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#1 geoff501

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:38 PM

Quite an odd combination...

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:42 PM

Cheers that gave me a chuckle or three.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:51 PM

Q "You have not mentioned the WW2 search engine. Is that to close down also?"
A This currently does a few things that the official version may not, so at the moment there are no plans to close this.


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#4 Drew5233

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:02 AM

If it's just bollocks, then maybe it will return.


Lets hope so !

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

Whatever happens, we'll always remember you, Jeff!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:28 AM

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Have you only just put that page up? :huh:
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:31 AM

Beer, Chip butty and Dog's bollocks

Forgive this North American for asking, but what the hell is a chip butty and if this is on a menu in the U.K., it's easy to see why British cuisine never caught on!!

Oh, and is that in the correct order?:P
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:45 AM

Well Geoff, both you personally and the system have been of great assistance to me with my project and research and I thank you.

Let us see what the wind blows in with future developments!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:34 AM

Beer, Chip butty and Dog's bollocks

Forgive this North American for asking, but what the hell is a chip butty and if this is on a menu in the U.K., it's easy to see why British cuisine never caught on!!

Oh, and is that in the correct order?:P


Gordon ramsay nuff said:lol:
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#10 canuck

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:44 AM

Gordon ramsay nuff said:lol:


We call him Bleep Ramsay becasue every third word is a @#$$#@%#@!:huh:
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#11 geoff501

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:38 AM

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Have you only just put that page up? :huh:


I just cannot believe that many Googled for 'chip butty' is so few hours.



(no, it's a script I put on a number of pages, so they get some stats, but unless there are loads of hits it does not appear in the ranked list)
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:23 PM

Geoff, just to say "Thanks"
Your Search Engine made the search for casualties so much less of a chore than using the Debt of Honour site.
It made an easier job to find family, town and other links, others dying the same day and so much more versatility.
Fully understand your explanation, and done with typical self effacing humour.
I wish you well and will judge the "new" CWGC offering against the ease of yours.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:07 PM

Geoff
it has been a valuable tool for me

Thank you
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

Geoff,

I for one will be sad to see the demise of your excellent site, it has been a great help over the past few years and I hope that the CWGC live up to your standards.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:58 PM

It is a french fry sandwich? :wow:

Y'all are killing me. :lol:

Geoff, I did not have pause to use your service, but I caught wind of several good members here who were quite enamored of it. Good job.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:33 PM

Geoff
Old chap thanks for running your search engine a very usefull tool in my research, I for one will be sad to see its demize
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:17 PM

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Nope, it didn't work :huh:
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:26 PM

Beer, Chip butty and Dog's bollocks

Forgive this North American for asking, but what the hell is a chip butty and if this is on a menu in the U.K., it's easy to see why British cuisine never caught on!!

Oh, and is that in the correct order?:P


Tim you haven't lived until you've had a chip butty. And they have to be 'door stop' chips, not those little french fry things, with salt and vinegar in your butty! (For those who don't know what a 'butty' is, it's a 'sandwich' in polite terms) :D
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:37 PM

Nope, it didn't work :huh:



:lol: Ditto
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:38 PM

Geoff, I hope that you're going to stick around here as the resident prog-rock expert ! B)

Are CWGC going ahead with removing the possibility to hyperlink or did they make a tactical withdrawal on that one ?
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:50 PM

Geoff, I hope that you're going to stick around here as the resident prog-rock expert ! B)


Prog-rock? Expert?

I'll still be here, have not given up - I'm in my 'Operation Dynamo' phase...

Are CWGC going ahead with removing the possibility to hyperlink or did they make a tactical withdrawal on that one ?

I believe they've now realized links have to stay.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

Geoff,
Never used your search engine but I've heard it certainly is the danglies - so good CWGC had to take up on it. Well done mate.

Geoff doesen't brew beer, but if he did it would probably be....

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:08 AM

Tim you haven't lived until you've had a chip butty. And they have to be 'door stop' chips, not those little french fry things, with salt and vinegar in your butty! (For those who don't know what a 'butty' is, it's a 'sandwich' in polite terms) :D


Thanks Wendy

We too like our fresh cut fries with salt and vinegar. Catsup is an insult to good chips. Our American friends always look sideways when we ask for white vinegar for our fries.

The equivilent treat in Canada is a Quebec creation: Poutine
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In the basic recipe for poutine, french fries are topped with fresh cheese curds, and covered with brown gravy or sauce. The French fries are of medium thickness, and fried so that the inside stays soft, while the outside is crunchy. The gravy used is generally a light chicken, veal or turkey gravy, mildly spiced with a hint of pepper, or a sauce brune which is a combination of beef and chicken stock, originating in Quebec. Heavy beef or pork-based brown gravies are rarely used. Fresh cheese curds (not more than a day old) are used. To maintain the texture of the fries, the cheese curd and gravy is added immediately prior to serving the dish.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

Several Canadians of my acquaintance are of the opinion that poutine is a creation of the Devil himself and represents evil in its purest form.

Can't comment myself, as I've never tried it.

But IMHO chips taste best au naturel, eaten from the paper, seasoned with proper malt vinegar and heart-attack levels of salt, preferably accompanied by a hefty chunk of freshly-fried cod in crispy beer batter. Chip butty? Nah ...
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:44 AM

Several Canadians of my acquaintance are of the opinion that poutine is a creation of the Devil himself and represents evil in its purest form.


Close to the truth.
Your arteries narrow and your heart rate increases simply by looking at it. Thankfully, I'm not all that fond of gravy so I rarely eat it.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:45 AM

My daughter always gets chicken gravy over her chips.

Quite popular here.
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My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:07 AM

What is all this talk of French fries? Chips are not the same thing at all - and by chips I don't mean crisps! ;)

In the basic recipe for poutine, french fries are topped with fresh cheese curds, and covered with brown gravy or sauce. The French fries are of medium thickness, and fried so that the inside stays soft, while the outside is crunchy. The gravy used is generally a light chicken, veal or turkey gravy, mildly spiced with a hint of pepper, or a sauce brune which is a combination of beef and chicken stock, originating in Quebec. Heavy beef or pork-based brown gravies are rarely used. Fresh cheese curds (not more than a day old) are used. To maintain the texture of the fries, the cheese curd and gravy is added immediately prior to serving the dish.


In England, gravy that goes on chips is gravy flavoured! :D

But IMHO chips taste best au naturel, eaten from the paper, seasoned with proper malt vinegar and heart-attack levels of salt, preferably accompanied by a hefty chunk of freshly-fried cod in crispy beer batter. Chip butty? Nah ...


Yes! With mushy peas and a saveloy! (Can't touch the fish myself as it causes illness).
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:01 AM

Yes! With mushy peas ...

Don't mention peas, you'll get the Aussie on here telling us how Pie and Peas at Harry's Cafe De Wheels, Wooloomooloo, is so much better...

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:15 AM

Don't mention peas, you'll get the Aussie on here telling us how Pie and Peas at Harry's Cafe De Wheels, Wooloomooloo, is so much better...


Mushy peas on a pie - Never had one or seen one in Oz in my life.

Now a nice beefsteak pie, mashed potato, whole peas and gravy is a different matter.

Just made up my mind what I'm having for tea.

Cheers

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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
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My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 





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