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I'm afraid not, and those semi naked women who follow you or like your pictures, are probably the same guy called Roland who works from a bank of linux boxes in the basement of his mom's house in Idaho.  

Sounds like the voice of (bitter) experience....
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you never heard of Sinbad?  Ask Graeme one day.....
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Sinbad (internet windsurfing troll)is sadly gone, died a few years back, was good value whilst he lasted, and that nutter Oneup or Pueno who was probably him as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 4:26pm
I am new to this instagram thing, an instagram virgin you may say. Quite a few teenage girl sailors seem to 'like' our pictures and some of their photographs seem to be of them doing beachy things with their friends. I have been told that I should 'like' or even 'follow' them back, but I have no wish to share a cell with Mr. Glitter or Rolf, so I do not.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 5:49pm
I think Rolf and Gary did a little more than "like" a few instagram photos!
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Can people stop using "Snakes and Ladders" in race reports, I'm reading about 2 or 3 a week now with this most irritating phrase in. Many thanks. Disgruntled. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kneewrecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 2:12pm
could be worse.... they could be talking about the apres-sail in terms of Cluedo.... 

... you know Colonel Mustard doing Miss Scarlet in the Drawing Room with a Candlestick.  Very RS200...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by tgruitt

Can people stop using "Snakes and Ladders" in race reports, I'm reading about 2 or 3 a week now with this most irritating phrase in. Many thanks. Disgruntled. 


I agree.... but also....

I wish they'd stop using "Champagne Sailing" - it means so many different things to so many people and it's repeated use in report after report just shows a lack of imagination......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 4:46pm
Mmm, but cliches become cliches because they communicate well with people. Maybe a talented writer can come up with a different phrase, but its a pretty evocative shortcut for variable conditions in which it was easy to gain or lose a lot of ground quickly...

Anyway I'm sure we all have our own stylistic quirks. I'm very prone to starting paragraphs with adverbs, particularly ones starting in a, and most especially anyway. If I'm not careful I'll see half the paragraphs in a report starting with it...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by JimC

variable conditions in which it was easy to gain or lose a lot of ground quickly...


Nicely put, I'd much rather read that than and stupid board game related cliches!

I agree about 'Champagne Sailing' too, I don't even like Champagne!
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