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61-69, M
United Kingdom
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About Me
Join Time
1st Mth of SW
Days Active
2 Yrs Active
Comments
2500 Comments
Groups
100 Groups
I Have a Suggestion for Similar Worlds
A thought about blocking. Why, when X blocks Y, does it automatically follow not only that Y is invisible to X, but also that X is invisible to Y (ie, in effect, Y has blocked X, through no choice of his own)? X achieves his (or her) objective in bl...
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30 replies
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Sep 30, 2019
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I Have Something to Say
What is going on? SW has always made it difficult to find out what friends have said in reply to posts. Now it seems to have become impossible. Why? Why weren’t we consulted? Why weren’t we told in advance. Why does SW have such contempt for its memb...
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9 replies
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Aug 4, 2019
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I Love Classical Music
I am in Italy at the moment, and have been listening from time to time to RAI’s classical music radio channel. It is wonderfully old-fashioned! Nothing but classical music - complete works, not excerpts - with at the beginning and end an announcer, s...
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Jun 11, 2019
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Is Tony Blair a traitor?
I read just now that Tony Blair had been advising President Macron on how best to prevent the UK from leaving the EU. I don’t know the details, but if this is true, should Blair not be charged with treason?
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31 replies
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Mar 16, 2019
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Politics
I Have a Question
Is it possible to find a list of people one has blocked, and to unblock them if you change your mind?
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9 replies
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Feb 24, 2019
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I Love Football
France v Australia Interested to know what others thought about the VAR penalty. For me it left a slightly bad taste in the mouth - not because it was wrong, exactly, but because it was marginal. In my opinion, impossible to say categorically that ...
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3 replies
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Jun 16, 2018
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I Love Football
What a terrific start to the World Cup!
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0 replies
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Jun 15, 2018
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I Love Horses
I hope any horse lovers on SW will join me in shedding a tear for the great Denman, whose death aged 18 was announced today. Denman won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, two Hennessy Gold Cups, and was second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup less than a year after ...
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3 replies
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Jun 6, 2018
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I Love Cricket
What a ludicrous shot to lose a Test match with. I would have done better than Anderson. 😡😡
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2 replies
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Mar 26, 2018
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I Got A Detention
When I was about 10 I was caught during the lunch break in a part of the school playing field that was strictly out of bounds. The lady teacher who caught me sent me to stand in the corridor outside the headmaster's study. I was afraid that she ...
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13 replies
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Mar 19, 2018
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I Have a Suggestion for Similar Worlds
I have just seen the admin announcement about the new system. A pity it’s not written in English, but there we are. Please can someone explain if it is now possible to do what I have repeatedly asked for - to see all posts and comments from ones fri...
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8 replies
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Mar 18, 2018
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I Have a Suggestion for Similar Worlds
Please could someone explain how the new system works. At the moment you seem to be treating your customers with contempt.
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5 replies
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Mar 18, 2018
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I Witnessed Corporal Punishment At School
One Monday morning at my junior school a boy in my class was sent out of choir practice for some kind of misbehaviour. As the boy walked out of the hall the teacher, who had just been appointed acting headmaster, said to the rest of the school "...
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Feb 4, 2018
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I Think The Cane Should Be Bought Back Into The School System
Bizarre story in The Times this morning about the headmaster of a school in Wales who says he will expel any pupil he finds having a “relationship”. It would be much easier if he could just cane them all! 🤔
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8 replies
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Jan 24, 2018
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I Have Something to Say
I HATE WATERCRESS! I had an excellent lunch today at the restaurant in the National Portrait Gallery in London. But the main course was covered in (unadvertised) watercress. I have noticed this in other restaurants. What is the point, even if you li...
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Jan 17, 2018
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I Love Good Beer
I am going to the Pig’s Ear Beer festival shortly. 😛
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3 replies
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Dec 7, 2017
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I Witnessed Corporal Punishment At School
Back in the late 1960s I taught for a term at a boys' prep school before going up to university. One morning, the matron came into the staff room and announced "P****** was caned last night". What I remember particularly was the slight...
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34 replies
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Sep 12, 2017
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I Received Corporal Punishment At School
At English schools in the 1950 and 60s, the standard punishment for serious or repeated offences was the cane. At my school canings were always given in private, so none of us knew exactly how many strokes other boys got, but we always assumed it was...
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13 replies
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Aug 16, 2017
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I Have a Suggestion for Similar Worlds
When one member blocks another, that person should be told. It can be puzzling and distressing to discover some time later that someone has blocked you.
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20 replies
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Jul 16, 2017
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I Have a Suggestion for Similar Worlds
A question really. Whenever I reply to someone's comment, the person's name appears in square brackets, which I have to delete before sending. This started a couple of weeks ago. Can the authorities explain please. Have I done something wro...
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7 replies
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Jul 13, 2017
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