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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    Congratulations!

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    Thanks @CoolHandBond and @Number24. That's much appreciated. 🙂

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff

    Congratulations on your 21st anniversary @Silhouette Man, my how the times flies 😳🤣

    YNWA 97
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    Thank you, @Sir Miles. Time really does fly in when you're having fun. While I wasn't there for some of the 21 years I have been around for most of it. 🙂

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,331MI6 Agent

    Congratulations @Silhouette Man 🍸️

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent
    edited January 23

    A video from a nearby town showing a snow plough loosing its grip on a slippery road and almost running over a woman:


  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    It turns out the road in the video goes past the house of my sister's in-laws.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    It's always scary when vehicles slide down a road like that out of control. It reminds me of what one of my old co-workers (whose full-time job was in the council) said about gritting the roads. He said no gritter is out in front of him when he's driving the gritter and the same applies to snow ploughs!

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent
    edited January 27

    Is there anyone here? I mean both the thread and the forum. I'm aware BB and Wilson are enjoying a long holiday, but that's no reason for us to let our guard down.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,584Chief of Staff

    😱 How quickly I'm forgotten.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    And you are ......? 😁

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,584Chief of Staff

    🙄 I am... posting frequently.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    You must be imagining those conversations.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,584Chief of Staff

    Often! 😁

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    I'm still here, like a bad penny.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    Glad to hear it.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 6,385MI6 Agent

    I am Spartacus!

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    No, I'm Spartacus!

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    I don't want there to be a sparring match. 😉

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,584Chief of Staff

    I can't be the only one who has found this.

    Sometimes you come across a word being spoken that you have previously only seen written down. You've read it, perhaps many times, and have subconsciously created your own pronunciation of it, then one day you hear it being spoken aloud and realize that for a long time your pronunciation of it was wrong.

    Surely others have found this, and is there a name for it?

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    Yes, that has happened to me many times. It also often happens with surnames and particularly foreign names and words that have entered into the English language. It may have a name but I'd probably pronounce that wrong too! 😀

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff

    I think it’s called Calliope Syndrome…it’s happened several times for me…like SM says above, it tends to be words from foreign languages…although Southwark in London was one for me…

    YNWA 97
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,584Chief of Staff

    I see, thanks! Although I now have to admit that I don't know how to pronounce "Southwark" either!

    The word which started this chain of thought was "molybdenum", hardly an everyday word, which I'd always assumed had an "ee" sound for the "den" part but was wrong.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    For years I said "Sean" wrong. And "awe" too.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    At least you have an excuse as you're Norwegian. 😀

    There's no shock in "awe". 😉

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent
    edited February 16

    I also heard the story about a student who chose not to attend lectures and studied hard on her own instead. When she had her oral exam she was asked to talk about an education theorists named Dewey. She told the professor she couldn't say anything about Dewey because she had never heard of him. On the verge of tears she headed for the door. Just as she was about to close the door she turned around and asked: " Could you be thinking of Devvi (heavy Norwegian accent)?". They were and the student knew lots about "Devvi" and got a good grade.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    That's the same Dewey who has the "Dewey Decimal Classification" library classification system named after him in the UK and other universities worldwide. A look at his Wikipedia page reveals the following interesting piece of information:

    As a young adult, he advocated spelling reform; he changed his name from the usual "Melville" to "Melvil", without redundant letters, and for a time changed his surname to "Dui."

    Source: Melvil Dewey - Wikipedia

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    edited February 3

    I’m sure this has been posted somewhere…but tonight I’m watching a 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man TV-movie, called ‘The Solid Gold Kidnapping’…and this lady shows up in a casino, angling in on our bionic hero, Steve Austin:

    Still looking just fine 🍸

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,584Chief of Staff

    That she does ❤️

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