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    How odd a coincidence that this fair city is playing host simultaneously to:
    a. an enormous (and at least partly comedic) brou-ha-ha of global fame*; and also
    b. the Festival/ Comedy Festival.

    *- i.e. the Scottish 'Government' and its 'Justice' Minister.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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    #2
    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    How odd a coincidence that this fair Granite city is playing host simultaneously to:
    a. an enormous (and at least partly comedic) brou-ha-ha of global fame*; and also
    b. the Festival/ Comedy Festival.

    *- i.e. the Scottish 'Government' and its 'Justice' Minister.
    I thought it was Aberdeen which is known as 'the Granite City'?

    Or does it all hinge on the capitalisation?
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      #3
      Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
      I thought it was Aberdeen which is known as 'the Granite City'?

      Or does it all hinge on the capitalisation?
      You seem to have an unrevised version, not the authorised version. Scotland is notorious for accepting loads of Government Gran(i)t(e)s.
      Aberdeen is not the capital anyway. The capital of Scotland is S. The capitalisation of Scottish banks is £0 and likely to fall further.
      JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
      1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
      2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
      3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
      4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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        #4
        Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
        You seem to have an unrevised version, not the authorised version.
        No, definitely Aberdeen
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          #5
          Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
          No, definitely Aberdeen.
          When I said
          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
          You seem to have an unrevised version, not the authorised version.
          I meant a version of post #1, not of the annals of Scotland. Yes, Aberdeen is the Granite city- but does it Rock?

          Scotland being notorious for anti-English partiality to the French in cross-Channel disputes over the centuries, perhaps your newfound Francness is at work here too?
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
          3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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            #6
            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
            i.e. the Scottish 'Government' and its 'Justice' Minister.
            Also, how come MacAskill stopped being a weatherman and moved into politics?
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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              #7
              Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
              When I said

              I meant a version of post #1, not of the annals of Scotland. Yes, Aberdeen is the Granite city- but does it Rock?

              Scotland being notorious for anti-English partiality to the French in cross-Channel disputes over the centuries, perhaps your newfound Francness is at work here too?
              Jeffrey...what are you on about?

              First, Aberdeen. No, it doesn't rock. It freezes. (And what is happening to your punctuation?)

              Second, my alleged 'new-found Francness' (?). I've been going to France at least twice a year for as long as I can remember (and expressing my thoughts frankly for even longer!)Hardly 'new-found'!
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                #8
                Ah, so France is not Newfoundland.

                Other 'new' places:
                Nova Scotia
                New South Wales
                New Zealand
                New England/Hampshire/York
                New Guinea
                Novaya Zemlaya
                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  #9
                  Not to mention New College Oxford, which has only been around since 1379.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Lawcruncher View Post
                    Not to mention New College Oxford, which has only been around since 1379.
                    And the New Forest for even longer?
                    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                      #11
                      Other forests:

                      Sherwood Forest
                      Nottingham Forest
                      Forest Green Rovers (also in Scotland)
                      Leicester Forest East- but why do we never hear of Leicester Forest West?
                      Forest Gump
                      Forest Whitaker
                      JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                      1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                      2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                      3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                      4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                        Other forests:

                        Sherwood Forest
                        Nottingham Forest
                        Forest Green Rovers (also in Scotland)
                        Leicester Forest East- but why do we never hear of Leicester Forest West?
                        Forest Gump
                        Forest Whitaker
                        Other new things:

                        New potatoes
                        New Year
                        New Year's resolutions
                        New shoes
                        New handbags
                        New undies
                        New for old
                        New carpets
                        New job
                        New car
                        New house
                        Newbiggin-by-the-sea
                        New hairdo
                        New growth (on plants)
                        New season
                        New ideas
                        New image
                        New money
                        Newly cut grass

                        Shall I go on? I can think of lots more.
                        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                          #13
                          New thread

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                            #14
                            Why cotton-on to that? Sew what?
                            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                              #15
                              How pleasing to see LLZ is finally happy to address matters pertaining to North Britain...

                              The interesting thing about the Kenny MacAskill/Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi affair seems that whilst the decision to grant early release was an entirely Scottish decision the Scottish Government has no control of borders, passports & exit of punters.. so the English Parliament/Whitehall must have been involved in letting him go to Libya...

                              Cheers!

                              Lodger
                              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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