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I'm thinking of changing ISP from AOL to ntl:home. Anyone got any experience of ntl:home (it only started a few weeks ago)?
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Does anyone find this particular americanism useful, or, like me, just annoying. It means guess, or anticipate, etc., and I find it an imprecise and therefore useless phrase.
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Why did the British adopt left-side driving when in most of Europe right-side driving was the norm? (It's probably been covered here before, so just point me in the right direction). Thanks.
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An advert on the back of an old (early 1900s) map is for Humber, Limited, and describes the company's involvement with '35 years of cycle manufacture' and [latterly] motors (cars). Does anyone know...
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As per, the only perspectives readily available on the net regarding the 'Texas Revolution' of 1836 are from the American settlers view.Does anyone here know how the Mexicans saw things? And did...
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Why the switch from Mrs Victoria Hanover to Mr Edward Sax-Coburg Gotha when it was his turn for the top job?
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What's the derivation of the name? I've tried the usual reference books, but can't find any answers.
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There's a line from a poem which eulogises the warm, bare arms of girls, or some such. Can Inky, or anyone else, pinpoint the poem? I'm drawn towards Betjeman or Auden, but I can't find it anywhere....
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Last year I upset Homer and Shedman by pointing out the correlation between success on University Challenge and the participants introducing themselves with 'Hello' rather than 'Hi'. This year I have...
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Watching the many television programmes about the Second World War, I have been struck by the inconsistency of the so-called Nazi salute. The army seems to know how to do it - right arm stuck out at...
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Somewhere Eliot used the horrible phrase 'the stench of women', and my apologies for repeating it here. But does anyone know where it is used? Also, can anyone tell why two of the best...
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From here (in north London) you can watch planes taking off from Heathrow. Over the years, I have noticed that jumbos heading east or north ALWAYS follow the North Circular to the M1 junction, then...
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I bake a lot of bread, but have to resort to wrapping loaves in pieces of teflon to assist their rising during cooking. What do commercial bakers put in their loaves to make them rise so much?
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On an 1890s NW London OS map with only a limited 'key', there are many unexplained areas, best described as irregular ovoids. Each looks like a puddle, each has an irregular wiggly line protrubing in...
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English reference works refer to the Burka, but watching an Afghan girl talking on TV the other day (in Arabic, I think), she pronounced the word Bukra, several times. (It had subtitles). So is the...
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Back in July cybil posted this riddle. Monday & Tuesday have 2, Wednesday & Thursday have 1, Friday has 6 and Saturday & Sunday have none. What is it? It's driving us mad! Sensible answers only,...
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Back in July cybil posted this riddle. Monday & Tuesday have 2, Wednesday & Thursday have 1, Friday has 6 and Saturday & Sunday have none. What is it? It's driving us mad! No-one's posted an answer...
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Andy Hughes tells us that A Touch of Frost is supposed to be set in Lancashire, and mainly filmed in Yorkshire. So how come a northern accent on the show is about as rare as hen's teeth? Or am I...
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ITVs A Touch of Frost is set in 'Denton'. Where is the mythical Denton supposed to be, and where is the programme actually filmed?

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