Posts by Kingfisher 18
To all the wonderful people I've 'met' here over the last year, I'm moving on and going back to my first love, writing books. So, I just thought that I would take the time to say goodbye to you all: too many to list. So, Dick there will be no more "Playing With Words" I'm afraid. Anyone who wishes to keep in touch can do so via my writer's web site at the following URL: http://Ian-McKay.com
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These are some of the perks of reaching of being over 70 and heading towards 80!01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.02.. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. 03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.04. People call at 9 PM and ask,"did I wake you?"05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.07. Things you buy now won't wear out.08. You can eat supper at 4 PM. 09. You can live without sex but not without your gla
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People very often don't realise that what they say is not really what they want people to understand. I particularly like number seven :-) ! Did I read that sign right? Signs seen in various places :-) In an office: TOILET OUT OF ORDER....... PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS In an office:
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We've just had a general election here in the UK, and one of the "hot potatoes" that each of the parties have been swearing to protect, (because it gets them votes :-)) is the people's "Jewel in the British crown", the national health service (NHS). For part four of "Playing With Words", here are some whimsical thoughts that I've picked up, from here and there.New NHS ProposalsThe Royal College of Nursing has weighed in on Prime Minister David Cameron's health care proposals for the National He
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Why are they called APARTMENTS if they are joined together?An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can get, as the older she grows the more interested he becomes in her!A fine is a Tax for doing wrong. A Tax is a fine for doing well.If Moths are attracted to bright lights, how come they sleep during the day?I love being married! It is so great to find that special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life!Anyone who thinks he is too small to make a difference has never been to bed
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March 07, 2015
Hi everyone I apologise for my apparent' lack of activity here over the last few weeks. Two days before my 76th birthday I felt ill and was "ambulanced' into hospital. The surgeons at the hospital diagnosed a 'gangrenous appendix', and they operated, at two o'clock in the morning, and removed my necrotic appendix, during the early hours of my birthday: not a whole lot of fun, I can ssure you :-((. Anyway, I'm back home now and being looked after by my darling wife, and a nurse comes in every da
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I had lots of problems in trying to verify my web site with Google. so, I went to the oracle; Google Webmasters Tools. They give you several options, see below. Option A) Add a Meta tag to your home page, (proving that you have access to the source files). To use this option you must be able to edit the HTML code of your site's pages. Option B) Upload an HTML file, with the name you specify, to your server. To use this option you must be able to upload new files to your server. Option C) Veri
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February 05, 2015
I did promise you all that I would post part two of 'Playing with words'; so, here's a few more whimsical ramblings that you might find amusing. This will give some people food for thought :-) Part 2. 1) In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to try to make it normal again. 2) How is it one careless match can start a bush fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? 3) Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I
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February 01, 2015
Some of you may have noticed that I like playing around with words; which is probably one of the reasons I became a writer. I also like to make people laugh; so, here's a few things to amuse you all. a) I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. b) Gardening Rule: When you're weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed, and not a valuable plant, is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. c
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January 14, 2015
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, like most things in life, this prize has rules. The set of rules: 1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 3. You may only spend it. 4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another £86,400 for that day. 5. The bank c
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