Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by RB1992, Aug 2, 2016.
You've lost me there m8!
Can you explain please?
They aren't drainage actually, telecoms covers apparently.
Some are in 2's and some in 3's. If you step on the 3 covers, it's bad luck apparently.
especially if they only have 2 covers on at the time
I’ve had four flats in the last 18 months. I think two were down to the builders at work not cleaning up the car park, but even so that’s more than I’ve had in the 20 years of driving previously.
That's bosses for you.
Good to hear you’re back at work Marty. Just tell them you had the shits!
Just say “woman’s problems” that always shuts people up. If they say you aren’t a woman, scream “transphobe” and call the Guardian.
It's almost 100% certain they already know why you were off and are just digging for more gossip to spread amongst their fellow office goblins.
Do we need to discuss the political history of the Union Flag?
(And, for that matter, how certain music gets to be consumed in certain ways. Now that I *can* do!)
Sam Smith changes pronouns to they/them
This sort of thing, I haven't got an issue with someone being gay, trans or whatever.
But it's the obsession with pronouns that I think is getting out of hand...
people that say 'football fans are fickle'
you start supporting a team as a kid - and watch them for 50+ years. During that time they are mainly shit. Crap owners come and go, to be replaced by more crap owners. Each year you get your hopes up, only for the team to fail yet again. At the end of 50 years you've spent the majority of your free time watching/thinking/talking about your team, and have spent literally tens of thousands of pounds on tickets/travel/kit/programmes/videos and novelty mugs. Your team has won fuck all, all of your 'non-football' friends and family have taken the piss out of you, and you've wasted just about every weekend repeatedly watching this shit-show. And at the end of 50 years?...you still support them.
and that's being fickle?
Have seen Arsenal Fans TV? That's fickle.
What you have described isn't a fickle fan.
I've got no problem with it. If a noun wants to turn professional then good luck to them, I say
I suspect this is my generation's racism, as it were.
I genuinely don't understand it. I'd call myself more liberal than... many around here but this I don't understand.
In 30 years, that'll undoubtedly make me bigoted old granddad in the corner!
I think the "they" is non-binary. So basically one day Sam Smith may feel like a female, then the next day a male, then the next neutral.
I am sure I am probably wrong though and I have offended everyone!
I’ve added my pronouns to my Twitter bio in solidarity with other narcissists | Spectator USA
It's that you identify as neither 100% male, nor 100% femalke, and it's gender rather than sex.
It was slightly amusing to see James Martin go on a twitter rant against PC'ness however, and inadvertantly identify himself as a member of a gay subculture. That'll learn him.
That's brilliant that article
"Very much like being vegan, being non-binary appears to require the person in question to inform anyone within earshot of their chosen pronouns and lecture them in great detail on the emotional turmoil they once endured when some bigoted guy at the McDonald’s Drive-thru window refused to address them as ‘Zir/Zem’, so they demanded to speak to their superior and eventually, after making a song and dance on social media, got him fired. It must be exhausting. Imagine having to sustain that level of self-absorption for any length of time."
What happens if they commit a crime and get sent to prison, would it be a male or female prison?
These are the subtleties that I don't quite understand!
There is a poster on here that will be able to say, so I apologise in advance if I get this wrong but I believe the prison would be decided on their sex, not their gender.
if it meant that James Martin would be imprisoned then I would allow him to take his pick.
There have been cases where people (and i use the term advisedly) have been sent to a prison that is appropriate to their gender, not to their sex, and things have gone wrong. In one instance, there was a geezer who said that he "identified as female", so they sent him to a women's prison where he proceeded to rape a number of the other inmates. Grade A c**t! They seem to have learnt their lesson now, and put them in a sex-appropriate prison, no matter what they claim to be. There is one bloke who identifies as female in HMP Long Lartin (max security) near my home, and is kept in isolation so s/he doesn't get beaten up at every opportunity. Mind you, there are about 200 of the worst sex offenders in there!
Cheers dude, It's nice to get back into a bit of a routine again. Work continue to be good with me and have got me back on reduced hours for the time being. The department I work is having a bit of a rough time of it at the mo, as off 2 weeks ago, 4 out of 6 of us were on long term sick. Probably the worst thing is, is that my uniform isn't even close to fitting now, put on 10 kgs in the 7 months I was off.
Should not have nicked Eastwoods tatty van then !
The stone roses splitting up again and westlife announcing a tour on the same day
Laura fuckin Kuenssberg AGAIN stupid tart wants sacking aaaargh if I were Boris I would just refuse to talk to her - as for the Luxembourg chap - rant on - country the size of Kent with no importance. They can fick off as well ! And that Jo Swinsen - it’s no good I have to turn the telly off - looking forward to tomorrow’s match - no tv
But...it’s their flag still. Should the Scots be pissed people are waving the Union Flag?
A yearly reminder that I'm getting old.
I thought that would be an ideal wankfest for a professional !
When they switched to the proms in the park in Scotland and Wales, check the flags they were waving. The proms is a very British thing, each Country giving their own sea shanty's etc. It is not a European thing.
Then you see people singing Rule Britannia at the top of their voices, whilst waving a European flag....
You want to wave your European flag? go to Eurovision
It’s really not. It’s just the new Goth or Emo. They’ll all look back terribly embarrassed when they’re chartered accountants.
Honest question: do you not think someone can see being European as part of their British identity?
I’m extremely proud that my nation was until recently a massive player in the worlds largest trading block and wielded foreign power well beyond its stature because of it. I see the EU as an extension of us like I see the UK as an extension of England and England as an extension of Coventry.
Would you tell off someone waving an England flag at a City game?
It’s make less sense at a Eurovision where countries are competing, but at an event about British pride, why the hell not?
The EU is not 'Europe'. The EU flag does not represent Europe, it represents the EU.
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