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by Hannah O
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C T-shirt
Replies: 37
Views: 2567

Re: C4C T-shirt

I'd definitely say yes to either or both!
by Hannah O
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Manchester vs Leeds
Replies: 46
Views: 3062

Re: Manchester vs Leeds

I thought it looked slightly different today! Well, now that we sixth formers have a TV, the only thing we ever watch is Jeremy Kyle, so it's great that it was so close to Countdown (which I watch when I get the chance, other sixth formers be damned!)
by Hannah O
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Fri 19 June [The Final Countdown]
Replies: 85
Views: 4963

Re: Spoilers for Fri 19 June [The Final Countdown]

It was a great game! Jeff's solution was impressive, and I liked the banter about his size at the beginning. I think it's awfully convenient that I actually happened to be genuinely ill today- I didn't go to school, slept all day but still managed to get up in time for Countdown! I joked about throw...
by Hannah O
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Frustration
Replies: 157
Views: 16857

Re: Frustration

Sorry to cut in, but how does this situation work? Do you have to apologise to yourself, Kai, or does someone else act as a proxy and apologise for you? :)
by Hannah O
Fri May 22, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 73665

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

In an ideal world, I'd either have enough time or motivation to watch it on 4OD, but also there's something exciting about watching it on the TV at its scheduled time!
by Hannah O
Fri May 22, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 73665

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

I'm sure there are good reasons for taking a break (of course everyone will be tired!), but it's a shame that it takes a break at one of the only times when I can watch Countdown :( Going to school means that I can't even catch Countdown on 4+1.
by Hannah O
Tue May 19, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam season!
Replies: 33
Views: 2301

Re: Exam season!

Yes, we did watch the BBC series. It seemed very interesting, though rather disturbing. I don't want to count the amount of exams I've taken so far, it depresses me! :(
by Hannah O
Mon May 18, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam season!
Replies: 33
Views: 2301

Re: Exam season!

Jason- well, there is a giant vocab list that I've been given, and I need to learn all of it before the start of June... As for declensions, we get that, but due to patchy teaching during Year 11, we've been going through all the grammar we've ever learned since Year 7, which means reading through a...
by Hannah O
Mon May 18, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam season!
Replies: 33
Views: 2301

Re: Exam season!

I wish we sat a Crit Thinks paper in January, it'd sure help with the stress! Jack- I think when we're in Upper 6th we get to do an Extended Project, but people are complaining about deadlines in it. I might do it next year...Well, I'd better revise for AS Latin! It's in June sometime, but there's l...
by Hannah O
Mon May 18, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

Interestingly enough, the singer for Norway, Alexander Rybak, was born in Belarus. It's a nice song, but a bit melancholy in terms of the lyrics. I prefer Ukraine and Germany, especially the former, what with their "I'm your anti-crisis girl!"- I'm pretty sure that's bordering on Engrish.
by Hannah O
Mon May 18, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam season!
Replies: 33
Views: 2301

Re: Exam season!

I did AS Critical Thinking last year as an extra. It was ridculous! It's sort of common sense mixed with knowing how to argue- it was difficult and some of my friends resat it today. Jason- our exam was three hours and we had two papers- did you only do one paper? We were subjected to both of them, ...
by Hannah O
Sun May 17, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

After purchasing some songs from the iTunes store (as it wouldn't let me buy the whole album! :evil: ) and listening to them again, it's become evident how catchy they are, and I think that the visual part of Eurovision can definitely be a distraction sometimes! The only songs I didn't really like w...
by Hannah O
Sat May 16, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

I think that despite Terry Wogan being missing, Eurovision still worked- Graham Norton's comments were still amusing, but they were mostly funny as opposed to Wogan's snide. Also, he didn't say nearly as much as Terry Wogan, leaving us to listen to the songs and enjoy most of the event! While the bl...
by Hannah O
Sat May 16, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

Well, out of all the bloc voting (and it wasn't as bad as previous years), Azerbaijan's entire votes were bloc. From 1-12 points, they were all for neighbours and close counties. A lot of the songs are catchy, even if the visual element isn't that great, and some songs grow on you the more you hear ...
by Hannah O
Sat May 16, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

Norway is now the best ever. But I loved Portugal for giving 12 to Moldova. We noticed Jade get hit, but to her credit, she didn't even waver! It was exciting to see Duncan, but didn't the Cyprus woman have an English accent?
by Hannah O
Sat May 16, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

I liked Norway, but the singer reminded me of Zac Efron crossed with one of the Jonas brothers. I really liked Moldova's- it was very catchy and fast-paced! Albania was okay, but there were catchier ones. What do we think about Ronan Keating writing lyrics for Denmark? Denmark's singer was like a cl...
by Hannah O
Sat May 16, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

It has begun! Lithuania is up first, and there's a singalong option if you have the red button. It's great, but Lithuania's song is kind of ridiculous, especially in the chorus- if you love the love that you really love, then surely that love would love would love you back or something!
by Hannah O
Sat May 16, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam season!
Replies: 33
Views: 2301

Re: Exam season!

Yes, dreaded AS exams! Had Psychology yesterday, was a bit dodgy in terms of wording of questions. I had two friends who sat the paper early because it would have clashed with German, so they did Psychology in the morning, were in isolation and didn't see us again all day, and then went and did Germ...
by Hannah O
Wed May 13, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision 2009
Replies: 81
Views: 3496

Re: Eurovision 2009

Oh my goodness, I forgot how soon it was! Which is quite difficult to do when you've been in Russia for a week, driven past Olimpiskiy Stadium (the venue, which was covered all around with posters) seen various adverts and posters. I thought it was hilarious that the theme this year seems to be pret...
by Hannah O
Fri May 08, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: spoilers - friday 8th may 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: spoilers - friday 8th may 2009

The final numbers round (452) is really puzzling me- is it possible to be given a target number that is impossible to get? I tried a few computer-powered number solver things, but they all got one away...
by Hannah O
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tastes in comedy
Replies: 72
Views: 3986

Re: Tastes in comedy

Well, after watching Dave and happening to see several episodes of Mitchell and Webb, I noticed that Gyles Brandreth was the man responsible for mispronouncing "Numberwang", and as a result whenever I see him, I laugh. This made me want to vote for him, but I do admire some of the other comedians me...
by Hannah O
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: George Robertson
Replies: 102
Views: 6075

Re: George Robertson

Well, I think he looks kind of like Nicholas Hoult (is that his name?) off Skins, except his eyebrows aren't as scary. Unfortunately, I missed his game, so there's not much else I can say.
by Hannah O
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 16th
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 16th

I thought the chair looked as if it was moving- I expected the 4 large round (the last numbers round) to stump Shane as he'd consistently gone for 6 small, but I was taken aback when he solved the round spot on!
by Hannah O
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Weds 15th April 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Spoilers for Weds 15th April 2009

I got NICKEL too, can't remember which round though... I was stumped by the large targets when 6 small numbers were chosen!
by Hannah O
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series
Replies: 276
Views: 16972

Re: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series

I imagine he could tell a fair few stories, some of which could appeal to the Father Ted fan in me!
by Hannah O
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Post your MSN address here
Replies: 43
Views: 8566

Re: Post your MSN address here

I have one- mine is doomhawk[at]hotmail[dot]com - I don't know what I was thinking of when I made it!
by Hannah O
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 8th April
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 8th April

For the round with NEOSHGIRT- GORIEST as a contestant equaller?
by Hannah O
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series
Replies: 276
Views: 16972

Re: Dictionary Corner Guests for the new series

Mike Dunbar wrote:
I think I'd like to see:

Jon Richardson
Neil Hannon
James May
David O' Doherty
Is that The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon? If so, brilliant idea! I second the motion! As for the list of guests, it sounds like there are good couple of weeks for Dictionary Corner ahead.
by Hannah O
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 7th April
Replies: 31
Views: 2771

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 7th April

Reading this thread, I'm now tempted to enter- do we just email the limerick in, along with relevant address details for the teapot to be sent to, should we win?
by Hannah O
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 7th April
Replies: 31
Views: 2771

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 7th April

Well, Phil, I recall that the poetry thread contains some masterful limericks involving the names, some of which are most likely yours! I'm sure that if anyone can win it, it'd be you and your poetry!
by Hannah O
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Really
Replies: 21
Views: 1882

Re: Really

Ya rly! I don't use really more than once unless I feel it's necessary.
by Hannah O
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Classic posts
Replies: 152
Views: 18406

Re: Classic posts

Bet he wouldn't be any good at all the letters rounds anyway...
by Hannah O
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: More linguistic nonsense
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Re: More linguistic nonsense

Fascinating! I'm proud to say I'm fluent in leetspeak and I know what LARPers are. Pretty sure that 'pash' isn't a new word, I thought that it was originally Australian slang and has made its way over the sea to here.
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: More linguistic nonsense
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Re: More linguistic nonsense

I've always wondered how similar or different Ancient Greek and Modern Greek were, considering many classics teachers only seem to know Ancient Greek. As for the alphabet itself, since it was plagiarised for the Russian alphabet, it's relatively easy to have an intelligent guess as to how to read wo...
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A Question of Genius
Replies: 43
Views: 4936

Re: A Question of Genius

I caught part of it today- some of the supposedly hard questions were rather laughable. Also, is it just me, or are the categories for some questions a bit random? SLIGHT SPOILER I mean, a Level 3 question on the Garden of Eden? To be honest, I'd like the contestants to pick the more random-sounding...
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Should the DC character, Father Xmas, be dropped?
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Should the DC character, Father Xmas, be dropped?

Is this the same Father Xmas who has a mouth dirtier than the sewers of London? (No offence, London and all your inhabitants?) If so, I don't see the problem!
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: More linguistic nonsense
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Re: More linguistic nonsense

Martin: Yes, and I'm 16 for a good few months more! I started AS Levels in September- other people in my classes are gifted (they're geniuses!), so we did a lot of advanced grammar a few years early and now we just build on it. As for Russian, I'm lucky as my school offers it as a second language. T...
by Hannah O
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Bristol auditions 18th march
Replies: 37
Views: 2499

Re: Bristol auditions 18th march

No! At such short notice? What a shame! Hope they're rescheduled soon.
by Hannah O
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Carol on The Apprentice
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Carol on The Apprentice

I was impressed by Jonathan Ross' knowledge of Pokemon, though there are 493 of them, not 350. He only got up to Sapphire/Ruby!
by Hannah O
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Save Our Studios
Replies: 53
Views: 3929

Re: Save Our Studios

Done! Since the Government officially changed Countdown's slot in the schedule back to normal after it was placed at an inconvenient time (earlier), I don't think this could end up as good intentions- something may happen! With the amount of signatures now, I'd be surprised if this petition was over...
by Hannah O
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: More linguistic nonsense
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Re: More linguistic nonsense

Hm, subordinate clause...I see! As for Latin, my class has finally figured out what the subjunctive is- if we'd been taught grammar with the proper terminology (such as subjunctive, imperfect etc.) right from the start of secondary school, I'd be up to scratch by now! In Russian, our teacher told us...
by Hannah O
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Carol on The Apprentice
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Carol on The Apprentice

I saw her on TV...but only at the very end of the show. I intend to watch it today.
by Hannah O
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How to keep yourself entertained for hours
Replies: 17
Views: 2109

Re: How to keep yourself entertained for hours

Oh! I assumed he was on about the fictional representation of a woman! As for loving Charlie, I'm assuming (again!) that you mean in the way that a Countdown novice and fairweather fan looks up to an elite player who created apterous (i.e. admiring), not in any other way!
by Hannah O
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Frustrated by the programme marginalising her sexuality."
Replies: 223
Views: 15937

Re: "Frustrated by the programme marginalising her sexuality."

Thanks, Martin and Charlie- that also teaches me to look before I post! In some French sentences, phrases like "bien que" (although) use the subjunctive despite not looking like an obvious sign for it- is this because of impending doubt or uncertainty at the end of the sentence?
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite swears, abandon hope if easily offended!
Replies: 37
Views: 4240

Re: Favourite swears, abandon hope if easily offended!

Well, there's something wonderful about exclaiming "Oh, feck!" That and arse. What, they aren't swears?

Okay, I'm leaving, please don't throw sharp things at me!
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How to keep yourself entertained for hours
Replies: 17
Views: 2109

Re: How to keep yourself entertained for hours

Now I'm interested! I'm pretty sure it wasn't me (unless I was misconstrued!), so maybe I might do some checking...
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Frustrated by the programme marginalising her sexuality."
Replies: 223
Views: 15937

Re: "Frustrated by the programme marginalising her sexuality."

This all makes sense! Now that we're onto grammar, a quick question- does English still have a subjunctive? If so, how/when do you use it? In some languages it has a definite use, e.g. in French to express doubt, but is there something similar in English? Someone tried to use it in English and I bel...
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How to keep yourself entertained for hours
Replies: 17
Views: 2109

Re: How to keep yourself entertained for hours

I was so flustered when reading that I accidentally closed the tab. Lesley, I don't suppose you are referring to a Hannah who joined recently (i.e. not me)?

This whole situation is rather embarassing! :oops:


:P
But really, it did keep me entertained for a while.
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Text
Replies: 28
Views: 4564

Re: Text

Charlie: What's wrong with Latin?! And despite the irregular verbs, it makes more sense than the English language! As for the SING/SANG/SUNG thing, is it called an ablaut? I tried to start reading the dictionary a few days ago just to generally help with Countdown ( :P ) and I think I came across th...
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Obscenity democracy
Replies: 172
Views: 8353

Re: Obscenity democracy

Well, I don't tend to swear much in my everyday life, so I don't swear on t'internet. I personally have no real opinion on swearwords, apart from the general feeling that people could be slightly more careful if children are using the forum. What's with the "We should actively encourage swearing" op...
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Times Spelling Bee
Replies: 27
Views: 1403

Re: The Times Spelling Bee

Good luck! Some of the younger people in my school (I think it's year 7s) are taking part too, but I didn't know it was this big! If only competitions like these had been around in my youth...
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Leeds - The Final Countdown?
Replies: 80
Views: 7917

Re: Leeds - The Final Countdown?

I'm surprised that they would move Countdown, it being a long-running British institution! Surely Channel 4 could somehow help out? I know it's filmed by ITV, but since it's technically C4's programme, you'd think that they'd be more willing to help the staff...
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Teapots
Replies: 38
Views: 2716

Re: Teapots

Les, that's a wonderful thing to do! If my son bought me a Countdown teapot, I'd be over the moon! If I had a son. Waiting a few years, of course! But anyway, it's a really nice gesture, that was what I wanted to say :)
by Hannah O
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 2356

Re: University Challenge

Indeed! My mum was saying that to me a moment ago- Cambridge was one of the culprits, I think? Well, this just highlights the need to film it in a sensible time frame.
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Kirk Bevins is OK
Replies: 46
Views: 4653

Re: Kirk Bevins is OK

Ah, and I didn't even think of that! Nice one, Phil! :D
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Kirk Bevins is OK
Replies: 46
Views: 4653

Re: Kirk Bevins is OK

If The Ultimate is bigger than Pepsi Max, I don't want to see it! I've already had several heart attacks on that monster of a machine (i.e. Pepsi Max). Here's hoping we don't go to Blackpool ever again!
by Hannah O
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 2356

Re: University Challenge

Well, I hear that even Manchester themselves are saying that Corpus Christi should have won anyway. Although the man didn't inform the BBC he was no longer a student and he could have done so, it is silly that they spread the recording over such a long time that major events can happen (i.e. people ...
by Hannah O
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 2356

Re: University Challenge

Apparently he was responsible for starting the comeback by answering a question correctly.
by Hannah O
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 252
Views: 118437

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

Was it two halves of a joke, or two separate jokes?