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These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: 
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”

"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy."      
- Walter Kerr     
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."     
- Winston Churchill 

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." 
- Clarence Darrow   

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." 
- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)    

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." 
- Moses Hadas                

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."    
- Mark Twain     

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
- Oscar Wilde    

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."     
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill 
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one." 
- Winston Churchill, in response 

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."  
- Stephen Bishop     

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."    
- John Bright     
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial" 
- Irvin S. Cobb  

"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."      
- Samuel Johnson    

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."

- Paul Keating   

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." 
- Charles, Count Talleyrand 

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."  
- Forrest Tucker 

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" 
- Mark Twain     

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.   
- Mae West 

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." 
- Oscar Wilde    

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts ... for support rather than illumination."     
- Andrew Lang (1844-1912) 

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."  
- Billy Wilder     

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't it."  
- Groucho Marx

I answer to Gerty, Jan or Milly

We learn something new every day.

I drive a Navajo.

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Very erudite peeps, I love them.
Kev [comp] 

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If you're not the lead dog, your view never changes.

Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

Link to self build pictures

Link to sort of blog on facts


2007 Citroen Relay XLWB self build

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Brilliant some of thay.👍

Alan    Ford transit pvc.

Bracknell forest Berkshire. 


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Had to re read a couple. Very clever.
Katherine, James (and CO2)
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Made me smile! 🤣
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