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Old 25-07-2015, 01:39   #16
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re: Something about Virgins

Re the resistor colour code: the one I learned was

Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Venture Goes Wrong.

The racy one wasn't appropriate... I was only ten years old at the time!

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Old 25-07-2015, 06:22   #17
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re: Something about Virgins

True Vegans Make Dull Centerpieces; Add Wings

Sorry, that thread and this one were too close together on my screen and my mind combined them.

Obviously the right answer is True Virgins Make Dull Company; Add Whisky.

Going the other way, as stated above, Can Dead Men Vote Twice At Elections.

Don't leave off the Add Whisky and At Elections parts. Add East when correcting from Compass to True, and Add West when going the other way.

The politically correct crowd uses T V Makes Dull Children; Avoid Watching. I've also heard At Weddings instead of Add Whisky, but that doesn't seem salty enough.

For the record, I probably learned the "racy" version of the resistor codes when I was 10. There's a dirty one for the order of the four colored wires in an old telephone system, as well as one for remembering the names of the main islands at the Isles of Shoals. Not sure how far down that hole we want this thread to go...
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re: Something about Virgins

Way I learnt it was:

Timid Virgins Make Dull Company

Maybe we don't have True virgins in the UK

Slight thread drift

In Liverpool, we have this rather grand building, the Liver Building, perched upon which are two Liver birds (it's pronounced Lyver).




local legend has that whenever a virgin walks past the building, the Liver birds will flap their wings.
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Way I learnt it was:

Timid Virgins Make Dull Company

Maybe we don't have True virgins in the UK

Slight thread drift

In Liverpool, we have this rather grand building, the Liver Building, perched upon which are two Liver birds (it's pronounced Lyver).




local legend has that whenever a virgin walks past the building, the Liver birds will flap their wings.
I guess those birds don't get much exercise...
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Re: Something about Virgins

The last time they ran the Parade of Virgins in my old home town, they had to cancel it. One girl had a cold and the other didn't want to march alone...

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