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March 20th, 2007 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 11 Comments · Life

Is this the shortest cycle path in Crawley?

I rarely ride my pushbike now, a combination of age, rust (the bike and me), and living on a sodding great hill, but when I do cycle it is facilities like this which keep me on the road instead where I don’t have to get off or avoid street furniture every few metres.

Its a bit of a toss-up between the lamp posts in the middle of the cycle lanes and the potholes in the road, but I’ll take my chances with the potholes every time.

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  • Richard

    The attitude of the ‘powers-that-be’, regarding the users of Crawley’s cycle paths, can be summed up at the ‘Farceway’ bus stop outside PDH Motorcycles in Gatwick Road…

  • Nimrod

    ‘on yer bike Skudders!’ I cannot think of a phrase more apt.

  • skud's sister

    Does this make Nimrod a psuedonym for Normo Tebbitt? I think we should be told….

  • Skuds

    Well, amusingly, Nimrod is a Hebrew word for hunter. But according to Wikipedia it “can also refer to a foolish person”

  • Nimrod

    Wikipedia is not worthy of academic research. the monica Nimrod is an Enigma, and an evasive clouded surveillance tactic. 3 across, 1 down.

  • Danivon

    This isn’t an academic debate, but the provenance of the name ‘Nimrod’ is well known and Wikipedia is not wrong about the Biblical (and pre-Biblical) origins. Where do you think Elgar got it from?

    When I was a kid, ‘Nimrod’ was definitely only ever used as a term of abuse. Similar to ‘plank’ in meaning, I think.

    By the way, nimrod, are you trying to tell us that your real name is Monica? Or do you go by a difference moniker?

  • Nimrod

    Wikipedia around in Elgar’s day ?
    Maybe I should consult WhyUniteAgainstFascismipedia for my next dissertation.

  • skud's sister

    Gold star to Nimrod for knowing that Wikipedia wasn’t around in Elgar’s day. Gold star lost for failing the comprehension test and not realising that Danivon was referring to the Bible being around in Elgar’s day.
    I also thought that you were confessing that your real name was Monica – one day you may be brave enough to come out from behind a false name. (And a Hebrew one at that, bet that goes down well with your fascist friends). And Enigma (capitalized) was a machine used to translate Nazi code into real english…

  • Skuds

    Wikipedia is exactly as much use as the person who consults it, which may explain comment #5.

    It is a good starting point, and anything in it can be easily verified against other sources (like the OED which confirms the Hebrew origins of the name Nimrod). The American Heritage Dictionary confirms the ‘plank’ usage of the word – possibly originating in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

    Moniker, despite sounding like it comes from Yiddish is actually from the Irish Travellers’ secret language, Shelta.

    How good of our eponymous (in the ‘plank’/fuckwit sense of the word naturally) companion to remind us of how much the richness of our language and culture owes to the influences of centuries of immigration.

  • The Hierophant

    Agreed Skuds, but universities and colleges will not recognise Wikipedia in any form of serious research or academic study, ie; a dissertation.

  • skud's sister

    Last time I looked this wasn’t any form of serious research or academic study. And presumably most Universities and colleges will recognise the sources listed on Wikipedia if the student in question verifies them.