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Elite: Is this table taken please?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    (Sits here wondering if the other ladies here are as crafty as Tweets).

    Only ladies may respond ... :rotfl:
    Cheek!!!
    tweets wrote: »
    I am 20 stone :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: if I put loads rocks in my big bag :p

    Yes you are correct told him it was a lovely colour but red would have been a better colour schh didn't tell him that.

    We ladies not crafty we are clever very clever :D
    This is true tweets
    tweets wrote: »
    Yes its metallic blue so not city blue :D

    Waiting for bubbs, Enterprise , fruittea , emerald , silvercar and other ladies to back me up think you have scared them off :p :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    I going washing up and having me bath be back laters :)

    I am here now was cooking and eating:p:p
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Even Bubb has evaded the question! Hmmmph!
  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Even Bubb has evaded the question! Hmmmph!
    What question?:rotfl::rotfl:
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    (Sits here wondering if the other ladies here are as crafty as Tweets).

    Only ladies may respond ... :rotfl:
    bubbs wrote: »
    What question?:rotfl::rotfl:

    That one :p
    Which of you ladies is the craftiest :rotfl:
  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    That one :p
    Which of you ladies is the craftiest :rotfl:

    We are not crafty full stop.:rotfl::rotfl:
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    That one :p
    Which of you ladies is the craftiest :rotfl:
    bubbs wrote: »
    We are not crafty full stop.:rotfl::rotfl:

    Well got one so called answer at least.

    Come on ladies, I can wait ages you know ;)
    Us men are used to waiting around for the [STRIKE]difficult[/STRIKE] fairer sex aren't we Savvy? Apologies if there are any other gents here, but me, savvy and Marmie (who don't show his monkey chops lately) are the only ones I'm sure of .... even though I did refer to Enterprise as a chap once :rotfl:

    In a galaxy far, far away ... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Bet Marmie is busy with his garden, so forgets about us :(
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    What did you eat tonight Bubbs?

    I had an omelette with home made fries, bit of tomato and cucumber and onion, plus onion and cheese in the omelette.
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    tweets wrote: »
    Sorry but I am :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: at this post.

    If I swear in work they are :eek: and its only words I don't call swearing I wont say F and W word and !!!!!! . They think ar se and bloody are swearwords :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    They say all the swearwords I still have to google words they say see what they mean :o not my fault if I don't know :cool:

    The F words in non-literal sense (in frustration at their computer screen freezing) or as an intensifier that fails to intensify but emphasises or modifies instead seem to be fine at my old place - no-one saying anything about them at all or seemingly having any problem with them. No, instead, it is words one of which Collins Dictionary removed the taboo label from in 2004, changed to mark just as slang and continues to claim is now "acceptable in speech although some older or more conservative people may object to it" that provoke the "uh, too much information" from one of my fairly young female colleagues and another, which I used to say freely in front of my mother when she was still with me, which a different female colleague once made a gesture to and said it was "low" when we were out at a pub and one of my male colleagues happened to say it, to which he responded with a brief "sorry" and then moved straight on to something else.

    So words the dictionary now claims are acceptable and which I can say in front of my mother (I was always using the one the dictionary still marks as taboo but not the one it now claims is acceptable) are the ones that provoke the objections from my colleagues. I think it is because they are fine with 'general swearing', including what is claimed to be "the most offensive language" by the communications regulator, apparently in reliance on the response to a question that asked "Do you agree?" and therefore is unreliable as it suffers from statistical bias (acquiescence bias), but instead the literal use of words in contexts that describe specific sexual acts is what gets objected to - even if the words are ordinarily not considered the strongest but in those contexts, by being objected to, are therefore more offensive than 'the most offensive' language which does not get objected to.

    I bet Ofcom staff use "the most offensive language" when they are in their offices and the computers are on a go-slow.
  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    What did you eat tonight Bubbs?

    I had an omelette with home made fries, bit of tomato and cucumber and onion, plus onion and cheese in the omelette.

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    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500:T:T £770 for 2018 £1295 for 2019:j:j
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