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There was some Israeli author on BOOKtalk a few months ago who had an interesting book out, but I can't remember exactly what it was about, it might have been about our tendency to form into groups with like minded outlooks, like religions, but maybe it wasn't, anyway, could someone go into Waterstones and ask what it was called, as there isn't a branch near me and I want to order it on Amazon. Thanks. It was sort of medium sized. I did google.

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Medium-sized you say.

Hum. Was it green by any chance?

I remember somebody in "Porridge" read a green book.

I think we will have to make Mr Tulip our chief librarian.

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I remember somebody in "Porridge" read a green book.

I think we will have to make Mr Tulip our chief librarian.

I'm delighted that you got the reference Mr Pin.

It was Brian Glover.

"I read a book once. Green it were."

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I'm delighted that you got the reference Mr Pin.

It was Brian Glover.

"I read a book once. Green it were."

It always nice when somebody understands the reference. I feel some of mine fall on stony ground, and some other people's, I have to go to the library (or internet), before I have a clue what they are talking about. The joy of HPC OT. :blink:;)

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Weren't they crap. I was slow to start reading, and I was stuck with those for years.

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If you want I can go and buy a medium sized book about any one of the following: tanks, planes, cars, trucks, quarry vehicles, tractors, planes, ships, traction engines, submarines, locomotives and you can borrow it when I've finished looking at the pictures.

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I have a very unusual book you can have. The spine is on the right hand side, and the writing is upside-down. I can't read it.

This is surprisingly common and symptomatic IMHO of a wider malaise within the British printing industry. Every few weeks I find myself throwing away the local paper because the idiots at the printers have printed it upside down.

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It always nice when somebody understands the reference. I feel some of mine fall on stony ground, and some other people's, I have to go to the library (or internet), before I have a clue what they are talking about. The joy of HPC OT. :blink:;)

Yes, of course, Stanley. I'd expect you to get all the references, quite assiduously.

I have a very unusual book you can have. The spine is on the right hand side, and the writing is upside-down. I can't read it.

You need to call the Helpdesk.

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Never buy someone a book. They may already have one.

Not always true. I remember being invited back for a bit of a drink, with some friends to a house in Manchester once. It looked like a Barret show home. Nothing personal in it at all. No books, no stuff lying around, no magazines, no soul. I wonder if they were spies or undercover police? :unsure:

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Not always true. I remember being invited back for a bit of a drink, with some friends to a house in Manchester once. It looked like a Barret show home. Nothing personal in it at all. No books, no stuff lying around, no magazines, no soul. I wonder if they were spies or undercover police? :unsure:

Garden variety perverts probably

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Not always true. I remember being invited back for a bit of a drink, with some friends to a house in Manchester once. It looked like a Barret show home. Nothing personal in it at all. No books, no stuff lying around, no magazines, no soul. I wonder if they were spies or undercover police? :unsure:

It wasn't a Barrett show home Open Evening by any chance was it?

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Not always true. I remember being invited back for a bit of a drink, with some friends to a house in Manchester once. It looked like a Barret show home. Nothing personal in it at all. No books, no stuff lying around, no magazines, no soul. I wonder if they were spies or undercover police? :unsure:

Was that not an old definition of a chav: if your TV was bigger than your bookcase?

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Was that not an old definition of a chav: if your TV was bigger than your bookcase?

What is the definition of a "chav"? Not sure when I first heard the word. A rather condescending word, I think. Where did it come from?

And here's Wiki...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav

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What is the definition of a "chav"? Not sure when I first heard the word. A rather condescending word, I think. Where did it come from?

And here's Wiki...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav

I think every area has it's own name for yobs..

I think the Scots call them Neds, in the East midlands I seem to remember it was "Scrotes".. then I think I first came across "Chav" in Manchester.

In Mexico they call them Cholos.

Personally I like Riff-Raff.

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