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RickIcon...04-02-2020 @ 17:56 
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BigMacca said:
Realised or realized?


Yes. Either is correct.
FatpeteIcon...04-02-2020 @ 18:54 
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Post Edited: 05.02.2020 @ 06:46 AM by Fatpete
BigMacca said:
Realised or realized?


There is an episode of Inspector Morse called, from memory, "Ghosts in the machine" where an Eton educated Lord Something or other is murdered by being pushed from a height, and an American fakes a suicide note. Morse rumbles it by the number of "ise's" in the note. An Englishman nobleman would always use "ize". He gets Lewis to make him write a statement with lots of "ise's" in it, which only serves to strengthen the case against him.

An old dictionary told me that the opposite is correct and that an American would us "ize" and an Englishman "ise"

My most recent dictionary treats them as equals and doesn't mention British or American English. PLus Rick agrees with the dictionary.

I will trust Colin Dexter in this matter. And I will re-watch that episode first chance I get.
FatpeteIcon...04-02-2020 @ 18:59 
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A plumber came today and installed a new and rather splendid looking boiler. The old one had not broken, but the signs were there. Tomorrow that same plumber will force stuff through the radiators and cheer them up, this cheerfulness will manifest itself in extra heat I am told, but we can't turn the new boiler on until this is done as all the old sludge would head for the new boiler.
So tonight I am without heat. I have an electric shower, so hurrah for that, and for once, my considerable, three hundred bulk is working to my advantage.
RickIcon...04-02-2020 @ 23:00 
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Almost all Americans use ize. Most English (me included) usually use ise.

But Fowler's recommends ize wherever there is a choice, and doubtless Morse knew his Fowler.
FatpeteIcon...05-02-2020 @ 06:42 
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Rick said:Almost all Americans use ize. Most English (me included) usually use ise.
But Fowler's recommends ize wherever there is a choice, and doubtless Morse knew his Fowler.


I am most grateful for that post, I couldn't see the dictionary being wrong but neither could I see Morse / Dexter being wrong. Yet they were at odds. That last sentence clears the whole matter up. Thank you.
The American in the episode in question, had, if I recall correctly, been in the UK for some considerable time, which would explain his "ise"

I'm happy
FatpeteIcon...05-02-2020 @ 06:49 
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Last night I was watching TV in an unheated house with a temperature of fifteen degrees. I cannot say it was pleasant but it was nowhere near as unpleasant as I would have thought.
billynomatesIcon...05-02-2020 @ 07:48 
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I remember palindromes were discussed here relatively recently Pete. Sunday was global palindrome day- 02/02/2020, and the first one in 909 years Happy
RickIcon...05-02-2020 @ 15:26 
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billynomates said:I remember palindromes were discussed here relatively recently Pete. Sunday was global palindrome day- 02/02/2020, and the first one in 909 years Happy


Only if you’re American. For us, it was just under eight years ago.
billynomatesIcon...05-02-2020 @ 17:04 
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Rick said:
Only if you’re American. For us, it was just under eight years ago.


I dont understand. Americans use the format mm/dd/yyyy so it still works?
FatpeteIcon...05-02-2020 @ 19:30 
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Wednesday, 5th January, start 1600

Hack squats, following Rick's sensible method of calling the frame twenty kilos, so these are now total weights

40 x 5
50 x 5
60 x 5
70 x 5
80 x 5
90 x 5
100 x 5
110 x 5
120 x 5
130 x 5
140 x 5
150 x 5
160 x 5
170 x 5
180 x 5

Twenty kilos up on last week and while the hip is not one hundred percent it is a lot better than last time despite the extra weight. Home to a very warm house. I will celebrate this warmth by inviting a very attractive to pop round tomorrow and remove most if not all of her clothes, and after that, who knows what :-)
FatpeteIcon...05-02-2020 @ 19:30 
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billynomates said:I remember palindromes were discussed here relatively recently Pete. Sunday was global palindrome day- 02/02/2020, and the first one in 909 years Happy


So I believe, and being a leap year it was day 33 with 333 days left
RickIcon...05-02-2020 @ 21:34 
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billynomates said:
I dont understand. Americans use the format mm/dd/yyyy so it still works?


Yes, but 21/02/2012 was a perfectly good palindrome. Hence "eight years ago", not roughly 900.
billynomatesIcon...06-02-2020 @ 07:08 
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Rick said:
Yes, but 21/02/2012 was a perfectly good palindrome. Hence "eight years ago", not roughly 900.


Ah I see, thanks Rick. Perhaps thats why the recent one was dubbed "global palindrome day", as opposed to "European/Rest of World palindrome day" like the one that occured in 2012. I do enjoy palindromes and palindrome-related news.
FatpeteIcon...07-02-2020 @ 20:48 
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Friday 7th February, start 16:00

T bar row, tonight these are in pounds
50 x 10
50 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 10
125 x 10
125 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10
175 x 10
175 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10
The metric weights were all neatly stacked on the hack squat machine where I had left them on Wednesday, but there were four fifties and a convenient twenty five pound plate nearby so I used those.
In the main room I would never dream of leaving a bar loaded but in the machine room I will happily walk away and leave a machine loaded and think nothing of it. I am not alone in this as others do it too. The rules of gym etiquette apply to one room only.
As long as we all sing from the same sheet I don't suppose it matters a jot, I do find it a little odd though.

Sunday I will be reffing and Saturday I have nothing planned so rest will be on the cards. BT vision have the film Joker on sale so I may just purchase that as I do rather fancy it and Dr Rick rates it. If not this weekend, probably another.
RickIcon...07-02-2020 @ 21:31 
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There's not really anywhere to put the plates in the machine room, which I suspect is the main reason. I'd like us to sort that out sooner rather than later.

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