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  1. A rare sight in Telford, just taken from Mum’s kitchen window.
  2. “watching the wheels go round and round”
  3. Hope this isn't too close to the bone...
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    The crazy world of Top pop buyers

    You simply made a statement concerning the reality of things. As Diogenes said, “Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?” 😉
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    Halfpenny ID check

    that's a rum one Paddy, I agree with Martin, a contemporary forgery
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    Have NGC got this wrong?

    Looks to me like a 742 on the large flan but I don't have access to Peck at the moment. Definitely not a 734, that's dated 1713.
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    No idea. I don’t claim to an innovater in the English language, I’m no Shakespeare, but I think the question should be posed to you. Why do you believe that the word woke so succinctly sums up the essence of your definition? Please explain because I am honestly at a loss here? If, as I suspect, theres no direct correlation and we’re just looking for a word to tag on to a theme then in answer to your request, I suggest decentrithorkusmogrificarbiturb, its just as absurd as using the past tense of wake IMO.
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    Peckris’ argument does seem valid when considering that “reported” truths and facts cannot be relied upon as such these days, i.e, truths and facts. Has the reporter done sufficient research? Who did he interview, was his information derived from first hand accounts, Chinese whispers or, dare I suggest, re-interpreted for purposes of eliciting certain reactions to reinforce certain existing beliefs. Does he even care about truth and honesty? Probably not. However, to discount one source of information in favour of another believing the latter to be more trustworthy than the former when equally uncertain of the source of that information may be fallacious. As for the word woke, don’t get me started, it is the past tense of wake, nothing else. I refuse to use the word “woke” in its current context and to acknowledge it in conversation; there’re already too many sub-standard, useless, dumbed-down Americanisms in the English language as it stands, without entertaining new ones. It grieves me just to hear it used. Such language seems to be created by those who lack sufficient vocabulary to express themselves adequately in the first place and therefore resort to creating such rubbish out of ignorance. Some may argue that it is a progression and development of a language. I see it as a regression.
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    …or end up with one having to imbibe a draught of hemlock😂
  10. 😂 I'm reminded of "The master of quick wit and ready repartee" joke that did the rounds at school, memories...
  11. 😂 to read the article i am requested to pay electronically… the irony.