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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

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What's irritating you VI

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    What I don't understand is that if that remark was made at a meeting, who told the press?


    Anyway, I'm glad he's not coming next month.


    Having watched the Miriam Margolyes programme the other night, I'm now understanding more how he got elected. :(

    Lots of people told news organisations what was said, he blamed Obama for the Embassy move as well even though it was signed off by George Bush in 2008. The man is an utter orange buffoon.
  • TarryTarry Forumite
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    Lurpack is 2.50 at Home Bargains.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread
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  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Tarry wrote: »
    Lurpack is 2.50 at Home Bargains.

    What Grammage Tarry :p I buy the big one at Asda when they are on offer
  • It irritates me when people compare butter and margarine as if they're the same thing. They're not!

    Margarine is bland and spreadable and adds a much needed layer of moisture to a sandwich, while also serving as a greasy tomato juice resistant layer to stop your bread from going soggy before lunchtime. You could use butter but unless it's exactly the right temperature it will either tear the bread or will soak in to it, rendering it useless as a filling-barrier. It also has a much stronger flavour which can prove overpowering.

    Butter (salted of course, only utter degenerates would consider using unsalted, which is basically just fat) is ideal for spreading thickly on toast, crumpets and teacakes. It's thickness gives it the perfect melting point whereas margarine used in these situations would just turn in to an insipid pool. It's salty fattiness contrasted with any type of bread is a timeless classic.

    Margarine and butter can both be used for baking, but lets be honest, you just use whichever one you've got in the fridge when you decide to bake a cake.
    Some people think margarine is bad for you because of added ingredients and preservatives and whatnot, but unless you're eating it out of the tub with a spoon I doubt it's going to have any major impact on your lifespan.
    Both can be spread on malt loaf or melted on to a jacket potato, don't ask me why, it's a scientific fact and Steven Hawking probably knows but he's not going to tell you.
  • Another day of computer woes.

    Windows keeps finding old updates.

    I keep trying to install them.

    The computer keeps suffering 'fatal error' and fails to restart.

    I keep doing 'system restore'.

    AAAAARRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!
  • TarryTarry Forumite
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    colinw wrote: »
    What Grammage Tarry :p I buy the big one at Asda when they are on offer

    The smaller one? Think it's 250g of top of my head?
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread
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    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
  • minimad1970minimad1970 Forumite
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    Glad to see you back on form fairy lights :D
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Glad to see you back on form fairy lights :D

    Hear! Hear! :)



    (Speaking as an utter degenerate! ;) :rotfl:)
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    Hear! Hear! :)

    ...

    Pardon? :)
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Pardon? :)

    Granted.




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