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by big mervyn
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: What annoys people????
Replies: 7186
Views: 281273

Re: What annoys people????

I did some research and it seems this dates back to c.1000ad and the Benedictine monk and scholar Ælfric of Eynsham, who used loca nu (Old English for “look now” or “behold”) around the year 1000. The colonists turned it into "Look mate". Learnings is a more recent phenomenon and may have ...
by big mervyn
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland ? in New Zealand
Replies: 42
Views: 2173

Re: Ireland ? in New Zealand

justinr73 wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:53 pm Seen Stevenson’s middle name?

Some Māori blood more or less required but merely identifying as a Māori could give you a shot.

https://www.allblacks.com/teams/maori-all-blacks/
We should have some sort of indigenous ethnic subgroup. The Gingers.
by big mervyn
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: What annoys people????
Replies: 7186
Views: 281273

Re: What annoys people????

Bobbievee wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:10 pm no greater master of the "look.........." introduction to every sentence than our own Rory B.

In fact, I think he may have started it?
BR is right. He copied it from Muller but he has to be given the dubious honour of popularising it.

We should sue for damages ... ballix too late ...
by big mervyn
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland ? in New Zealand
Replies: 42
Views: 2173

Re: Ireland ? in New Zealand

Dave wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:52 pm
big mervyn wrote:Do you actually have to be a Maori to play for the Maoris or will a couple of Ta Moko tattoos and a liking for Kia Ora suffice?
You don't have to be Irish to play for Ireland.
Yes. Maoris and hobbits are welcome. :thumleft:
by big mervyn
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Ireland ? in New Zealand
Replies: 42
Views: 2173

Re: Ireland ? in New Zealand

Do you actually have to be a Maori to play for the Maoris or will a couple of Ta Moko tattoos and a liking for Kia Ora suffice?
by big mervyn
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: What annoys people????
Replies: 7186
Views: 281273

Re: What annoys people????

The constant use of the word "learnings" in rugby interviews is irritating. The word "learning" covers both singular and plural uses. There is no need to add an "s"... It did seem to start in Ireland but has now spread like COVID. Bundee Aki is using it today.. Often c...
by big mervyn
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

A round of 24 where only 8 get eliminated always feels like a bit of a nonsense tbh
by big mervyn
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Never played Sale Sharks. I'm 99% confident we never played the original Sale club either. Cabl ... ahh bugger! Certainly not in the professional era. And almost certainly not in the amateur days either. A fixture against a North of England select used to be a fairly common event back in the day. T...
by big mervyn
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

thecrouch wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:53 pm When was the last time we played Sale?

Good to get a bit of variety.
I don't think we've played them before.

Cell Sharks is the closest >EW

Won one lost one v La Rochelle
by big mervyn
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Next season's Heineken Cup
Replies: 52
Views: 3649

Re: Next season's Heineken Cup

Coincidentally, an old mate from Uni contacted me this morning. Haven't seen him in over 20 years but he lives down the road from Sale :thumleft:
by big mervyn
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Injury Update
Replies: 7702
Views: 733794

Re: Injury Update

Going off on an international tour is not ideal after a particularly long season. They should have their feet up for a month.
by big mervyn
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Stand Up fer the Ulstermen
Topic: Absent Friends
Replies: 24
Views: 4895

Re: Absent Friends

There's a few of us here that like to footer about with stats from time to time but Cables was in a different league :salut:
by big mervyn
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Rugby on the Box
Replies: 329
Views: 51874

Re: Rugby on the Box

Go Seawolves!
by big mervyn
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Under thae counter/ Fer Sale/ Waanted
Topic: Petrol Prices 2009/2025- post updates here
Replies: 566
Views: 74421

Re: Petrol Prices 2009/2025- post updates here

solidarity wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:08 pm
HwoodMike2umate wrote: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:17 am Petrol at Tescos (K'nagoney) - 82.9


Which considering it started last year at 100.9 seems a good improvement.
But where will it all end?
HWM's prophetic question in the first post on this thread in 2009!
At the start of the big Covid lockdown in 2020 it dipped under £1.00 for a while.
by big mervyn
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Under thae counter/ Fer Sale/ Waanted
Topic: Petrol Prices 2009/2025- post updates here
Replies: 566
Views: 74421

Re: Petrol Prices 2009/2025- post updates here

solidarity wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:01 pm Any bets on when we'll reach £2.00?
I've noticed a few petrol stations not displaying prices. Is that not illegal?