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#69841 ONLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:50 AM

I did Latin, only because I seriously hated the French teacher with a passion and you had to do a language. I did Biochemistry at uni and it helped a tiny bit understanding some of the term origins but it really was a tiny bit. It also helps a tiny bit when we go to Italy as Italian has its roots in Latin. So was it a useful way to spend two hours a week for two years? Was it fuck, utter waste of time.
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#69842 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:12 AM

On the plus side, turns out I can call myself an engineer even though I sit at a desk and type into Word for much of the day. Bonus!
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

Guys that come and check new upvc windows that have been thrown in are called engineers too apparently. Confirmed, legit, when he rolled up on his steam engine... Not.


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#69844 OFFLINE   cort16

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

It’s worth learning Latin so you can do all the spells from Harry Potter . Bifidus digestivum amd so on.
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#69845 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

romanes eunt domus


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Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - nicked by Fathathestag might be up 4sayle soon

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

 


#69846 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

romanes eunt domus


"Romans? They go? The house!?"
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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

#69847 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

can anyone tell me what the latin for alter ego is please


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Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - nicked by Fathathestag might be up 4sayle soon

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Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

 


#69848 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

"Romans? They go? The house!?"

 

people called Romanes they go to the house

 

now write it out 100 times before dawn or i'll cut your balls off


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Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - nicked by Fathathestag might be up 4sayle soon

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

 


#69849 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

listen to you leathery old goats moaning about kids of today and bemoaning ther lack of latin skills!!!! SRSLY?

 

and phones :D

 

but I thought that was what this thread was for....

 

 

oh and you moaning about us moaning also fits this thread too

 

carry on


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Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - nicked by Fathathestag might be up 4sayle soon

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:36 PM

romanesi euntite domusm

 
I've got an O level in latin too.
 
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:41 PM

Ha. My new job title is engineer.

I have discovered the secret of perpetual motion.
It is Brunell turning in his grave.

I am basically doing high level admin.

There is a whole office of us and not a stove pipe hat to be seen.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

They say car buyers are timewasters, but having attempted to deal with the sellers of about five Focus STs, countless Insiginas and a couple of Pumas (not you, Moog!) I've just about given up. On one, we agreed a price (the asking one, incidentally), deposit and a day and time for someone to collect it for me, but then he refused to sell it. Why? Because he asked for a Paypal payment (agreed to that) then said he wasn't comfortable with me having his email address for that account, then bank transfer (agreed to that) then said he didn't want me having his bank details. He mentioned cash initially, but pissed about so there's no way I'm sending a driver to collect it.

Other belters have included having to ask people the same question (location, description of faults, reg. no, best time to view etc etc etc) several times before answers were forthcoming and some questions which were routinely avoided.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

Grump - car in front of me in the queue at the jet wash doesn’t even need washing

Grin - girl washing a Fiesta at the moment is a proper fitty.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:27 PM

I have poor hearing, caused by years of working in noisy garages. Does that make me an engine ear?
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:54 PM

Well I must say my original whinge about Juniors Latin project was more controversial than I first thought!

And re the phone - it's fotally tucked. Not even some downloaded software, an Apple Genius (ahem) or the guy from iSmash could get it to do anything. Farewell fair iPhone C. You made calls and sent messages whilst allowing the occasional trawl around the web.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:59 PM

They say car buyers are timewasters, but having attempted to deal with the sellers of about five Focus STs, countless Insiginas and a couple of Pumas (not you, Moog!) I've just about given up. On one, we agreed a price (the asking one, incidentally), deposit and a day and time for someone to collect it for me, but then he refused to sell it. Why? Because he asked for a Paypal payment (agreed to that) then said he wasn't comfortable with me having his email address for that account, then bank transfer (agreed to that) then said he didn't want me having his bank details. He mentioned cash initially, but pissed about so there's no way I'm sending a driver to collect it.

Other belters have included having to ask people the same question (location, description of faults, reg. no, best time to view etc etc etc) several times before answers were forthcoming and some questions which were routinely avoided.

Paying the asking price for a Ford, he probably thinks it's worth at least 200% more now.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

I have poor hearing, caused by years of working in noisy garages. Does that make me an engine ear?


Deaf-initely.
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F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

people called Romanes they go to the house

[LifeOfBrian]
 
now write it out 100 times before dawn or i'll cut your balls off

[/LifeOfBrian]



EFA

TS
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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#69859 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:26 PM

Quod erat demonstrandum
F*ck your Honda Civic, I've a horse outside,
F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
If you're lookin' for a ride, I've got a horse outside

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

I'm a plumber and have been since I left school in 1988. I have been corgi/gas safe all this time since they brought out acops (acs now) in the early 90's. where do the pompous boiler installers/service/repair guys get the right to call themselves engineers? I thought you needed a degree to be an engineer. My son is currently finishing his A levels with a view to becoming an engineer at uni. It's a small point but it winds me up when other 'plumbers' call themselves engineers.
It's not just in our trade either.

Theoretically you are only allowed to call yourself an engineer if you have completed a recognised apprenticeship in that discipline, or a degree in said discipline. The title 'Engineer' is rated a lot more on the continent, where you can be prosecuted in some countries for calling yourself an engineer if you do not have the required qualifications.

So if these guys did an apprenticeship, then they are allowed the title of 'Engineer'.

An interesting fact is that engineers are allowed to countersign passports.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

Theoretically you are only allowed to call yourself an engineer if you have completed a recognised apprenticeship in that discipline, or a degree in said discipline. The title 'Engineer' is rated a lot more on the continent, where you can be prosecuted in some countries for calling yourself an engineer if you do not have the required qualifications.

So if these guys did an apprenticeship, then they are allowed the title of 'Engineer'.

An interesting fact is that engineers are allowed to countersign passports.

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I have a degree in civil engineering, but I've never practiced it nor went the route of chartered engineer. I thought it was only those that passed the chartered exams that were 'allowed' to use the title engineer.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

As I have a c&g in carpentry AND joinery can I call myself a wood engineer ? 

 

I prefer timber technician myself.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:52 PM

As I have a c&g in carpentry AND joinery can I call myself a wood engineer ?

I prefer timber technician myself.

Exactly

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

Vickers Armstrong, Scotswood Road.....
City & Guilds 'distinction' - Jig&Tool Draughting.

FullStop :)

.... ended up fixing fucking tills ....

Without doubt, the laziest cunt I know ;)


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

Technically I was a technician doing an engineers job,so why did I end up training "engineers" straight out of uni how to do their fecking job ?

I'm not talking getting to know the kit we were working on (photo processing machines from the good old silver halide days) but simple tasks

like soldering, basic problem solving and with some of them how to work a fecking screwdriver.

 

Some of them were even happy with Astras as company cars....


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

I have a degree in civil engineering, but I've never practiced it nor went the route of chartered engineer. I thought it was only those that passed the chartered exams that were 'allowed' to use the title engineer.

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I don't think so, the degree is enough although as pointed out above there is no legislation governing use of the term as in Germany.  I have a degree in Marine Engineering and call myself an engineer even though I am not chartered and spend most of my time arguing about contracts. 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:20 PM

Not sure if I should post this here, but my aunt died rather suddenly yesterday. I'm not posting this for sympathy, but more to highlight the fact that you never know when your time will come.

 

She went into hospital on Wednesday complaining of constantly being sick, Thursday was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the lymphatic system, and died peacefully in the early hours of Friday morning. At least there was no long drawn-out suffering, and still a massive surprise at 61.

 

We've still not recycled our Christmas cards, and on looking back at the one she sent us she'd written "Best wishes for the New Year". That really brought it home how unexpected it can be, not realising that in less than a month's time she wouldn't be with us.

 

So go out and do those things you've always wanted to do, live life with as few regrets as possible! Give your loved one(s) a hug and cherish the time you have :-)


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

Sorry to hear that Mat. Take comfort in the lack of suffering, and you're right.... You never know.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:45 PM

Not sure if I should post this here, but my aunt died rather suddenly yesterday. I'm not posting this for sympathy, but more to highlight the fact that you never know when your time will come.
 
She went into hospital on Wednesday complaining of constantly being sick, Thursday was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the lymphatic system, and died peacefully in the early hours of Friday morning. At least there was no long drawn-out suffering, and still a massive surprise at 61.
 
We've still not recycled our Christmas cards, and on looking back at the one she sent us she'd written "Best wishes for the New Year". That really brought it home how unexpected it can be, not realising that in less than a month's time she wouldn't be with us.
 
So go out and do those things you've always wanted to do, live life with as few regrets as possible! Give your loved one(s) a hug and cherish the time you have :-)



That’s an awful start to the year for you and your family. The only consolation is that she went quickly.
I admit that tears did come to the eyes when reading the paper at lunchtime....

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:11 PM

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