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#1 fabpig

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:23 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Phil Mickelson's triumph over the "links" course at Muirfield (great golfer, classy man), brought to mind  a Sunday afternoon some years back when I was working as a taxi driver. I was listening to the local radio station phone in (which was also keeping abreast with the Open) and listeners were invited to send in their questions. 3 of the questions were:

 

1) Why are "links" golf courses so called

2) If the temperature is described as (eg) 82F in Winston-Salem, NC,  or 28C London, how is that figure arrived at?  

3) Why do gentlemen prefer blondes?

 

Now I'm fairly sure it's easy enough to google these, so please use spoilers. 

 

O, and Hi again


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

Spoiler for off the wall guesses

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Bonanova... 

 

No to 1).

2) I gave a bad example in that 28C and 82F are pretty well the same temperature.  I was actually after the how/where the temperature is recorded.

Spoiler for Incidentally

3) So did I :rolleyes: .  And my answer is probably for flippant. ^_^


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

and hello to you my old friend -

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:59 PM

and hello to you my old friend -

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Wonderful!  Can't say you're wrong on that one, pg, but I think, in your heart-of-hearts, that you know that's not what I was after. But it's nice to know you still make me chuckle while I type.  And I finally got that sentence right at the 4th attempt.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Spoiler for I'm going to count that as not cheating.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

Spoiler for I'm going to count that as not cheating.

That's a nice thought, doubleK, and most links courses probably do have that characteristic (but then so do other "non-links" courses).  Sadly, not the reason they have the name

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Are you suggesting he should play around?

 

 

 

I spotted a typo above...

 

....  And my answer is probably for flippant. ^_^

should read  "And my answer is probably FAR MORE flippant."

 

Seems the brain was overtaking the typing finger and I was inadvertantly omitting letters/syllables by the time I got near to the end of the sence.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

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