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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#4261 by astoness , Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:06 pm

evening all..not stopped raining since early morning over this way...[Frowning]


 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#4262 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:36 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #18540
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"Raining cats and dogs" a well used saying, but have you any idea where it originates?

One supposed origin is that the phrase derives from mythology. Dogs and wolves were attendants to Odin, the god of storms, and sailors associated them with rain. Witches, who often took the form of their familiars - cats, are supposed to have ridden the wind. Well, some evidence would be nice. There doesn't appear to be any to support this notion


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#4263 by astoness , Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:49 pm

dont know where the saying comes from john but here is the proof...lol


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#4264 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:52 pm

It seems that there is no feasible explanation

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#4265 by Voltman , Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:22 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #18438
I'm not keen on Solihull, the whole place seems too sterile to me.


Solihull.—This very pleasant village, but a few miles distant, could boast of a Free School for its children at a very early date, for we read of the buildings being repaired in 1573. In 1882 the School was rebuilt, at a cost of about £5,700, and its endowments, some of which were given in the reign of Richard II., are yearly becoming of greater value as building progresses. The present population is nearly 6,000, the rateable value of property being £45,202, from an area of 12,000 acres. The parishes in the Union comprise Baddesley, Balsall, Barston, Bushwood, Elmdon, Knowle, Lapworth, Nuthurst, Packwood, Solihull, Tanworth, and Yardley, including an area of 46,302 acres, a population of 21,000, with a rateable value amounting to £157,000.

Taken From The Project Gutenberg EBook of Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham
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#4266 by Voltman , Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:24 pm

BBC4, right now. A program about toilets through the ages, they are currently in Birminghams Back To Backs.


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#4267 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:30 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #18546
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #18438
I'm not keen on Solihull, the whole place seems too sterile to me.


Solihull.—This very pleasant village, but a few miles distant, could boast of a Free School for its children at a very early date, for we read of the buildings being repaired in 1573. In 1882 the School was rebuilt, at a cost of about £5,700, and its endowments, some of which were given in the reign of Richard II., are yearly becoming of greater value as building progresses. The present population is nearly 6,000, the rateable value of property being £45,202, from an area of 12,000 acres. The parishes in the Union comprise Baddesley, Balsall, Barston, Bushwood, Elmdon, Knowle, Lapworth, Nuthurst, Packwood, Solihull, Tanworth, and Yardley, including an area of 46,302 acres, a population of 21,000, with a rateable value amounting to £157,000.

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many thanks for the concise rundown on Solihull. I still don't like it I find it boring.


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#4268 by Voltman , Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Never mind SB, BIrmingham appreciates your patronage.
It isn't my concise rundown and I failed credit it to the author, I'll edit it later to put that right.


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#4269 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:48 pm

Don't worry Voltmeister my knowledge of Brum is quite broad but the recent changes in town are sickening me and I hate them. We will certainly stop visiting the place so often. I am sure we won't be the only ones. Our Council is overrun with a pack of self satisfying, moronic. Backward thinking Idiots.


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#4270 by Voltman , Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:52 pm

My hero's.


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#4271 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:30 am

Morning all,
Looks to be a promising day so far, which is good,I have one of my granddaughters coming with her boyfriend to stay for a few days.
So that's me showing them around and playing mine host for a week.


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#4272 by astoness , Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:50 am

morning all...john how nice that your grandaughter is paying a visit...maybe you could also cook them up one of your surpurb meals...hope the weather is kind to them...dry start here in brum...so far...


 
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#4273 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:06 am

Morning John, Lyn and everyone.
Yes John nice for you to have some company for a while, mind you you'll have to keep some of your ladies out.


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#4274 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:16 am

SB, shush they don't know about that ha ha.


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#4275 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:18 am

Lyn, you must be joking,all they know is anything with ketchup on, they are bringing their own,I refuse to buy it.


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