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    #31
    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Which things are those, then?
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax-
    Of cabbages - and kings.
    And why the sea is boiling hot
    And whether pigs have wings."
    '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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      #32
      Sea is boiling hot? Must be 'global warming' (!) or that there volcano.
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        #33
        Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
        Sea is boiling hot? Must be 'global warming' (!) or that there volcano.
        Yes. Hell hath no fury like an octopus scorned:

        http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8633304.stm
        '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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          #34
          But, unlike with a chicken , everyone at dinnertime gets a leg.
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            #35
            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
            But, unlike with a chicken , everyone at dinnertime gets a leg.
            Not if you have more than seven friends.
            '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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              #36
              Or, for that matter, if you hold to a system of dietary rules precluding octopedal ingestion.
              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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                #37
                Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                Or, for that matter, if you hold to a system of dietary rules precluding octopedal ingestion.
                Or if you just didn't eat octopus on principle

                Save the octopus! Eat fancy words instead!
                '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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                  #38
                  Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                  Or if you just didn't eat octopus on principle.
                  Save the octopus! Eat fancy words instead!
                  Octopuses [octpodes?] are fighting back (in another 'Odd news story of the day')! See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8633304.stm
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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                    #39
                    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                    Octopuses [octpodes?] are fighting back (in another 'Odd news story of the day')! See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8633304.stm
                    Er...that is exactly the same story that I posted (#33)!

                    Don't know why I bother
                    '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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                      #40
                      And here's an odd link re "Who's in the room?" Compare:
                      a. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/8632610.stm; and
                      b. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/g...re/8633012.stm (urgh!)
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                        #41
                        That's a bit arrogant!
                        '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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                          #42
                          What is? Keep up!
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                            #43
                            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                            What is? Keep up!
                            Expecting us to read your links when you can't be bothered to read other people's!
                            '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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                              #44
                              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                              Er...that is exactly the same story that I posted (#33)!
                              So it is; but, then, I don't commit all your posts (nay, 'any' of your posts) to memory.
                              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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                                #45
                                Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                                Expecting us to read your links when you can't be bothered to read other people's!
                                No, I don't 'expect' anyone to do anything.
                                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.
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