Discussion:
T E Lawrence (Shaw) of Arabia
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d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
2005-05-19 07:08:02 UTC
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TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.

http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2005/05/19/do1901.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2005/05/19/ixopinion.html

Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.

http://www.lawrenceofarabia.info/

The Lawrence of Arabia Factfile and T. E. Lawrence Studies

***@vid
Ariadne
2005-05-19 09:16:13 UTC
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Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2005/05/19/do1901.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2005/05/19/ixopinion.html
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
http://www.lawrenceofarabia.info/
The Lawrence of Arabia Factfile and T. E. Lawrence Studies
***@vid,

You mean the _fiction writer_ of the Arab Revolt.

The ignorance of the Foreign and Commonwealth
Office regarding the history of the Middle
East is directly attributable to its reliance
on Lawrence's romances as a source of information.

The Allied Forces were so keen to participate in
the Arab fantasia that they allowed the Australians
to liberate Damascus, then removed the Allied troops
and sent the Arabs in to perform a "victory"
parade.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 09:18:10 UTC
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On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")

What was the make of the motorcycle ?

-- JJJ
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 09:24:35 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
Triumph?

(It's the only one I can think of, off the top of my head)

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Ian O.
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 09:31:37 UTC
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Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
Triumph?
(It's the only one I can think of, off the top of my head)
I see that I was "slightly" wrong, though the site I found through
Google says that the motorcycle now in the National Motor Museum is only
"considered" to be the one which Lawrence was riding that fateful day.

Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?

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Ian O.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 09:44:27 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 09:31:37 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
Triumph?
(It's the only one I can think of, off the top of my head)
I see that I was "slightly" wrong, though the site I found through
Google says that the motorcycle now in the National Motor Museum is only
"considered" to be the one which Lawrence was riding that fateful day.
AFAIR, it's the correct make and model but not proven that it was the
actual machine (Frame number etc)
Post by Ian Morrison
Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?
Oh no, there is cast-iron proof of the MAKE !

Stop flipping whingeing 'cos yi wiz rang !

-- JJJ
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 12:40:18 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
AFAIR, it's the correct make and model but not proven that it was the
actual machine (Frame number etc)
<I said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Ian Morrison
Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?
<he said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Oh no, there is cast-iron proof of the MAKE !
"Proof", eh? What does "proof" mean?
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Stop flipping whingeing 'cos yi wiz rang !
You're beginning to sound like GGG....

The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.

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Ian O.
T N Nurse
2005-05-19 13:32:49 UTC
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Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.
But only one is correct. Pronounced like you'd feel after 10 pints of
Guinness the night before.. but with an added 'B'.
Michilín
2005-05-19 14:19:24 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:32:49 +0100, T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.
But only one is correct. Pronounced like you'd feel after 10 pints of
Guinness the night before.. but with an added 'B'.
Clearly, cheatery has already taken place...

Michilín

Nuair nì iad fàsach, canaidh iad sìth ris.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 14:34:24 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:19:24 GMT, I read these words from
Post by Michilín
On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:32:49 +0100, T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.
But only one is correct. Pronounced like you'd feel after 10 pints of
Guinness the night before.. but with an added 'B'.
Clearly, cheatery has already taken place...
Indeed. They both guessed wrongly then looked up the answer.

Although I have never heard of a DiahorreaB !!!

-- JJJ
T N Nurse
2005-05-19 14:59:32 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:19:24 GMT, I read these words from
Post by Michilín
On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:32:49 +0100, T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.
But only one is correct. Pronounced like you'd feel after 10 pints of
Guinness the night before.. but with an added 'B'.
Clearly, cheatery has already taken place...
Indeed. They both guessed wrongly then looked up the answer.
Although I have never heard of a DiahorreaB !!!
What? The winner of the Manx TT in 1932?.. you've never heard of it?
Ridden by the well known Italian TT rider Loadza Dudu?

I'm shocked...
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 15:51:16 UTC
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Post by T N Nurse
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Although I have never heard of a DiahorreaB !!!
What? The winner of the Manx TT in 1932?.. you've never heard of it?
Ridden by the well known Italian TT rider Loadza Dudu?
I could have sworn it was a Calcutta-built version of a BSA model,
renowned for loosening one's bowels on tight s-bends. Did Dudu's dad die
doing dat?
Post by T N Nurse
I'm shocked...
So was Dudu.

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Ian O.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 17:35:01 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 15:59:32 +0100, I read these words from T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:19:24 GMT, I read these words from
Post by Michilín
On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:32:49 +0100, T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.
But only one is correct. Pronounced like you'd feel after 10 pints of
Guinness the night before.. but with an added 'B'.
Clearly, cheatery has already taken place...
Indeed. They both guessed wrongly then looked up the answer.
Although I have never heard of a DiahorreaB !!!
What? The winner of the Manx TT in 1932?.. you've never heard of it?
Ridden by the well known Italian TT rider Loadza Dudu?
Wasn't the 1932 winner one, George Formby ?
Post by T N Nurse
I'm shocked...
Try a wee dram, it works wonders.
(Free medical advice from)

-- Dr JJJ
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 14:31:49 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 14:32:49 +0100, I read these words from T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle? I can think of at least four
different ways the name could be pronounced, all of them defensible by
comparison with other names.
But only one is correct. Pronounced like you'd feel after 10 pints of
Guinness the night before.. but with an added 'B'.
Tut, tut.
All this hinting going on *AFTER* you lot have Googled the answer.

-- JJJ
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 14:29:53 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 12:40:18 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
AFAIR, it's the correct make and model but not proven that it was the
actual machine (Frame number etc)
<I said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Ian Morrison
Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?
<he said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Oh no, there is cast-iron proof of the MAKE !
"Proof", eh? What does "proof" mean?
Documented evidence which can be verified from several
original sources and which were subsequently published
in the national press. ie The Telegraph.
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Stop flipping whingeing 'cos yi wiz rang !
You're beginning to sound like GGG....
GGG doesn't speak like that !
He may have held a Glasgow constituency but he's
a Dundonian AFAIK.
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle?
I shall provide the correct pronunciation for you.

-- JJJ
Cory Bhreckan
2005-05-19 17:37:59 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 12:40:18 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
AFAIR, it's the correct make and model but not proven that it was the
actual machine (Frame number etc)
<I said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Ian Morrison
Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?
<he said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Oh no, there is cast-iron proof of the MAKE !
"Proof", eh? What does "proof" mean?
Documented evidence which can be verified from several
original sources and which were subsequently published
in the national press. ie The Telegraph.
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Stop flipping whingeing 'cos yi wiz rang !
You're beginning to sound like GGG....
GGG doesn't speak like that !
He may have held a Glasgow constituency but he's
a Dundonian AFAIK.
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle?
George.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
I shall provide the correct pronunciation for you.
-- JJJ
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 18:07:08 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 13:37:59 -0400, I read these words from Cory
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 12:40:18 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
AFAIR, it's the correct make and model but not proven that it was the
actual machine (Frame number etc)
<I said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Ian Morrison
Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?
<he said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Oh no, there is cast-iron proof of the MAKE !
"Proof", eh? What does "proof" mean?
Documented evidence which can be verified from several
original sources and which were subsequently published
in the national press. ie The Telegraph.
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Stop flipping whingeing 'cos yi wiz rang !
You're beginning to sound like GGG....
GGG doesn't speak like that !
He may have held a Glasgow constituency but he's
a Dundonian AFAIK.
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle?
George.
We'll award you a score on the basis that it sounds
almost right although his name was *Joe* Lucas
and he only made the (alleged) lights !
Sold under the slogan, "Lucas - Prince of Darkness"

-- JJJ
Cory Bhreckan
2005-05-20 00:51:09 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 13:37:59 -0400, I read these words from Cory
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 12:40:18 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
AFAIR, it's the correct make and model but not proven that it was the
actual machine (Frame number etc)
<I said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Ian Morrison
Presumably JJJ has actual proof of the make, unlike the NMM?
<he said>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Oh no, there is cast-iron proof of the MAKE !
"Proof", eh? What does "proof" mean?
Documented evidence which can be verified from several
original sources and which were subsequently published
in the national press. ie The Telegraph.
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Stop flipping whingeing 'cos yi wiz rang !
You're beginning to sound like GGG....
GGG doesn't speak like that !
He may have held a Glasgow constituency but he's
a Dundonian AFAIK.
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle?
George.
We'll award you a score on the basis that it sounds
almost right although his name was *Joe* Lucas
and he only made the (alleged) lights !
Sold under the slogan, "Lucas - Prince of Darkness"
-- JJJ
Don't try to weasel out. I still want my prize. I'll be over there to
collect at the end of June. If you're off slumming on the continent just
send me your address and leave a key under the doormat, I'll help myself.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-20 08:54:44 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 20:51:09 -0400, I read these words from Cory
Bhreckan <" CBhreckan"@maelstrom.com> :
<snip>
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Ian Morrison
The next question should be - how does one pronounce the name of the
maker of Lawrence's Last Motorcycle?
George.
We'll award you a score on the basis that it sounds
almost right although his name was *Joe* Lucas
and he only made the (alleged) lights !
Sold under the slogan, "Lucas - Prince of Darkness"
Don't try to weasel out. I still want my prize. I'll be over there to
collect at the end of June. If you're off slumming on the continent
just send me your address and leave a key under the doormat,
The Penthouse
Jenkins Towers
Clyde View
Govan
Scotland

No need for a key, the concierge will admit you.

-- JJJ
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 09:35:29 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 09:24:35 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
Triumph?
Nope.
Please leave the podium.

Next !

-- JJJ
Bryn
2005-05-19 10:40:43 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
A BeeZa...?
--
Bryn

To email remove GREMILNS
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 11:46:33 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 11:40:43 +0100, I read these words from Bryn
Post by Bryn
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
A BeeZa...?
Boing !

Sorry Sir, we must ask you to leave also.

-- JJJ
Bryn
2005-05-19 14:47:59 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 11:40:43 +0100, I read these words from Bryn
Post by Bryn
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
A BeeZa...?
Boing !
Sorry Sir, we must ask you to leave also.
*#:-P~
--
Bryn

To email remove GREMILNS
T N Nurse
2005-05-19 11:00:03 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
It was a Rudge or one of those long dead makes like a Scott? (without
googling)
T N Nurse
2005-05-19 11:03:14 UTC
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In article
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
It was a Rudge or one of those long dead makes like a Scott? (without
googling)
Gah! Having now googled I was close - but no cigar...
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 11:47:10 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 12:00:03 +0100, I read these words from T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
It was a Rudge or one of those long dead makes like a Scott? (without
googling)
And another one bites the dust !

-- JJJ
Jackie Mulheron
2005-05-19 18:08:28 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
Karaoke 225? BSM..er...A?

[Sorry, just seen the Yeller Pages ad.]

Was it an Indian?
d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
2005-05-19 18:24:13 UTC
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Triumph Boniville. ?
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 19:35:06 UTC
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Triumph Boniville. ?
Nope !

-- JJJ
Michilín
2005-05-20 06:02:27 UTC
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Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Triumph Boniville. ?
Och away - they weren't even invented then - I know because my 650cc
Bonneville was my pride and joy until I had it converted into a 750cc
Triton! After that I was hell on wheels!

I remember leaving two French motorbike cops eating dust on their BMW
shaftdrives as I hurtled up the hill that leads out of Dieppe and then
flattened out along the tank at 115 mph, heading for Paris!

Michilín

Nuair nì iad fàsach, canaidh iad sìth ris.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
T N Nurse
2005-05-20 08:48:25 UTC
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Post by Michilín
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Triumph Boniville. ?
Och away - they weren't even invented then
Rubbish. They were the original motorbike. Even Moses had one, it
says so in the bible -
"And behold, his Triumph was heard throughout Israel."
The Real Fifeshire Bimbo
2005-05-20 12:13:25 UTC
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Post by T N Nurse
Post by Michilín
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Triumph Boniville. ?
Och away - they weren't even invented then
Rubbish. They were the original motorbike. Even Moses
had one, it says so in the bible -
"And behold, his Triumph was heard throughout Israel."
LOL! Very good Nursie :)
--
Cheers, Helen
hramsay at cogeco dot ca
Lachie
2005-05-20 19:25:25 UTC
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Capturing in this missive on, Fri, 20 May 2005, at 09:48:25, with the
sparing prose of Rambaud and displaying the suave and sophisticated
disposition of Archibald Leach, sgrìobh T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Michilín
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Triumph Boniville. ?
Och away - they weren't even invented then
Rubbish. They were the original motorbike. Even Moses had one, it
says so in the bible -
"And behold, his Triumph was heard throughout Israel."
Not the Bonnie, it was the Rocket III!
--
Lachie.
"Another tea-time, another day older."
Ian Anderson (1674-1741) Maybe the dates are incorrect?
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-05-21 11:37:31 UTC
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Post by Lachie
Capturing in this missive on, Fri, 20 May 2005, at 09:48:25, with the
sparing prose of Rambaud and displaying the suave and sophisticated
disposition of Archibald Leach, sgrìobh T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Michilín
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Triumph Boniville. ?
Och away - they weren't even invented then
Rubbish. They were the original motorbike. Even Moses had one, it
says so in the bible -
"And behold, his Triumph was heard throughout Israel."
Not the Bonnie, it was the Rocket III!
You beat me to it.
Whilst trying to think of obscure makes of British bikes without cheating
with Google it reminded me of just how dominant (no pun intended) British
bikes were at that time. There must have been about 15 seperate
manufacturers within the two countries and a principality.

For your next question; list every British motorcycle manufacturer that has
existed.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-21 12:19:11 UTC
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Post by Lachie
Capturing in this missive on, Fri, 20 May 2005, at 09:48:25, with the
sparing prose of Rambaud and displaying the suave and sophisticated
disposition of Archibald Leach, sgrìobh T N Nurse
Post by T N Nurse
Post by Michilín
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
Triumph Boniville. ?
Och away - they weren't even invented then
Rubbish. They were the original motorbike. Even Moses had one, it
says so in the bible -
"And behold, his Triumph was heard throughout Israel."
Not the Bonnie, it was the Rocket III!
You beat me to it.
Whilst trying to think of obscure makes of British bikes without cheating
with Google it reminded me of just how dominant (no pun intended) British
bikes were at that time. There must have been about 15 seperate
manufacturers within the two countries and a principality.
For your next question; list every British motorcycle manufacturer
that has existed.
There were a *LOT* more than 15 !
Incomplete list :

Ariel / AJS
BSA / Brough
Cotton
Douglas / Dot
Excelsior
Francis-Barnett
Greeves
James
Matchless
Norton / New Imperial / New Hudson
Panther
Royal Enfied /Raleigh / Rudge
Sun / Sunbeam / Scott
Triumph
Vincent / Velocette

and at least 5 makes that were Coventry (something)

If I had the time, I'd check Tragasch for you.
That's supposedly the ultimate motorcycle reference.

-- JJJ
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 19:34:46 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:08:28 +0100, I read these words from "Jackie
Post by Jackie Mulheron
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
Karaoke 225? BSM..er...A?
[Sorry, just seen the Yeller Pages ad.]
Was it an Indian?
Nope !

-- JJJ
Lachie
2005-05-19 18:28:58 UTC
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sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
--
Lachie.
"red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme" RT
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 19:39:44 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:28:58 +0100, I read these words from Lachie
Post by Lachie
sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
Correct answer.

That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.

http://tinyurl.com/96m9q

I think that Cory had it too, George Brough
being the manufacturer.

So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?

-- JJJ
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 20:12:42 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
Look, I know fine well that you are in the pocket of the Forces of Evil,
so I want P_R_O_O_F (or, if you like, P_R_O_O_G_H), that the name is not
pronounced "B_R_O_F_F" (as in Gough), "B_R_O_W" (as in plough) or
"B_U_R_G_H", as in Embra.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?
I have not claimed to be a Trivial Pursuit expert.

------
Ian O.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 21:11:59 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 20:12:42 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
Look, I know fine well that you are in the pocket of the Forces of Evil,
Any further accusations such as that and I will be obliged to fly
Glasgow - Embra and appear in front of the Livvie Inn social
committee to defend my good name. I have never received a penny
from either the NuLab Party or the Tawdries.
Post by Ian Morrison
so I want P_R_O_O_F (or, if you like, P_R_O_O_G_H), that the name is not
pronounced "B_R_O_F_F" (as in Gough), "B_R_O_W" (as in plough) or
"B_U_R_G_H", as in Embra.
Because the motorcycle was manufactured by one
George BRUFF, not Richard GOFF.
It was British, not some American agricultural machine
such as a PLOW and, as any Murkin will tell you,
it's Edin BURG or BORO !
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?
I have not claimed to be a Trivial Pursuit expert.
A comment aimed at those who were discussing the topic
in depth but failed miserably to rise to the challenge when
it was presented to them.

-- JJJ
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 21:53:04 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
Any further accusations such as that and I will be obliged to fly
Glasgow - Embra and appear in front of the Livvie Inn social
committee to defend my good name. I have never received a penny
from either the NuLab Party or the Tawdries.
Perhaps not directly, but you have confessed to being in possession of a
rather large "motorhome", which must require vast quantities of oil, say
several billion barrels per mile.

You have also confessed to visiting the middle east, i.e Fife, recently.
In fact, not just to Fife, but to the constituency of a powerful
"lawmaker", one Gordon Brown, who is renowned for giving away money and
favours to all sorts of dodgy customers.

I'm afraid the evidence against you is overwhelming. There is no need to
come to Livi to defend yourself. Guilty, m'lud!

------
Ian O.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-19 23:07:22 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 21:53:04 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Any further accusations such as that and I will be obliged to fly
Glasgow - Embra and appear in front of the Livvie Inn social
committee to defend my good name. I have never received a penny
from either the NuLab Party or the Tawdries.
Perhaps not directly, but you have confessed to being in possession of a
rather large "motorhome", which must require vast quantities of oil, say
several billion barrels per mile.
Squillions, actually !
Post by Ian Morrison
You have also confessed to visiting the middle east, i.e Fife, recently.
True, true. Lower Largo in fact.
Post by Ian Morrison
In fact, not just to Fife, but to the constituency of a powerful
"lawmaker", one Gordon Brown,
Never saw him all weekend. I don't think he has a motorhome.
who is renowned for giving away money and
Post by Ian Morrison
favours to all sorts of dodgy customers.
"Dodgy customers" ?
Is that another slur on my impeachable character ?

BTW How does one gain access to these "benefits" ?
Post by Ian Morrison
I'm afraid the evidence against you is overwhelming.
Ah, the Coleman opening.
I'll invoke the Galloway defense.
Post by Ian Morrison
There is no need to come to Livi to defend yourself.
Thank the Lord for small mercies.
Livi is somewhat close to E***a for my tastes.
Post by Ian Morrison
Guilty, m'lud!
In which case, I shall flee the country.
That, unfortunately, requires my returning to F*fe, Rosyth
to be exact, but I believe that I can be prepared by Sunday.

-- JJJ
Ian Morrison
2005-05-19 23:40:21 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
True, true. Lower Largo in fact.
Lower Largo? How the **** did you manage to turn round that behemoth in
Lower Largo?
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Is that another slur on my impeachable character ?
"Impeachable" is certainly the word.....
Post by Josiah Jenkins
BTW How does one gain access to these "benefits" ?
Allegedly one becomes an asylum seeker. Are you, or have you ever been,
an asylum seeker, refugee, terrorist, or member of the National
Socialist Party?
Post by Josiah Jenkins
In which case, I shall flee the country.
That, unfortunately, requires my returning to F*fe, Rosyth
to be exact, but I believe that I can be prepared by Sunday.
So, instead of visiting the multifarious touristic delights (including
several holy places and fine ancient castles) of our middle eastern
Kingdom, you choose to grace *Rosyth* with your presence?

I suspect that Belgium is one of our esteemed European partners which
should be warned of another asylum seeker about to land on its shores.
You wouldn't be planning to visit Germany for a National Socialist
brush-up, by any chance, would you?

------
Ian O.
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Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-20 09:11:21 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 23:40:21 +0000 (UTC), I read these words from "Ian
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
True, true. Lower Largo in fact.
Lower Largo? How the **** did you manage to turn round that behemoth in
Lower Largo?
An effin big Rally Field at Monturpie (sp?)
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Is that another slur on my impeachable character ?
"Impeachable" is certainly the word.....
Post by Josiah Jenkins
BTW How does one gain access to these "benefits" ?
Allegedly one becomes an asylum seeker. Are you, or have you ever been,
an asylum seeker, refugee, terrorist, or member of the National
Socialist Party?
Unfortunately, none of the above.
Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Josiah Jenkins
In which case, I shall flee the country.
That, unfortunately, requires my returning to F*fe, Rosyth
to be exact, but I believe that I can be prepared by Sunday.
So, instead of visiting the multifarious touristic delights (including
several holy places and fine ancient castles) of our middle eastern
Kingdom, you choose to grace *Rosyth* with your presence?
There'a great big huge white boat there that takes you
to where they talk funny.
Nah, not the ferry across to Embra !
Post by Ian Morrison
I suspect that Belgium is one of our esteemed European partners which
should be warned of another asylum seeker about to land on its shores.
My papers are in order and I have a return ticket.
At least the motorhome now has British plates.
I expected some aggro when I brought it back on
the German ones last year but had no problems,
either in Zeebrugge or Rosyth.
Post by Ian Morrison
You wouldn't be planning to visit Germany for a National
Socialist brush-up, by any chance, would you?
No. Intention of visit - A re-stocking of the cellar with some
liquid products from the Mosel and Rhine vinyards.

-- JJJ
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-05-21 11:39:45 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 23:40:21 +0000 (UTC), I read these words from "Ian
.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Post by Ian Morrison
Lower Largo? How the **** did you manage to turn round that behemoth in
Lower Largo?
Havn't you heard? Largo now has a new village square. Well - once they clear
the rubble that is.
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 14:06:36 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
Squillions, actually !
I'm not surprised! My kids bought a small camper rig (camper shell on a
truck) a couple of years ago, but it may bankrupt them if they drive it
from Colorado to Minnesota this summer.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
True, true. Lower Largo in fact.
I discovered a very nice quilt shop in Lower Largo a year ago, and
wanted to buy some fabric to bring home as a memento. When I saw the
price, I had to decline, as it was =A312.50 a metre! It wasn't even
anything special.

Sheila......we ought to open a shop and make some reasonably priced
materials available to the locals!

Elaine
S Viemeister
2005-05-20 14:44:35 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
I discovered a very nice quilt shop in Lower Largo a year ago, and
wanted to buy some fabric to bring home as a memento. When I saw the
price, I had to decline, as it was £12.50 a metre! It wasn't even
anything special.
Sheila......we ought to open a shop and make some reasonably priced
materials available to the locals!
With a nice website, so we can do mail order.

Sheila
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 18:09:37 UTC
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Post by S Viemeister
With a nice website, so we can do mail
order.
Agreed. The women all over Scotland (anywhere, actually) deserve to be
able to shop 'locally' and not have to mail order from the USA for all
their materials.

Elaine
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-05-21 11:41:37 UTC
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"Elaine Goldberg" <***@webtv.net> wrote in message news:16209-428DEEEC-***@storefull-.

I discovered a very nice quilt shop in Lower Largo a year ago, and
wanted to buy some fabric to bring home as a memento. When I saw the
price, I had to decline, as it was £12.50 a metre! It wasn't even
anything special.

Two words Elaine;

EE

BAY
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-21 21:54:36 UTC
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Two words Elaine;
EE
BAY
I've actually looked for fabric on e-Bay, just to see what was
available. This was many months ago, and perhaps it's improved, but
what I found was a very dismal selection. I just feel sorry for the
quilters who have so little to choose from.

Elaine
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-05-26 09:13:10 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Two words Elaine;
EE
BAY
I've actually looked for fabric on e-Bay, just to see what was
available. This was many months ago, and perhaps it's improved, but
what I found was a very dismal selection.
Really?
I'm surprised at that.
Just about everything I've looked for has been there in mind-boggling
variety and volume.
But then I''ve never looked for fabric - I just presumed it would be there
in like number.

Oh well - you're ******** then aren't you?
Try taking up something useful and interesting instead.

A W-S
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-26 16:37:30 UTC
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Really?
I'm surprised at that.
I was surprised, too.
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Just about everything I've looked for has
been there in mind-boggling variety and
volume.
I agree. I've made very few purchases, but did get my beautiful antique
pump organ via e-Bay, plus an antique autoharp.
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
But then I've never looked for fabric - I
just presumed it would be there in like
number.
I thought so, too, but the one time I checked it out, there wasn't much.
What was available was dull and boring.
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Oh well - you're ******** then aren't you?
Not at all! I work in a quilt store where hundreds of gorgeous
materials are available to me........at an employee discount. :)
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Try taking up something useful and
interesting instead.
What would you suggest? Training to become a Trivial Pursuit champion,
such as yourself?

Elaine
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 13:54:13 UTC
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JJJ wrote:

<snip>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
A comment aimed at those who were
discussing the topic in depth but failed
miserably to rise to the challenge when
it was presented to them.
They were hoping nobody would notice. Perhaps it's known as 'resting on
one's laurels'??

Elaine
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-20 14:23:59 UTC
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On Fri, 20 May 2005 07:54:13 -0600, I read these words from
Post by Josiah Jenkins
<snip>
Post by Josiah Jenkins
A comment aimed at those who were
discussing the topic in depth but failed
miserably to rise to the challenge when
it was presented to them.
They were hoping nobody would notice.
Perhaps it's known as 'resting on one's laurels'??
Perhaps it's known as "spinning a line" ?
I now wonder whether they're actually any good ! They can,
"talk the talk" but, when it comes to it, "can't walk the walk"

-- JJJ
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 18:06:50 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
Perhaps it's known as "spinning a line" ?
Perhaps.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
I now wonder whether they're actually
any good !
I know what you mean.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
They can, "talk the talk" but, when it
comes to it, "can't walk the walk"
First, and foremost, I thought it would be a good excuse for our next
get-together. You know how I am when it comes to planning fun events,
etc. Plus, I always love any kind of challenge or test.

I'm only good at Trivial Pursuit kinds of things if I get lucky, and the
categories are familiar to me. It's not a matter of my memory, but if I
ever knew anything about a given subject in the first place. Still, I
love to compete. I thought it would offer a good opportunity for the
experts to show their stuff, and really shine.

Elaine
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 13:49:02 UTC
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Post by Ian Morrison
I have not claimed to be a Trivial Pursuit
expert.
That's true. You only 'mentioned' winning a pub quiz. :)

A W-S and Michilin are the ones who told us they have never been beaten
at Trivial Pursuit. I can't understand why they aren't interested in an
official SCS Trivial Pursuit challenge.

Elaine
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-05-21 11:45:06 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Ian Morrison
I have not claimed to be a Trivial Pursuit
expert.
That's true. You only 'mentioned' winning a pub quiz. :)
A W-S and Michilin are the ones who told us they have never been beaten
at Trivial Pursuit. I can't understand why they aren't interested in an
official SCS Trivial Pursuit challenge.
It's not the Trivial Pursuit - it's the life expectancy.
Besides - I'm a sociopath.
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-21 21:56:47 UTC
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
It's not the Trivial Pursuit - it's the life
expectancy. Besides - I'm a sociopath.
I'm a bit of a social recluse, but it wouldn't stop me.

Elaine
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-05-26 09:15:01 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
It's not the Trivial Pursuit - it's the life
expectancy. Besides - I'm a sociopath.
I'm a bit of a social recluse, but it wouldn't stop me.
That's not even in the same league.
It takes years of practice to achieve true sociopathy.
Michilín
2005-05-26 16:33:42 UTC
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On Thu, 26 May 2005 21:15:01 +1200, "Adam Whyte-Settlar"
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
It's not the Trivial Pursuit - it's the life
expectancy. Besides - I'm a sociopath.
I'm a bit of a social recluse, but it wouldn't stop me.
That's not even in the same league.
It takes years of practice to achieve true sociopathy.
Stop making me laugh, you underhanded bastard!

How can I hate your guts if you keep making me laugh?

Michilín

Nuair nì iad fàsach, canaidh iad sìth ris.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Michilín
2005-05-26 16:32:15 UTC
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On Sat, 21 May 2005 23:45:06 +1200, "Adam Whyte-Settlar"
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Ian Morrison
I have not claimed to be a Trivial Pursuit
expert.
That's true. You only 'mentioned' winning a pub quiz. :)
A W-S and Michilin are the ones who told us they have never been beaten
at Trivial Pursuit. I can't understand why they aren't interested in an
official SCS Trivial Pursuit challenge.
It's not the Trivial Pursuit - it's the life expectancy.
Besides - I'm a sociopath.
Plus Adam doesn't want to be exposed as a total; bullshit artist (a
winner at Trivial Pursuit? Give me a break!) while I find it
embarrassing to watch other people getting annoyed because I never
lose - after all, it's not my fault...



Michilín

Nuair nì iad fàsach, canaidh iad sìth ris.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-26 20:36:12 UTC
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Post by Michilín
Plus Adam doesn't want to be exposed
as a total; bullshit artist
......what kind, then?
Post by Michilín
(a winner at Trivial Pursuit? Give me a
break!)
Who knows? Let's have a challenge, and we'll find out who the champion
is!
Post by Michilín
while I find it embarrassing to watch
other people getting annoyed because I
never lose -
I promise to not get annoyed. In fact, I'd be filled with admiration
for anyone who never loses.
Post by Michilín
after all, it's not my fault...
.......whose fault, then?

Both Sheila and I have admitted to being very competitive, and Ian O
mentioned winning a pub quiz, 'once' ........so, I say let's plan a
get-together so we can find out (once and for all) who's the SCS Trivial
Pursuit Champion! It would be a blast!

Elaine
Ian Morrison
2005-05-26 21:31:40 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Both Sheila and I have admitted to being very competitive, and Ian O
mentioned winning a pub quiz, 'once' ........so, I say let's plan a
get-together so we can find out (once and for all) who's the SCS Trivial
Pursuit Champion! It would be a blast!
Isn't there enough pursuance of trivia going on in s.c.s. at the moment?
Some posters seem to be so obsessed with trivia that they can't see
the wood.

On the other hand, I believe a blast is just what is needed to catch
salmon in the traditional Highland way...

The good news is that I've calculated a convenient midpoint for all
potential s.c.s. "Trivial Pursuit" contestants (ignoring AW-S and other
self-confessed sociopaths).

The bad news is that it is Rockall.

------
Ian O.
S Viemeister
2005-05-26 21:36:55 UTC
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Post by Ian Morrison
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Both Sheila and I have admitted to being very competitive, and Ian O
mentioned winning a pub quiz, 'once' ........so, I say let's plan a
get-together so we can find out (once and for all) who's the SCS Trivial
Pursuit Champion! It would be a blast!
Isn't there enough pursuance of trivia going on in s.c.s. at the moment?
Some posters seem to be so obsessed with trivia that they can't see
the wood.
On the other hand, I believe a blast is just what is needed to catch
salmon in the traditional Highland way...
The good news is that I've calculated a convenient midpoint for all
potential s.c.s. "Trivial Pursuit" contestants (ignoring AW-S and other
self-confessed sociopaths).
The bad news is that it is Rockall.
Public transport is out of the question, then?

Sheila
Ian Morrison
2005-05-26 22:03:18 UTC
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Post by S Viemeister
Post by Ian Morrison
The good news is that I've calculated a convenient midpoint for all
potential s.c.s. "Trivial Pursuit" contestants (ignoring AW-S and other
self-confessed sociopaths).
The bad news is that it is Rockall.
Public transport is out of the question, then?
I was assuming you would have a postboat timetable....

If not, I suppose we'll just have to hitch a lift on a passing fulmar.

------
Ian O.
S Viemeister
2005-05-27 02:04:19 UTC
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Post by Ian Morrison
Post by S Viemeister
Post by Ian Morrison
The good news is that I've calculated a convenient midpoint for all
potential s.c.s. "Trivial Pursuit" contestants (ignoring AW-S and other
self-confessed sociopaths).
The bad news is that it is Rockall.
Public transport is out of the question, then?
I was assuming you would have a postboat timetable....
I can generally find a way to get just about anywhere in Scotland by some
form of public transport - if it doesn't involve water.
Post by Ian Morrison
If not, I suppose we'll just have to hitch a lift on a passing fulmar.
I'd better lose a bit more weight, then.

Sheila
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-27 02:46:28 UTC
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Post by S Viemeister
Public transport is out of the question,
then?
Sheila, I'm sure you've noticed how all the guys will do just about
anything to squelch the idea of a get-together involving a competition.
Very 'telling', methinks.

Elaine
S Viemeister
2005-05-27 12:00:02 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by S Viemeister
Public transport is out of the question,
then?
Sheila, I'm sure you've noticed how all the guys will do just about
anything to squelch the idea of a get-together involving a competition.
Very 'telling', methinks.
Scared, are they?

Sheila
Magnus Paterson
2005-05-27 13:33:52 UTC
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Post by S Viemeister
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by S Viemeister
Public transport is out of the question,
then?
Sheila, I'm sure you've noticed how all the guys will do just about
anything to squelch the idea of a get-together involving a
competition. Very 'telling', methinks.
Scared, are they?
Sheila
Damn distaff side getting stroppy again.

A get-together involving a competition (AKA quiz-night) is
thoroughly enjoyed by all us blokes, as we love the chance
to demonstrate our ignorance.

And there is no correct answer to the question "Why do women
need a huge stash of quilting fabric?".

HTH

Magnus
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-29 13:22:21 UTC
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Post by Magnus Paterson
Damn distaff side getting stroppy again.
With reason, it would seem.
Post by Magnus Paterson
A get-together involving a competition
(AKA quiz-night) is thoroughly enjoyed
by all us blokes, as we love the chance
to demonstrate our ignorance.
So far, you're the only one who doesn't seem to be running scared.
Post by Magnus Paterson
And there is no correct answer to the
question "Why do women need a huge
stash of quilting fabric?".
I would have thought there were 'many' correct answers! :)

Elaine
S Viemeister
2005-05-29 14:10:25 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Magnus Paterson
And there is no correct answer to the
question "Why do women need a huge
stash of quilting fabric?".
I would have thought there were 'many' correct answers! :)
The classic one being - she who dies with the biggest stash, wins.

Sheila

Cory Bhreckan
2005-05-20 00:51:58 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:28:58 +0100, I read these words from Lachie
Post by Lachie
sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
Correct answer.
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
http://tinyurl.com/96m9q
I think that Cory had it too, George Brough
being the manufacturer.
I'm still waiting for my prize.
Post by Josiah Jenkins
So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?
-- JJJ
Michilín
2005-05-20 06:05:15 UTC
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On Thu, 19 May 2005 20:51:58 -0400, Cory Bhreckan <"
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:28:58 +0100, I read these words from Lachie
Post by Lachie
sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
Correct answer.
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
http://tinyurl.com/96m9q
I think that Cory had it too, George Brough
being the manufacturer.
I'm still waiting for my prize.
I hope you brought your sleeping bag...
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?
-- JJJ
Michilín

Nuair nì iad fàsach, canaidh iad sìth ris.
They make a wilderness and call it peace.
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-20 09:15:29 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 19 May 2005 20:51:58 -0400, I read these words from Cory
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:28:58 +0100, I read these words from Lachie
Post by Lachie
sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
Correct answer.
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
http://tinyurl.com/96m9q
I think that Cory had it too, George Brough
being the manufacturer.
I'm still waiting for my prize.
Usual PAP Rules apply !

Any / all prizes which may be awarded will be the decision of and
purely, and solely, at the discretion of the judges, whose ruling on
such matters will be final.
Should, in the opinion of the judges, in any given month, there be no
suitable entry of such a standard which merits an award, then, at
their discretion, no prize need be issued.
All contestants are advised that there is not currently, and there is
no future intention to implement, any appeals procedure in respect
of any / all failed entries.
The operators of this contest also reserve the right to sell the
e-mail addresses of any, and all, contestants to an organisation of
their choosing for the purposes of spam mailing.
The operators further reserve the right to award, at their sole
discretion, a facsimile, similar to, but smaller than, the photograph
shown above rather than any actual bottles.
Contestants should also note that, again at the discretion of the
judges and in the unlikely event of a winner, proprietary drain
cleaner may be substituted for any bottle shown.
Should circumstances dictate that this competition is suspended,
cancelled or withdrawn, the operators reserve all rights regarding
retention of all moneys previously paid.
In the event of a prize being awarded, the winner will be required to
pay all costs relating to packing and shipping, in advance. Cash in
USD / GBP / Euros will be accepted in respect of these.
Personal / Company Cheques (Checks) and Bankers Drafts will incur a
20% surcharge and will require to be cleared by our bankers prior to
any action on our part with regard to despatch.
Perfidious Alban Publishing wish to point out that they have no direct
interest in the operation of this contest. They are merely acting as a
front for an exorbitant percentage of any moneys received.

HTH

-- JJJ
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?
-- JJJ
Cory Bhreckan
2005-05-20 13:33:59 UTC
Permalink
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 20:51:58 -0400, I read these words from Cory
Post by Cory Bhreckan
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:28:58 +0100, I read these words from Lachie
Post by Lachie
sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
Correct answer.
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
http://tinyurl.com/96m9q
I think that Cory had it too, George Brough
being the manufacturer.
I'm still waiting for my prize.
Usual PAP Rules apply !
Any / all prizes which may be awarded will be the decision of and
purely, and solely, at the discretion of the judges, whose ruling on
such matters will be final.
Should, in the opinion of the judges, in any given month, there be no
suitable entry of such a standard which merits an award, then, at
their discretion, no prize need be issued.
All contestants are advised that there is not currently, and there is
no future intention to implement, any appeals procedure in respect
of any / all failed entries.
The operators of this contest also reserve the right to sell the
e-mail addresses of any, and all, contestants to an organisation of
their choosing for the purposes of spam mailing.
The operators further reserve the right to award, at their sole
discretion, a facsimile, similar to, but smaller than, the photograph
shown above rather than any actual bottles.
Contestants should also note that, again at the discretion of the
judges and in the unlikely event of a winner, proprietary drain
cleaner may be substituted for any bottle shown.
Should circumstances dictate that this competition is suspended,
cancelled or withdrawn, the operators reserve all rights regarding
retention of all moneys previously paid.
In the event of a prize being awarded, the winner will be required to
pay all costs relating to packing and shipping, in advance. Cash in
USD / GBP / Euros will be accepted in respect of these.
Personal / Company Cheques (Checks) and Bankers Drafts will incur a
20% surcharge and will require to be cleared by our bankers prior to
any action on our part with regard to despatch.
Perfidious Alban Publishing wish to point out that they have no direct
interest in the operation of this contest. They are merely acting as a
front for an exorbitant percentage of any moneys received.
HTH
-- JJJ
Bah! Bl00dy Taffy.
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 14:12:41 UTC
Permalink
Post by Cory Bhreckan
I'm still waiting for my prize.
I haven't been following this conversation closely, so don't know if an
actual prize was in the offing.

I actually received two separate prizes of whisky a couple of years ago,
Cory, so don't give up. :)

Elaine
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-20 14:59:46 UTC
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On Fri, 20 May 2005 08:12:41 -0600, I read these words from
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Cory Bhreckan
I'm still waiting for my prize.
I haven't been following this conversation closely,
so don't know if an actual prize was in the offing.
Excuse me ?
A PR*ZE ?
From Perfidious Alban Publishing ?

As they say in Glasgow, "Yaffyir ?"

Explanation for tourists and folk fae F*fe.

"Yaffyir" - a truncated form of "Ur yi aff yir heid ?"
Translation - "Excuse me sir / madam, but is your mental
stability somewhat in question at the present time ?"

-- JJJ
Elaine Goldberg
2005-05-20 18:12:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Excuse me ?
A PR*ZE ?
From Perfidious Alban Publishing ?
As they say in Glasgow, "Yaffyir ?"
Explanation for tourists and folk fae F*fe.
"Yaffyir" - a truncated form of "Ur yi aff
yir heid ?" Translation - "Excuse me sir /
madam, but is your mental stability
somewhat in question at the present
time ?"
As I said, I came late to the conversation. I got the impression that
Cory was expecting a PR*ZE for something. Apparently I was mistaken.:)

Elaine
Josiah Jenkins
2005-05-20 21:11:10 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 20 May 2005 12:12:27 -0600, I read these words from
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Josiah Jenkins
Excuse me ?
A PR*ZE ?
From Perfidious Alban Publishing ?
As they say in Glasgow, "Yaffyir ?"
Explanation for tourists and folk fae F*fe.
"Yaffyir" - a truncated form of "Ur yi aff
yir heid ?" Translation - "Excuse me sir /
madam, but is your mental stability
somewhat in question at the present
time ?"
As I said, I came late to the conversation.
'Sokay, you didn't miss much in the way of
scintillating wit and extensive displays of
general knowledge.
Post by Elaine Goldberg
I got the impression that Cory was expecting
a PR*ZE for something.
That's OK. Just think of all the pleasure he'll get from
the expectation . . . for years and years and years !
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Apparently I was mistaken.:)
Aye, so was Cory !!!

-- JJJ
Rick
2005-05-20 02:19:46 UTC
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Post by Josiah Jenkins
On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:28:58 +0100, I read these words from Lachie
Post by Lachie
sgrìobh Josiah Jenkins
Post by Josiah Jenkins
On 19 May 2005 00:08:02 -0700, I read these words from
Post by d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
TODAY in HISTORY
1935 - TE Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, dies in England
from injuries after a motorcycle crash.
Late in the morning on May 13, 1935, a middle-aged motorcyclist swerved
to avoid two cyclists in a leafy Dorset lane. He lost control, flew
over his handlebars and hit the road headfirst. Six days later - 70
years ago today - he died, having never regained consciousness. The
motorcyclist was T E Lawrence, the hero of the Arab Revolt, the causes
and consequences of which have an ongoing significance today.
Without "Googling" or other reference.
(In other words, "nae cheatin")
What was the make of the motorcycle ?
I havenae cheated, it is a Brough Superior.
Correct answer.
That's B_R_U_F_F for the benefit of Mr O'Morrison.
http://tinyurl.com/96m9q
I think that Cory had it too, George Brough
being the manufacturer.
So much for the Trivial Pursuit experts, eh ?
-- JJJ
Well, Trivial Pursuits aren't all that fast and they don't do well on curves.
No center of gravity to speak of...
Which is probably why you don't see too many of them on the roads.
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