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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    Princess Street.
    That one is so common and its always confused me. I just can't see any reason why people spell it with the extra "s". Unless they actually think its Princess Street...

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    That one is so common and its always confused me. I just can't see any reason why people spell it with the extra "s". Unless they actually think its Princess Street...
    I thought it was bizarre when my English uni mate kept saying "Princess St"... which I'd never heard of. Turns out there's a fairly big street in Manchester (and I dare say hundreds of other places) called that, which explains his version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    Princess Street.
    I can't help it for some reason - I actually think most people I know call it Princess street.





    Taxi drivers moaning about you paying in card. I'm curious if they always pay in cash for everything they buy or are just hypocrites. It's 2018, even chip and pin is "old school" now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    I can't help it for some reason - I actually think most people I know call it Princess street.





    Taxi drivers moaning about you paying in card. I'm curious if they always pay in cash for everything they buy or are just hypocrites. It's 2018, even chip and pin is "old school" now.
    And if itís such an issue, why do they offer it at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdrive View Post
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    And if itís such an issue, why do they offer it at all?
    Some don't! Thankfully my other half had cash on her last time I was in one.

    Apparently it's only if they explicitly advertise that they take card that they will, that should be the other way round in my opinion - they should advertise that they don't.
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    Taxi drivers moaning about you paying in card. I'm curious if they always pay in cash for everything they buy or are just hypocrites. It's 2018, even chip and pin is "old school" now.
    I think they have to wait a week or 2 to get the money if paid on account or by card?

    And of course itís easier to diddle the taxman if only taking cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    I can't help it for some reason - I actually think most people I know call it Princess street.





    Taxi drivers moaning about you paying in card. I'm curious if they always pay in cash for everything they buy or are just hypocrites. It's 2018, even chip and pin is "old school" now.
    Those drivers are dinosaurs in my opinion and do the trade a disservice.

    It doesn't bother me in the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danderhall Hibs View Post
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    I think they have to wait a week or 2 to get the money if paid on account or by card?

    And of course itís easier to diddle the taxman if only taking cash.
    2 weeks seems excessive! I appreciate that it also comes with a cost to process card payments too - but I just think it shouldn't still be the case in 2018.

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    Those drivers are dinosaurs in my opinion and do the trade a disservice.

    It doesn't bother me in the least.
    Good to know! Maybe just been unlucky the last few times with cab drivers. "Card?!? What's wrong with you people" was my favourite response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    That one is so common and its always confused me. I just can't see any reason why people spell it with the extra "s". Unless they actually think its Princess Street...
    I must confess, I did up until I was about 16 years old.

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    2 weeks seems excessive! I appreciate that it also comes with a cost to process card payments too - but I just think it shouldn't still be the case in 2018.



    Good to know! Maybe just been unlucky the last few times with cab drivers. "Card?!? What's wrong with you people" was my favourite response.
    If you're an owner it can actually be longer than 2 weeks I believe. Someone may correct me but I think the owner wont get it till the end of the following month.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, vodka in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. S View Post
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    That comes as no surprise
    Reported.
    "Play for the name on the front of the jersey and the supporters will remember the name on the back"

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    Reported.
    Awww naww! Cant cope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. S View Post
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    Awww naww! Cant cope
    I wouldn't worry, Mrs S. I'm in more danger of reporting myself than anyone else to be fair 😂

    Back on topic...usb ports.

    Insert.
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    Every f******g time. Actually rages me.
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    80s style returning. Saw a group of guys today all dressed like Tubs & Crocket. Also t shirts and sweatshirts with MASSIVE logos. Maybe it's where I live. Also maybe as I am old enough to have seen too many fashion revivals

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    Nosey neighbours, theres a guy where I stay who comes out his house to look at whatever you're doing! Out watering the grass (got new turf laid) he's there, getting a delivery of furniture any other item he's there, washing the car he's there, coming in from work or from the shops he's out his house looking and what you're doing. Neighbours further down got a concrete mix delivered on Saturday morning to concrete their garden it kept me up as I was trying to sleep after nightshift, Mr nosey was there watching everything. Thing is he doesn't even speak to you when he appears, he just stands and watches with a cigarette in his hand. Strange behaviour.

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    That one is so common and its always confused me. I just can't see any reason why people spell it with the extra "s". Unless they actually think its Princess Street...
    Named for two Princes, plural, George and Frederick. Road of Stables of A King = King's Stables Road. Street of Princes = Princes's Street. People who are not grocer's are happy to lose the apostrophe, so Princess Street it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    That one is so common and its always confused me. I just can't see any reason why people spell it with the extra "s". Unless they actually think its Princess Street...
    I can't see why you are confused. It's such a common mistake that it's obviously easily done. Especially when hearing it said in so many different accents and how so many people pronounce it a Princess Street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibby View Post
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    I can't see why you are confused. It's such a common mistake that it's obviously easily done. Especially when hearing it said in so many different accents and how so many people pronounce it a Princess Street.
    I have never heard it pronounced Princess Street in my life!!

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    Roller coasters.......

    More specifically though the pressure to go on them, now Iím a bit of a *****bag by nature but Iím terrified of heights, get proper vertigo so I spent the majority of my life refusing to go near them, the last 5 or 6 years I decided to conquer my fear and went on quite a few and became alright with them, Iíve now decided Iím happy Iíve conquered my fear but I donít really find the build up to them worth the enjoyment that comes with actually doing it so decided not to bother any more, Try saying that to anyone though and itís like youíve got two heads!

    Why canít people that like them not just go on them without trying to persuade others to go on them and let me be a *****bag in peace?

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    That advert for sofology with that American actor **** Owen Wilson.

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    Unbeknownst to you at the time, usually in the work's kitchen, plonking a wet teaspoon into the coffee jar. Burns my soul.
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    Unbeknownst to you at the time, usually in the work's kitchen, plonking a wet teaspoon into the coffee jar. Burns my soul.
    On a par with coffee bits in the sugar jar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyburn hibs View Post
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    On a par with coffee bits in the sugar jar.
    The darkest corners of hell are reserved for people who infiltrate the sugar jar with coffee grains.
    "Play for the name on the front of the jersey and the supporters will remember the name on the back"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    Princess Street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedantic_Hibee View Post
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    The darkest corners of hell are reserved for people who infiltrate the sugar jar with coffee grains.
    I bet you love it when crumbs of toast and smears of jam get in with the butter.

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    Named for two Princes, plural, George and Frederick. Road of Stables of A King = King's Stables Road. Street of Princes = Princes's Street. People who are not grocer's are happy to lose the apostrophe, so Princess Street it is.

    It was originally Princes' Street being named after two Princes as you said. The apostrophe was lost 100 years ago, or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    I have never heard it pronounced Princess Street in my life!!
    Aye right then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    I bet you love it when crumbs of toast and smears of jam get in with the butter.
    That really does my head in.

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