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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:49 pm

I've got a still Davo , but don't use it much now. Mostly made rum and Bourbon. Also handy for steeping plums in 85% alcohol for a couple of years.
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:20 am

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I've got a still Davo , but don't use it much now. Mostly made rum and Bourbon. Also handy for steeping plums in 85% alcohol for a couple of years.


lucky B........... the laws in OZ state anyone can own a still and as long as you distillate tap water and make it better water no problems -once you get into alcohol or more specifically spirits the water gets murkier if you'll excuse a pun - all quantities produced requires an excise license and therefore a declaration to the customs and excise and duty payable which defeats the purpose. producing large quantities is very much frowned up by the heavy hand of the law.

so hush hush is the name of the game - I pay A$35 for a 750ml bottle of cheap bourbon - still refreshing but could get that down to $10 I have been told. still out here at present cost $900! morn have to stick to cocoa!
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:39 am

It was made legal here in 1995 . As long as it's not sold or traded it's ok and the quality is really very good

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:57 am

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It was made legal here in 1995 . As long as it's not sold or traded it's ok and the quality is really very good


then NZ is a much more civilized country than OZ !!
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:58 am

Well you've got all those bitey things in the bush! Scares the crap out of us! Give us a decent earthquake any day!   yes

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:49 am

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Ironing, vaccuuming, doing the washing etc etc


good morning ciderman - what time is it over there - do we  have a time difference - I know our beer is better than yours!!

well occasionally perhaps but what does er in doors do then whilst you are doing those things may I inquire?

8:30am here Davo. She runs the local information centre- meets all the tourists etc sells bus and ferry tickets etc.
I make my own beer and it is quite beyond the delights of the commercial chaps efforts! :-)





I used to make beer and wine.  In fact we started a home brew shop up locally, selling beer and wine kits in concentrate form.  For the enthusiasts we also sold the basics, such as several varieties of hops, crushed pale and dark malts, various yeasts, also all the gear, fermenting bins etc.  It used to quite the thing over here, but has largely died out as a hobby now, and is a much smaller industry.  We had beer kits made specially for us with our own labels.

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:41 am

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got this message from an internet chummy from Anglia - canna make head nor tail of it - can anyone translate?

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Ey,pal....ahyoo tekkin' t'piss,pal?
Ayup,lad....ah cannot get bowt on't site address,tha gi'us,other tha t'be telt "Y'wrong...nowt here-bugger off!" I'm teggin' t'thowt tha doesn't loovus,bonny lad!

Your translation davo....

Hello mate, are you joshing me mate?,
Your attention please ....I can't get anything on the site address you gave to me other than being told ' You are wrong there is nothing here now please go away' I am beginning to think that you do not love me mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:10 am

for the translation Malcolm - I reckon you were spot on......

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:41 am

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davo wrote:
got this message from an internet chummy from Anglia - canna make head nor tail of it - can anyone translate?

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Ey,pal....ahyoo tekkin' t'piss,pal?
Ayup,lad....ah cannot get bowt on't site address,tha gi'us,other tha t'be telt "Y'wrong...nowt here-bugger off!" I'm teggin' t'thowt tha doesn't loovus,bonny lad!

Your translation davo....

Hello mate, are you joshing me mate?,
Your attention please ....I can't get anything on the site address you gave to me other than being told ' You are wrong there is nothing here now please go away' I am beginning to think that you do not love me mate.



yes I was trying to give him this site address but the forum was blocking it and accused me of spamming - how can just recommending another site be spamming - extreme case of fear in my book - fear of competition!
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:40 am

That's a new one on me mate, I've never come across that before batman
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:46 am

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for the translation Malcolm - I reckon you were spot on......
I have been known to write the odd verse in Lancashire Dialect Alan

The Message

In a small town in Greece on th' Agean
Down theer weer t' sun shines all day
Old Sam was sittin' and scribin'
'Cos that's what 'e did for 'is pay
 

The sign above t' door said 'Pony Express'
It were smaller than t' Chemist's or t' Bank's
But what it didn't say was that t' pony were lame
and th' only pony were shanks'
 

It were one Tuesday night in September
There came a loud knockin' on t' door
And a soldier came in all drippin' wi' blood
Makin' a hell of a mess on Sam's floor
 

'E said 'please take this message to Athens
'Cos I'm not fit enough for the trip
But you'd better look sharp 'cos it's 26 miles
Well it's 26 miles and a bit' !
 

Now Sam wasn't feelin' too clever
At the prospect of runnin' that far
And 'ee'd run out of milk so 'ee couldn't make a brew
And it were early closin' at t' Spar
 

So 'ee scribed out a note for t' milkman
And then gettin' 'is wife out of bed
He said 'ere take this message to Athens'
And 'ee patted 'er gently on th' ead
 

Sam's wife set right off a runnin'
And she certainly set quite a pace
And after a while she mused with a smile
It were like runnin' a marathon race
 

She soon got extremely tired
And bein' fair frightened o' t' dark
She sat down in t' light of 'er torch for a while
Closed 'er eyes '- and went out like a spark !
 

About 3am she reached Athens
And seein' as no-one were about
She opened the note and clearin' 'er throat
The message she started to shout
 

'Two extra pints and six eggs if you please' !
It were wrote in a hand neat and tidy
And it went on to say that as Sam 'ad no cash
Could 'ee 'ave it on tick 'til next Friday
 

Realisin' she'd got the wrong message
She uttered a curse and a moan
At stupid old Sam who'd got 'er into this jam
Then she set off a-runnin' back 'ome
 

Meanwhile back at th'ouse old Sam (wi' no nowse)
Was snoozin' and snorin' in bed
When the milkman came round and picked-up the note
Which Sam had left out '  and it read
 

Agamemnon is 'oldin - off th' Persians
At Thermopolae's bridge - so come quick
And fetch 'im a sword and a shield and such-like
'Cos 'ees 'oldin 'em off wi' a stick  !
 

Well the milkman could make moss nor sand
Of the message that 'ee 'ad just read
So stuffin' the note in 'is pocket
'Ee left 3 pints o' gold top instead !!

 
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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Oxxidental Jottings   Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:14 pm

I had an auntie who had never been on holiday until she was well into her 60s when she went in a caravan in North Wales,she lived in a small village not too far away from Newton-Le-Willows,Lancs.
The way she spoke was real "lanky" and very few people could understand her,in fact my kids would ask me to translate it for them as i was brought up with her--a very funny person sadly missed in the area. murgs dance

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