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Old 26-04-2021, 17:48   #16
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..but only if you use an actual comma and not in the way you had written it, as well you know, and yes - I'm quite aware you wrote this on purpose to get me to 'bite', and I have. I bet you reply to get the last word - and you can have it (maybe).
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Old 27-04-2021, 08:46   #17
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gone quite pail now and in a cold sweat. reminds me of english lessons at school where i just never got punctuation, spelling, what the subject of a sentence actually was or the rest of it. how i ever passed GCE english language was beyond anyone at school including me.
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Old 27-04-2021, 08:59   #18
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..but only if you use an actual comma and not in the way you had written it, as well you know, and yes - I'm quite aware you wrote this on purpose to get me to 'bite', and I have. I bet you reply to get the last word - and you can have it (maybe).
To be honest, which doesn't happen very often, I hadn't put it like that as a trap, it was because when proof reading before posting, (because there are many pedants out there), I noticed I'd missed the comma so was just emphasising how easy it is to make a mistake solely for my own benefit.
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Old 27-04-2021, 09:52   #19
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Well there you are, Less, you've explained it really well. You've also managed to have the last word as I thought you would...oops! sorry, no you haven't....

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Old 27-04-2021, 10:08   #20
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Well there you are, Less, you've explained it really well. You've also managed to have the last word as I thought you would...oops! sorry, no you haven't....
Don't be too sure about that!
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Old 27-04-2021, 12:50   #21
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Surely you didn't think a pale response would put me off - when highlighted it reads well. But a good try....
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Old 27-04-2021, 15:14   #22
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gone quite pail now and in a cold sweat. reminds me of english lessons at school where i just never got punctuation, spelling, what the subject of a sentence actually was or the rest of it. how i ever passed GCE english language was beyond anyone at school including me.

No worries MH, you've got a valid excuse being as how you come from 'Artlepool, English was never your first language!


Yeah, I know, bit rich coming from a Scouser ......
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Old 28-04-2021, 09:11   #23
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No worries MH, you've got a valid excuse being as how you come from 'Artlepool, English was never your first language!


Yeah, I know, bit rich coming from a Scouser ......
on a serious note. when i was born in 1946 there was a greater chance of both of us having foreign blood in our veins than most parts of the country. must be why i have always been on the side of the vikings and hated those bloody normans.
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:36   #24
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Letters not so much, cards at christmas have become fewer. Like Gremlin mentioned, while serving around the 80's-90's the forces had their own local papers in BAOR "Forces weekly echo" & "Sixth sense" could be found scattered around the NAAFI, TocH, YM or Barracks & rest rooms of Germany, within these pages along with, buy & sell, small adds & various other minutae of military existence could be found the "Forces pen pals" section.


These tended to be mainly, but not exquisitly full of young & not so young ladies, but also a few chaps who wanted to correspond with one of her Majes finest soldierly types. Many a young chap took up this marvellous opportunity to ensure an eventful home leave, in various towns & cities throughout the UK & not just with one writer in some cases, in fact one such young chap had a folder full of his varying amorous acquaintances (not me I hasten to add).



Indubitably the accompanying photos of these prospective "Juliets" or the odd "Romeos" in search of Mr/Mrs Right Now usually ended up pinned upon the blocks notice board alongside block rules, fire notices, stag lists, part 1's & 2's, all within their own section fondly referred to as the "wall of shame/fame".
Hi mate, do you remember the "Dear Johns" or "Blueys" we used to get from our girls friends back home when they decided they were madly in love with somebody else. Some squaddies would have a weep, some wouldn't give a toss but somehow those letters always seemed to finish up pinned on the barrack room wall.
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:29   #25
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Hi mate, do you remember the "Dear Johns" or "Blueys" we used to get

Most certainly do Gremlin, the "wall of shame" usually had one or two hung up on there usually with an accompanying & incriminating photo.


Course, it never happened to my good self.
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