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by ScimiTom
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Yellow 5a Sandbach
Replies: 25
Views: 1558

Re: Yellow 5a Sandbach

swoakes wrote:And it's 3 yellow 5a in Sandbach!
I shall take one of them off your hands tomorrow, just to avoid any confusion between them all! (I'll have the good-looking one, please...) :lol:

Tom
by ScimiTom
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5562
Views: 415337

Re: What cars did you see today?

swoakes wrote:I saw a red MGB today with registration GTE ***K perfect for my 71 GTE
Steve, if you want to buy that reg plate and include it in the price for your GTE, I won't complain... :wink:
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 80
Views: 4515

Re: Spelling

midscotscim wrote:Noticed just recently that a copy of "Scimitar Restoration" I have owned for quite a few years has Scimitar spelt with an "e" on the spine !
So it does - well spotted! Very odd, as it's spelt correctly on the front cover!
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 80
Views: 4515

Re: Spelling

Now, I admit that I have to correct student spelling a lot at work "No he didn't walk through the dessert" There is a great change between our year 7s and our year 9s, and in general I'm very proud of them I had assumed you were a teacher as well, from those remarks. What is your role in the school...
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 80
Views: 4515

Re: Spelling

My latest bug bear is the way people say assume, if it were "ah-shoom" then surely they would be making "ah shumptions" Good point there, Philip - though I would argue it's down to the letters which follow the 'm'. I think the 'e' which follows 'm' in 'assume' has a softening effect upon that secon...
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 80
Views: 4515

Re: Spelling

philhoward wrote:Surely that's the difference between spelling and grammar?
Yes, you're quite right. But it comes down to the old 'spag' - spelling, punctuation and grammar. They tend to all have a bearing on each other - if one's dodgy, the others probably are too.
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 80
Views: 4515

Re: Spelling

What were they saying in the news this week, about literacy in young children? How below "par" it was. Even how it effects the economy. ....hmm? When you spell the word 'effects' here, please tell me you're being deliberately ironic!? As a secondary school teacher myself, I can confirm that literac...
by ScimiTom
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: mercedes luxury
Replies: 24
Views: 2039

Re: mercedes luxury

don' ge' i' we di'nt do la'in a' compre'ensiv skule praps u can enlyeton uz Ha ha! 'Mercedes' is derived from the Latin word 'merces' which means 'price' or 'cost', hence the paradoxical 'priceless' remark. It can also be used figuratively to mean a 'reward' - which I guess was the interpretation t...
by ScimiTom
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: mercedes luxury
Replies: 24
Views: 2039

Re: mercedes luxury

Ha ha! The fact that he managed to string together all the letters of 'Mercedes' in the correct order is nothing short of a miracle! :lol:
Absolutely 'priceless' (anyone familiar with Latin will understand the intended pun there)...
by ScimiTom
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 96
Views: 3666

Re: Car Insurance

Don't forget its not what you can sell it for but how much it would cost you to get back to where you are. Cost of buying something plus all the work to restore it professionally to the standard it was. Very true. With Footman James, I got an agreed valuation of £5,500 accepted two months ago, just...
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Should I be trusted with one of these fantastic cars?
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Should I be trusted with one of these fantastic cars?

Hi, Bifta, and welcome! The very fact that you are cautious about buying a Scimitar means you will look after it and treat it right if and when you do get one. I was in exactly the same position as you. I'd always fancied one, then took the plunge and bought a pretty tidy 6b a year and a half ago. I...
by ScimiTom
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: What are the odds on...
Replies: 25
Views: 1763

Re: What are the odds on...

My 6b was my daily driver for work up until the weather got nasty in October. Once we get to March I'll be using it daily once again (I'm missing the admiring glances of my pupils as I pull up in the playground!). You never see any Scimitars around in these parts (or many interesting cars at all, to...
by ScimiTom
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Max's ongoing scimitar improvement
Replies: 268
Views: 33136

Re: Max's scimitar repair-fest

It's coming on well, Max! Hope you get it up and running soon. It'd be great to go for a drive in convoy before my 6b sells - I reckon a nice blue 6a and a nice red 6b would be a great way to wow the Glaswegian public!

Tom
by ScimiTom
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Cold or what
Replies: 142
Views: 7330

Re: Cold or what

I thought it was Scotland's job to get the bad weather - no rain or snow here!
by ScimiTom
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: paint colour
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: paint colour

The other thing to take into account is that the colour may have faded slightly from the original. My 6b, to my knowledge, is still on its original paint. I went to a specialist to get the paint machine-matched - they take a photo then, with the help of computers, mix up a batch of paint of exactly ...

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