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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #160 on: September 26, 2018, 05:50:52 AM »
People are people.
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« Reply #161 on: September 26, 2018, 06:03:38 AM »
Everybody loves Chopin.
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« Reply #162 on: September 26, 2018, 06:08:53 PM »
Chopin' wood is easy
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #163 on: September 27, 2018, 12:09:18 AM »
Axes never need sharpening.
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« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
The Earth is not a planet!

Wait... that sounds like contradiction to the preceding post.
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« Reply #165 on: September 27, 2018, 02:30:39 AM »
Wait... that sounds like contradiction to the preceding post.

Ach!  My bad.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #166 on: September 27, 2018, 08:46:56 AM »
The burden of proof is on the one who claims, not on the one who denies the claim.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #167 on: September 27, 2018, 08:48:52 AM »
I'm the best!
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« Reply #168 on: September 28, 2018, 05:12:22 AM »
Yorkshire is God's own county.
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« Reply #169 on: September 28, 2018, 05:28:24 AM »
I have eleven toes.
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« Reply #170 on: September 28, 2018, 06:48:56 AM »
I once came to face to face with George Harrison outside the Royal Albert Hall - but he didn't recognise me.  :(
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #171 on: September 28, 2018, 06:59:02 AM »
I have Elven toes.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #172 on: September 28, 2018, 11:58:39 AM »
I come from Downunder
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« Reply #173 on: September 28, 2018, 12:01:02 PM »
ich bin ein auslander
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #174 on: September 28, 2018, 12:39:04 PM »
I come from Downunder
I come from over and a little to the side.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #175 on: September 28, 2018, 02:40:31 PM »
A number of Prokofiev's Visions Fugitives wear winklepickers.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #176 on: September 28, 2018, 10:24:06 PM »
.. winklepickers.
I had to look that up. Didn't know they had a name (though pictures were more helpful than description: "a shoe with a long pointed toe, popular in the 1950s")...
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #177 on: September 29, 2018, 02:42:35 AM »
I had to look that up. Didn't know they had a name (though pictures were more helpful than description: "a shoe with a long pointed toe, popular in the 1950s")...

I don't know where you are, but perhaps it's just a UK thing. It's a description I've known since childhood, I always imagined the idea was that the toes are sharp enough to prise winkles (seashells) off the rocks, but there may be a more widely accepted genealogy out there I haven't come across.

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« Reply #178 on: September 29, 2018, 02:48:46 AM »
I don't know where you are, but perhaps it's just a UK thing. It's a description I've known since childhood, I always imagined the idea was that the toes are sharp enough to prise winkles (seashells) off the rocks, but there may be a more widely accepted genealogy out there I haven't come across.

Not 'off the rocks' - or at least, I always assumed it's because boiled winkles were sold as a food-item on stalls (e.g. at Whitby) and we were each issued with a pin to get the varmint out of its shell.

Snacks were rare so as a child, I would eat these - as an adult, no thanks. As I remember, the winkles experience was of salt-cum-viscosity. 
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« Reply #179 on: September 29, 2018, 03:27:52 AM »
Not 'off the rocks' - or at least, I always assumed it's because boiled winkles were sold as a food-item on stalls (e.g. at Whitby) and we were each issued with a pin to get the varmint out of its shell.

Snacks were rare so as a child, I would eat these - as an adult, no thanks. As I remember, the winkles experience was of salt-cum-viscosity.

Aha, yes that sounds far more likely. I've never eaten a winkle, nor worn a winklepicker, and your description of the former confirms my feeling that things are probably best left that way.  :)