• Whisht replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    People choose what they are offended by.

    @missy – if you choose to be offended by people referring to themselves as Ms or actress etc then absolutely that’s your choice.

    If others choose to be offended by those things as they recognise them as demeaning women as being less than men and gay people as being less than straight people, then that’s…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy So sorry to hear about your troubles. Best wishes from me too.

    Regards

    Janette

  • nerys replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy So, what is the difference between an actor and an actress? If the only difference is the sex of the one doing the acting, then it strikes me as a silly distinction. I’m fine with calling them all actresses, as long as everyone gets the same designation. (Though, from a linguistic standpoint, words ending in -er or -or have a sensible…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy Please don’t worry about thanking me. But (being horribly redundant), thank you for thinking of it. Being all over the place is very, very understandable in your circumstances. Blood clots in his lungs? Oh no, that’s serious. I’m sure you are going through unbearable stress right now.

    Oh, and I apologize for my earlier typo. Heartbreaking…[Read more]

  • @missy Sorry to hear the bad news. Times like this are never easy. I hope you and your OH get all the help you can and you’re lucky to have three children to help you in this situation. We’re all here for you.

  • winston replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy  I think that when titles get changed like batsmenwomen to batters   and chairman to chairperson it is about inclusion. Including the female half of the planet is a good thing from my point of view as a member of that half and a Granny to 2 granddaughters. It is nice to be included. (says the person always picked last for the team.)

    One o…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy Such hearbreaking news for you and your OH. Prayers that treatment is successful, and complete, hard though it may be. And may the inevitable not happen. Not too soon, anyway. No good way to word that. I know you understand that so many of us are standing by you in this virtual realm. It’s good that your housing is not as huge a worry as it…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy — So sorry to hear about your OH.  I wish you both the best in dealing with it.  The last “good” news I had about cancer was that my opposite number, my daughter-in-law’s mother (who started her own life-long war with this disease when her son went through a bout of it in his teens), died of a recurrence of her own cancer — aged 92.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy I am very sorry to hear your sad news. I hope you keep up your spirits and strength and that all goes well for your family.Cancer has touched the lives of many of us and I hope you can find the support that I know is out there.

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy So sorry to hear that.  I hope you and your husband can bear up the best you can.

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Missy best wishes from me also. Cancer can be so cruel, make sure you get all the support you and your husband need. I think @thane16 worded it so beautifully.

    do take care of yourself too. Life is so precious. This morning a poem was read (at a funeral) about the dash between dates of birth and death. That dash is our lives, our present. We…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy

    I’m very sorry to hear this. My mum and my dad are also very sorry.  I am passing my dad’s prayers to you as he has asked.

    I have heard of this in science, unfortunately, due to a precursor illness called Barrett’s disease which is one earliest form of it? Men get it more than women. Like @Cathannabel says it is necessary that you have…[Read more]

  • Cath Annabel replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy I’m so very sorry to hear that. Cancer is an evil bastard and has no regard, ever, for fairness and justice. I hope that you get the support you need, medically and in other respects too, to get through this.

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @pedant

    Brilliant Mr P. I thought his reaction was split second. No way I could drop that fast & keep a hair do.  😉

    @rorysmith

    I think the problem on the web -site were people asking for some happy time? Sometimes removal men who want to take all the furniture. I do not mind it myself. I think furniture is over-rated unless it is my bed.…[Read more]

  • @missy

    Nah,. Every time anyone wants to hide behind those pathetic weasel words as a justification for their prejudice and hatred they will get it with both barrels.

  • syzygy replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy

    For Christ’s sake. You’re playing about with this “pretend anger” thing & it’s not working. Alright? It aint. If people want to swear because they do, then that’s none of your business. As long as no-one has a “go” at an actual person. Also (Christ, I feel like I’m teaching grade school) he wasn’t talking to you. Not at all. So, having a…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   Hello – Nice to hear from you.  I watched the first story with Peter Capaldi and from the first scene I remembered I’d seen this before.  I also remembered I too like Capaldi as the Doctor.  Tom Baker is still my favorite though.  I’m continuing to enjoy the rest of the complete Capaldi season 8 during the week.  I’m going to start on Une…[Read more]

  • Roger429 replied to the topic Doctor Who memories

    @missy   Hello, nice to hear from you.  I just received Peter Capaldi’s complete 8th season and getting ready to watch from the beginning in a few minutes.  I’ve heard he’s a favorite of some;  I’m partial to Tom Baker, 4th Doctor, myself.  That’s probable because he was the first Doctor I experienced.  But I also like Tennant, Colin Baker, and Da…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic General Books thread

    @missy and @janetteb   My son gave me a nice little boxed set of Who fairy tales and they have stories for the 1st  to the 12th Doctors each based around a classic fairy tale. The few I have read are fun. I have read a few Who books and I enjoy the audio stories performed by some of the actors. As with most things some are good and some are not so…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic General Books thread

    @Missy

    I would like to read the Time Lord Fairy Tales. I did borrow a collection of short stories from the Library a couple of years ago but ran out of time to read them all, always the problem with library books. I will be in the library tomorrow so might have a look out for some Dr Who reading, not that I need it as I am plodding through the…[Read more]

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