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British Embassy Buenos Aires holds reception to honor five World War II veterans.

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Battle of Britain Sunday commemorates the great victory won by the Royal Air Force (RAF), which saved Britain from invasion in 1940. On Sunday 15 September came what Sir Winston Churchill called “one of the decisive battles of the war” and with it, the Luftwaffe’s greatest defeat. Read full article

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  • Marti Llazo

    “ Royal Army Ordinance Corps”

    Ummmmm.....no.

    Oct 05th, 2017 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    To honour five World War II veterans is a problem? If its because they weren’t all in RAF then thats not very charitable of you.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marti Llazo

    @TH Are you objecting to the first comment? Did you understand the substance of the first comment? Do you understand the difference between your ordinance and your ordnance?

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    Marti Llazo
    I’m sorry you’re not charitable as your evasion confirms. What is relevance of municipal bye laws or artillery?

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Marti Llazo

    @TH Do you understand what is wrong with this phrase from the original text ?

    “ ....who participated in the Royal Army Ordinance Corps ....”

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    Marti Llazo
    The only thing wrong is your sophistry in attempting to divert attention from what you originally stated.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Marti Llazo

    The only thing wrong is your misunderstanding the original identification of the problem.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    Then prove it . A lot people claim things like you and inevitably its BS as they fail to meet their burden of proof.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Marti Llazo

    Then you still don't understand the problem or the original comment on the problem. We are so very surprised.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    Marti Llazo
    So you can’t prove your claim even though the onus is your burden of proof. Well no surprise there.
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    ROFL. This must be the most pointless argument on the whole site, and there is some very stiff competition.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    That's why I engage as little as possible with Turnips...
    It could be contagious...

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Couldn't it be the other way around? Most people can learn right?

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    People can learn..., right !
    Turnips..., on the other hand................

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    ..and that from our resident dinosaur ! Just one more pointless argument amongst all those regarding sovereignty ! The Falkland Islands are and have always been British and will remain so. Nothing will change.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    Are they all dwarfs or a shit photographer? I think the latter

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @Think
    And who are you to say some people can never learn?

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    DT you are wasting your time. Think lives in a world where the British Empire still exists, we all sport briefcases bowler hats and rolled umberellas and speak like My Cholmondly Warner. He has no idea about modern Britain along with many from both South and North across the pond and those living in remote areas of the UK. He wouldnt have a clue that your generation are anxious about mistakenly buying a mushy avocado or getting through another Proseco shortage.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Lol. But TV, the problem with avocados is finding one that's actually ripe. Also you misspelled Prosecco. But you're right, my generation don't have to worry about jobs or houses or pensions or terrorism or the possibility some idiot will start a nuclear war. Aren't we lucky?

    I suppose Think is old enough to remember when the British Empire still existed, and when businessmen dressed like that, but that was never the majority of the population, was it? Who or what is My Cholmondly Warner anyway?

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Mr.DemonTree...

    ...“the problem with avocados is finding one that's actually ripe.”... you say...
    Not if you pay a bit more..., says I...
    https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/waitrose-1-perfectly-ripe-avocados/019292-9331-9332#

    By the way... If there is a Prosecco shortage in Engeland... try a Franciacorta... you won't regret... ;-)

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    My town isn't posh enough to have a Waitrose. Besides, they have them in Aldi now. ;)

    Never heard of Franciacorta, maybe I'll try it if I see a bottle, but I mostly drink cider to be honest.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    If they have them in Aldi..., were is ”the problem finding avocados that are actually ripe.”...

    Huhhhhhhhhh...?

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    I was mostly teasing The Voice, but usually I shop at one of the other supermarkets, which only sell them rock hard.

    It's a shame we can't grow more interesting fruits and vegetables in the UK really. My area has the perfect soil and climate for growing Brassicas. :/

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Possibly turnips too, judging by most of your commentary !

    DT is obviously not into the humour of Harry Enfield! Dribbling football players wearing long shorts whilst smoking pipes. All parts of the scenario of how dinosaur Think imagines England.. totally out of date. Think obviously does his shopping in Helensburgh :-)))) Aldi always has nicely ripe Avocados.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Since my carrots were an epic disaster, I've never tried growing turnips. Plus who the hell eats turnips anyway? Potatoes are okay as long as I don't put them in the ground. I take it you're not green fingered, TV?

    And yeah, I've watched Harry Enfield but it's not my favourite. Do you really believe Think is Voice and lives in Scotland? Dunno how you can think he's ignorant about the current state of the UK in that case.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...

    Sooooo..... What you are saying is that you 'ave never eating no Turnips..., 'ave never grown no Turnips..., 'ave no intention of rearing no Turnips... but get all crotchety 'cause I won't learn no Turnips...!

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    This year I have grown Rhubarb, Garlic, Shallots, three varieties of spuds, leeks, parsnips, carrots, peas, mange touts, lettuce, spring onions, chillies, cucumbers, tomatoes, french beans, beetroots, courgettes, runner beans, sweet corn, raspberries, blackberries, lots of flowers, sunflowers, cavalo nero, strawberries, swede and...turnips!
    From the dinosaurs posting times its obvious he lives here and his two alter egos do too. Probably all funded by Brook Street.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    @Think
    I have eaten turnips, I bought one to try when I realised I never had. It was a bit meh.

    “won't learn no Turnips”

    Teach and learn are different words in Spanish, aren't they? So why are you getting it wrong on purpose?

    And it's more your special theory of Turnipicity I object to. People don't just neatly divide into two groups, we're all idiots sometimes.

    @TV
    Two alter egos? Who's the other?

    Aren't you lucky. Do you have an allotment? I've tried growing most of those at different times, with varying success. Except the blackberries, which grow themselves no matter how much I cut them back. I'd like to grow parsnips but I think they'd have the same problems as carrots. And my leeks always ended up thin and wimpy, don't know why. Have you tried broccoli? Mine did really well until it was skeletonised by approx. 1000 caterpillars. :(

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    “ In standard English, using learn to mean teach is incorrect. It is, however, a feature of some non-standard dialects. The examples you give all seem to be to be using learn for comedic effect, mimicking the non-standard dialects where this sort of thing is common....”
    Etc..., etc, etc...
    https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/14778/is-learn-the-new-teach

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    You're weird. If I was going to write something in Spanish I'd be worried enough about screwing it up without making it wrong on purpose.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Not lucky, just a bit of application, extra exercise and hard work. The reward is nice fresh fruit and veg. The dinosaur is well versed in our idioms because he lives here.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I meant lucky to have the space to grow all those things at once. Have you seen the gardens new houses come with? Pocket handkerchief doesn't begin to describe it. Thankfully we're on the end of a road so we have extra space.

    Don't you have any advice for me?

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Get a trailerful of well rotted farmyard manure and spread it over the plot at least 4 inches deep. Dont dig it in. It will supress the weeds and the rain will will wash it in and the worms will carry some down. Find out what grows well and isnt attacked by pests by trial and error and concentrate on that. Our gardens are a reasonable size full of flowers and shrubs. Fruit and veg are mostly grown on an allotment with very good soil. When I finally get too old to handle it I will pass it on to someone else. Thats the beauty of allotments. The combination of greedy developers and lazy homeowners ensures modern gardens very small. Do you remember Hissing Sid, Think reminds me of him, seemingly harmless, but not...

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    How do you stop the manure kind of drowning the plants? Also don't your beds get higher and higher over time? I've been putting the used compost on mine and they are already overflowing.

    I don't even know who Hissing Sid is. But what harm can some guy posting on a website do anyway?

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Apply manure in the Autumn when the ground has been cleared. The ground will get a bit higher over time but when you remove produce and weeds with inevitable soil clinging to the roots that helps. Sounds like you havent got a big space, mine is 70 square meters.

    The dinosaur comes here to spread bile, there are a number of his other identities doing the same thing. However, they have no credibility.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Removing the weeds just transfers the overflow problem to the compost heap...

    It's a medium sized garden but has a very steep slope so there's a shortage of flat space. Also most of the 'soil' would be better used for making pots than growing things, and it's all sliding downhill. I'd like to terrace it but that doesn't seem like a job for a beginner.

    Which other posters do you believe are Think?

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I'm all ears ;-)

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Your track record indicates you are normally all horseshit !

    Compost rots down. I suggest you ask a question on Gardeners Question Time or get an allotment. My son in law has done a terrific job terracing his steeply sloping garden entirely by himself. Returning from my bike ride this morning I picked courgettes, dug some beetroot and leeks and picked a nice bunch of pom pom dahlias. There were even some late raspberries.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    He should be good for the garden then. ;)

    And the compost doesn't rot down fast enough, that's my problem. I had to resort to hiding the lawn mowings in the hedge because the compost heap was overflowing. I picked one courgette yesterday, the others were a bit small. Most of the other things are pretty much over, we're due our first frost in the middle of this month.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    DT

    Try Bower's 'Garotta'. It makes everything (except twigs) rot down very quickly.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Yes, I would like to compost him. :-) Sprinkle him liberally with Garotta and then p on him (which speeds it up even more)

    Sounds like you are a bit too impatient. Rotting down takes time - ask Think :-)))

    Anyway, I thought you were all preoccupied with the fate of bottles?

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Paddy is right...
    Nice bottle...
    ;-)
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/619ewzUqeCL._SY679_.jpg

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @The Voice
    Please keep your weird fetishes to yourself!

    Maybe I'll try this Garotta stuff and see if it helps.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You do that...
    And remember to keep your bio-oxidative decomposition pile moist...

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Sprinkle three spoonfuls after a few pints.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    The exchanges at the beginning of this thread are amusing! Terence Hill has clearly NOT seen the spelling mistake but Marti LLazo has! Royal Army ORDNANCE Corps!

    Oct 12th, 2017 - 05:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    “Many Argentines, descendants from British families living in Argentina, listed themselves as volunteers to serve and join the British forces in World War II. Many of them were assigned to the RAF and were part of the legendary No. 164 “Argentine-British” Squadron which was composed of Argentine and Polish volunteers.”
    Firmly we fly. Is not the story curious? All rights reserved for Roger Lorton.

    Oct 12th, 2017 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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