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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri May 24, 2019 2:11 pm

People who call Leonardo Da Vinci just "Leonardo" rather than "Da Vinci", when clearly this only came about because of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Tom S » Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 pm

Anyone who thinks that BoJo is a viable candidate for thw Tory election. Am not a Tory supporter, but I'd root for Rory Stewart to get the job which will not happen.

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Elliott Mellor » Sun May 26, 2019 8:20 am

Tom S wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Anyone who thinks that BoJo is a viable candidate for thw Tory election. Am not a Tory supporter, but I'd root for Rory Stewart to get the job which will not happen.
So much this. He'd be an absolute disaster.

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Tom S » Sun May 26, 2019 9:47 am

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 8:20 am
Tom S wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Anyone who thinks that BoJo is a viable candidate for thw Tory election. Am not a Tory supporter, but I'd root for Rory Stewart to get the job which will not happen.
So much this. He'd be an absolute disaster.
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Re: People you shouldn't trust

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm

People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" because I'd consciously subtract 20 minutes. My sister has her's about half an hour fast and it's always really bugged me because I fail to see any point to it - she knows it's half an hour fast so she knows that if she needs to leave at 7, it's the same as when her clock says 7:30.

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Ashton Hancock » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:55 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm
People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" because I'd consciously subtract 20 minutes. My sister has her's about half an hour fast and it's always really bugged me because I fail to see any point to it - she knows it's half an hour fast so she knows that if she needs to leave at 7, it's the same as when her clock says 7:30.
Why does she do that.
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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:22 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm
People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" because I'd consciously subtract 20 minutes. My sister has her's about half an hour fast and it's always really bugged me because I fail to see any point to it - she knows it's half an hour fast so she knows that if she needs to leave at 7, it's the same as when her clock says 7:30.
I suppose the thinking is that it makes you think it's later than it is so you get a move on and makes you early for things! But obviously, it's difficult to see someone really managing to fool themselves with such a cheap trick, and even if it works initially, they would get used to e.g. 7:00 = 6:40. However, you could have a clock that's set to randomly go to between 0 and 30 minutes fast during each night. That way you'd have to take it seriously (because it might not be fast at all), and more often than not you'd find yourself with some extra time.

Or you could just get up on time in the mornings.

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm
People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" because I'd consciously subtract 20 minutes. My sister has her's about half an hour fast and it's always really bugged me because I fail to see any point to it - she knows it's half an hour fast so she knows that if she needs to leave at 7, it's the same as when her clock says 7:30.
I would like to agree with this, but, having been consistently deceived by the wind up clock in my beaten up mark VI Escort for the better part of six years, thus proving that the concept actually works, I cannot.
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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:58 pm

People who don't even bother starting sentences with a capital letter or finishing with a full stop, or a question mark if it's a question or whatever.

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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm

People who make a post without finishing their
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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Post by Fiona T » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
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