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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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@Matthias Nov 30, 2020

Another fine entry! (as Christine might have squeaked)

We'll have to have a think about the Santa thing - you've caught me switching off the TV and going to hit the sack. But what a great list of recent stuff! There were a few there I'd forgotten about, too.


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Care for a mischievous, but nice, one? Nov 30, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:
Santa (julklapp)

I'm polite, so I'm asking first!😛


 

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Before we go on ... Dec 1, 2020

... with other topics in this OT topic, we would need permission from the starter of this thread and a resume, who so far has gathered the most points / the highest level on the T.-i.-L scale (among native speakers of English only; Mexican commas to be considered one time only). The winner would get a photo album of the complete thread as print out.

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Matthias Brombach wrote:

... with other topics in this OT topic, we would need permission from the starter of this thread and a resume, who so far has gathered the most points / the highest level on the T.-i.-L scale (among native speakers of English only; Mexican commas to be considered one time only). The winner would get a photo album of the complete thread as print out.


This thread is a load of **** but it seems to amuse some people, so please do carry on.


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Mervyn! Chris! Exy! Thomas ... Dec 1, 2020

Tom in London wrote:


This thread is a load of **** but it seems to amuse some people, so please do carry on.


... and Sadek (plus Christine): put down all your work, we can continue!

[Bearbeitet am 2020-12-01 10:28 GMT]


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I’d rather tie my Prince Albert to the door of the Queen Vic just before opening time... Dec 1, 2020

... than have to justify to you my choice of tense in English.

I get why we say Santa comes once a year, not Santa is coming once a year.

But why do we say Santa won’t be coming this year, rather than Santa won’t come this year? Isn’t that the exact opposite logic grammatically?

Anyway, with poor Santa unable to rise to the occasion this year, I’m interested (or I would be interested, but not I will be interested) to see what gifts Secret Sadek migh
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... than have to justify to you my choice of tense in English.

I get why we say Santa comes once a year, not Santa is coming once a year.

But why do we say Santa won’t be coming this year, rather than Santa won’t come this year? Isn’t that the exact opposite logic grammatically?

Anyway, with poor Santa unable to rise to the occasion this year, I’m interested (or I would be interested, but not I will be interested) to see what gifts Secret Sadek might bring...
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Prince Albert Dec 1, 2020

Another worthy and ultrafrivolous entry! Or the door of the Dog and Leek!

And the thread might be a load of ****, Tom, but it's our load of ****. And yours. More yours than ours, in fact.


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Thank you for this Christmas gift list, Matthias! Dec 1, 2020

I can take care of Alain Delon, and help you with your hyperuricemia pills.
(By the way, I hope you are doing well!)


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Erbswurst Dec 1, 2020

I might go for the pea sausage just because it's Tuesday.

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Marmite Dec 1, 2020

Who could imagine a December without Marmite? That delicious, viscous and tasty spread that can kick-start your day – or any other part of the day, for that matter. If nothing else by making some uninitiated buffoon run away screaming.

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Marmite II Dec 1, 2020

Too right, Thomas. I found myself looking for it on the supermarket shelves the other day, but no. It was one of the smaller supermarkets, though. You can get it here, if my memory serves me right. I've tried to promote it, but there's just no way.

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Ladies and gentlemen, there's something missing in that list Dec 1, 2020

We are forgetting Melville, the dog in the painting, "les croissants", the Oporto mini travel guide, and the sweet Aeros!

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Marmite III Dec 1, 2020

Thomas T. Frost wrote:

Who could imagine a December without Marmite? That delicious, viscous and tasty spread that can kick-start your day – or any other part of the day, for that matter. If nothing else by making some uninitiated buffoon run away screaming.


You either love it or hate it, but I feel a benign indifference towards it. Whatever floats your boat.


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Amazon Dec 1, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:

Too right, Thomas. I found myself looking for it on the supermarket shelves the other day, but no. It was one of the smaller supermarkets, though. You can get it here, if my memory serves me right. I've tried to promote it, but there's just no way.


The simplest option I've found is to order it from Amazon UK. It hasn't been stopped by German customs yet. It would be a 'jarring' experience if you were to run out of it.


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Dog Dec 1, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:

We are forgetting Melville, the dog in the painting, "les croissants", the Oporto mini travel guide, and the sweet Aeros!


You forgot Chris's dog's bone, Sandra.


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