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Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005, 02:14 pm
Friday afternoons - Should they be optional?

Poll #630293 (W)Rack?

Which of the following words are correct in the sentence "XXXXXXX my brains"

Wrack
4(16.7%)
Rack
1(4.2%)
Eat
4(16.7%)
Ticky
0(0.0%)

Friday afternoons - should they be optional?

Yes
23(100.0%)


The answer to part 1 according to Random House - linky

I went to hire a suit just before lunch, ready for my fancy dress office party next week (some might say that as the dress code for those who don't want to go as a famous person is black tie, my going as "Peter Jackson going to the Oscars" is not reallly getting into the spirit of things) along with a newly joined cow-orker who is of significantly smaller stature to my svelte self. On being asked for our waist sizes he piped up with a '34 to 36 inches please', received a pair of trousers from the rack and wandered off to try them on. I quoted a much more honest 42 and was rewarded by the trouser-lord (well, suit shop guy who has sorted me out with a dinner jacket at this time for the last 5 years) having to disappear into a back room to find the tent-like items. However, the guy behind me in the queue gave me a cheery grin and congratulated me. "Well done, that's a blokes size. None of this 34-36 rubbish - what he means is that he wants to be 34 but realises he's 36." The gentlemen in question needed a 40" waist pair of trousers, so he's obviously not as manly as me, despite what my quiche eating may suggest, but he was a nice diversion while I awaited the sometimes needed grope of my inside leg that so many people who make me try on clothes seem to think I need.
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Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
rjw1

striping alone would be dangerous.

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
flick

Random House == Um, well, random.

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
non_trivial

I demand to know what the oxford style guide says!

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
non_trivial

Actually, the Graun's style guide would suggest the same as Random House... gah.

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
exedra

Oh wow! LOVING the new pic!!

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
billyabbott

Phear my festiveness!
Picture courtesy of not being arsed to do anything on a friday.

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
rjw1: come the singularity!

i demand to be uploaded now and have my brain racked at telehouse.

meh 42 thats not a man size.
you want 48
along with the 60 inch chest

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
jcaswell

Mmmmm, quiche.

Well you didn't expect anything deep and meaningful from this corner, did you? :)

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
billyabbott

I also have doughnuts.

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
jcaswell

Quiche and doughnuts. I'm hungry again now - and I've not long finished the best kebab ever. Damn you! All I have is mine pies...

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
jcaswell

That would be mince pies, obviously. I really must clean my keyboard.

Fri, Dec. 9th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Its just Fimb.. complete unable to find your email address, yet again!

Anyway.. were you, perchance, at the opening of a comic art work exhibition tonight?!

Sun, Dec. 11th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
billyabbott

The 2000AD thing? That's the only one I know of on sometime soon, but unfortunately not - I was in Dulwich preparing to cook a christmas dinner.

However, this does remind me that I need to find that 2000AD exhibition's details.

As for email addy - billy at cowfish.org.uk is me.