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I remember these, but haven't seen - or used - one for years.

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Kids today wouldn't know what they are.

 

 

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I still have and use them regularly CT. There are two flavours in my desk drawer Black and Blue, there may even be a couple of red ones somewhere in there

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I haven't used anything like that since I left school. These days I'm totally a cheap biro person - or keyboard.

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I'm  like Brew CT, I  still use inks and a fountain pen. Trouble is no bugger wants to write to me. It's  all, "I'll text ya, or I'll  email ya". The art of writing seems to be dying.

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Here are two bottles of ink from my desk drawer. I use a fountain pen for birthday and Xmas cards. Bottled ink keeps for an amazing length of time.

 

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On the subject of writing; I still use the contents of this packet occasionally. 50+yrs old and still works! 

 

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The two bottles I have, both Parkers, have not been opened for awhile, you need a grip like Garth to do it...

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Garth! Now there's a blast from the past!

 

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He's still in the Daily Mirror Compo.

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I have several fountain pens, one of them in excess of 100 years old. It still works well but doesn't take cartridges!  I use the pens for writing cards, birthdays, etc.  My hand writing is awful, so far quicker to type.

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37 minutes ago, Compo said:

Garth! Now there's a blast from the past!

 

 

I knew someone would pick that up...;)

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Caught red-handed, Brew - or at least green or sapphire handed in my case.

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On 9/26/2019 at 6:51 PM, Beekay said:

I'm  like Brew CT, I  still use inks and a fountain pen. Trouble is no bugger wants to write to me. It's  all, "I'll text ya, or I'll  email ya". The art of writing seems to be dying.

 

My handwriting has always been appalling and is now becoming painful to execute .  However, when I try to communicate my exquisite erudition and unparallelled prose via the alternate medium of the internet, I'm apt to find myself in receipt of criticism that my offerings are excessively verbose.  One simply cannot win!

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2 hours ago, Compo said:

On the subject of writing; I still use the contents of this packet occasionally. 50+yrs old and still works! 

 

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Aahh see thet stuff is Seowth Effrican..  Et says et's Blick. Aah wander if they also did et en Bluy, Grin, and Rid?  :laugh:

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DJ, you have reminded me, with the above,  about the New Zealand accent. When we were there, they were having a heatwave. We would put on the Morning Show on the telly while we got ready. The 2 hosts, a man and a woman would have a little banter. In N.Z. the letter e is pronounced i. So the woman asks the fella, 'are you going to sit on your dick this evening with a cold beyah? No, says he, I'm still working on it, it's not finished yet. We couldn't stop laughing. Next day, she asked if he got it finished? No says he, I'm still hammering nails in my dick. They were completely serious, it all sounded normal to them. 

 

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I remember going for breakfast when our ship was docked and unloading containers in Aukland, the waitress said how would you like your "iggs".

 

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3 hours ago, DJ360 said:

 

My handwriting has always been appalling and is now becoming painful to execute .  However, when I try to communicate my exquisite erudition and unparallelled prose via the alternate medium of the internet, I'm apt to find myself in receipt of criticism that my offerings are excessively verbose.  One simply cannot win!

 

Gerr aht onit, yer only sayin that 'cos it's true...  :rolleyes:

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Talking of Kiwis,  the last hospital my son was in, he had a NZ nurse. She used to say " Come along Mr Keeng it's  to get you back inta bid".

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This was a posh one....Toilet roll, not newspaper!

 

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Was this the world's worst cheese ever?

 

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1 hour ago, Compo said:

This was a posh one....Toilet roll, not newspaper!

 

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And a seat! Well out of my league.

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12 hours ago, Compo said:

Was this the world's worst cheese ever?

Definitely, only tried it once, it was disgusting and that comes from someone that loves a fine ripe Stilton

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Americans don't have a clue about cheese - like their mustard - bland and tasteless. The stuff they call Monterey Jack is possibly the worst as, in addition to the already described (non)attributes, it only keeps a few days without becoming covered in a whole fungal garden. Even the US imitations of real cheeses are rubbish. I've heard that they are manufactured to suit the 'American taste' - well, I can quite believe that.

 

The stuff called Cheez Whiz seemed to be straight out of the chemical factory - with a taste to match and a consistency and appearance resembling kaolin poultice (which is another thing you don't see anymore).

 

Regarding the other current post on this thread, not only a toilet roll and a seat but it also has a door. Real luxury there!

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