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by John McKenna
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Thanks for answering, Jonathan.

(I thought you two might have been slapped with a lawsuit for political incorrectness.)
by John McKenna
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3141
Views: 141903

Re: The English Language

He said that lies are trembles in the heart He said honesty placifies that part. A lie is never a heart pacifier Lying brings to the self no luster. In truth lies composure and tranquillity Truth sooths the heart irresistibly Unless the heart is unfortunate and tastes bitterness Then it cannot disce...
by John McKenna
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Thanks for that safe & sound advice, Justin. I'll do what I can but no cast-iron guarantees can be given by me. Mr. Fields is a free agent.
by John McKenna
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

"(You've undoubtedly retained your ascorbic wit.)" Fans of vitamin C will be delighted. Linus Pauling swore by it - https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/11/23/vitamin-c-curative-power.aspx And, while we're at it... What led to the breakup of Horton & Bryant? You two were a belly...
by John McKenna
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

And, while we're at it...

What led to the breakup of Horton & Bryant?

You two were a bellyfull of laughs.
by John McKenna
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

I don't have a webcam.

Do you?
by John McKenna
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3141
Views: 141903

Re: The English Language

Any lust in the world Be it name, life, or gold Each one is intoxicating Missing it is hangovering The hangovering is indicating That the missed was intoxicating Don't take from it more than your need So it will not take over you indeed That's quite good. There's a famous movie called Lust for Life ...
by John McKenna
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Justin, it must have entirely escaped you that the "wit" & "humour" have been supplied by me. Francis' deadpan delivery is just one part of a impromptu unscripted comedic duo - "A straight man with no direct comedic role has historically been known as a stooge. Typically he is expected to feed the f...
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3231

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I know nuffin.
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Thanks, Nick Grey, for the tea break & chat. Rest assured I will be there if required. Thanks also to Neil Graham for giving the bare facts. However, it's a bit like inserting a scene from Dragnet into an episode of Twilight Zone . Has Judge Robertson just given his seal of approval to the widening ...
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3141
Views: 141903

Re: The English Language

There's no question of 'shame' being involved in what you are asking. Neither is anything being 'offered'

To " refuse to allow him... " is a more emphatic way of saying (and doing) "I don't want to give him a moment's rest." (Note the need for a possessive 's at the end of 'moment'.)
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3231

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Great offer from the Russkis - a pre-event stay in a quiet country house near Moscow. Bet you could even hear a pawn drop off the board onto the carpet. Yes, good chance for homeboys Nepo, Sacha & new kid on the block Alekseenko. (I hear Giri is limbering up by punching his way out of reinforced pap...
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3141
Views: 141903

Re: The English Language

In any group of head (senior) arbiters there will usually be a chief one. (Even in a gathering of chiefs there will be little chiefs, medium chiefs, big chiefs and a biggest Chief.) By the way, in the same way, is the Queen the chief of the C. of E. and the Archbishops of Canterbury & York the heads?
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Thanks, Nick.

The jury's still out.
by John McKenna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3141
Views: 141903

Re: The English Language

An excellent answer by David.

Now we can all better appreciate the difference between a head arbiter and the chief arbiter.