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Londondrz


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07-05-2008 07:15 PM

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FishFace Wrote:
The owner was very friendly as was the girl that served me - not to mention totally hot!!Love

sandy Wrote:
Have to say it - Found the gratuitous sexist comment irritating on the last message.

Why?

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hilltopgeneral


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07-05-2008 10:37 PM

sandy Wrote:
Have to say it - Found the gratuitous sexist comment irritating on the last message


Get over yourself

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thenutfield


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08-05-2008 12:19 AM

Come on htg, I am sure you can do better than that. If you disagree with what Sandy posted, then say why - dont just descend to insults.

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Londondrz


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08-05-2008 08:30 AM

thenutfield Wrote:
Come on htg, I am sure you can do better than that. If you disagree with what Sandy posted, then say why - dont just descend to insults.


I am sure HTG just forgot the smiley after his commentSmile

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michael


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08-05-2008 08:57 AM

I'm sorry to hear the lady had a temperature. I know a lot of people have been feeling excessively warm during the newly arrived summer weather.

Personally I find all of the messages above offensive and I am now offended by my own comment. Come on everybody, cheer up, no need for a heated debate is there?

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Londondrz


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08-05-2008 08:59 AM

michael Wrote:
I'm sorry to hear the lady had a temperature. I know a lot of people have been feeling excessively warm during the newly arrived summer weather.

Personally I find all of the messages above offensive and I am now offended by my own comment. Come on everybody, cheer up, no need for a heated debate is there?


Thank you for lightining the mood Michael, it was rather hot yesterdayCool

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brian


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08-05-2008 10:08 AM

I have not sampled the wares yet but if she was hot perhaps they need a fan !

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stevegrindlay


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08-05-2008 05:16 PM

I'm grateful to Michael for explaining that the phrase "girl...really hot" means that the young woman had a temperature, but then I was puzzled by the phrase "get over yourself".

Finally I resorted to Urban Dictionary which told me that, amongst other things, it is a phrase "little pussies use when they can't win an argument". Surely this can't be correct.


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hilltopgeneral


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08-05-2008 06:50 PM

No, that's why the always democratic Urban Dictionary has this listed as the last (therefore least favoured) meaning, whereas the first is "what is said to someone who takes themselves a bit too seriously". Not sure that quite captures it, but heh.

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stevegrindlay


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08-05-2008 10:11 PM

hilltopgeneral Wrote:
...Urban Dictionary has this listed as the last (therefore least favoured) meaning...

In the interests of accuracy, it was actually the third of five definitions.


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sandy


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08-05-2008 10:18 PM

Why did I find it irritating or why did I find it sexist?

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sandy


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08-05-2008 10:19 PM

That was meant in resposne to the first message.

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Cellar Door


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09-05-2008 09:53 AM

sandy Wrote:
Why did I find it irritating or why did I find it sexist?


I'm curious on why you found it sexist.

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sandy


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09-05-2008 01:06 PM

On reflection it's more of a sexual comment and my main irritation that it was gratuitous in a generally supportive thread about a new business in the area with people who seem to be friendly.

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hilltopgeneral


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09-05-2008 01:51 PM

sandy Wrote:
On reflection it's more of a sexual comment and my main irritation that it was gratuitous in a generally supportive thread about a new business in the area with people who seem to be friendly.


'Hot' is sexual? Hardly leering or obscene, is it? Are we all to live in some sort of asexual world where no-one has such (fairly innocuous) thoughts or - heaven forbid - shares them with others?

I don't really think it is gratuitous. It is merely one person's perception of a shop and its staff.

So - get over yourself!

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baggydave


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09-05-2008 07:48 PM

Continuing on this subject, Some Like It Hot was a very good 1959 film featuring Lemon, Curtis and Munroe (8.4 on the IMDB scale). Not sure whether this was the film where Marilyn had to cool herself under a street vent. I am talking about Marilyn Munroe, of course, not Marilyn, Boy George's friend, he of course was from Eltham. It's certainly lovely and hot this evening, as Billy Idol once noted. And when he wasn't living out in the blue Berbs I believe he once lived in Streatham. So between Eltham and Streatham one could use the South Circ which almost brings us onto SE23. Pretty amazing how a off the cuff comment takes us in a whole circle.

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seeformiles


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06-06-2008 02:20 AM

I once commented that the manager of the Horniman Cafe was/is good looking and no one said anything.
I wonder if he's still working there....

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