Things you have been slow to realise

This can’t be true, he mustn’t own any

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Surely a string vest at most?

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Don’t like it at all

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Bet he’s wearing those see-through plastic trousers tho

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Minor claim to fame: he once sat on my head whilst crowd surfing wearing those trousers

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The ‘crash bang wallop what a’ phrase in Partridge is taken from a song in a musical

Kinda. I think it had its origins in the RAF during WW2 and then there was a song by Tommy Steele from Half A Sixpence

Thats the musical im talking about

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I barely did Zelda okay and that was with a finger on each of the four buttons there. I’d have been toast moving them…

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I tried the new method and didnt like it, the old one is too engrained in me

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Oh so that’s how you pronounce gnocchi. I’m embarrassed now.

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No, it’s gnot.

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I know this as a standalone.

The WW2 precedent and the Partridge link are new to me.

They drop them off the side/end of ships. It’s how they used to send telegraphs between the US and Europe from the 1850s

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I only know cos I’ve been to Falmouth, which is apparently the world’s second biggest natural harbour (after Sydney), and the cable laying ships go out from there

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The exchange rate between the dollar and the pound is often referred to as “cable” because of this.

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This stuff is mad.

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Microsoft are testing underwater data centres:

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I had the same with Tempeh recently (it’s temp-ay rather than temp-eh)