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    The Real World Cup

    Yes, it's a real shame as Portugal used to be one of my default teams to support, being England's oldest ally, 600 years+ Now I would like Holland to win it, but I think it will be Argentina.
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    Frank Sidebottom

    Nah, a 'pauper's grave' (or whatever the modern phrase is) means a public grave in which some other complete stranger may be interred in the future. As opposed to a private grave which has been paid for. Which I'm sure Tony's has. If there's no headstone, it probably just means that no one's yet got around/been arsed to do something about organising one. Time it was sorted.
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    Tennis players

    HTF did this hideous expression creep into Wimbledon? One does not require a bathroom to (let's pick a random British euphemism) 'spend a penny'; merely - as our US friends might say, and no disrespect intended towards Mr Isner - a john. Could we not use a more accurate term? Your suggestions welcome.
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    Significant Others

    One sees why the term "all-day breakfast" has evolved, but "Breakfast All Day" would convey the meaning just as well. (Unless "breakfast" is read as a verb, of course.)
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    Derby Dead Pool 2010

    I see you have Egon Ronay as dying in Bray. He is reported to have died at his home, which would be Yattendon, West Berkshire (the nicer end of the county). I did consider putting him in my team as I was aware he was very frail, but I do try to avoid the 90+ candidates. Did not expect him to be a unique pick, and he wasn't. He will be missed.
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    UK General Election 2010

    No, we don't need him now we've got Boris
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    UK General Election 2010

    Which one's the space cowboy and which is the gangster of love? Oh, wait, no, that's the other brother, isn't it - Steve.
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    Significant Others

    Oh yes, that too. There's a magazine called Practical Parenting, isn't there. A vile use of language. Now on a tangent, I plead guilty to having watched "Britain's Got Talent" (no, no, don't worry, I haven't wasted much time on it. Used the catch-up and flicked through it mostly) Anyway - why is it that the contestants all only have one word in their vocabulary to describe an enjoyable experience? AMAAAZING Jeez, there's an opportunity to make themselves stand out from the crowd, if only they had the brains to do a bit of verbal preparation.
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    Significant Others

    The media habit of using someone's age as a stand-alone noun. While I feel this is acceptable when referring to racehorses or small children (eg the two-year-old), it's bloody ridiculous to read about "the 62-year-old" "the 54-year-old" and so on. The 62-year-old what? Elephant? Tortoise? Parrot?
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    Brittany Murphy

    That's what I thought. See, Vaagy, things could be worse!
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    Brittany Murphy

    Out of interest, MIB, if such a death occurred late in the year, and the autopsy verdict gave an unnatural cause but wasn't announced until January+, would the bonus be awarded retrospectively?
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    Brittany Murphy

    Never mind, Vaagy - you can afford the delay, it's not as though we're in November/December.
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    The Fourth Death Of 2010

    Billy Graham
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    The Dead Of 2010

    I always thought Lord Charles was Titch.
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    London 2012 Olympics

    Oh, not Ant and Dec again.
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    Adam Ant

    Looking well at the Malcolm McLaren funeral which sounds like a most enjoyable event. Wish I'd known about the 'moment of mayhem' - I was in either B&Q or Lidl at the time, what fun I could have had.

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