A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Big D » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:15 pm

Forgotten Lore wrote:
Metalchemyst wrote:And another thing, how come fridge has a 'd' in it when refrigerator doesn't?


Because fridge is a shortened name of a fridge company (cannot remember which, unfortunately my fridge knowledge is imcomplete) rather than the word refrigerator

That would be Frigidaire.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Fjar » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:40 pm

Big D wrote:
Forgotten Lore wrote:
Metalchemyst wrote:And another thing, how come fridge has a 'd' in it when refrigerator doesn't?


Because fridge is a shortened name of a fridge company (cannot remember which, unfortunately my fridge knowledge is imcomplete) rather than the word refrigerator

That would be Frigidaire.


Actually I think it's just an alternative spelling based on the shortened word. When people talked about a refrigerator they shortened it to 'fridge' (as in 'phone' and 'TV') and spelling it 'frig' doesn't work phonetically. There is a 'dz' sound in 'refrigerator' and so the shortened word had to accommodate it, hence 'fridge'.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Applecore » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:12 pm

Come to the realisation that if I don't find a decent job in a year, I'll have to move to Australia.

I don't want to move to Australia..
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby CrappyMike » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:13 pm

why would you have to move to australia? send me instead ;)

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Applecore » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:16 pm

My rents are moving there in September.
To be honest, while I know it'd be an awesome opportunity (and it's fucking Australia), my whole life is here in England. Plus, I'm 23, I don't want to be paid hourly and living with my parents anymore, I want to get started on my own, and with them moving away it's the perfect time to do it.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Applecore » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:16 pm

The down side of course being that if anything goes horribly wrong, my parents are in Australia :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Applecore » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:26 pm

Also, because I can't think of anywhere else to post this. These are pretty awesome:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:10 am

Applecore wrote:The down side of course being that if anything goes horribly wrong, my parents are in Australia :lol:


Mate. You have a massive dilemma on your hands and it's depressing to think about. Mainly because it reminds me of when I was 11 and my dad had told my mum that he'd seen this amazing well-paid job going in New Zealand, which would of course have meant relocating, starting a new life etc. Mum got really sick thinking about it but when he came home he said he wasn't serious.

If you stick about, you gotta find people to fall back on if shit happens. Also you'll probably go aeons at a time without seeing your folks and that could include christmasses, etc. If you move with them, you'll have to make a whole bunch of new friends. Might be fairly easy if you have the "oh, you're from England, awesome" thing. It might be impetus to move to your own place there eventually.

Who knows man. Something good would come of either choice, I'm sure.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby VirginInvader » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:12 am

I was always brought up to believe it was alright over there:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:19 am

Never seen the video for that song before.

Pretty sure Manics must have brought out a DVD at some point with all their videos on. Now they've got their own vevo thing, I needn't bother!

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:17 pm

NeglectedField wrote:Never seen the video for that song before.

Pretty sure Manics must have brought out a DVD at some point with all their videos on. Now they've got their own vevo thing, I needn't bother!


I have that DVD. Most of their videos aren't that good though.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:06 pm

I know, just for nostalgia's sake and all that. It's always novel seeing the videos for songs you listened the shit out of, no matter how naff the video is.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Big D » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:18 pm

Works canteens should never attempt Chinese food. It just doesn't seem to come out right.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby AnnihiSlateR » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:41 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:32 pm

senses working oooooovertiiiime!

Actually, I hate that song.