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BS: Things only YOU notice

punkfolkrocker 25 Feb 20 - 02:31 PM
Steve Shaw 25 Feb 20 - 01:59 PM
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Senoufou 23 Feb 20 - 04:19 AM
Ebbie 23 Feb 20 - 03:33 AM
Senoufou 21 Feb 20 - 05:47 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 25 Feb 20 - 02:31 PM

we watched an episode of "Dogs Behaving Very Badly" last night..

One case study concerned a couple having problems with their 4 dogs..
From edit to edit within scenes, one of the dogs kept changing
from a small black terrier to a much bigger brown beagle like pooch..
Without any mention or explanation...???

Something [terrible...???] must have occurred during filming
that the producers had no hope of fixing in the edit,
but just had to rush on with the show
hoping most of the Channel 5 audience would be too thick
to notice the perplexing mysterious shape shifting dog...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 25 Feb 20 - 01:59 PM

I saw four blokes carrying a coffin meandering round a graveyard for four hours. I thought, those guys have really lost the plot...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mr Red
Date: 25 Feb 20 - 01:13 PM

One glaringly obvious one, was more about poor judgement but filled with scientific boffins.

A TV prog about a cemetery (outwith the churchyard) full of skeletons from specific eras. These eras were charcterised by poor harvest, volcanoes etc.

At such times, poor people would have ate whatever was available, and rye for breadmaking that had been stored too long would be raided. Rye contains ergot (think LSD) and if left the fungus grows. The "trip" that ensues would have made those people look like demons possessed. In those days they would be poor, outcast and considered unholy. Even if they survived (& tainted) they would not ultimately been buried in a churchyard.

Yet the boffins never hinted at the distinct possibility. They concluded "unknown"!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mr Red
Date: 25 Feb 20 - 12:54 PM

I rate how good** a movie was by the number of continuity errors I perceive. Low number - I must have been too enthralled to notice.

** "School of Rock" is an anomaly. Hardly edifying, but only one discrepancy noticed. Smoking van got better, not worse!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: G-Force
Date: 24 Feb 20 - 05:19 PM

Ah, westerns! Like when a horseman is riding along, someone shoots him, and the horse falls over too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Feb 20 - 04:06 PM

... and regarding movies, I always noticed in Westerns when chasing the villains on horseback, how many times they'd pass the same rock formation. I'll bet that location was used for dozens of films.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Feb 20 - 04:01 PM

I'm gonna throw a platter of baby elephant walk on the phonograph machine and cut a rug. Thats because I feel so young. Then I'm gonna go to the icebox, grab a Yoo Hoo and settle down in front of the boob tube to watch John Wayne. I love the way he protects that whippersnapper who lost her dad. But if you ask me about Trump I'll tell you he is a low down double dealing no good lieing pony soldier that is full of malarkey. And that ain't just whistlin Dixie.

This is how Biden sounds to me like his "The first rule of hair club is to not talk about hair club". I don't think I'm the only one who notices that he is a full fledged fogey.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 Feb 20 - 04:19 AM

Hahahaaa Ebbie, your boss is an absolute scream!
I'm a terrible giggler, and I'd be in fits at some of those howlers!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Feb 20 - 03:33 AM

A person (I) has no way of knowing how many other people are also aware of errors and anomalies of speech and who may be just too polite to indicate awareness but being me, I have to interject a 'huh'? or a rude noise while everyone else, it seems, is oblivious.

Things like the song "The Brand New Tennessee Waltz" where he sings of "literally dancing on air"- What? Is he being hanged? Or at a staff meeting when my boss said, Well, we've suffered a lot of bumps and grinds this year. And she also said, Well, I was kind of hoping one of you would take that ball and roll with it.

Each time, of course, I choked out a HUH? It must be politeness that keeps other people silent because no one ever mentioned it to me. I suspect I have a bad reputation in more places than I'm aware of.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Feb 20 - 05:47 AM

I expect they have no end of bother covering up the single- and double-yellow lines down the sides of modern streets when filming a period drama.
When I was young (groan groan) there were lots of horse-drawn vehicles (no, I'm not quite Victorian, this was in the fifties) such as the rag-and-bone man, the milkman and people out riding. There were piles of manure left everywhere. People did pop outside and scoop it up for their vegetable gardens, but one still had to watch one's step when crossing the road.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 21 Feb 20 - 05:22 AM

Then they go too far the other way, by spreading suspiciously dry earth all over tarmac roads (where's the mud and horse shit?) and sticking rusty tin Turog signs up on the sides of buildings...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 20 Feb 20 - 09:12 PM

See how many scenes set in London show Bulgarian or Romanian trains passing by...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 20 Feb 20 - 08:46 PM

I'm always spotting horticultural anachronisms in films and costume dramas, such as mature sycamores and cedars in the 18th century and buddleias before the late Victorian. Drives Mrs Steve mad...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Feb 20 - 08:19 PM

The first "Trainspotting" film was a bit disorientating for those of us who know Edinburgh and Glasgow well: supposed to be in Edinburgh, but mixed locations between the 2 cities!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 20 Feb 20 - 09:29 AM

I notice continuity mistakes in movies. I am a tough sell for suspension of belief, like why Starship Troopers are super vulnerable with all that white and black armor while the good guys are running around in shirtsleeves or naked like Chewbacca.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Feb 20 - 08:31 AM

Wait, isnt that its most iconic view?

Sorry, Tunesmith!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Tunesmith
Date: 19 Feb 20 - 08:13 AM

The famous musical movie" An American in Paris" opens with panoramic views of Paris's most iconic views BUT there is not one shot of the Eiffel Tower. What's that all about?


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Feb 20 - 08:03 AM

Now you'll never hear it right again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Feb 20 - 12:07 PM

Hahahahahaaaaagh Mrrzy! That's so funny tee hee!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Feb 20 - 11:07 AM

Outstanding!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Feb 20 - 08:30 AM

Anybody else notice that New Directions is pronounced exactly like Nude Erections? I snicker whenever a politician, especially, uses the former phrase, or tries to.

I worked at an answering service back in the early 80s that had a counseling service called, as I always answered, Nude Erections For Men...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 Feb 20 - 05:17 PM

Wish I'd taken a photo of this , but was in the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow today, downstairs in the Cafe/Library area, and there's a sign that says at the library entrance:
"P.C.'s not working" - and someone has crossed out the apostrophe and written "Nae apostrophes needed". Well, it could mean "P.C. is not working" (one P.C.) as well as "P.C.s (several) not working"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Feb 20 - 11:51 AM

Bean soup...?


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Feb 20 - 11:34 AM

Bottles labeled "Still Spring Water"

You can sit there hours watching them, yet they never change into anything else.....???


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Feb 20 - 11:16 AM

Americans working/living in UK bases need a bit more help with 'driving on the proper side of the road' skills...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Feb 20 - 08:03 AM

I watch TV 25% of the time in a large mirror. It makes US cars UK cars and vice versa but slows reading.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Feb 20 - 05:39 AM

There are at least two merge-in-turns going through the middle of Truro. I love it when I'm on the outside trying to merge in when a hothead on the inside is determined to not let me in. I always win because I have all the road and all he has is the gutter and the kerb. Adds spice to life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mo the caller
Date: 16 Feb 20 - 04:31 AM

"The second time I saw the traffic sign "merge in turn" it was on a straight bit of road and it was only then I realised it meant "take it in turn to merge";"
There is a roundabout with a sign that says 'Use both lanes'. Might annoy other drivers if I did.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Feb 20 - 08:56 PM

I am reminded of that spoof where the Charlie-Chan-alike asks, Did you see that? And upon getting a No, says, Neither did I!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Feb 20 - 04:49 PM

Confusing signs in multi-storey car parks are wrong on so many different levels...

I'll get me coat...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 20 - 11:54 AM

The parking garage at my HMO building has 7 'levels'... 2 below the entry or 'ground' level, and 4 above. There is a elevator/lift and also a set of stairs for those who choose exercise. It can be confusing when you park partway up the curved ramp between stairway/elevator entrances, so inside each door to the stairs, there is a sign reminding you,,"Remember you are parked on Level 2." or 3.. or lower level 1... whatever.
   This very nice... but if you walk down from, say, level 2 or 3 to the door that leads out to the path to the main building, there is a sign saying "Remember, you are parked on Level Ground."... which sounds a bit odd to begin with, but also is totally useless, as you did NOT park on the ground level. If you see the sign at all, it means you arrived there FROM some other level or are entering the stairs to walk TO some other level.
   Once you ignore this and walk up or down, the nice signs will tell you when you have arrived at the relevant door.

This is the sort of detail I notice. There is no use bring it to the attention of the management, as they would just say... "Oh, you know what it means!" and yes, I do.... but had I been in charge of signs, that one would merely say "Ground Level" to tell walkers they are where they need to be.
Oh well....


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 15 Feb 20 - 07:22 AM

My lasagna had sausage with ground fennel? which gave it a hint of anise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: DMcG
Date: 15 Feb 20 - 02:30 AM

I think I have mentioned this before, but many decades ago I got one of those Tetrapak containers of milk with the instructions "Lift flap press and tear." It struck me that in the wondrous way of English, almost every word could be a verb, noun or adjective. I imagined a lift/elevator, for example, where the panel in the roof was a flap, and the machine to make it was a press, so that machine was a 'lift flap press'....


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 15 Feb 20 - 02:10 AM

There used to be a product that said on the lid "pierce and push off".
Well I did, but when I came back the lid had not opened itself.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Feb 20 - 07:08 PM

We had an M&S Gastropub lasagne this evening. The instructions said to loosen it after cooking by running a sharp knife round the edge. Then "Remove it using a suitable implement."

Well there was me wondering whether I should eat it by sticking my face into the foil tray...

Packet of Sainsbury's own-brand salted peanuts, a few years ago, said on the side "May contain nuts..."

Bought a build-it yourself barbecue a few years ago which consisted of a load of steel sheets that you had to bolt together yourself then place on your own brick construction. The kit came as a flat pack in a box about half an inch thick. On the side it said "Bricks not included."


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Feb 20 - 06:59 PM

Saw a sign at the bottom of the escalator that said DOGS MUST BE CARRIED. I couldn't find a dog anywhere, so I missed my bloody train...


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Feb 20 - 04:09 PM

I notice that most people consider themselves to be homo sapiens which is in fact an ancient stone tool maker. It is more likly they are actually
homo sapien sapiens

https://old-www.wsu.edu/gened/learn-modules/top_longfor/timeline/32_h_sapiens_sapiens.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 06:47 PM

And my sat-nav tells me to "leave at the exit"! Well, where else would I leave?


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 05:31 PM

The second time I saw the traffic sign "merge in turn" it was on a straight bit of road and it was only then I realised it meant "take it in turn to merge"; the first time I saw it was on a bend.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Michael
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 05:16 PM

A sign that confuses me "This door must be kept closed/locked at all times" so why have a door then?


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 02:52 PM

Hi Senofou. That sign was at Manningtree Station, and said "Harwich for the Continent, Frinton for the incontinent" (Frinton being full of care homes!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 01:01 PM

I like the sign that sez "This door is alarmed." I'm going to have a photo of myself standing next to it holding a sign that sez "And I'm bloody terrified."

And I wonder what foreign drivers with limited English would make of the sign at the temporary traffic lights at our current roadworks in Bude that sez JOINING TRAFFIC NOT LIGHT CONTROLLED... "Je n'ai pas un ferqueing CLUE quoi le ferqeuing 'ell ceci means..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Mo the caller
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 11:55 AM

"Why do I always here the announcement of the Radio 4 program "crossing conti "

Sounds like the radio 4 programme which I always turned off as soon as I could get to the wireless. So much so that when we were passing a house where the signature tune for Petticoat Line was playing my toddler son piped up "It's called Petti".


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 03:58 AM

I've always laughed at that advert which finishes with 'Keep away from children' and I always reply 'Very good advice mate!'
And wasn't there a large sign near one of our ports which said 'Dover for the Continent'? Some wag had written underneath 'Harwich for the Incontinent'.
Hahaha Donuel, 'Pollyanna Syndrome'!! I think my diagnosis could also include Chronic Crumpetitis!


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 03:40 AM

Strange, it posted by itself!

Why do I always hear the announcement of the Radio 4 "crossing continents" as "cross in continents".

Also there is an advert for, I think, dishwasher tablets that has the stark advice "keep away from children". A useful consideration for many circumstances.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 13 Feb 20 - 03:36 AM

Why do I always here the announcement of the Radio 4 program "crossing conti


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Feb 20 - 10:11 PM

Someone has confused aspergers with dyslexia and autism even if you force all forms of cognitive conditions into the 'spectrum'.

Thats as bizarre as associating wilson's syndrome with a Cast Away soccer ball. :^/

Senofou I think you are just a rare practitioner of the golden rule.
If you would like a mental diagnosis you can have the fictitious pollyana syndrome.


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Feb 20 - 08:39 PM

Road signs, yes, I notice them, but my husband doesn't so if he's driving, I'm definitely the navigator: but then, he doesn't know right from left either, so many a U-turn or complete revolution of a roundabout we've done in our time!
As for the farts, we had lentil soup for lunch, and baked beans for tea, so prrrrrrrrrpppp to all of you! Luckily no smell over the internet..........is there????


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 12 Feb 20 - 05:39 PM

“Thirty-all” is, in effect, “deuce”...from my poem, in WalkaboutsVerse, "Paradigms"


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Subject: RE: BS: Things only YOU notice
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Feb 20 - 03:23 PM

leeneia, you're probably right. I've been lucky all my life to be in tranquil surroundings, and my hearing is indeed very good.
Teachers do develop a 'second sense' to spot any trouble before the class gets out of hand.
Speaking of vicars with ...er...wind. Once during the Consecration of the Host, our vicar genuflected and let out the loudest fart I'd ever heard. It reverberated round the church, and all the pews started vibrating as people shook with suppressed laughter. That was something impossible not to notice!


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