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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Any more of that pal and the word you'll be looking up will be defenestrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    From my dungeon? There are no windows.
    Ahh, - a Linux dungeon then, - or iOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    Ahh, - a Linux dungeon then, - or iOS.
    Z/OS??

    Unix, VM, VSE????
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    Ahh, - a Linux dungeon then, - or iOS.
    Z/OS??

    iOS? How very dare you. I do not permit iThings in my house.

    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    Unix, VM, VSE????
    Oooo. A VM dungeon. Now you're talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    iOS? How very dare you. I do not permit iThings in my house.

    Oooo. A VM dungeon. Now you're talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    iOS? How very dare you. I do not permit iThings in my house.
    Ah, a kindred spirit who doesn't know how to make the bastard things work either...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Ah, a kindred spirit who doesn't know how to make the bastard things work either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    From "The owl who was afraid of the dark" here: https://books.google.ch/books?id=zZL...elf%22&f=false

    "I'm not a good lander" he said, "I might spill myself".

    Any ideas what this might mean? The book was written in 1968 so perhaps so older usage.
    I loved that book as a kiddie. I concur that it means 'fall over' or similar. You can have a spill off a motorbike.

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    Or a gentleman might use one to light his cigar:

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    Come on now, spill the beans.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 16th August 2018 at 21:44.
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    "The query arose from two well qualified English teachers"

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