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Clue: Pluto is indistinct (3) The answer (in next day's paper) is DIS. Why?
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A man walked into a pub where a leprechaun was playing the piano: Man: He's good. Barman: He's OK but he's a mistake really Man: Why so? He plays beautifully Barman: My fairy godmother is a bit deaf...
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When I start my present computer (Windows XP), I have to choose whether to be the Administrator or myself. I have not had to do so before. What would be the result of deleting the Administrator from...
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Anyone who still thinks that John Prescott cannot say anything sensible should see todays headline in 'The Independent'. It reads 'Bush is Crap says Prescott'. Of course don't read it near Downing...
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A US soldier has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. In the UK, if there is intent to kill or to do serious bodily harm it is murder. An unlawful act leading to a death can be manslaughter. In...
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Many years ago, I read that an army regiment dropped Queen Victoria's coffin. For their sin, they were banished by never again having a home posting (the regiment of course, not individual soldiers)....
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I missed this thread until I saw it in the Editor's blog The lady members seem to be unwilling to have their bottoms touched and I fully agree with them. What then is the difference with Michael...
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A short time ago, someone asked a question about the libellous story that Welshmen get a bit too close to their sheep. He/she might be interested in this true story....
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One of my regular bills comes in an envelope marked TNT Mail, but is delivered by the Royal Mail. How can these two organisations afford to handle the same letter and presumably make a few pennies?
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After the unpleasant news from some areas this week, I regret to say that this one made me laugh, although the UK press don't seem to have made much of it. The chairman of Qantas, Margaret Jackson was...
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I was in Sainsbury's today and a man asked for a cardboard box to carry away some bottles of wine. He was told that they were not allowed to give cardboard boxes 'because of health and safety'. Does...
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On BBC News 24 today, a man was being interviewed about the Iran situation which he obviously knew thoroughly. He was apparently British, 50/60 years, round face with pink cheeks. I didn't have time...
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As I didn't send a Christmas card to AB members, I hope Reuters won't mind me re-using theirs. It needs the speakers turned on. http://www.reuters.hu/card_dom/index_content.html
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A few days ago, we mentioned bad news. Does anyone have any amusing news to tell? I can start with a few from my own collection.A German tourist was arrested in Miami and served 9 months in prison. He...
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Is anyone else sick of hearing bad news? If so, we may be in good company. This piece has just been broken by a Russian news agency. Chechnya's head doctor said a mysterious illness that has affected...
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The White House was burned by British soldiers in 1814. I read somewhere that the deed was done by a unit from Shropshire. Can anyone confirm this? I have asked the White House; they didn't know but...
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In eighteenth century documents, the name John is often written as Jno. How did this abbreviation come about. Is it a relic of an earlier name, and was in in fact pronounced John?
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Many companies say something like "We process all card payments for a fee of 2.5% included in the price paid. The total price paid remains the same". Why do they say this if the price paid remains the...
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Ding-Dong This might be the thread that you were asking about a few days ago. http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/People_and_Places/Question154611.html

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