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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:56 pm

Moonstone wrote:
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Glyphdoctor wrote:I was just passing through Old Cairo today on my way somewhere else. The children don't shout "Hello" at the tourists anymore. They shout "Ni Hao".
You've got to give it to Egyptians.

Who'd have thought there was a Chinese phrase for "baksheesh" ?
Ni Hao in Chinese means "Hello".
Well I never!

Do you know the Chinese for irony?



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Re: Plane full

Post by Moonstone » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:07 pm

newcastle wrote:
Who'd have thought there was a Chinese phrase for "baksheesh" ?
Ni Hao in Chinese means "Hello".[/quote]

Well I never!

Do you know the Chinese for irony?[/quote]

Yeah - fengci !!!!! :lol:
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Re: Plane full

Post by A-Four » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:41 pm

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Glyphdoctor wrote: The children don't shout "Hello" at the tourists anymore. They shout "Ni Hao".
I remember Samir Farag, the then governor of Luxor tell those in the tourist industry to change their toilet facilities, suitable to the needs of these new tourists.
At Old Winter Palace, they have changed the dress code in The Victorian Salon to pastel blue, pink or yellow bath shorts, plastic bath sandals and tiny printed t-shirts.

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I have to be honest with you Bennu, I have only ever stayed at The Old Winter Palace once, when I was only five years old, I was in a room on my own, while my parents had their own room, we were only there at by grandmothers request to try and persuade my grandfather to return back to Britain, rather than live in a mud hut on the WB.

I remember then that my room had what we call an otterman at the bottom of the bed, this was to keep blankets etc in case should they be required. I regarded this as a coffin, even when we returned to Britain I would never sleep in a room where such things were placed. Today I still will not sleep in a room where there is even a simple single wardrobe, as though a standing coffin.

Twenty years ago, with my own family, was invited to look at the new refurbished Old Winter Palace, they Laura Ashley'ed the joint, the 'coffins' we're now placed in the hall ways. I've no idea what the place is like now Bennu, but I never allowed my own family to stay there when they came over to visit me, while I lived in a glorified mud hut on the WB.

They always stayed at the New Winter Palace, where on the day before leaving, I would nip over and paid their total expenses, even for a character of my family (straight out of the T.V. Comedy show the Royale Family.) Denise and baby David, oh boy. A certain member of this forum know this is true.

Those days were really funny, especially with Denise, baby David in one arm, and a bottle of beer in the other walking along the pool side of the Winter Palace, with a very famous movie star looking on in total bemusement, oh come on Robbo, what was the name of that guy. Jack, some one or other.

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Re: Plane full

Post by Bombay » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:27 pm

Well I never!

Do you know the Chinese for irony?[/quote]

No but its easy to find lots of little shops everywhere with someone inside holding one (irony that is not a Chinese)

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Re: Plane full

Post by Robbo70 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:13 am

A-Four wrote:
Those days were really funny, especially with Denise, baby David in one arm, and a bottle of beer in the other walking along the pool side of the Winter Palace, with a very famous movie star looking on in total bemusement, oh come on Robbo, what was the name of that guy. Jack, some one or other.
Jack Nicholson A4. For all I had fantasised about the man from various films, he looked short fat and in need of a good bath and shave and all my illusions were cruelly shattered :D Good job I had your family keeping me entertained and boy did they entertain

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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:16 am

Bombay wrote:Well I never!

Do you know the Chinese for irony?
No but its easy to find lots of little shops everywhere with someone inside holding one (irony that is not a Chinese)[/quote]



Black Adder the Third:

Blackadder: Baldrick, have you no idea what "irony" is?
Baldrick: Yes, it's like "goldy" and "bronzy" only it's made out of iron.

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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:21 am

Robbo70 wrote:
A-Four wrote:
Those days were really funny, especially with Denise, baby David in one arm, and a bottle of beer in the other walking along the pool side of the Winter Palace, with a very famous movie star looking on in total bemusement, oh come on Robbo, what was the name of that guy. Jack, some one or other.
Jack Nicholson A4. For all I had fantasised about the man from various films, he looked short fat and in need of a good bath and shave and all my illusions were cruelly shattered :D Good job I had your family keeping me entertained and boy did they entertain
Maybe this is where/when Jack picked up some tips for his character in One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest :lol:

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Re: Plane full

Post by Robbo70 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:50 pm

I was born in 1970... cuckoos nest came out in 1975. Just how old did you think I am :lol:

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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:07 pm

Robbo70 wrote:I was born in 1970... cuckoos nest came out in 1975. Just how old did you think I am :lol:

At a guess. ....45...maybe 46? :roll:

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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:24 pm

newcastle wrote:
Robbo70 wrote:I was born in 1970... cuckoos nest came out in 1975. Just how old did you think I am :lol:

For a mathematician my arithmetic is none too sharp..

Apologies.....44 or 45 :lol:
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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:35 pm

newcastle wrote:
Robbo70 wrote:I was born in 1970... cuckoos nest came out in 1975. Just how old did you think I am :lol:

At a guess. ....45...maybe 46? :roll:
Make that 44 maybe 45 ( for a mathematician my arithmetic is lousy) :cry:

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Re: Plane full

Post by Robbo70 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:21 pm

Well I flew in last night on a nearly full plane. There were about 10 people who live here on it and 1 couple who stay regularly at the winter palace. The rest were shepherded straight to the cruise boat buses. A plane loaddof spanish were also due in, all heading off on a cruise. Luxor isnt going to see much cash from those 2 plane loads.

Newcastle I meant how old did you think I was before I gave you my date of birth :lol:

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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:16 pm

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Newcastle I meant how old did you think I was before I gave you my date of birth :lol:
I know what you meant :lol: I was just being facetious ;)

I imagined you were 45 - ish .....based on the fact you're still hard at work and the general tenor of your posts.

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Re: Plane full

Post by Bullet Magnet » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:26 pm

Whenever i asked my dd grandma how old she was, she always replied.

Im as old as my eyes and a bit older than my teeth... :P

She must have been younger than me, because i remember when she got her teeth in 1977.. :cool:
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Re: Plane full

Post by Dusak » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:36 pm

newcastle wrote:
Robbo70 wrote:
Newcastle I meant how old did you think I was before I gave you my date of birth :lol:
I know what you meant :lol: I was just being facetious ;)

I imagined you were 45 - ish .....based on the fact you're still hard at work and the general tenor of your posts.
And there's me thinking how easy it is to just glance left into the user box for the age. Suppose guessing is a bit more fun, stupid, but more fun. :lol:
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Re: Plane full

Post by BENNU » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:11 pm

:tk I thought Robbo was 70.

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Re: Plane full

Post by newcastle » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:56 pm

I've discovered advanced age does has some advantages.

Apparently, if you're over 60 you can overstay your visa by, in my case, 6 weeks and leave without hassle or penalty!

How far this concession extends I've no idea.

@ Dusak ... apart ftom the fact that some members don't declare their age, would you trust any figure admitted by the fairer sex?

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Re: Plane full

Post by carrie » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:23 pm

Strange that you should say that Newcastle, a friend who has been waiting for over three months for her passport from the UK went today to get her visa renewed. She was told that she had to pay a fine of 160le but the kind lady in the passport office noticed that her 60th birthday is later this month so she told her to go away and come back after she was 60 then she wouldn't have to pay the fine? :urm:

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Re: Plane full

Post by hatusu » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:09 am

Madame realises that after 60 our memories have gone to pot. I heard of someone who went to the passport office to renew and who was quite worried because their visa WAS several days out of date, and confessed this. Madame's reply was "That's OK. You are old".

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Re: Plane full

Post by Who2 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:12 am

Question ?
So a Boeing 737-800 carries a max of 175 passengers.
There are 31 days in July including 4 Mondays.
Can someone do the maths if 181.400 so called passengers are said to alight anywhere in Egypt.
How many planes is that daily ? assuming that they are full.
How many planes weekly ?
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