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Does anyone remember those animated public information films from the late 60s early 70s on dental hygiene? It involved a gang of little monsters armed with picks and hammers chipping away at your...
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What is the correct plural form of "gin and tonic"? I read "gins and tonics" today and it just doesn't look right. I suspect "two gins and tonic" is the correct form (cf. mothers-in-law), but "two gin...
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Are the images we see on Google Earth the best possible, or are there technical/legal/military reasons for keeping the resolution below what is theoretically achievable?
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Assuming, for agument's sake, that Ms Temple didn't give the deputy prime minister a good nuzzling on the basis of his debonair charm and good looks, what is it exactly that women find irresistable...
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Do Australians still call their children Bruce and Sheila?
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In computing, internationalization is often abbreviated to i18n, where "18" indicates the number of letters missing betwen "i" and "n". Is there a name for this linguistic device?
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Is it possible to turn up at Waterloo and buy a Eurostar ticket for the next train to Brussels, or do tickets have to be booked in advance?
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I braised some oxtail at the weekend, with ingredients that included red wine and vinegar, and left it in the oven overnight covered with aluminium foil. Next morning the foil, to my horror, was...
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Watched the latest Wallace and Gromit at the weekend - cracking stuff, can't recommend it enough. Question: Does anyone know why villainous Victor Quartermaine's dog is called Philip?
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Apart from "thy" (voiced) and "thigh" (unvoiced), can anyone think of another minimal pair with these two consonants?
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Urban legend, or did Johnny Craddock and/or David Coleman really say this?
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Yesterday (August 25) I spotted the first stacks of Christmas goodies (marzipan stollen and gingerbread) in my local supermarket (Germany). Is this a world record?
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Came across the verb "eighty-six" today. Webster provides a definition and a tentative etymology; yourDictionary.com has a similar definition but different etymology. Can anyone perhaps shed more...
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I just treated myself to a DVD of Thunderbirds Volume I. Excellent stuff. I have very fond memories of this as a child in the 60s, and am thoroughly enjoying this again 40 years later. Sad? Possibly....
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Might I respectfully suggest that the AB ed give a reason why a particular question is banned? I've just had what I considered to be a ligitimate query regarding the whereabouts of Andy Hughes...
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So what does everybody think of the latest installment?
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I've just seen a copy of a letter from Cardinal Ratzinger to a German woman who has written a book about the threat that Harry Potter poses to the spiritual development of young people. Click here for...

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