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greenmark
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:30 pm

Derek27 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:57 pm
greenmark wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Jukebox wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:59 pm


Love Actually
Ah. OK. Not a film I'm familiar with. But might be worth a look, given the cast list. The Ant & Dec jibe was just that. A gratuitous poke. Hope no-one was offended.
I think Ant & Dec will be. :D
I doubt they are forum members. And even if they are, they give a hoot.
But if they are and do, I apologise,

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Derek27
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Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:54 am

Re-installed Windows 10 and forgot to export my customised Outlook ribbon. :cry:

Computer running much faster now though. :)


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Derek27
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:26 pm

Archery1969 wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:38 am
Is it April 1st ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-53436447

FML.
Can't really comment without knowing what the name was. I think we're all grown up enough to not get offended if the BBC wanted to publish it. :)

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jimibt
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:28 pm

Derek27 wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:38 am
Is it April 1st ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-53436447

FML.
Can't really comment without knowing what the name was. I think we're all grown up enough to not get offended if the BBC wanted to publish it. :)
i'm afraid it wasn't a great name, so bad that in a fictionalised account 15 years ago, even then the authors had the sense to change the name to Trigger!!

Archery1969
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:51 pm

Derek27 wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Archery1969 wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:38 am
Is it April 1st ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-53436447

FML.
Can't really comment without knowing what the name was. I think we're all grown up enough to not get offended if the BBC wanted to publish it. :)
Scroll down to 'Censorship'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dam_Busters_(film)

weemac
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:59 pm

BBC 2020: "Something really bad was done 75 years ago connected with naming an animal which people shouldn't have done, but we're not going to tell anyone what that bad thing is. Meanwhile, tune in to our children's CBBC section where we feature children telling other children why they've chosen to become drag queens."

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Derek27
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:12 pm

Instead of removing all traces of racial slurs, people should be educated to interpret words in the context of the time. I'm pretty sure the N-word wasn't offence back then and for some time after.

greenmark
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:16 pm

Astonishing. Those guys jumped into planes to protect democracy knowing they weren't likely to come back.
Now we're putting the name of ONE of those individual's pets forward as a news story?
FFS

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Derek27
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:31 pm

greenmark wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Astonishing. Those guys jumped into planes to protect democracy knowing they weren't likely to come back.
Now we're putting the name of ONE of those individual's pets forward as a news story?
FFS
I have full respect for their bravery. Nonetheless, I think the RSPCA or equivalent of the time should have investigated men allowing a dog to drink beer, especially if he was drunk when he got run over. ;)

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