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BS: Make no mistake!

07 Nov 19 - 08:27 PM (#4017782)
Subject: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Big Al Whittle

The first time I noticed it was Diane Abbot about three days ago. Now every politician is saying it.
Make no mistake....!
But I wanna make a mistake. I like making mistakes. Go on! Let me make a mistake!
Make no mistake!
But I feel the need to make a mistake....i can feel it coming on...
Make no mistake!


07 Nov 19 - 08:36 PM (#4017787)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Big Al Whittle

The first time I noticed it was Diane Abbot about three days ago. Now every politician is saying it.
Make no mistake....!
But I wanna make a mistake. I like making mistakes. Go on! Let me make a mistake!
Make no mistake!
But I feel the need to make a mistake....i can feel it coming on...
Make no mistake!
Aw shucks! i made a mistake - sorry about that, I didn't really mean to make a mistake...
Yes you did. that wasn't a mistake, you meant to make a mistake...you heard me say, Make no mistake, but you went and made a mistake, but it wasn't a real mistake, it was an on purpose!
How do you know it wasn't a real mistake?
I know! make no mistake!


08 Nov 19 - 03:39 AM (#4017822)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Mr Red

was that a Miss Take?

FWIW there are scientists who have located the sweet-spot in the art of learning.

Apparently you learn fastest when you are making mistakes at about 15% of the time.

I have a fridge magnet that says "I have learned so much from my mistakes, I am thinking of making another"


08 Nov 19 - 04:02 AM (#4017826)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: BobL

Just be sure you don't make the wrong mistake


08 Nov 19 - 04:05 AM (#4017827)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Big Al Whittle

So far...Diane, Nicola and Boris...

None of them want you to make a mistake....


08 Nov 19 - 04:23 AM (#4017840)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

I once had a date with Miss Steak Dudley 1979, the winner of the local butchers' assistants' beauty contest. Lovely bit of rump.


08 Nov 19 - 09:24 AM (#4017912)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

Mistakes like a mutation in DNA is not always a bad thing. It will take a long time to determine if the mistake is benificial or not so I'm with Big Al, mistakes are good- in the long run.


08 Nov 19 - 06:41 PM (#4018034)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: robomatic

Judging the impact of mistakes is hard.

Like the story of Zhou Enlai being asked what the effects of the French Revolution were: "It's too early to tell."


08 Nov 19 - 07:04 PM (#4018036)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: robomatic

And here I am second posting to myself because "I made a mistake!"

Rather, continued to perpetuate one.

Apparently Zhou Enlai did not make that earlier quote in reaction to a question about the French Revolution. But I'll let Mediamythalert tell the story.

Yes, I'm assuming that that is telling the truth.


08 Nov 19 - 07:06 PM (#4018038)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

I ordered some fencing for the front of my garden. There should have been eight stakes, but the suppliers only sent seven, so now I have a flock of someone else's sheep in my front garden. I'm lying in bed lamenting that missed stake...

When I recorded my CD in 2004, my mate (who owned the recording studio) pressed the wrong button and my best shot at the Dublin Reel wasn't recorded. How I've regretted that missed take...

My arthritis is always worse in damp, cold, foggy weather. I call it my mist ache...


08 Nov 19 - 07:14 PM (#4018040)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

Steve has a serious case of Mr. Red


08 Nov 19 - 07:36 PM (#4018046)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

Well, I can make jokes even though I'm not in the joke thread. Unlike you in either thread.


08 Nov 19 - 08:18 PM (#4018048)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

That is funny for reasons and realities you will never understand.
More than that, you will never want to understand.
Your Trump like humility does not and will not allow you to,
and your personal certainty is more resolute than a fundamentalist religion.
You make Lord Staunchly Staid Mc Stuckworthy seem flexible.


09 Nov 19 - 02:37 AM (#4018063)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: BobL

If your mistakes are big enough, the pain only lasts a second -- Demotivators Inc.

When my body feels adrenaline, it means that I just did something extraordinarily stupid -- Dilbert


09 Nov 19 - 03:18 AM (#4018066)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Dave the Gnome

Is a rally of people from Yorkshire a mass tyke gathering?


09 Nov 19 - 04:47 AM (#4018081)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

Is the Lyke Wake Walk a massed hike?


09 Nov 19 - 04:57 AM (#4018083)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

I flavoured a man-sized sirloin with some Japanese seasoning. That was a big miso steak...


09 Nov 19 - 06:04 AM (#4018091)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Bonzo3legs

"Make no mistake" was a popular phrase in the 1930s & 1940s, used often in a Celia Johnson film I remember with John Mills, other sentence add ons being "I must say" and "if it's all the same to you" !!


09 Nov 19 - 06:11 AM (#4018096)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Bonzo3legs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xojbg_zVnyo

Hear them all in "This Happy Breed" !!


09 Nov 19 - 07:44 AM (#4018116)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Mr Red

mistakes are good- in the long run.

Er - run that by me again, I am staring at King Boris slagging off Jezza Corbyn, in latin. And with my 2020 vision (a chronistic joke) - I cannot see through the fog for the future benefits....................

either way! either who!


09 Nov 19 - 08:11 AM (#4018120)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Bonzo3legs

Also try "In Which We Serve" for all those phrases!!


09 Nov 19 - 10:33 AM (#4018145)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Dave the Gnome

I went to the local building supplies manufacturer for that waterproof sealant stuff. The said they didn't do that. I said thought they made everything. They replied, just most things but we make no mastic...


09 Nov 19 - 11:28 AM (#4018149)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

I caught all sorts of fish except the one I wanted for tea. That was a missed hake.


09 Nov 19 - 12:47 PM (#4018163)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Steve Shaw

"Dammit!" muttered the copper who'd tried to taser the thug but whose shot had been wide of the mark, "Missed oik..."


10 Nov 19 - 12:11 AM (#4018237)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: michaelr

Obama said it a lot.


10 Nov 19 - 03:42 AM (#4018252)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Big Al Whittle

if mistakes are good.
I must be a genius of the form.


10 Nov 19 - 06:22 AM (#4018277)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

Mistakes are omni present and omni potent
Warnings are written by manufactureers, phamaceutial companies and even governments in the form of a constitution, all to no avail.

No one expected the Spanish Inquisition or someone who held the power stapler backwards.


12 Nov 19 - 06:38 AM (#4018611)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

Lessons learned from mistakes seem to speak louder than when things go right.


13 Nov 19 - 02:33 AM (#4018779)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Mr Red

One thing fer sure.

Mistakes don't lesson as we get older. Or maybe they do!


13 Nov 19 - 05:43 AM (#4018817)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Bonzo3legs

No they lessoff


13 Nov 19 - 06:17 AM (#4018834)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

)TS THE HAPPIEST TIME OF THE YEAR


13 Nov 19 - 07:31 AM (#4018854)
Subject: RE: BS: Make no mistake!
From: Donuel

Lizzie Warren took an axe and gave the wealthy 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done she gave the richest 41.