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  • The girls stolen from the streets of India

    This is the second sickest thing I've read:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20938125

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    • Call your child Jayde or Courtney and they'll ALWAYS be bottom of the class

      This made me laugh. Have any Landlordzone members got a daft name they are prepared to admit?

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti..._campaign=1490

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      • Originally posted by JK0 View Post
        This made me laugh. Have any Landlordzone members got a daft name they are prepared to admit?

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti..._campaign=1490
        The name is of course a reflection of the parents' egocentricity rather than a pre-determiner of the child's personality, as the woman from York Uni suggests.

        Not sure about the personalisation theory, though. I think in many cases the parents like the name, but just cannot spell.

        Is there a case for outlawing non-standard spellings of traditional names, as they do in France? Apart from arousing the negative prejudices of their middle class teachers, such names doom the child to a life spent spelling it out for people and having to correct it on official documents. AFAIK you can call a baby anything in this country as long as it isn't obscene. My friend was a registrar and she saw some very unfortunate ones, like Tit and Ki-ora. I'd rather people went off the scale completely and started using names like Goodluck Jonathan or Big Boss Man as they do in some African countries. Much classier than Kay-Lee or Courtney or Jayden.

        I speak as the former class tutor of a child called Bridli (ater her place of conception?) who left school to have a baby which she named Porsche Mercedes (after the cars, not the Shakespearean heroine. I checked).
        '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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        • Originally posted by JK0 View Post
          This is the second sickest thing I've read:

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20938125
          And the Brits lambaste the Tories for being "Victorian" - this lot, who we bend over backwards to appease, are positively beyond medieval and back to the dark ages.

          Especially when the same behaviour is reported in Syria Eygpt and the North of England.....
          Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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          • Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
            The name is of course a reflection of the parents' egocentricity rather than a pre-determiner of the child's personality, as the woman from York suggests.
            Perhaps it is a reflection of a name, or type of name, that is popular because of, often, a shared culture or experience. After Harry Potter and a few bodice rippers with Colin Firth, the maternity wards of Islington and Nappy Valley were littered with such names ( some poor sod was called Oswald he is definitely bullied). The same could apply to those on a diet of X factor and soaps and magazines.

            The correlation is perhaps that low brow knuckle dragging parents, wondering why pens don't have spell check, often set a similar bar and ability range for their offspring. Self absorbed mummies who lunch, having the one child as a "project" when the Ipad* reminded them, are likely to see a correlation with higher educational achievement. s always there are the exception. Besides for every Jayden there is a Sophy.
            * Other proper grown up computers are available.

            We had agreed the name of one of the girls long before she was born. It was only when it came to filing out the form that we hadn't agreed if it started with a C or a K ! I won, a K.
            Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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            • Cleaner Steals Train And Hits House In Sweden

              Was she late for her next job?

              http://news.sky.com/story/1038312/cl...ouse-in-sweden

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              • US employee 'outsourced job to China'

                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21043693

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                • They are so behind this was on Fox before Xmas and I think it is hysterical. Well done him.
                  Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                  • Morally if it's OK for major corporations to outsource jobs to China/Poland/Sub-continent (& me to benefit as a shareholder..) I cannot why the worker should not likewise. Workers of the world outsource!!!

                    Wish I'd thought of it....
                    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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                    • CBeebies apologises for Tweenies Jimmy Savile spoof

                      For a minute there, I thought they'd just done this:

                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21108337

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                      • Hazard Ballboy Kick: Chelsea Star Apologises

                        Lucky the lad was not cradling the ball in his groin. Could have been even more painful.

                        http://news.sky.com/story/1042073/ha...tar-apologises

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                        • I say, Fawlty, there are men wearing frocks in the cocktail bar

                          I wondered why I no longer find Fawlty Towers funny. It turns out the BBC have edited out the politically incorrect bits.

                          Richard Littlejohn muses what it would be like if the BBC recommissioned it nowadays:

                          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...ktail-bar.html

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                          • Russian Road Rage and Car Crashes 2012 by TNL

                            OMG I'm glad I'm not trying to drive in Russia:

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                            • Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                              OMG I'm glad I'm not trying to drive in Russia:
                              Watched the whole video! I can concur, I am glad I do not try to drive in Russia. The number of wheels that seemed to come off lorrys/cars was quite scary!
                              [I]The opinions I give are simply my opinions and interpretations of what I have learnt, in numerous years as a property professional, I would not rely upon them without consulting with a paid advisor and providing them with all the relevant facts[I]

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                              • Year ago I remember that Friday feeling turning onto the A3 at Roehampton and it opened up to 3 lanes and you think Yeah it's the weekend.. only to be subjected to the wheels of death in a Mad Max scene.

                                A car, a tarted up old something, had those clip on wheel covers which under speed just span off and span and bounced all over the place hitting cars and ricocheting about. It was then followed by his front wheel and him pirouetting off into the banking.

                                I managed to get through this unscathed and sped off home -- it was the weekend after all.
                                Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                                • Ice served in drinks is not very nice. ?
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                                  jpkeates
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                                  Gordon999
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                                  jpkeates
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                                  Gordon999
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                                  islandgirl
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