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  3. According to Cabin Pressure's Wikipedia page: So ... not s problem!
  4. IF different from the alphabetical listing, does anyone have a list of the episodes in their original air date order? I'd much rather listen to them in this order vs. alphabetical, if there's a difference. (I think I read somewhere that the orig air date was not alpha) Thanks in advance...
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  6. Star Trek (all series) X-files Bones Fringe The Twilight zone (the original series) Midsummer murders Hercule Poirot Murdoch mysteries Law and order SVU Etc.
  7. Hello, I've thus far watched the first season and about half of the second. SPOILER ALERT! Considering, as of the second season boimler is on the ship captained by William Riker, it's probably the universe next generation is a part of.
  8. You mean they're basically unrelated animals that just happen to look similar? I'm pretty sure they're closely related, but let's find out. OK, I've had a look around, and this (from the Encyclopaedia Britannica site) is pretty typical: So basically, a tortoise is a type of turtle, meaning that "turtle" is the generic term, and can therefore be used for any such creature. Unless, of course, there's a wise guy around.
  9. Typical from a duck! Maybe I will ask Chris Packham or Richard Dawkins, but I think you are wrong. Turtles and tortoises are distinct animals.
  10. I'm not denying that there's a difference. But a swallow gets around by flying (and a bit of walking), while a penguin gets around by swimming (and a bit of walking) -- yet we call both of them birds. Language is based on tradition, and unless you're a specialist, terminology is rarely precise.
  11. I can accept the latter. A tortoise has feet with claws and is largely land based. A turtle has flippers and is largely aquatic. Biological facts!
  12. I wouldn't call either of those wrong -- simply that the same word in some dialects may cover more territory (or less) than in others. (Besides, it's not a swede, it's a rutabaga!!!)
  13. Except when you get things wrong! Like not knowing the difference between a tortoise and a turtle. Then again, Scots don't know the difference between a swede and a turnip!
  14. I just reread a couple of pages in Nimoy's book I Am Spock (his sequel to I Am Not Spock). He's talking about the on-set awkwardness due to him (the official second banana) getting far more fan mail than Shatner (the official Star). Gene Roddenberry happened to ask noted SF author Isaac Asimov if he had any suggestions. Considering the later popularity of K/S "slash fiction," I'd say that worked even better than hoped!
  15. Unlike a few decades ago (during what I suppose could be called the post-British-colonial period) when British English was the de facto international standard, recent world usage (due I suppose to Hollywood influence) seems to have swung to American English. So yeah, I guess that makes sense. That, plus American spelling tends to be a bit simpler.
  16. I always try to be nice to those who are not native English speakers...and I actually prefer American spellings and even some of the vocab!
  17. I'm sure you're losing sleep over that! English speakers seem to be becoming more familiar with other versions than used to be the case, and some seem to be using words and spellings from various dialects, as the spirit moves them. I do a bit of that myself, sometimes preferring the British double-L version of words like cancelling. So I'd say that you don't really need to worry about the grammar police. I doubt that most people are paying them any attention. There seems to be a lot of that going around! My guess is that it comes from people posting from their phones, where it's a bit more work to capitalize.
  18. There's really no point in my quitting. I'm not going to pay them, and so far my hot-linked photos are more or less still visible. Good question! Maybe they're counting on me not wanting to go through the hassle of moving my photos to another hosting site. They've continued sending me those emails saying that I need to either pay up or stop hot linking immediately. Maybe they'll eventually set an actual deadline, and if I don't pay they'll pull my plug. But last time I checked, Artemis's photos were still more or less visible, and she's never paid them a cent. So I doubt they'll bother to cut me off. Whatever. Of course if they piss off enough of their members, they may go out of business, and when their servers go down, everybody's plug will be pulled.
  19. I am currently cross with two of my colleagues who are teachers... just read their facebook comments and apparently neither of them can use a capital letter!
  20. Good God! What do they need to do to you to make you quit them? But I guess you mentioned you are stuck. I wonder where do they get the confidence to do such thing in the world where there are many other options now.
  21. Yes! And to be fair, I'm being a bit judgemental as well. For example, a colleague in my old workplace mentioned that they watched the series in their dorm (some kind of housing provided by company). Well, they are young guys, and I have heard some other weird things about the place, so yah! I assume they watched it for this purpose. 😅 Yes, the one without Spartacus. It's Gannicus I think. For some reason, I watched it in this order. Yes, it's the weakest, but even so, it provides a good angle of gladiator world. And to the actor, agree, if I remember correctly, he is such a good sport and had full mental support from the rest. I don't know his other works, but he is so good in this series. I still remember the one in the mid season, I think you know, so I don't need to mention it as it's spoiler. When I watched it, I was like, ehhh, so this is not just a mindless fun gladiator series. It actually...makes me feel?? Yes, didn't expect that it was explored very well. The house of Bastiatus is the most intriguing.
  22. Yes, it's driving me half nuts to be honest. Is it disturbing to you if you read something written in different English? Like British and American, sometimes z is s, sometimes neighbour has u, sort of things. I imagine for some, it's okay when it's consistent. But for me, I wouldn't know which is which unless I'm very familiar with all words and differences. Beside the one I mentioned above, which at least have some method in its madness, apparently there are words spelled differently as well, like l and double ll, traveler and traveller, check and cheque, manoeuvre and maneuver. So I could write a sentence using both English and American version without knowing, and some poor nazi grammarists out there are shaking in their boots with rage of this disrespectful and ignorant non speaker. It's terrifying!
  23. Hey, GodNort -- good to see you back! Yes, Una Stubbs' death was quite a loss. There's an RIP thread in the BBC Sherlock / Cast and Crew section [here]. Congratulations on finding another of your list items. Of the two remaining canonical stories, Moffat and Gatiss have specifically stated that they don't see how The Yellow Face could be adapted for a modern-day setting. A straight retelling might seem antiquated, it's true, but the sort of loose adaptation they've been doing for Sherlock should be quite possible. And of course it could have been done as a period piece. Anyhow, I wish you continued good luck. And do feel free to explore other ideas here as well.
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