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Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 28 Jul 2008 00:17

I don't believe it ! ~ Victor Meldrew


suzian Report 27 Jul 2008 23:21

This is a specially formulated diet designed to help women cope with the stress that builds up during the day. It is not guaranteed to help you lose weight or completely de-stress but it may make you feel better in the short-term:

1 grapefruit
1 slice whole-wheat toast
1 cup skim milk

small portion lean, steamed chicken with a cup of spinach
cup herbal tea
1 miniature Mars bar

the rest of the mini Mars bars in the bag
tub of Hagen Daas ice cream with chocolate-chip topping

4 bottles of wine (red or white)
1 family size supreme pizza
2 loaves garlic bread
3 snickers bars

Whole frozen Sara Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer) because you have realised that STRESSED SPELLED BACKWARDS IS "DESSERTS"!

Thanks Bridget - wonderful quotes!


suzian Report 27 Jul 2008 23:12

Have you checked for a Marriott-Wilde connection?

Lol Sue


Amanda2003 Report 27 Jul 2008 23:06

" Life is just a bowl of wake up in the morning and it's there ".......Small Faces :)

Slight shift away there from good old


suzian Report 27 Jul 2008 22:44

More Oscar Wilde:

" 35 is a very attractive age: London society is full of women who have, of their own free choice, remained 35 for years"




Dermot Report 27 Jul 2008 10:45

Ken Dodd’s Dad’s Dog's Dead.

Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 27 Jul 2008 00:31

May the force be with you :0)


JaneyCanuck Report 27 Jul 2008 00:05

Ah, Karen, I must admit to not owning one. And never mind that split infinitive.

I've taught the danged stuff, to trainees in what I do.

However, someone doing pro forma checking of my own work a couple of weeks ago caught me out.

"Comprised of". It is like "irregardless" to the pure of eye, and had hit a blind spot in mine own.


Amanda2003 Report 26 Jul 2008 23:51

" made it of the world "......James Cagney......White Heat............that is another one that has always stuck in my mind.
James could do " tortured mad " even better than Jack


Amanda2003 Report 26 Jul 2008 23:41

Sounds like an expensive evening in for you there Sue.........glad that your Rach is back with her hubby.I hope it wasn't anything serious that had up-set her.
I have a list on my peg board of the debt that my two eldest keep running up..........Becca paid me back £20 on Tuesday and then borrowed £10 again on Friday.......thank goodness the younder two don't try to get their " accounts" going

I haven't seen much of my Rach lately....she breezes in ......baths....eats............and is gone


suzian Report 26 Jul 2008 23:33

American version of Oscar Wilde, Amanda ...... it's W C Fields

Two wonderful, caustic wits?

How goes things with you and yours?

I had Rachel over last night (it's over, mam - can I come to you?)

Me - one night, and one night only.

Rachel - oh, ok, but could you lend me £20?

Me - ok, how are you getting here?

Rachel - don't worry, mum, I'm in a taxi

Me - have you got money for this taxi?

Rachel - (silence)

Me (aka Muggins, aka Lloyds Bank Overdraft facilliy on wheels)..........

a.pays for taxi

b. produces a £20 note

c. mops up daughterly tears

d. watches as said daughter gets into husband's car which comes to pick her up less than half an hour later......

The joys of having a Rachel (which you know only too well)

Lol Sue


Amanda2003 Report 26 Jul 2008 23:28

It's another WC Fields ....just

I remember hearing the Two Fingers of Red Eye in a film...........guess I liked the sound of

"Closed on Account of Molasses" also might have come from the same film but I'm blowed if I can remember what the film title was........he was a most excellent comedian.


Amanda2003 Report 26 Jul 2008 23:24

Is that one an Oscar Wilde ?


suzian Report 26 Jul 2008 23:22

Hi Amanda

You've picked the king of the one liners. Another example:

"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally"

Lol Sue


suzian Report 26 Jul 2008 23:13

It wasn't - but it could've been, couldn't it?.

'twas just me!

Lol Sue


Amanda2003 Report 26 Jul 2008 23:12

" Two fingers of red eye ".......WC Fields.

On the subject of shoes you did float into my mind the other day whilst I was looking at shoes in the co-op sale............I didn't purchase though as my toe isn't quite threw the pair I'm currently


JaneyCanuck Report 26 Jul 2008 23:12

Oh, and btw -- I suspect that thee and me are the only fans of Eats Shoots and Leaves hereabouts. ;)

We should share.

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.

'Why?' asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

'Well, I'm a panda', he says, at the door. 'Look it up.'

The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. 'Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.'


JaneyCanuck Report 26 Jul 2008 23:07

Was that Audrey?


suzian Report 26 Jul 2008 23:05

Must do that one, Kathryn

"If only you were't a Hapsburg Prince" - what a wonderful put-down.

Perhaps I should also try "An Italian Principessa has to remember her duty - no matter where her heart may lead" That should knock 'em dead in the bars and curry houses of South Shields...

Thanks for that!



suzian Report 26 Jul 2008 22:59

Hi Amanda

Yes, thanks, a decent week.

Perhaps I should suggest that folks read "Eats Shoots and Leaves"

It's an apologist for the anal punctuationalist (as they say!)

Lol Sue (who also loves shoes - that's shoes, not shoe's!!!)