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Old Nov 9th 2013, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
Something neither myself or anyone I know of the native population has ever remarked on. I should restrict that to females though, men may differ.
Must be just me then....with electric toothbrushes all round and electric water picks for those with braces, finding a socket for a hairdryer or epilator can be a challenge round here. The tangle of cords and plugs on the bathroom counter annoys me no end and I'm seriously considering having more electrical outlets installed in the bathrooms. I was so happy to have a socket in the bathroom at all when we moved here, I can't believe that I'm actually complaining about having too few!
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Old Nov 9th 2013, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
Something neither myself or anyone I know of the native population has ever remarked on. I should restrict that to females though, men may differ.
I wash under the pump in the barnyard - don't most men?
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Old Nov 9th 2013, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234
I wash under the pump in the barnyard - don't most men?
Once a year, so it's not such a chore...
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Old Nov 9th 2013, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob
Once a year, so it's not such a chore...
Once a year? Bit unnecessary, isn't it? Once an ├Žon is perfectly adequate, I think.
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Old Nov 10th 2013, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234
I wash under the pump in the barnyard - don't most men?
Only if they don't have a trough.
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
Only if they don't have a trough.
We're fancy-schmancy, I use a hose.
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Old Nov 25th 2013, 5:22 am
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You know you've been in the US too long when...you can hear or see the phrase "on the job" without succumbing to a fit of giggles. Probably too many "Carry On.." films when I was growing up.
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Originally Posted by cluedweasel
. Probably too many "Carry On.." films when I was growing up.
.... you think there is such a thing as "too many Carry On .... films."
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
.... you think there is such a thing as "too many Carry On .... films."
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Matron!! The screens!!! The screens!!!!
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Old Nov 25th 2013, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter
Matron!! The screens!!! The screens!!!!
I'm afraid it was another false alarm, Mr Tidey.
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Old Nov 25th 2013, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I'm afraid it was another false alarm, Mr Tidey.
Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
.... you think there is such a thing as "too many Carry On .... films."
Shoulda stopped before making Carry On Columbus in 1992 though!

That film was painful to watch!!!
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Old Nov 25th 2013, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Guindalf
Shoulda stopped before making Carry On Columbus in 1992 though! .....
I think it was the one previous to Carry On Columbus, Carry On Emanuelle in 1978, that should not have been made, it apparently (more or less) killed the series, and was a PR disaster when it was given an AA certificate.
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This is what makes a Carry On film, to a greater or lesser degree...

Kenneth Williams
Joan Sims
Charles Hawtrey
Sid James
Kenneth Connor
Peter Butterworth
Hattie Jacques
Bernard Bresslaw
Jim Dale
Barbara Windsor
Patsy Rowlands
Jack Douglas
Terry Scott
Leslie Phillips
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