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Pub quiz question
at 18:18 4 Oct 2017

Was eavesdropping on a pub quiz last night and one question has been annoying me:

"What is a cheque stub called?"

I've been searching for the answeer today but only seem to come across 'cheque stub', which is what I'd call it too.

Anyone know?

Most boring thread of the day award already won.
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Advice needed: any landlords/legal bods about?
at 18:08 25 Sep 2017

Just been served notice of possession on our flat with two months' notice. But what's weird is that we're also in the process of signing a new contract with the landlord who recently approved another year's extension.

So, our new housemate is now going through the referencing process (paying £250 for the pleasure) and expected to be put on the new tenancy. The old tenancy became void three days ago, but the notice states that it's 'in line with our current tenancy agreement'.

Because no new contract has been signed, we have waited a couple of days to pay rent as we don't really want to hand over money without a contract in place. Got the money to pay now and asked the company to provide me with their bank details to make the payment (as I'm now lead tenant on the new contract). They didn't respond to two requests for this info.

So, can anyone tell me what the hell is going on? Is it because we're a couple of days late with rent, owing to the contract not being signed, or does he just want his flat back? And if so, why agree to an extension just last month?

Bit of an odd one, I know, but TWTD's full of intelligent cookies. Any advice really appreciated and I promise pints in return!

Cheers

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Strangest thing(s) you've seen in a pub
at 22:10 5 Sep 2017

Glass eyes, attentive barmaids - sure there are a few stories out there.

Mine wasn't that weird but sticks in the memory, most Suffolk thing I've maybe ever seen. Pub in Lowestoft, bouncer so old he couldn't catch a cold, turn around and see some bloke budge straight past him and clock someone with a shovel. Walks out. Nothing doing.

Bit grim but my grandad's is up there. They'd all been drinking round the villages back in Mayo, Ireland. His mate ended up hanging himself in one of the pub's stalls. Grandad found him. Then the guy's mum tried to sue the pub. Her reasoning was: 'It was on your premises and he'd been to many other pubs that night.'
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Replacing a dimmer switch
at 14:27 24 Aug 2017

This is probably the most boring thread today but want some advice from the handier TWTD bods.

I am probably the clumsiest, most useless person when it comes to this sort of thing but have been told even I can replace a dimmer switch. Have seen a few videos and looks pretty straightforward. That said, I don't really want to be dicking about with electricity.

Is it really as simple as it looks or should I get someone in to do it instead? Don't really want to part with the cash but equally don't want to die.

Any pointers greatly appreciated!
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Harry Bunn
at 14:59 3 Aug 2017

Doesn't have an E in his name.
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Suffolk/EA words and phrases
at 13:42 21 Jul 2017

Saw another poster comment on the phrase 'jar off' recently and had a similar experience a few days ago when I described something as 'rum' to a foreign colleague. She couldn't understand I wasn't referring to a drink!

Got me thinking about words and phrases from our region. Anyone have any? Especially now since the yootman seem insistent on speaking like they're from South London... in Lowestoft.
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Air Ambulances
at 19:18 25 Jun 2017

Bit of a nothing thread really as I'm sure everyone knows what an amazing job these guys do. But just sat out here on my tiny balcony watching the air ambulance at the Royal Free coming and going almost constantly.

These guys and girls are an inspiration. To think it could be me in there, you, someone's brother, sister, mother- anyone! That dedication to everyone is incredible.

Cheers to them!
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Bad Book Reviews
at 10:16 19 Apr 2017

Slow day at work yesterday so decided to re-read the hilarious reviews of Steve Bruce's books (think I first heard about them on here?). Then came across a couple of other gems about Richard Littlejohn and Kay Burley's pulp fiction.

Thought I'd just post the links here if anyone else is having a slow day and fancies a laugh. Anyone got any more to add?

Steve Bruce Trilogy
‘Sweeper!’ - http://thesetpieces.com/features/sweeper-steve-bruce-review/
‘Striker!’ - http://shocko.info/words/2015/7/16/striker-by-steve-bruce-the-full-review
‘Defender!’ - http://thesetpieces.com/features/defender-steve-bruce-review/

‘To Hell in a Handcart’ – Richard Littlejohn
Part I - http://www.fivechinesecrackers.com/2010/07/to-hell-in-handcart-part-i.html
Part II - http://www.fivechinesecrackers.com/2010/07/to-hell-in-handcart-part-2-littlejohn
Part III - http://www.fivechinesecrackers.com/2010/07/to-hell-in-handcart-part-3-doesnt-eve

‘First Ladies’ – Kay Burley
https://atomicspin.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/first-ladies-by-kay-burley/

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TWTD History Buffs
at 14:45 29 Mar 2017

Any book recommendations on British involvement in India? Not an area I have much knowledge of but seems fascinating. Anything really from the East India Company to life under the Raj. Would be especially interested in personal accounts from the time.

Cheers!
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Cardiff
at 21:16 14 Mar 2017

Who's going Saturday?

I'm there coincidentally for a mate's all-weekender birthday thing but wouldn't mind sodding them all off for a couple of hours on my jack jones. Could persuade some on the quality football on offer maybe...
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FAO Callis
at 23:48 1 Sep 2014

I hope you appreciate my intimate 'like' and comment on FB. Don't usually put it out there for just any old person, but you're a luverly guy
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Parr and Stewart
at 14:40 27 Aug 2014

Sorry if this has been done a million times by now, but could people give me their thoughts about these two? What we can expect when they start?

Is Stewart too lightweight to handle a full 90 when he's up and running?
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McCarthy on Cheese
at 19:33 26 Aug 2014

There's little room in Mick McCarthy's fridge for cheeses which don't quite cut the mustard. "I've got it down to this vegetable drawer now, and that's the way I want to keep it. Believe it or not but this fridge used to be filled with every type of cheese you could imagine. When I was at Molineux, TC had to go out and buy a separate fridge just for milk- silly, really, thinking back."

So, what’s the boss’ current favourite? “I’d have to say cheddar; it’s a good cheese is that. You can have it in a sarnie, melted on toast, put it on a burger for all I care! It does a good job no matter where you put it, so I’m delighted to have it in the fridge.”

“I’ve got a good selection of hard and soft cheeses at the moment, and I’m not looking to add too much. If one or two of them start to give out a pong between now and January, that’ll do me. The last thing I want is a Roquefort in there, ruining all the other cheeses’ development. If we have to do with Red Leicester and a couple of Babybels, then so be it.”

The Blues boss clearly has strong memories of cheese, dating back to his childhood. "Back then, we'd make our own! It was a bit messy at first, but after a good solid week of churning you'd have the nucleus of a really good cheese."

Asked about adding to his current selection of cheeses, the boss said, "We'll have to wait and see. If Pellegrini's got a bit of pecorino left over, I'd take his arm off! I know Pardew's got a lot of French stuff knocking about too, so maybe there’s a deal to be done.”
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Promotion Ideas
at 19:53 19 Dec 2013

Hello TWTDers,

Haven't posted for a while but I've been thinking and, yes, it did hurt.

Having signed Ebanks-Blake we're looking a much more challenging prospect for other clubs, especially when and if when he's fit and ready coming into the end of the season. I've read on here that many are enthusiastic about our current league position and our potential to push for a play-off place- so I got to thinking about us being promoted.

I don't think we're anywhere near ready to be promoted- at least another season with some clever acquisitions thrown in would make us contenders imo. But, as this is football, stranger things have happened.

So, what would happen if we won promotion this season? Thinking about the current squad, I'm not sure too many would be PL worthy either yet or at all. Who would you keep and who would you let go? How much would Marcus grab back, how much would we have to spend, and could we survive on such limited money?

As I said, I doubt it very much and tbh want the club to grow at an 'organic rate' over the next season or so to strengthen properly. Still, a penny for your thoughts! (Penny not redeemable)
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