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MartinII
61-69, M
United Kingdom
Join Time
1st Mth of SW
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1 Yr Active
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1000 Comments
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75 Groups
I Love Good Beer
I am going to the Pig’s Ear Beer festival shortly. 😛
61-69, M
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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61-69, M
19 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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61-69, M
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.
61-69, M
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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61-69, M
7 replies
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Jul 13, 2017
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I Love Opera
O du mein holdern Abendstern - which used to be translated as O star of eve. Wonderful aria from Act 3 of Tannhauser by Wagner, in which Wolfram expresses his (unrequited) love for Elisabeth. For the last half hour I have been watching Venus, the eve...
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61-69, M
2 replies
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Jun 24, 2017
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I Got Caned At School
A question for those who got caned at school. Do you think it did you a) any good; b) any harm?
61-69, M
15 replies
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Jun 15, 2017
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I Got The Cane At School
A question for those who got the cane at school. Do you think it did you a) any good; b) any harm?
61-69, M
18 replies
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Jun 15, 2017
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I Received Corporal Punishment At School
Aged 9. Talking with three other boys while waiting for a gym class. Teacher told us to report to him when we were changed, which meant our bottoms were protected just by very flimsy cotton shorts. Rest of the class lined up to watch. I went first. ...
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61-69, M
5 replies
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May 15, 2017
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I Have a Suggestion for Similar Worlds
Making a post just now, I stumbled across two posts from a friend in the same group, of which I have been a member for ages. The posts were made during the last three days, in which period I have been online several times, but I had not been notified...
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11 replies
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May 2, 2017
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I Am Interested In Politics
The slogan of the Liberal Democratic Party in the British general election is "Open, Tolerant, United". It seems to me that it is very difficult for a party, or a country, to be all three, at least to the same extent. If a party is open and...
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8 replies
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May 2, 2017
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I Have Something to Say
Why do some people swear so much? I have just come back from a quick lunch in my local pub. While I was there two men came in and sat down at the table next to me. They were ordinary respectable blokes, in their 40s I would guess, chatting quietly a...
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11 replies
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Apr 28, 2017
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I Love Music
I am looking for a piece of music to end a funeral, to be played while the mourners leave. Something reasonably positive and uplifting. Not too jolly, obviously, but not too sombre either - the deceased was a cheerful soul. Classical or popular. I wo...
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61-69, M
2 replies
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Mar 20, 2017
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I Think The Cane Should Be Bought Back Into The School System
Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. This is from a recent biography of Clement Attlee, British Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951: "Attlee joined his fellow schoolboys in a protest against the headmaster for his failure to grant a pu...
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61-69, M
20 replies
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Feb 9, 2017
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I School Caning
Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. This is from a recent biography of Clement Attlee, British Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951: "Attlee joined his fellow schoolboys in a protest against the headmaster for his failure to grant a pu...
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61-69, M
5 replies
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Feb 9, 2017
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I Remember Life Before the Internet
Do you believe that the internet has, on balance, been a good thing or a bad thing? Please give reasons. Thank you.
61-69, M
4 replies
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Feb 9, 2017
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Why be secretive?
Why, I wonder, do many members keep their friends and their replies private?
61-69, M
16 replies
14 views
Jan 21, 2017
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I Love Chatting Online
A good SW friend of mine, with whom I have chatted every few days for the last six months, has just closed her account - and without saying goodbye. Sad. I do hope nothing bad has happened to her.😥
61-69, M
4 replies
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Jan 20, 2017
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I Believe In Corporal Punishment
A report in today's papers says that three boys from the same school in northern England have committed suicide in the last year, apparently as a result of bullying. In my day, if a boy was found bullying at school he was caned. There wasn...
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10 replies
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Jan 17, 2017
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I Witnessed Corporal Punishment At School
Or in this case, the immediate aftermath. In my third year at secondary school I had a small part in the school play, which that year was "The Scottish Play". Rehearsals took place after school, and one afternoon the rest of us were kept w...
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61-69, M
8 replies
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Jan 16, 2017
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