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by jdaw1
22:47 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rather!
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Perfect pronunciation.

Ghandih wrote:Raaa-Therrr
Perfect pronunciation. The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.
by jdaw1
22:07 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The "Deeper Underground" Offline (28 Jan 2008)
Replies: 248
Views: 73399

Learjet Model 24

Flight 1: The Guest of Honour Adam's. Flight 2: The Taylor Fladgate Trio Croft; Fonseca; Taylor's. Flight 3: The Symington Quartet Dow's; Graham's; Warre's; Berry Bros. Flight 4: The Taylor Fladgate Other Trio Delaforce; Offley Boa Vista; Morgan Flight 5: The Other Three Avery's; Quinta do Noval; R...
by jdaw1
18:15 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rather!
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

rath-thah

AHB wrote:rath-thah
I assumed the first time was a typo. It’s pronounced rah-ther. The first syllable is definitely not “rath†.
by jdaw1
17:53 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 312523

Re: no covering up

AHB wrote:so no covering up was possible
That works. Thank you.
by jdaw1
17:43 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rather!
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Rather!

The wife I went to that which the locals call a movie theatre, to see Atonement , an excellent film based on the eponymous†  book by Ian McEwan . Very good, closely following the author’s words, and well worth seeing. The film reminded me that a particular and excellent phrase should be re-introduced...
by jdaw1
16:04 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oh how sweet it is
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

No. Or at least, not that I recall.

No. Or at least, not that I recall.
by jdaw1
15:42 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oh how sweet it is
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

What is wrong?

I’m seeing this immediately after apologising for another error. What is wrong?
by jdaw1
15:42 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The BIG Detox!!!
Replies: 126
Views: 19341

More stupidity. I am out of it this week.

More stupidity. I am out of it this week. I humbly apologise. Please swap n and x in all my above posts. I dislike the term exponentially used to mean a lot, then give an example of a polynomial. Doh!
by jdaw1
15:24 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 312523

no covering up

KillerB wrote:Damn - beat me to it
I saw it after Luc had quoted it, so there was no covering up (‟up there was no covering” would be horrible). A quick admission felt like the cheapest escape.
by jdaw1
15:22 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oh how sweet it is
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

Purple Sunshine

Conky wrote:Purple Sunshine
What a marvelous term for port. Is it new or old (the term, that is—of course purple port is new)?
by jdaw1
15:20 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The BIG Detox!!!
Replies: 126
Views: 19341

Re: exponentially

You failed to mention what happens if -1<x<1 or if x=1 or x=0 and n increases, or even e^x or e^-x The parenthetical “(as x increases)† was meant to make clear that x is increasing but n held constant. It might be that you’re pretending not to have read that, knowing that some people just won’t ar...
by jdaw1
06:29 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: First Estate?
Replies: 11
Views: 2046

My mystery ingredients in spag bol

My mystery ingredients in spag bol are:
  • English mustard;
  • a whole bottle of wine (or undrinkable port).
The mustard really adds zing; the wine really adds red.
by jdaw1
06:27 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oh how sweet it is
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

Happiness.

Happiness.
by jdaw1
06:18 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Liver awareness month
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

January, March, May, July, August, October and December.

Uncle Tom is surprising hard on January, March, May, July, August, October and December.
by jdaw1
06:14 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 312523

jdaw1’s missing apostrophe

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=8775#8775]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Normally I don’t criticise the punctuation of those whose first language isnt English.
What is wrong with me this week? Even my previous post to this thread missed an ‟n”. I think I have major 1966 deprivation. How could this be cured, I wonder?
by jdaw1
05:51 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: can a lion change its spots?
Replies: 22
Views: 3740

You guys are too much .

You guys are too much . You haven’t met most if us in the flesh. Normally I don’t criticise the punctuation of those whose first language isnt English. I’m nice like that. But the space between “much† and “.† wouldn’t happen in français, and not just because “much† isn’t a French word. Really!
by jdaw1
05:46 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The BIG Detox!!!
Replies: 126
Views: 19341

exponentially

Win My Cellar If I Die Competition: Jdaw's behind the scenes cooperation is increasing his lead exponentially Now, this isn’t going to help my chances of winning. But it really rankles. This terrible use of the word “exponentially† to mean “a lot†. Functions of the form x ^ n can increase quickly...
by jdaw1
05:41 Fri 11 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The "Deeper Underground" Offline (28 Jan 2008)
Replies: 248
Views: 73399

Splendid splash of paint on the Fonseca. Commendation!

Derek T. wrote:Image
Splendid splash of paint on the Fonseca. Commendation!
by jdaw1
16:01 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The "Deeper Underground" Offline (28 Jan 2008)
Replies: 248
Views: 73399

Derek T.’s labels

At Derek’s request, jdawiseman.com is now hosting Derek T.’s bonus labels to add to any label-free bottles . The management of jdawiseman.com is acting in the capacity of an ISP for the purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or similar or succeeding legislation, and does not endorse or co...
by jdaw1
15:42 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: can a lion change its spots?
Replies: 22
Views: 3740

Off-topic emoticon

I'm sure to regret this, but I've got one for your use, I sort of hope you dont like it, otherwise i'll get sick of seeing it... http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc37/alanconky1/sign0006.gif I don’t mind off topic — so the emoticon is far too pejorative — but think that OTs should be moved into...
by jdaw1
15:25 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: can a lion change its spots?
Replies: 22
Views: 3740

excellent moving smiley

Conky wrote:Also,

I may have found a Smiley that captures our Off-Line friendship...

Image

had me chuckling.
Even I’ll admit that this moving smiley is excellent. Won’t be so when the novelty fades, but is now.
by jdaw1
15:02 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The "Deeper Underground" Offline (28 Jan 2008)
Replies: 248
Views: 73399

Re: Here goes

Ghandih wrote:old friends
I’m only 39!
by jdaw1
04:36 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pedigree Chum has just gone Bust!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Conky will be better when he’s back on the drink.

Conky will be better when he’s back on the drink.
by jdaw1
03:42 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: can a lion change its spots?
Replies: 22
Views: 3740

I’m at ’ome.

I’m at ’ome.
by jdaw1
03:41 Thu 10 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pedigree Chum has just gone Bust!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Pedigree Chum is a brand of dog food.

Pedigree Chum is a brand of dog food.

When a company in the UK goes bust the receivers are called in.

Was it worth it?