Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by Twoberth, Aug 17, 2019.
My wife calls them “Don’t you already have some of those?”
@Haggis @IvanN my darling better half while looking at the lovely pair of Buflams said "what do you need two of the same stove for?"
After pointing out the clear differences between the two while trying to keep her awake said, "but they are both the same at the bottom"
She likes heaters more than stoves.
My girlfriend can tell gross differences. Coleman vs. others, big hat lanterns vs. normal vs. "the cute lil red one", etc. When looking at lanterns, she knows anything with a cord running from it is stricken from the list, and possibly worthy of an oath or two.
My wife suggested a cabinet to display some.
Blessed am I, I know it.
You win, Ken.
And I am grateful for it every day.
Everyone knows that when in the Shire it's eleventy-one.
@cottage hill bill you are right! Why didn't I think of that?
In the same vein, I have found that if I say 'that is a lovely pair of Bulflams', in the right tone, I get an amiable blush and a murmur of thanks....
How about eleventy-one
The only suggestion, so far, that be ruled out is “three” because the embossed cases clearly show 111 as in three ones not III as in Roman numerals.
The rest is purely personal choice as far as I can see.
Eleventy - one, from now on here.
Because it's a local.forum for local people.
Here in Québec city we say Optimus cent -onze Optimus huit r Optimus cent vingt trois and Primus (Preemus)
Et Optimus cent quatre vingt dix-neuf ?
(Sorry, we’ve had a visitor this last month from Périgueux, France... Being speaking a lot of frenglish lately...)
I reckon stovies here have devolved a dialect distinct from the rest of the world. Ross started it, reviving the word fettle from near extinction. Now a common mix from all the English speaking countries. I say one eleven but eleventy one is my new go to.
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