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by Gavin Chipper
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)

The recent champion-swapping is certainly helping out Philip's quarter final prospects. Nearly half the series gone now, and just 3 people ahead of him. :) I was thinking exactly the same. I'm hoping for number 7 seed rather than 8 so he can still potentially meet Zarte in the final. Spoilerificall...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: Spoilers for Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)

I thought gunkier was a bit unlucky given some of the shit that has made it into the dictionary.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 498
Views: 53782

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why is there such a concept as "supermodel"? Of all the jobs that exist, model must be right down near the bottom of the list when it comes to the potential to be super at it. I'd be more likely to call a dustman super.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9488

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Remember surnames. I suck at names in general. Like right after someone tells me their name. It's incredibly rude and it feels like the more I make an effort the worse it is. Like my brain is saying "don't forget this persons name" but because it said that it wasn't paying attention to their name. ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I don't think it's that weird. I weigh myself quite frequently these days because I've got the London marathon coming up and I want to be 9 stone on 22nd April. I weighed myself this morning and was something like 9 stone 4 pounds (about 59 kg). I think I'll lose some of that quite easily though. I...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:22 pm
The recent champion-swapping is certainly helping out Philip's quarter final prospects. Nearly half the series gone now, and just 3 people ahead of him. :)
I was thinking exactly the same. I'm hoping for number 7 seed rather than 8 so he can still potentially meet Zarte in the final.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I take my slippers off.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00 am
I thought it was in reference to a c4c legend
Me too.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I was saying could squeeze not cold squeeze but it seems like a useful phrase and I'll take the credit for accidentally coining it. How meta would it be if it the phrase "cold squeezing" actually ended up in the dictionary as a legitimate phrase and it's origin came from a website whose object is e...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:18 am
Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:29 am
What's 1R equal to?
About 12st 12lb last time I checked.
Well if 9 stone is 0.36R then it would be 25 stone. You obviously had a big meal since you last checked.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool. Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is suppo...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

Also proves that you don't reedit to rectify human error. It also gives a lot of viewers pleasure to beat her for once. Yeah great - that's what it's all about. Which is why it's better than the French version which used a machine - beating Rachel and DC is one of the real buzzes (however infrequen...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52289

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who actually click on adverts on Google, Facebook etc. Who are these people?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

It might just be me, but there is something about Mohsin that I slightly dislike- perhaps find him a bit over-confident? Or maybe it's just me who thinks that.... Racist, that's a shame. 100% Not! I am rooting for him because this show lacks diversity imo which is a shame, and is time we had a cont...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Also, what's cold squeezing?
Presumably when you pick up your scales and squeeze them as hard as you can and see how much weight you can squeeze.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37328

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from wasters like Bieber or Swift nowadays. I've got that on cassette single (I've got all the KLF singles in the same format, in fact). Bet there's nobody else here who can say that. a) Gevin is into KLF? I wou...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I haven't been on C4C for a while. When I scrolled through this thread, I thought three things: - USB ports on the scales - "cold squeezing" is a great phrase - is that why you didn't come to Colin this year? Two points to Gevin and one to Mark. Cold squeezing was Mark James originally. By the way ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I did just have a big lunch of loads of soup and some bread, so I'll let you know what difference it makes later on when I've had a poo. If anybody else wants to update their weights after poos, that'd be cool. Also when do you weigh the least, is it first thing in the morning? I know this is suppo...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

Tom S wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:54 pm
It might just be me, but there is something about Mohsin that I slightly dislike- perhaps find him a bit over-confident? Or maybe it's just me who thinks that....
Racist, that's a shame.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

Conor wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:19 pm
I weigh 11st. Trying to get it down to 10 by COLIN.
Is that why you didn't come this year?
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:36 pm
How can a scale be multipurose, anyway? How many puroses could there possibly be?
1. Weighing things on
2. Posting pictures of
3. Cold squeezing
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4115

Re: How much do you weigh?

I genuinely don't know. Is that weird? I don't think it's that weird. I weigh myself quite frequently these days because I've got the London marathon coming up and I want to be 9 stone on 22nd April. I weighed myself this morning and was something like 9 stone 4 pounds (about 59 kg). I think I'll l...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 310
Views: 37328

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I've just been watching The Last Train from 1999 on YouTube . It's a post-apocalyptic thing. It's pretty awful really but I found it quite enjoyable, and I didn't watch all the episodes when it was first on. Speaking of last trains, I'll give you this free - it's better than anything you'll get from...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9488

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
Maybe we should have a thread where people reveal their weights. Could be interesting.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

It was interesting how Maria seemed to be struggling at the start and looked like going out, but a couple of rain delays later and she really turned it around.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9488

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
I can't blow up straight balloons, but I don't think anyone can.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 10688

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Of people who haven't been on, Rob Foster would be the obvious number one candidate, if he actually wanted to go on. But he now seems to have even disappeared from Apterous. His game archive has an unbroken run of play in consecutive months from November 2009 to December 2017, and then nothing since...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 215
Views: 28069

Re: Coincidence

By the way, here's a fun method for calculating a specific digit of pi without having to calculate all the ones before it. (So if you've ever wondered what the 81,241,873,352nd digit of pi is, you can now find out.) I still find this very odd. And it's not just the digits before but potentially man...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 3357

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

We've got this television where if you adjust the volume, you have to wait for the volume bar thing to disappear off the screen before you change the channel. That would be annoying enough but if you do attempt to change the channel, it seems to reset the timer on the volume bar so it will stay up e...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Interestingly, John had MODIST incorrectly disallowed- which meant that he should have won the game! I don't think he did, based on the OED online entry, which says it is the US equivalent of "modiste". https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/modist That's not the same as declaring a word more...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:15 pm
OUTASIGHT in R1 :D
I saw that too but assumed it wasn't in. And I thought you were probably joking until I checked just now!
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS.07
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: aptoSOS.07

Who is this spamming guy? Did you set up a c4c account just for this? I don't think I've seen you on here before.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11730

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:08 am
Stephen Hawking :(

Genuinely surprised nobody seemed to really mention him ever
Well he was in my list.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 46)
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 46)

Nice to see the Tory guy losing to LABOURS in round 5.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 1694

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 45)

(Although it's a shame Philip had to be your first challenger, I would've wished it was someone else then but nevermind...I'm sure if he can learn for you he will be in a much stronger form should he choose to reapply in the near future...) He might still make the quarter finals! But anyway, I thin...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 23578

Re: Countdowners in the news

Possibly someone with the same name, but someone called Damian Eadie gets mentioned in this BBC article.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)
Replies: 17
Views: 1451

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 44)

Another record (currently belonging to Dylan) that Zarte can equal. He currently has 271 points from numbers round. Highest ever is 311 from Dylan. If Zarte gets 4 10s tomorrow he’ll equal it. Side note - From the wiki, about Dylan: “He is also the show’s best numbers player, scoring 311 points in ...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

If I post anything while watching the game, I'm normally on my phone rather than my laptop so I don't normally put long elaborate posts. I'm also on my phone now. That's all.

But yeah, Zarte's been great, although he still might not make the 1000 points he needs to qualify for the quarter finals.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Diets
Replies: 24
Views: 1928

Re: Diets

So then, Britain needs to go on a diet . Should we have a referendum on which diet we should go on though? There's a lot of bollocks about this though. Apparently, we should have 400 calories for breakfast and 600 each for lunch and tea (dinner/supper/whatever). But seriously, fuck off. For a start ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

Good to see Rachel calling bullshit on Nick's pseudoscience at the beginning.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 121
Views: 10309

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Some interesting stuff today about Bradley Wiggins and his asthma medication. I do wonder what cheating in a sport has got to do with MPs though. Haven't they got their actual job to do? Also, if a medication for some illness does have performance-enhancing effects generally, then it should be avai...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 11730

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Trevor Bayliss. And no, this is not a wind-up.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally
Replies: 121
Views: 10309

Re: Lance Armstrong and "doping" generally

Some interesting stuff today about Bradley Wiggins and his asthma medication. I do wonder what cheating in a sport has got to do with MPs though. Haven't they got their actual job to do? Also, if a medication for some illness does have performance-enhancing effects generally, then it should be avai...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th March 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Spoilers for Monday 5th March 2018

Third numbers - 9×(10+1)×(6+1)+2=695. I expected Rachel to have that actually.

Donal is pretty good by the looks of it.
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1350

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

Anchoveta? Someone really didn’t want Zarte breaking any records... Dylan T solved just 4 conundrums from Heat 1 through to the final - he also got some toughies. All is fair. Don't think anyone was being serious, mate, dw... bastard :) Well, I do think that giving someone a harder conundrum becaus...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 317
Views: 39065

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I've now updated the PB list to include Tom Feilding. His best time of 26:16 puts him 26th, just one second ahead of Stephen Read. Also, Giles Hutchings has taken 11 seconds off his PB in getting 20:08. He goes from being one second behind Adam Gillard to being one second behind Conrad Teixeira. If ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 317
Views: 39065

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Before Co:Bris, me and Tom Feilding both took part in the Ashton Court parkrun, with Tom making his CO:parkrun debut. The results out of 427 runners: 15. Gevin Chapwell - 20:09 (66.7 points) 265. Tom Feilding - 29:43 (33.3 points) It was a very difficult course actually. Basically up a hill for the ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 3357

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

All separate taps are completely retarded. Why would I ever need hot water and cold water at the same time? But they do separate jobs. You might not use your laptop and wellington boots at the same time, but would you want to combine them? That's moronic and you know it. You can't blend your laptop...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1350

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

Awful conundrum. Not really the level for a heat game. Not a word anyone's actually heard of. Unless you're a series champion sitting in the audience. But yeah, another very good game from Zarte. And the challenger was pretty decent. Didn't look "too old" for half marathons though. Too lazy more like!
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 3357

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

All separate taps are completely retarded. Why would I ever need hot water and cold water at the same time? But they do separate jobs. You might not use your laptop and wellington boots at the same time, but would you want to combine them? But actually, I do not trust taps that mix these together u...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 3357

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

A lot of public toilets at stations have these weird turnstyles that you have to pull towards you so you can squeeze through the gap. They do also have the option of pushing them normally but you have to pay for that. First class turnstyles - whatever next? :? Really? I defer to your greater experi...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1728

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Tried to blag that numbers on the spot though, right?
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1728

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

George Pryn wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:55 pm
1000 doesn't look too unreasonable right now
Missed it by 879.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1728

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st March 2018

Excellent game all round. As others have said, Philip was very unlucky to meet Zarte. Well, Zarte was unlucky he had to face Philip as he was to face Dylan before but this time he came through. What most people don't know is that as Dylan didn't win his series, he's also been allowed back and is due...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Spoilers for Wednesday 28th February 2018

I decided to stay back after class and have a go at the second numbers:

(75×9×6+100/5)/10 = 407.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018

With all the Hansfording talk, another controversial moment seems to have slipped by unnoticed. In round 12, the challenger started his picking with "another vowel". But it was the first vowel - of that selection anyway! If you start allowing them to refer back to previous rounds, all sorts of madne...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52289

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who think the letter "x" has a "g" in it, as in "Breggsit".