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  Reply # 1831636 26-Jul-2017 14:28
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vexxxboy:

 

 

 

 

Heh!

 

What do we call it - a block? Sounds like cheese. A pat? Sounds like the other thing a cow makes!

 

 

a pound of butter

 

 

Well there's "shrinkflation" for you. A pound is 600g but a whatchamacallit of butter is only 500g these days!

 

 


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  Reply # 1831638 26-Jul-2017 14:32
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kryptonjohn:

 

vexxxboy:

 

 

 

 

Heh!

 

What do we call it - a block? Sounds like cheese. A pat? Sounds like the other thing a cow makes!

 

 

a pound of butter

 

 

Well there's "shrinkflation" for you. A pound is 600g but a whatchamacallit of butter is only 500g these days!

 

 

 

 

I thought a pound was 454g   

 

The pound of butter has been rounded up


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  Reply # 1831664 26-Jul-2017 14:59
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My bad ... 2.2lb to 1kg so 1lb = 1/2.2 as you say 454g

 

 


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  Reply # 1831750 26-Jul-2017 17:29
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kryptonjohn:

 

My bad ... 2.2lb to 1kg so 1lb = 1/2.2 as you say 454

 

 

You were probably thinking of the 600ml pint, which is also rounded up from 568ml. This was when they used to be in glass bottles.

 

Are cartons of milk 500ml or 600ml now? 





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  Reply # 1831844 26-Jul-2017 20:52
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Shadowfoot:

 

 

 

You were probably thinking of the 600ml pint, which is also rounded up from 568ml. 

 

 

Pub pints are now 500ml, I think. And a jug is a litre, not a quart.

 

 


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  Reply # 1831892 26-Jul-2017 22:18
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This thread title. Life's trivial annoyances is more accurate for the stuff I post here.

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  Reply # 1831893 26-Jul-2017 22:19
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Today's item: Gmail's new spinner on Android. On the plus side I predict it won't last long because those with epilepsy may be adversely affected.

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  Reply # 1831917 27-Jul-2017 00:56
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The 3rd party youtube music player app I was using has stopped working. Although I guess I should be happy, as supposedly it was killed off in 2015, So I have has an extra 2 years use of it. Still bad timing with Pandora ending at the end of the month.






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  Reply # 1831920 27-Jul-2017 03:38
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when someone calls it "BlueRay" instead of "Blu-ray", just read this on this forum :)

 

similar to someone saying "I have a DVD", or "I have a blu-ray".  when they mean "I have a dvd player", "I have a blu-ray player".


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  Reply # 1832003 27-Jul-2017 08:37
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Getting charged for my 'free trial' of Apple Music. I wonder how much revenue they get from people who don't bother to request a refund?


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  Reply # 1832013 27-Jul-2017 08:54
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Fake movie links on FB. It seems to be increasingly common for a clickbait site to show an image with what appears to be a "play" button. Clicking that takes you to the clickbait site, which you have to scroll through to find the actual movie link at the bottom.

 

 


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  Reply # 1832090 27-Jul-2017 10:24
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When I spill food or drink on my trousers, particularly wen it lands in an 'unfortunate' place.





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Purchased a bag of Friskies cat food from the supermarket. After opening it to feed the little monster, we found a coupon inside the bag. The coupon states it's only valid in the USA.


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  Reply # 1832103 27-Jul-2017 10:57
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Overreach of of US law.

 

My solicitor just needed me to confirm that  I was not tax resident in the US in relation to monies that they are holding for a real estate transaction. Apparently, if I do not so confirm, I will be reported to the USA as needing to pay them tax.

 

I find it astonishing that the rest of the world did not just tell them to bu**er off when they came up with that.






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  Reply # 1832114 27-Jul-2017 11:18
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America has somehow managed to force every country in the world to require financial institutions to open their books to American tax inspectors. Tell me about legislative overreach.

 

 





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