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  1. Thread: Tom Tom

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    Well done, you spotted the deliberate mistake, go...

    Well done, you spotted the deliberate mistake, go to the top of the class.
    What do you do for relaxation, read the small print in insurance policies? Oh joy.:willy_nilly::willy_nilly:
  2. Thread: Tom Tom

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    You want me to apologise to someone who thinks...

    You want me to apologise to someone who thinks one of the worlds leading makers of a Sat Nav is a drum? Are you serious?

    Proofreaders check written text before it is printed or published....
  3. Thread: Tom Tom

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    If any publisher risks his money publishing this...

    If any publisher risks his money publishing this piece he will get it proof read before it goes to press. That’s the norm; do you really think that all authors are punctuation perfect? I really don’t...
  4. Thread: Tom Tom

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    TomTom - World's leading supplier of location and...

    TomTom - World's leading supplier of location and navigation products and services. Providing all drivers with the world's best navigation experience.

    Thanks, but I'm not going to loose any sleep...
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    Yeah, that’s the way to write a story mate. Straightforward in its delivery and it doesn't seek to impress the reader by sprinkling overlong arty phrases over the page. There’s so much advice on...
  6. Thread: Tom Tom

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    Tom Tom

    Tom Tom



    The Saab had long since left the city limits, the route navigator selected a minor road across the Kentish Downs. The one thirty morning rain had now all but stopped; he switched the...
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    I'm a bit confused as to why you posted this as...

    I'm a bit confused as to why you posted this as you don’t intend to continue with it.Pity, it could be the basis of a good plot. However I’ll give you a few remarks on the piece.

    It’s not the...
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    Yes I meant 'Dispute'. Do you know of any group...

    Yes I meant 'Dispute'. Do you know of any group of historians who can agree with each other?
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    I little story, which I'm told is true. When the...

    I little story, which I'm told is true. When the first Americans arrived in England in WW2 a North Country textile firm was given the contract to make clothing for their female service women. So...
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    The American Flag.

    ] http://dcwalkabout.com/blog/assets/tumblr_m324dbUyQr1rpxtdzo1_1280-709x1024.jpg


    George Washington’s family crest, arguable awarded to one of his ancestor’s for bravery in the battle of Crecy...
  11. Thread: King John

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    Not much except, Shaky did a hatchet job on the...

    Not much except, Shaky did a hatchet job on the guy but then Elizabeth Tudor was on the throne and it’s not wise to upset a red head.
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    Yes Braveheart, where do we start with that...

    Yes Braveheart, where do we start with that blockbuster? Simple facts like dates of birth for example. Scarcely a minute on Google will tell you that when Princess Isabella was supposedly engaged in...
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    I think if you read the whole of D.H. Lawrence,...

    I think if you read the whole of D.H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature in full, you will find that he was addressing the feelings of American white supremacy rather than describing...
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    I've always found it amusing by those who purport...

    I've always found it amusing by those who purport to know, and tell anyone who will listen, exactly what the writer’s intentions were even down to the finest details, ignoring the fact that the...
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    Oh that’s easy. Tuning the key in the front door...

    Oh that’s easy. Tuning the key in the front door and hearing ‘Daddy’s home’ screams from my three daughters. Holding one under each arm and little Sarah Louise trying to climb up my leg. Nothing...
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    Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers


    The relapsed believer
    Discovers Jesus again
    Promises unconvincing fealty
    In return for divine protection
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    The brain washed rookie
    Fortified with believable crap
  17. Thread: Wonder

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    The sky is Falling Falling Falling Colours...

    The sky is
    Falling
    Falling
    Falling
    Colours hum
    In monotones
    Only my blue eyes
    Are shining with wondrous light
    As I gaze
    At your delicate white neck
  18. Thread: Déjà vu

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    Under the Pont Royal, it reeked of piss and...

    Under the Pont Royal,
    it reeked of piss and sweat,
    and an old man played
    the saxophone blues
    on that black-and-white afternoon.

    I agree, the use of so many link words rather spoils this poem...
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    First the plot. A boy is sent down a coal mine...

    First the plot.
    A boy is sent down a coal mine alone to search for a missing miner and finds the corpse of his father. So is the plot a feasible one i.e. could it possibly happen? I think not for...
  20. Thread: Curtain up

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    Actually I wrote this before I saw the Atkinson...

    Actually I wrote this before I saw the Atkinson sketch of making cuts in Hamlet. Of course the Python bit from the parrot sketch fitted and was too good to miss. It’s hard to be original in humour,...
  21. Thread: Curtain up

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    Curtain up

    At a desk (centre right) Manny Goldstein is counting a pile of gold coins.

    Knock
    MANNY hurriedly clears the coins into a leather bag.

    Come in why don’t you"

    ENTER Stage right
    WILLIAM...
  22. All Jews as descendants of Satan? Well no,...

    All Jews as descendants of Satan?

    Well no, that’s your understanding of how the character of one tired old Jew is portrayed in the Oliver Twist and a hilarious one at that.

    Further, it was...
  23. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of evidence...

    Unfortunately, there is no shortage of evidence of Jewish blood shed over the demonic Jew stereotype that produced Fagin, either before or after Oliver Twist haracter because of his participation in...
  24. But is Fagin a dangerous character? And...

    But is Fagin a dangerous character? And unfortunately the answer is: oh yes, very much so.

    What point are you making? Literature is populated with thousands upon thousands of dangerous characters...
  25. Fagin was just one of a hundred or so of Dickens...

    Fagin was just one of a hundred or so of Dickens characters, how can anyone assume that Fagin represented his own views on Jews? Do all an author’s characters mirror the views of their creator, of...
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