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Hah! Neither surprised nor sympathetic.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Seems a South London house valued at £3.5M previously owned by singer Duffy has collapsed after the current owner started extending the basement.

    The current trend of 'digging down' in order to create subterranean ballrooms, cinemas, wine cellars, swimming pools and spa complexes, garages with lifts and turntables for cars should be banned, if only for reasons of safety.
     
  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    *wonders if the surveyor went to a pile-of-bricks university*
     
  3. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    This overdevelopment of houses is happening a lot round here. It's grotesque.

    Incidentally are you watching the new BBC1 drama 'Capital'?
     
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  5. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Some rhyming words for a possible poem ...

    hubris,debris,
    bubble, rubble
     
  6. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Yes, I quite like it.
     
  7. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I enjoyed the book so can't decide whether to watch it.
     
  8. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

    Hubris and debris don't rhyme, they won't fit.

    Your poem will be a pile of.......
     
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  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  10. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Mispronounce hubris to have a silent s to rhyme with debris. It's called humour.
     
  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Your lines rhyme but they don't scan
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  12. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

  13. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Also, assonance.
     
  14. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

    You sound like a highly strung poetry lover
    Watch out for that open manhole cover.
    :)
     
  15. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    You sound rather like a *****
    So mind you don't fall down the hole.
     
  16. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Thankyou Middle! Sounds appropriate in the context somehow .....
     
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  17. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Why not just buy a vacant bit of land, have them dig a ready made basement and then build a nice dreamhouse of top of it?

    Shame for the nice 18th century house that just got trashed.
     
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  19. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

    Sticks and stones won't break my bones
    Nor will the toilet-flushing crones.
     
  20. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    It's a struggle but you can't rhyme Jacqueline Bissett with quay.

    But you could place her down on the bay.

    But we're not roaming down on the bay.

    We've got no time.

     

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