Re: There is something they did tell us
Every nation has their euphemism .. in British English "tired and emotional" means the same.
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Even the push-bike is like this - friend of mine had a problem with his brakes and first up was advised to sell his bike as the cost of repair was uneconomic. After the local bike shop took a look it turned out they were fixable for not much more than the cost of a couple of inner tubes.
@Danny_2 oh the joys of explaining Welsh pronunciation. A common mistake is someone pronouncing the final syllable "-way" rather than "-wee". Plenty of toilet humour potential there.
On other occasions the "w" gets missed. Once thought of inviting some Indian colleagues round for a fry-up but the thought of "Breakfast at Miffany's" was too much to bear.
There is no getting away from the fact that New Shepard looks like a sex toy. Not one I'd care to insert, but very definitely dong-shaped.
SpaceX does not remind me of such a thing, although "Falcon Heavy" is now my favourite term for certain days of the month.
I don't get the comparisons between VSS Unity and a vagina. And I am something of an expert in these matters. Branson himself, on the other hand is a proper .... well I'll see you next Tuesday.
Indeed - have United really committed to buy? Or have they taken options to buy from Boom? Back when the Beatles were still together the top ten airlines had options on Concorde, by the time the Sex Pistols were in the charts they had none (Air France and BA only taking them because they were told to).
As a one-time employee of one of these behemoths I can attest to something close to Stockholm syndrome when I recall my days there. In the round, not a happy time, but so many vibrant episodes of The-Thick-Of-It style cock-up and buffoonery I'm occasionally tempted to don my rose-tinted shades and contemplate a return.
On the basis of the imperial unit the standard British handful I expect a single well chosen individual would be sufficient to support my Bosoms [proposal].
As for pencils, these days let's just say "more than one". And remember I am holding a wooden ruler, and I'm not afraid to use it.
@Pseudononymous Coward no, a true pedant would point out that although George Orwell was originally a pen name, he used the name in conversation and correspondence with later friends and colleagues.
Perhaps it would be more accurate to describe George Orwell as Eric Arthur Blair's pseudonym?
I believe it was Arthur C Clarke who remarked on the distracting effect the female form might have on our male co-workers in zero gravity.
"It was bad enough when they were motionless; but when they started to move, and sympathetic vibrations set in, it was more than any warm-blooded male should be asked to take."
But we've come along way since the space age. Or then again ...
The best way to control population is to fund education, and in particular girls education to the same level as boys. Society gets the benefit of a more educated workforce, rising living standards mean fewer infant deaths, less push to have large families. Ambition is the best contraceptive.
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