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Chimpanzees, elephants, hippopotamuses...

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Lord Muck oGentry
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Chimpanzees, elephants, hippopotamuses...

#1 Postby Lord Muck oGentry » March 11th, 2015, 7:16 pm

How do you count seconds?
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#2 Postby Dave B » March 11th, 2015, 8:31 pm

Lord Muck oGentry wrote:How do you count seconds?
Old time photographers in the Wild West used, "Missippi one, Missippi two . . ."

The tune of Nellie the Elephant has a beat of 50 to the minute (if sung in correct tempo), but that's not a lot of help!
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#3 Postby Dave B » March 11th, 2015, 9:03 pm

Of course the other answer is, "Using the timer/stopwatch function on my mobile."

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#4 Postby thundril » March 11th, 2015, 9:08 pm

One second, two seconds, three seconds . . . . works well enough for me.

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#5 Postby Tetenterre » March 11th, 2015, 9:48 pm

Dave B wrote:
Lord Muck oGentry wrote:How do you count seconds?
Old time photographers in the Wild West used, "Missippi one, Missippi two . . ."
I find "mississiippi-one" etc to be more reliable :-)
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#6 Postby getreal » March 11th, 2015, 9:51 pm

One thousand and one

One thousand and two.....
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#7 Postby Alan H » March 11th, 2015, 9:51 pm

Tetenterre wrote:
Dave B wrote:
Lord Muck oGentry wrote:How do you count seconds?
Old time photographers in the Wild West used, "Missippi one, Missippi two . . ."
I find "mississiippi-one" etc to be more reliable :-)
You'll find Mississippi more accurate... [/pedant] :D
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#8 Postby Tetenterre » March 12th, 2015, 1:37 am

Bloody phone!
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#9 Postby Alan H » March 12th, 2015, 1:55 am

Autocorrect is the 'a bad workman always blames his tools' of the 21st century, isn't it?
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#10 Postby Dave B » March 12th, 2015, 8:09 am

Tetenterre wrote:
Dave B wrote:
Lord Muck oGentry wrote:How do you count seconds?
Old time photographers in the Wild West used, "Missippi one, Missippi two . . ."
I find "mississiippi-one" etc to be more reliable :-)

Probably is, when I heard it in a film the photographer had a drawl. Never tested it myself. :D
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#11 Postby animist » March 12th, 2015, 8:28 am

as this is already going off-topic, every time these days that I hear the word "Mississippi" it reminds me of the 1960s civil rights movement joke: "What has four eyes but still can't see?" If you don't know what I am on about, I will explain...but first count out a few dozen "Mississippi"s

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#12 Postby lewist » March 12th, 2015, 8:41 am

[-X

Back on topic now!

I count elephants.

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#13 Postby Dave B » March 12th, 2015, 10:51 am

lewist wrote:[-X

Back on topic now!

I count elephants.

:yawn:
Does put you into heavy slumber, Lewis?
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#14 Postby Tetenterre » March 12th, 2015, 12:32 pm

Alan H wrote:Autocorrect is the 'a bad workman always blames his tools' of the 21st century, isn't it?
Oh, it wasn't autocorrect - just a combination of tiny virtual keyboard and thumbling(*) user incompetence...

Back on topic: I had to do a DAC recently. One of the things it covered was how to count two seconds, i.e. the minimum recommended time-space between two vehicles. Two "2-second" ditties were given:

Only a fool breaks the 2-second rule.

Women drivers are better than men.



* Not a typo.
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#15 Postby Alan H » March 12th, 2015, 1:45 pm

DAC? Driver Assessment ???
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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