'white horse' and says
'Hey, we've got a whisky named after you'.
The horse says 'What, Eric?'
by Rogerstaxi
August 20th, 2009, 6:50 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Listening to my 150th Audio Book
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

I was looking forward to a life of piracy on the high seas. Rape and pillage, general drunken debauchery. Turned for inspiration to Librivox's tales of Buccaneers and Privateers. Learnt how to splice the main brace, read stories of captives walk the plank. Ticked the keelhauling box and even bought ...
by Rogerstaxi
August 8th, 2009, 4:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 146174

I hear the RSPCA are now selling umbrellas,
for when it's raining cats and dogs.
by Rogerstaxi
August 4th, 2009, 6:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: English English
Replies: 45
Views: 5547

I'm not meaning to be prudish. I can surely turn a ripe phrase or two, only too often. It's the way such words are used so off hand in the media that annoys me. In many circumstances the absence of swearing would be wrong. Couldn't imagine the likes of Scarface saying 'Golly gosh' However I can't ag...
by Rogerstaxi
August 3rd, 2009, 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: English English
Replies: 45
Views: 5547

This was my gripe concerning the Russel Brand/Johnathan Ross affair. Once the hubbub over their stupid prank had died down, the debate seemed to turn to Ross's general style of presenting and in particular the number of profanities. The BBC's defence rested upon its duty to push bounderies. My quest...
by Rogerstaxi
August 2nd, 2009, 1:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: English English
Replies: 45
Views: 5547

Not a bull in the UK, any male.

On the perception of degree of swearyness, my parent frowned upon all such expletives but the c word would always guarantee a thick ear.
by Rogerstaxi
August 2nd, 2009, 1:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If It Weren't for LibriVox...
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Hi Ryan, I would naturally use 'Were it not for...' It used to be said 'Two nations seperated by a common language'. now it's many nations, regions, social groups. Also, much of what I learnt at school be be poor grammar is now considered acceptable, and vice versa. English is such a fluid language ...
by Rogerstaxi
July 9th, 2009, 5:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 146174

Working my way through a really heavy going book at the moment...
and when I've coloured in all of this one I'm going to start another.

Courtesy of Ken Bruce on Radio 2.
by Rogerstaxi
June 28th, 2009, 10:37 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox monthly statistics
Replies: 877
Views: 142614

I hope you tell your passengers about Librivox. I do indeed Ruth. Always have the current book in the cd player and often turn it on to give people a sample. Usually get very positive feedback. I know a couple of passengers regularly use LV now. Once listened to, most discs go to an old folks home ...
by Rogerstaxi
June 28th, 2009, 10:02 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox monthly statistics
Replies: 877
Views: 142614

Nah... not an average of 20 seconds. Many poetry recordings have only "This recording is in the public domain" and newer solo recordings have "This Librivox recording is in the public domain" for all but the first chapter. A mere few seconds. Apologies for not checking this out better. Didn't mean ...
by Rogerstaxi
June 28th, 2009, 5:33 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox monthly statistics
Replies: 877
Views: 142614

48511 sections complete?
Taking an average of 20 seconds,
that's 970220 secs or 11 days of 'the disclaimer'.

Promise I'm not starting the old argument.
Just an observation from an anorak.

Roger
by Rogerstaxi
June 22nd, 2009, 9:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random Off-Topicness
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Birmingham, though? Sheesh, the problem may be they didn't understand a word you said. (TOTALLY Just kidding - I was thinking about Lister from Red Dwarf - I could listen to him talk all day long, but find myself constantly asking my boyfriend, "What'd he say?") Lister's mistaken for a Birmingham a...