Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Captain Leaky, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    DIck coined this name for the DIY'ers who post on this forum, a name which has now taken hold.

    What else is Dick famous for. :)
  2. hibeealex

    hibeealex Member

    CPS cowboys in polo shirts for the gas board started with Dick I think
  3. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    As did CC & CCC's

    I think Loz started the TSdinos!


    What else is Dick famous for. :)

    Helping young boys get a leg up (or something)
  5. palavaman

    palavaman Well-Known Member

    walking up and down the aisle of B&Poo,looking for spanners:( WTF
  6. ThreadJacker

    ThreadJacker Active Member

    My local B&Q is raising its prices through the roof for things like tap headgears (You tell me another place that sells them?), they used to be £1.98 each and were fantastic spares to have but now they are £3.99 each and they only have one or two. :(

    I did get some very long, very beefy, full bore 22mmx x3/4" BSP flexis though for £2 a pop in the clearance bin.

    They'll come in very handy for something.
  7. Being a bigoted dick, who welcomed people to the forum with a mixture of derision and racist/sexist/cc-ist comments!

    Something for which he has finally got banned - horray!

    And i think you will find that I coined the term Time Served Dinosaur if you cast your mind back . . .

    Having said all of that, Diyers can be real pains in the ***.

    Although what am I saying - if you do DIY please continue. If it wasn't for all your hash ups, I would not have any work . . .
  8. Lochy

    Lochy New Member

    Oh you are all far too kind, I'm filling up here!!!

    Nurse Loz, try to keep up dear....***!!


    Something for which he has finally got banned -

    Bizzarely (?), I think most of nmissed the old scotch T*at
  10. Lochy

    Lochy New Member


    Yes, you always did have a way with words 'Expertgasbag'.
    Thanks for the kind thought, I think??!!!

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  11. Lochy

    Lochy New Member

    Oh just another wee point; scotch is a drink, Scottish is what we are, but you can just call us the master race.
  12. G Brown

    G Brown New Member

    Are you allowed to say Master**s on Screwfix? :O
  13. The Great Pretender

    The Great Pretender New Member

    I`ll test the water....Masterbates....?:|


    Oh just another wee point; scotch is a drink,
    Scottish is what we are, but you can just call us the master race.

    I KNEW you would come back withg that, but as my opld friend Webster says:

    Scotch \Scotch\, n.
    A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping;
    as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.
    [1913 Webster]

    Scotch \Scotch\, n.
    1. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of
    [1913 Webster]

    2. Collectively, the people of Scotland.
    [1913 Webster]
  15. sam spade

    sam spade Active Member

    1913 Webster

    You need a new Dictionary!

    From Oxford Online Dictionary:

    The terms Scottish, Scot, Scots, and Scotch are all variants of the same word. They have had different histories, however, and in modern English they have developed different uses and connotations.

    The normal everyday word used to mean ‘of or relating to Scotland or its people’ is Scottish, as in Scottish people; Scottish hills; Scottish Gaelic; or she‘s English, not Scottish.

    The normal, neutral word for ’a person from Scotland‘ is Scot, along with Scotsman, Scotswoman, and the plural form the Scots (or, less commonly, the Scottish).

    The word Scotch, meaning either ’of or relating to Scotland‘ or ’a person/the people from Scotland‘, was widely used in the past by Scottish writers such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. It is now less common, being disliked by many Scottish people (as being an ’English‘ invention) and now regarded as old-fashioned in most contexts. It survives in certain fixed phrases, as for example Scotch broth, Scotch mist, and Scotch whisky.

    Scots is used, like Scottish, as an adjective meaning ’relating to Scotland'. However, it tends to be used in a narrower sense to refer specifically to the form of English spoken and used in Scotland, as in a Scots accent or the Scots word for ‘night’.

    I'm English, so no axe to grind.
  16. Lochy

    Lochy New Member

    I'm English, so no axe to grind............Not something you should broadcast son!!!

    It appears 'Expertgasbag' has not had the benefit any formal education!!
  17. GKU

    GKU New Member

    :^O :^O
    just like yer football team mate , a load of carp :^O
  18. GKU

    GKU New Member

    The Scottish football team that is (the continual losers) :^O
  19. G Brown

    G Brown New Member

    Well being Welsh I can't exactly sing the praises of my National Team either.....Isn't it about time we had a UK football team?
  20. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Why? an amalgamation of second rate teams does not a world cup winner make....unfortunately.

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