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Postby Penfold » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:23 am

I don't know if this adds to the 'Great Moustache Debate' but it looks as though it was more a fashion statement than a regulation. Mind you, it is Wiki, so what is written might not be completely accurate either. :lol:
Article from Wikipedia wrote:Until the mid-19th century, facial hair was unusual in the British military, except for the sappers. During the Crimean war, facial hair was a novelty; giving in to the pressure of fashion in a remarkably hairy era, Foot Guards allowed all ranks to grow large moustaches, once they got to the Crimea, and by the time of the Battle of the Alma, they were getting quite hirsute. By the winter they were permitted full beards
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:10 pm

I don't know if anyone saw the extended version of QI, with Frank Skinner?

They were talking about punctuation marks and how silly it is that you can just use one key on a keyboard to type a semi-colon, but have to use two to type a colon. Frank said that he'd found himself using a hyphen instead of a colon because of this.

:oops: I do the same thing. How lazy is that? :oops:
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Postby spideyGirl » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:12 pm

Yeh I saw it... :lol:

Thought the symbol woth the question mark and exclamation mark together was quite cool though. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:39 pm

Really‽ :wink:
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Postby SimsKatie » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:43 pm

I grew up with American style keyboards, which are slightly different that UK ones. Still does my head in sometimes! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:45 pm

SimsKatie wrote:I grew up with American style keyboards, which are slightly different that UK ones. Still does my head in sometimes! :lol:
Tell me about it! Everytime I visit Sharlene in Tucson, it takes me ages to work out where the @ symbol is. :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:45 am

When we went to Turkey, I couldn't find the @ at all. I had to copy and paste it from a web page :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:38 am

It's above the 2 on an American keyboard.

Using a Dutch keyboard was fun as well, as you'd suddenly produce weird characters and not know how you'd done it.

When I used to stay at my friend's, I'd have a battle with Word until it realised that I was writing in English and not misspelling Dutch. :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:06 pm

Hungarian keyboards are fun aswell :P

They don't use QWERTY but QWERTZ (I think :wink:)
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Postby Kin Arad » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:21 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Really‽ :wink:

:shock: how do you do that
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:11 am

Kin Arad wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Really‽ :wink:

:shock: how do you do that
It's an ASCII code character and recognised by the board's software.

I wrote it in Word and pasted it here.
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Postby spideyGirl » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:28 am

:lol:
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:11 am

Tonyblack wrote:I don't know if anyone saw the extended version of QI, with Frank Skinner?

I watched the first episodes, then noted this. Are XL episodes the same with added cut scenes, or are they different episodes?
I know I could watch them but I can't bring myself to do it :oops: much easier and faster to ask here, if someone would be so kind...
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:04 am

CrysaniaMajere wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I don't know if anyone saw the extended version of QI, with Frank Skinner?

I watched the first episodes, then noted this. Are XL episodes the same with added cut scenes, or are they different episodes?
I know I could watch them but I can't bring myself to do it :oops: much easier and faster to ask here, if someone would be so kind...
The XL episodes have more in them than the other ones, which are editted and cut-down versions. :wink:
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:16 am

Thanks :P

I'll just watch the XL version then.
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