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by Fiona T
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Right wing press
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: The Right wing press

Ian Volante wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:09 pm
... and tends to reduce discussion to the level of the playground.
Are you new to the internet? :lol:
by Fiona T
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Liv - 21 September 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 11235

Re: Co:Liv - 21 September 2019

We don't have Gavin to sort us out with a parkrun, but I'm intending to do:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/birkenhead/

if anyone wants to join me.

Looks like an easy train from Moorfields - and my hotel is close to the station/venue if anyone needs to use my shower afterwards.
by Fiona T
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Left Wing Press
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: The Left Wing Press

Amusing acrostic (top and bottom) in yesterday's crossword solution if you haven't seen it :)

https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27924
by Fiona T
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 108228

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Phil H wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am
Would Mr Eadie be willing to reveal what proportion of Countdown applicants fail the audition?

And how come the postal address is still in Leeds?
<waves>

I failed my first audition. It's not uncommon. They give you another go a few days/weeks later.
by Fiona T
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 452
Views: 24522

Re: Religion

This is one of the things that I have always struggled to understand. There are a multiplicity of different religions that and although there is overlap amongst some of them, by and large they are different. Consider these statements: I am 5'5. I am 5'6. I am 5'7. They are all possible answers to h...
by Fiona T
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 234
Views: 71937

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

As pointed out by many in aptochat

Jonathan Wynn and his slightly older doppelganger, S81 contestant Liam Bastick

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by Fiona T
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 174735

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Wow
Jason does sarcasm! Excellent :lol: :D
by Fiona T
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 174735

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Not strictly a dream, but I semi-wake up, and in my hypnagogic state think I'm trying to solve a numbers game from the alarm clock. It's a 4L and the digits are the target. The first two digits are the smalls.
by Fiona T
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 452
Views: 24522

Re: Religion

On this then, presumably you personally take a more "modern" view on things like gay sex even if your sect doesn't? A lot of people would say that religion is fine as long it doesn't cause you to interfere with other people's rights. And so presumably if you ever had a son, you wouldn't inflict the...
by Fiona T
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

James Robinson wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 am
thread title - Series 81, shirley?
Oops, I was so sure it said 81, but thanks, Fiona.😄😎👍
Prelim 2 needs fixing too :)
by Fiona T
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

thread title - Series 81, shirley?
by Fiona T
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Thread Of Random (for Marc)
Replies: 158
Views: 16354

Re: Thread Of Random (for Marc)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:15 pm

I mean if it was so cut and dried how come America can justify its exclusion from all the measures that the G7 or whoever put forward
I'm not sure their illustrious leader is best known for his knowledge of science. (Or geography. Or history. Or politics...)
by Fiona T
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 452
Views: 24522

Re: Religion

Just to be clear. I was not being hostile. I just don't think I could honestly find talking about religion in anyway a good thing outside of this thread. I.e in real life. I am sure you are a lovely person. (if Gev says so , it must be true ) but this religious nonesense has no place in the modern ...
by Fiona T
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 452
Views: 24522

Re: Religion

Sorry if you think me out of order. But anyone who says they have met god personally really isn't someone I want to be associated with. Call me picky It's a thread about religion. Several people, mostly agnostic/atheist, have shared their views. Dan shared his experience,and offered - only if you w...
by Fiona T
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 452
Views: 24522

Re: Religion

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:00 pm
No offence dude ,if I see you at a Co event, I will avoid you like the plague
Wow, that's uncalled for.

In this conversation, Dan isn't the person I'd be avoiding.
by Fiona T
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

That was for 2 nights. Wouldn't let me use my £5 off voucher with it though! :D
by Fiona T
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 452
Views: 24522

Re: Religion

I was brought up religious, and did the church wedding and getting kids christened thing, although with little real conviction - it was more tradition and expectation. It's taken me a very long time to realise and be happy to say that I really don't believe any of it - easier now my mother's gone as...
by Fiona T
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 249
Views: 86471

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

:) I've often wondered about the spoilage words and whether people do that. But I think the game is to get your declaration typed in before the time runs out, even if you've declared the same pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism four times already!
by Fiona T
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 249
Views: 86471

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Strikes me that an easyish way to make cheating more difficult might be to prevent copy from the letters, and paste in to the answer box. I can't think of a single instance where you'd legitimately need to do this.
by Fiona T
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 355
Views: 97941

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

This year I've generally been giving the points as integers, but keeping the decimal places "in the background", but I've added the first decimal place above just so it's easier to keep track of for the next event. But I think for next year, I'm going to do away with decimals altogether. Instead of...
by Fiona T
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Code of Conduct
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: FOCAL Code of Conduct

If you're implying it's unnecessary, I suspect that more harassment goes on at and around events than you or I are aware of. I think having a tickbox code of conduct is a good idea - mainly to protect the organisers. However "around" events is a tricky one. The organisers organise the event (and po...
by Fiona T
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Streaming Movies

You want to watch out for those yellow teeth though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whitening-FAMI ... B07M6R5BXP

(4th image down - causes of yellow teeth!)
by Fiona T
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

Corrina should rightly be proud of her achievement and very well done to her.

You can only play the opponents you're given, and she was better than them :)
by Fiona T
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Streaming Movies

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:24 am
I am curious if most people do it but wouldn't admit to it a bit like masturbation
I've never met anyone who doesn't admit to masturbation.
Is it a question you ask all your friends? :lol:
by Fiona T
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 31st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 31st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 22)

More removing of real words by ODO, GOUTIER used to be in: https://web.archive.org/web/20160607041848/https://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/gout You think? I don't think anyone has used "goutier" in a non-contrived sentence ever. I was relieved Corrina got the conundrum - would have hat...
by Fiona T
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 114458

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The point is that it is fundamentally wrong to amputate part of someone else's body for your own reasons when they are not old enough to make the decision for themselves. This I think, most of us who are not persuaded by religious arguments, would agree on. I suppose the question for debate is whet...
by Fiona T
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 114458

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The fundamental difference between FGM and MGM is that circumcision is a medical procedure that can be performed if it alleviates a medical condition. FGM is just barbaric. That only applies in the cases where there is a medical condition, which doesn't apply to the cases that I (and others) am (ar...
by Fiona T
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 443
Views: 114458

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

JimBentley wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:50 pm
= The two things are pretty much analogous.
They're really not. I agree with you that male circumcision is unnecessary and can cause problems and I would happily see it banned, but the terrible lifelong and frequently life threatening complications caused by FGM are in a different league.
by Fiona T
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 199
Views: 62228

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:53 pm
This just gets better.
We can only hope so.
by Fiona T
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 490
Views: 85163

Re: Politics in General

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/bigot bigot (noun) A person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions. Irony alert... Yeah, well at some point you kind of realise that being all nicey-nicey to unreasonable people gets you nowhere and they sure aren't going to be all nicey-nice...
by Fiona T
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 10)
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Spoilers for Monday 15th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 10)

Very well played Tom - we have our first octochamp of the series!
by Fiona T
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 98
Views: 9676

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

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by Fiona T
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 490
Views: 85163

Re: Politics in General

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/bigot
bigot (noun)

A person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions.
Irony alert...
by Fiona T
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 167
Views: 33774

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Not counting countries where I never got beyond the airport...

UK
Iceland
France
Spain
Italy
Germany
Croatia (or Yugoslavia as it was when I went)
Czech Republic
Hungary
Switzerland
Netherlands
Belgium
Denmark
Malta
Egypt
South Africa
Peru
Cuba
Australia
India
by Fiona T
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3722

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Thanks for all the kind messages all. It was never going to be an easy task playing someone with the capability of Dinos, that's one thing. He really brought out his A game and on the day handled the pressure better - deserved winner of that game. I was indeed the favourite for this game, and it wa...
by Fiona T
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3722

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

A real nailbiter game with two exceptional players! Huge congratulations to Dinos who played a blinder and held his nerve under what must have been incredible pressure. And commiserations to Elliott - a fantastic player, and one whose achievements will be on the record books for a very long time! Lo...
by Fiona T
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 3835

Re: Tory Leadership

I was pleasantly surprised by this in my twitter feed https://twitter.com/MichaelCraig96/status/1142696751465455616 I wouldn't expect a career politician to say anything else to be honest. Well it's rather different language to that which has been used by his rival. However, that Hunt seems like th...
by Fiona T
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2189

Re: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

Incredible as ever Elliott and commisserations Maggie! Vwd both on the R3 solve and RAINBOWS in R4. I missed both of these. Annoying, I saw CAJEPUT after the time as Elliott said 7 and he would have just beaten me to POLITBURO. Just one beater with ACAUSE in R8. A few 7s in R13, but I like AMIRITE....
by Fiona T
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 2189

Re: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

A few 7s in R13, but I like AMIRITE.
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3689

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520? I've seen him get stats wrong but that is a big time mistake. I thought Fiona would say something. At the time I wasn't 100% sure it was wrong - just an "I thought I'd got more than ...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3689

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520?
Aye, I did have a wtf moment, but at that point in time I had no clue what my total actually was!
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3689

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Btw, extremely unlucky on the conundrum Fiona. Honestly, it's a completely new word on me! Ah, Maggie and I are of an age where we remember https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Chaparral :) There was a conversation afterwards about what a chaparral was, and the conclusion was that we had no idea,...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 3835

Re: Tory Leadership

I was pleasantly surprised by this in my twitter feed

https://twitter.com/MichaelCraig96/stat ... 1465455616
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: Kryptonite

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:22 pm
One would presume, from the vaguely odd ramblings above, that the trophy for this series of Countdown is a lump of green stuff?
Said Kryptonite

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by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: Kryptonite

Damned heavy though - don't think it's perspex. Suspect some sort of resin. It has got a vaguely greenish tinge to it.

Would be a handy weapon to brain an intruder with!
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3689

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Very enjoyable game- best of the prelims- a well-matched contest. Hard luck Fiona, you had a great run, but congratulations to Maggie who has a rather unenviable prospect tomorrow! Cheers Tom. I sent off my Countdown application for a bit of fun, and failed my first audition, just scraping through ...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: Kryptonite

Superman isn't real.
by Fiona T
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 355
Views: 97941

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:21 pm
I've finally got round to doing this. On 8th June before CO:Cam, me and Fiona Titcombe did the Coldham's Common parkrun (nearer to Cambridge than the Cambridge one).
And what a beautiful morning for a run it was.

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by Fiona T
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Good luck to all the finalists! Haven't watched an episode all series but will be tuning in. Good luck especially to the lady from Blackwater - just up the road from me :)
Thank you! :)
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 10858

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:58 pm
MAKE ME DADDY HANCOCK
This is why punctuation is good sometimes.
The thread that keeps on giving. :lol:
by Fiona T
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 566
Views: 105473

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm
People who make a post without finishing their
Those automated calls from BT that tell you they're about to cut off your intern
by Fiona T
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 3835

Re: Tory Leadership

It's all a tad depressing.

I've gone for Stewart.

I don't think Labour are in a good place for a GE. They need to get their leadership sorted.
by Fiona T
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 77860

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

[quote="Fiona T" post_id=182604 time=1560542210 user_id=91185 Ashton Hancock is an idiot Thanks Fiona thanks a lot [/quote] For the avoidance of doubt, Ashton's quote is entirely fictitious. However, the sentiment appears to be sound. And yet another thread is sidetracked to ensure Ashton is the ce...
by Fiona T
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 77860

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Countdown question on today's Fifteen to One.

"In 2014, which former co-host of the quiz show Countdown became the first woman to win 'Rear of the Year' award for a second time?"
by Fiona T
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 102)

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 pm
HAUNCHES for alt 8 in R10
nope, seeing imaginary letters :)