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Llangollen Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by 14xx Lover, Jan 4, 2010.

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    Would they involve using Kilmersdon by any chance?
     
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    Who do you think is banned and what do you think they banned from?
     
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    Is there a simple way to make a donation to the Trust on-line without having to apply for membership ?
     
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    I don't think anyone is "banned" as you put it, and I really don't think breakvan rides are the solution to their problems.
     
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    It's BRAKE van. A van with a brake in it. Not a broken van. This mis-spelling now seems to propagate.
     
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    Depends on your historical perspective. Quite frequently called "break vans" in the nineteenth century :)

    Tom
     
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    :)
     
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    Well I knew they couldn't spell at Gloucester :)
     
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    There not banned..
     
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    It is interesting to start to watch the blame game start to be pointed in some social media posts . The downside being an unemotional route cause analysis becomes harder . This more than ever is what is needed to get Llangollen on the right footing to restart but also to help the movement avoid such a scenario happening again
     
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    A common problem, now, alas. I don't know if it's gotten worse for some reason (e.g. kids watching video instead of reading books) or not. Two that one sees a lot are 'towing the line' (that would be "toe", as in lining up for the start of a foot race), and 'taking a different tact' ("tack", from sailing).

    Noel
     
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    It's no different to how the phrase "spitting image" arose; initially it was "spirit and image" but the more we said it, the more it mutated in the spoken language, and then the written language changed to reflect that. Language changes and evolves all the time.
     
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    Almost as bad as gotten, which seems very US centric to me ;)
     
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    We can all have fun criticising or defending each other's language, but can this thread please focus on the Llangollen railway?
     
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    I don't believe your explanation that "spitting image" arose...from "spirit and image" is thought correct by etymologists. Most think it was a derivation from "spit and image". "He's the spit of his dad" is still heard. Spit, of course, refers to semen. Your last point is an evident truism.
     
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    A cursory google suggests you're right, aww, I liked that example! :(
     
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    I believe gotten is an earlier usage, retained by our transatlantic friends but long abandoned in the mother country.
     
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    Thread drift provides stimulating exchanges which might otherwise not have arisen.
     
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    Interesting, in aviation making aircraft for a complete sale is not particularly profitable, for that you want to make components or sub assemblies - undercarriage struts or the hydraulics for undercarridges, the nacelles round the engines.

    I wonder wether it is luck or judgement that the Bluebell have never been led by their wheel lathe into appreciable work for other people.
     
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