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Postby AlanM » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:49 pm

Theres a clip of an interview with Lynne MacGreggor (Director: Ratcatcher) at the Glasgow Film Office where she talks about the more depraved areas of the city 8O
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Postby DickyHart » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:38 am

got this today from my mum.. 'your sister brought a bottle abcess home from spain'

'naw mum you mean absinthe'

'certainly abcess its green'

I gave up after that.
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Postby AlanM » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:16 pm

While not malaprops, I came across this poem which I quite liked

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

(Sauce unknown)
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Postby Shazbat » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:15 pm

Again not a malapropism, but it rips ma knittin' when people say:
pacific(ly) for specific(ally)
modren for modern, and
pattren for pattern. :evil:
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Postby danixta » Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:54 pm

My gran asked me if I was due to get a tax reprobate heehee.
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Postby Margaret » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:34 am

My mother asked one of my brothers if he had VD

She was trying to find out if he had a DVD player before she bought his Christmas present
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Postby Sharon » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:25 am

I always get a wee pang of protectivness when people make mistakes like these... it just totally seems to trigger some sort of latent maternal instinct in me !!! 8O
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Postby AlanM » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:20 am

My boss' son has a part in the school Activity play
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Postby nuttytigger » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:30 pm

not something i said wrong but a daft question:

will a dvd recorder be able to play copied disks :oops:
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Postby AlanM » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:36 am

nuttytigger wrote:not something i said wrong but a daft question:

will a dvd recorder be able to play copied disks :oops:


Depends on the format of disc the copy was made on, most new recorders will play both DVD+R and DVD-R (some will record to one or other or both of these formats) A select few will also be able to use DVD-RAM with timeshifting and other cool stuff but still expensive and not viewable in other hardware
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