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by Michael Farthing
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: Post Brexit Openings

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Some European Flags with some posters on this site and they may have to be banned Post-Brexit.
Ah! The treasured "British Values" in action!
by Michael Farthing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media Chess Comment Blunders
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Media Chess Comment Blunders

MJMcCready wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:03 am
'if the board is set up incorretly' is this the blunder you are referring to?


:oops:
by Michael Farthing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media Chess Comment Blunders
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Media Chess Comment Blunders

Whenever a chess board appears in a picture or cartoon in the media we are quick to notice if the board is set up incorretly. But today I noticed an even worse sin committed by someone who should know better! Look at the top left corner of your screens everyone! :-(
by Michael Farthing
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: Post Brexit Openings

Clive Blackburn wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm
It looks as though I am going to have to learn the English now! :roll:

As a thooughbred remainer I am now calling that the European Opening
by Michael Farthing
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: Post Brexit Openings

John Foley wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:50 pm
The Scandinavian would revert to the Centre Counter.
As far as I'm concerned it has never ceased to be the Centre Counter!! Just as the Ruy Lopez remains the Ruy Lopez and the Guioco Piano remains the Guioco Piano (except for the bit that is the Evans Gambit which remains the Evans Gambit).
by Michael Farthing
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2183
Views: 90978

Re: The English Language

H W Fowler expresses this view: The English adjectives formed in -ble from verbs, like lovable, might well enough be called gerundives from their similarity to the Latin gerundive; but they are not in practice so called, and the word gerundive has accordingly no proper function in English grammar So...
by Michael Farthing
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2183
Views: 90978

Re: The English Language

Then I shall coin the verb by back formation and affirm that my head is struggling to decide whether it should bald faster than its hair greys.
by Michael Farthing
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2183
Views: 90978

Re: The English Language

Umm.. Yes that was alluded to in this boring thread not long ago! :-)
by Michael Farthing
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 31
Views: 1652

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

Where have these numbers come from Angus? Supposedly player ages are only collected for juniors and seniors. Stats are from the January 2018 master list which is available to results officers. DOBs are needed for grade calculations for juniors and are useful for checking eligibility for age-limited...
by Michael Farthing
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 31
Views: 1652

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

Where have these numbers come from Angus?
Supposedly player ages are only collected for juniors and seniors.
by Michael Farthing
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2183
Views: 90978

Re: The English Language

No one has to read this thread so I see no reason why Soheil shouldn't ask whatever question he wants to.
by Michael Farthing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: The Secret of Chess

Lyudmil Tsvetkov and James Plaskett could engage in some mutual help and buy each other's book..
by Michael Farthing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 31
Views: 1652

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

..having first checked, I hope, that the unlisted over 80s are happy to be identified
by Michael Farthing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2183
Views: 90978

Re: The English Language

No.
Formal legal English often puts adjectives after nouns in memory of the days (a mere thousand years ago) when everything was done in French, and the French put their adjectives after their nouns!
by Michael Farthing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Frodsham Congress 2nd - 4th February
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Frodsham Congress 2nd - 4th February

And I didn't win anything but I had five exciting games and became a born-again* chessplayer with a new style!

*As my son described my elated mood on Sunday evening.