Glaring Mistakes

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Dave55, May 11, 2019.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The tube of 'aquaglide' has
    me cackling enough for the Fishwife to look at me funny.
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  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    At least it wasn't a potato masher type.
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  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    Johnny Horton's song "Sink the Bismarck" includes this line.

    "With guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees."
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  4. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    It almost doesn't matter, because much worse is: with the knowledge of such uses, for the rest of my life terms like "shaped charge" or "AP" take on a whole new, disturbing meaning.... sigh
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  5. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Also a whole new meaning to 'Jerry doesn't like it up 'em'.

    I leave you with this mental picture, and bid you a lovely 2nd Advent.

    All the best

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  6. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Ditto "hoist on his own petard".
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  7. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Humanities task set to Yr 6.
    Internal screaming pitch at Spinal Tap levels.

    All the best

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  8. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    In which European capital is the Tower of London located....
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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I did laugh.

    And while appreciating, naturally, that there were many 'D-Days', I suspect the wider point is STOP USING LAZY WW2 REFERENCES WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND F ALL ABOUT WW2, FFS!
  10. Quarterfinal

    Quarterfinal Well-Known Member

    After the Bavarian forest 'hand grenade' of earlier this month, today's mistake - has to be:

    Hospital evacuated as man, 88, has WWI shell removed from inside his body
    The octogenarian assured staff the shell, which was stuck inside his rear, was a collector’s item which had been deactivated ..... (nonetheless) ....... staff at the Sainte Musse Hospital in Toulon scrambled to evacuate some of its patients, redirect others, and call in the bomb squad.

    “An apple, a mango, or even shaving foam…we’re used to finding unusual objects ...... where they shouldn’t be,” an unnamed ER staffer told the local paper Nice-Matin, which broke the story. “But a shell? Never.”

    To extract the shell, which measured around six centimetres in diameter and 20 centimetres in length, doctors had to perform abdominal surgery and remove it from the other end.

    Any guesses on the ordnance?
  11. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    1: it was not a war wound
    2: I don't want to think - as with a certain hand grenade - about HOW it got into the patient.
    3: Ouch!
    4: Why do I feel the urge to research this of all things?
  12. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    And I really thought the "hand grenade" was already bad..... how foolish.... >sigh<
  13. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    All of this is filed under 'Too much information'.

    All the best

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  14. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    This is the only response I can make to this.
  15. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    He identifies as a breech loading howitzer.
  16. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Not a Leopard 2.
    Leopard 1 variant.
    1A5 init ?
    BBC News at 10 tonight.

    Attached Files:

  18. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Agreed! The turret shape is a dead giveaway.
  19. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    There are many variants.... so there may be some confusion.
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  20. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    My partner noticed that in a climactic scene of the Robert Powell version of The Thirty Nine Steps, set in early 1914, an Admiral played by Tony Steadman is wearing a British War Medal before the war had broken out...

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