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Huhhhhh, no!

please, simple... on what side should the coffe's cup handle be on a Rn ship, and on a US Navy ship..
Left - RN
Right - USN

Gawd only knows why.

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TDW, I am not going to push this anymore...

the answer is ON THE OUTSIDE, otherwise you would get your fingers wet....

Please no offenses, ok??
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TDW, I am not going to push this anymore...

the answer is ON THE OUTSIDE, otherwise you would get your fingers wet....

Please no offenses, ok??
Damn you damn you damn you. Knew it was a bloody trick question, stupid wombat should have nutted it out. Bastardo !!

In reality having a good laugh. Well done Giulietta, well done, no offence taken at all. (sound of grinding teeth for which there is no emoticon.)

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TDW and Giulietta, Thank you, thank you, thank you. Had a great belly laugh with that exchange.

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Hehehehehehehe



G'day mate!!!

Hey TDW!!! got you there, huh??? I wonder how many I got, that will not admit to it!!! Just wondering!!!
Sometimes big things come in small packages.....
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G'day mate!!!

Hey TDW!!! got you there, huh??? I wonder how many I got, that will not admit to it!!! Just wondering!!!
Sometimes big things come in small packages.....
I suppose the only comeback from that would be....

Hoist on my own petard ??? Otherwise known as Wombat on a stick.

(off topic really, Petard is not a nautical term) but I will petarr in your general direction.

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I suppose the only comeback from that would be....

Hoist on my own petard ??? Otherwise known as Wombat on a stick.

(off topic really, Petard is not a nautical term) but I will petarr in your general direction.

TDW, the only thing I understand from your post is:

I suppose the only comeback from that would be...

Everything else.... well I read it 3 times and couldn't figure out what language you used!!!!

Can you re-write that, please???hehehehehehe
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TDW, the only thing I understand from your post is:

I suppose the only comeback from that would be...

Everything else.... well I read it 3 times and couldn't figure out what language you used!!!!

Can you re-write that, please???hehehehehehe
Not going to be easy. A petard was a hand held bomb that was attached to the gates of a castle to assist the storming of said castle. One lucky fella got to carry the thing to the gates , attach it, prime it, then run for his life before the thing exploded. Obviously this was a somewhat perilous undertaking that often resulted in the poor chap being blown to pieces by his own bomb. The expression entered the English language to mean an event that blows up in your face, i.e. backfires. The word comes from the French 'petarr' which is , shall we say, an anatomical backfire.

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TDW,

Thank you mate!!
meu prazer amigo !

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