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Title: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 12:19:52 PM
I have a Lachenal 22 button English concertina circa 1865 ( bought by mistake, thanks to alcohol and EBay. It's called the Grape Ape syndrome) to give away.
 The trouble is it will need to be earned, like a question or something and I'm not sure how to do this. Any suggestions Gang?
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Theo on October 20, 2014, 12:22:55 PM
Nick, there has been someone in concertina.net looking for a 22 key anglo.
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on October 20, 2014, 12:26:05 PM
Ignore Theo. Ask a question only I know the answer too, PLEASE!!


John   :neigh:
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Mike Carney on October 20, 2014, 12:35:53 PM
🐝  (:)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Helena Handcart on October 20, 2014, 12:37:05 PM
Ignore Theo. Ask a question only I know the answer too, PLEASE!!


John   :neigh:

What he said ^^
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 12:46:09 PM
Nick, there has been someone in concertina.net looking for a 22 key anglo.

Thanks for that Theo, but this will be more fun.
Here's the question:
Give me a perfectly grammatical sentence that includes five consecutive "and" it must be punctuated correctly.
First correct answer wins although the winner will have to pay postage.
Best of luck Gang.  8)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: malcolmbebb on October 20, 2014, 12:51:02 PM
Nick, just to clarify, that's English not Anglo and def 22 buttons?
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Lester on October 20, 2014, 12:51:50 PM
The landlord of a pub called The Pig And Whistle asked a signwriter to make a new sign. When he saw it he thought that the spacing of the words was wrong so he said to the signwriter “I want more space between Pig and And, and And, and Whistle”.

My name is Lester and I claim my prize  (:)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 12:54:09 PM
Nick, just to clarify, that's English not Anglo and def 22 buttons?

Yes Malcolm, I did say in my op English 22 buttons
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Rees on October 20, 2014, 12:54:32 PM
But, but, but, but, but!
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
The landlord of a pub called The Pig And Whistle asked a signwriter to make a new sign. When he saw it he thought that the spacing of the words was wrong so he said to the signwriter “I want more space between Pig and And, and And, and Whistle”.

My name is Lester and I claim my prize  (:)

God that was quick Lester!!
 I heard it as a fish and chip shop. Trust you.
The prize is yours and it's a good un I paid £350 for it, that'll teach me to drink and buy.
PM me with address etc.. Well done. N.CB
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: John MacKenzie (Cugiok) on October 20, 2014, 01:13:20 PM
 :'( :'( :'(
I'm not allowed in chip shops.

John
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 01:15:47 PM
That's nothing. I'm not allowed in certain pubs.
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Lester on October 20, 2014, 04:09:29 PM
You could have asked the harder 13 'and' question:

Messrs Bland and Andrews, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, ordered a new brass plate for the offices, due to a breakdown in communications when it arrived it looked like this

Bl And   and        And   Rews - Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths

So the wrote to complain.

The spaces between Bl and And and And and and and and and And and And and rew are either erroneous or inconsistent!


 (:)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Theo on October 20, 2014, 04:11:56 PM
Might have blown it on the punctuation there Lester.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 04:21:30 PM
Oh! No! I checked it! Where?
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 04:35:13 PM
No the first one is correct. Therefore Lester is the rightful winner.
My reply for the second one to Lester is;
Smart A..se.!!
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: pikey on October 20, 2014, 06:21:30 PM
Oh oh, Is this wise ? Lester will now start his 'tune a day on the English Concertina'. Nick, what have you done?

 >:E
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 20, 2014, 07:36:42 PM
Not sure Pikey, stay away from blue touch paper I suppose.  >:E
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Pete Dunk on October 20, 2014, 08:22:39 PM
Google is your friend! (http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/54/messages/6.html)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Grape Ape on October 21, 2014, 05:22:57 PM
Day late and a conjunction short as always....
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 28, 2014, 04:32:31 PM
The prize has been delivered. And appreciated in its new home.
Long may melnet exist. Gone to a good cause. I am so pleased.   ;D ;D

Maybe Lester will add a comment as to its future.
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Lester on October 28, 2014, 04:41:32 PM
It was indeed fortunate that NCB was so generous to offer this concertina up for free to the person with the highest IQ on melnet  ;)

I have been looking for a concertina to hone my fettling skills on and this little box offers me just that as it is need of TLC in the shape of valves, pads, and tuning. My intention, once I have fixed it up, to once again offer it up to a new home as the prize in a competition.
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on October 29, 2014, 09:29:14 AM
Good grief!
 That would be amazing if I won it back.   :o
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Helena Handcart on October 29, 2014, 09:38:16 AM
This is great - Nick and Lester, looks like you have started a virtuous circle between the two of you.  Nice  (:)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: pikey on October 31, 2014, 12:13:16 PM
Nick, don't forget about the 10,000 quid that you got out of the bank by mistake and don't need anymore.



Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers....

Do I win ?

 ;)
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on November 02, 2014, 02:45:33 PM
One peck of peppers on its way.........ish
Title: Re: Free bee
Post by: MarioP on January 21, 2018, 03:10:10 AM
Rigged... 😆

Have u done any other drunken purchases ? I’m looking to win a concertina for my dad ☺️