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  1. l remember looking at the opening remarks of this story way back when, but for some reason had to put it to one side and then never picked it up again. Thank you Dude for prompting us to go back to it. I thought there would be a previous thread with some erudite comments on the story but, alas I could not find it. As might be expected, Mihangel gives us an engaging tale, enlightening us with historic detail and colour. If, like me, you haven’t done so before read and enjoy. The story, however, is also something of an allegory or parable drawing attention to facets of human nature st
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    Graeme again

    Graeme, I’m relieved to hear that you are okay. That is he most important thing. If you get back to writing and finish your Leopard story, that would be a welcome bonus. Best wishes Stay safe.
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    Er? Really?

    But, as far as I can tell, only in Australia.
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    Er? Really?

    It appears there is a petition started seeking to rename the iconic Aussie ice-cream ‘Golden Gaytime’ https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/24/golden-gaytime-petition-rename/ https://www.ladbible.com/news/latest-aussie-man-launches-petition-to-get-golden-gaytimes-renamed-20210324 Have we really become that precious that we take offence at an ice-cream being named gay? Personally I love the idea and think it a physical manifestation of the Aussie sense of humour. My guess is the petitioner is either a shit-stirrer or a first generation immigrant who doesn’t understand Aussie h
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    Graeme again

    Seeing this thread about one of Graeme’s excellent stories, prompts me to ask if anyone has heard anything from him lately? I hope he is okay. I think it must be nearly two years since his last comment here.
  6. Thanks Talo. Interesting and useful to know if reading/writing something not in your home territory. In conversation I think they would usually be referred to without the ‘phone’ : cell -USA; mobile -UK, movil -Spain, same root as mobile; Handy -Germany, I’m guessing because it is held in the hand or alternatively from the English word handy meaning convenient. What do the French use? Portif? As for using a phone of any sort? Brits use all of those listed except ‘pull the cord’** (which is what you do to stop a train in emergency). We also ‘give someone a bell’. I can never rememb
  7. And there was I thinking it was a full stop and therefore an exceptionally subtle way to put down calls for sequels.
  8. Today is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Today we should remember the Jews, homosexuals and others murdered in the Nazi ‘Final Solution. We are also asked to remember those killed in subsequent genocides including Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, and be ever mindful that it can happen again and probably is already somewhere in the world.
  9. Impressive. That floor must be smoother and more polished than it looks.
  10. Greetings to all our Australian cousins.
  11. Maybe a successor to the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky?
  12. Unless the Senate run offs result in a change in control, Grim Reaper McConnell will either block or at least so water down any proposals put to Congress that Biden will not be able to achieve much. However for those who nevertheless feel a little quiet celebration is warranted, I offer you this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pRhjWdr-LAA
  13. That’s adult humour, not ‘adult’ humour, before anyone gets the wrong idea. It’s not the panto season yet! Interestingly, although the ‘k’ is silent, the family name Knutt is believed to derive from Canute/Cnut.
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    Good one. And next up after that was this offering :
  15. Another gentle take on the tradition by Cole. Nicely done! Read here and enjoy: http://www.awesomedude.com/cole-parker/tricking-and-treating/tricking-and-treating.htm No prizes for guessing who missed reading the rubric at the top of the story and had to work out who Ryan was the hard way!
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