# Questions you'd like answering, regardless of how trivial they may seem

#### Tenkaykev

##### Guru
My ex, X marks the spot, x ray, sign your name next to the X, a mathematical operator, Instead of the possible ambiguity, just keep calling it Twitter and there can be no doubt about what is being referred to.

#### Cavalol

##### Guru
You know when you're riding slowly or walking your dog and you look behind you to 50/75/100+ yards of empty path with nobody in sight? Well how come when you take two steps forward someone on a bike goes past you?

#### twentysix by twentyfive

##### Clinging on tightly
You know when you're riding slowly or walking your dog and you look behind you to 50/75/100+ yards of empty path with nobody in sight? Well how come when you take two steps forward someone on a bike goes past you?

You are on a busy path with sharp bends and no straights

#### Profpointy

##### Legendary Member
I'd much prefer the" Chatenooga choo choo " which leaves Pensylvania station at a quarter to four🚂🚂

Back in the day when I was working on passenger information display systems for the railways we were testing our system with a load of dummy data. Trains to chatenooga and Clarksville (last train) naturally with a departure time of 4:30 featured heavily

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#### Accy cyclist

##### Legendary Member
I bought an old coat the other week. I looked in the inside pocket and saw a label with the manufacturing details on, including the price of the coat which was 15 shillings. I'd say the coat is about 60 years old, but I'm not too sure. I'd also say that if the coat was new, it'd be about £400 to buy these days. My question is how many years ago was 15 shillings equivalent to £400 in today's money? 🤔 I ask as I'd like a rough idea as to how old the coat is.

Edit.....I've just looked at the label again, this time without my contact lens and reading glasses eye, which gives me a clearer close up view and seen it's 115 shillings, not 15 shillings.

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#### MontyVeda

##### a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll
regarding weddings... Has it always been the case that bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses? Or is it a new thing??

( and no, i haven't been asked )

#### Dave7

##### Legendary Member
regarding weddings... Has it always been the case that bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses? Or is it a new thing??

( and no, i haven't been asked )

New one on me that. When my daughter got married I paid for everything,.

#### MontyVeda

##### a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll
New one on me that. When my daughter got married I paid for everything,.

It was the same when my sister got married (the first time), M&D paid for everything.

It was something i heard a few years back; someone at work was telling the staff room that she going to be a bridesmaid but had to spend a couple of hundred on the dress. I questioned it, presuming the brides father or the bride & groom would pay, but the general consensus in the staff room was that it's normal for the bridesmaids to fork out for whatever pricy frock the bride tells them to buy (they were the next generation down). It perplexed me somewhat but figured it was what they do these days, like young couples saving like mad to pay for their own wedding, giving me the feeling that the brides father paying is no longer the norm.

Then part of a recent TV drama set around 1980 had a similar story; young girl asked to be a bridesmaid but the parents were skint and resorted to extreme means to pay for her bridesmaids dress, which made me wonder if it had always been the norm and i just presumed Mum and Dad paid for everything at my sister's (first) wedding.

but what do i know. I'm just a bloke

#### Beebo

##### Firm and Fruity
Who pays for a public figure’s funeral?
Bobby Charlton’s funeral is taking place at Manchester Cathedral today with loads of dignitaries and even Prince William in attendance.
I know he was reasonably well off, but not mega rich, so who actually pays for this?

##### Just a damaged guy.
I was at a funeral of a neighbour earlier and it was a Catholic one, so I knew very little of what to do (I was Church Of Scotland when I still went).

One question, there was what sounded like an electronic bell that was rung at various points.

What is this for?

Edit: Just looked it up and it's about Transubstantiation and the point the soul is taken by God or something like that, but still... What is it?

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#### Alex321

##### Veteran
Who pays for a public figure’s funeral?
Bobby Charlton’s funeral is taking place at Manchester Cathedral today with loads of dignitaries and even Prince William in attendance.
I know he was reasonably well off, but not mega rich, so who actually pays for this?

In this case, I think it is Manchester United who are paying for it.

#### Beebo

##### Firm and Fruity
In this case, I think it is Manchester United who are paying for it.

I wondered if the FA would also contribute to the costs.
I’ve never really considered famous people’s funerals before. It does seem an unnecessary additional burden for a grieving family to have to arrange a huge event like that.

#### Jameshow

##### Veteran
Can you be fit and unhealthy?

I can turn out a decent century or run a marathon without thinking to much about it.

But I also probably don't have the best diet ? Had fish and chips last Saturday and cheese on toast today, chocolate too, not a great drinker.....

But could actually be quite unhealthy and what would my cholesterol look like?

Just thinking aloud!