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To be a bit shocked that my phone is apparently sectarian?

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DoctorTwo Sun 12-Jul-15 10:47:43

On unlocking the phone screen this morning the home screen showed the picture of my DGD as usual, the time and date, again, all as usual, then the line "Battle of the Boyne (N. Ireland). United Kingdom. All day"

This is the first time since I got the phone in April that it's given information about the significance of any given day. I'm a bit nonplussed tbh.

SoupDragon Sun 12-Jul-15 10:49:04


They've always shown the Battle of the Boyne (and nothing else). I had never heard of it until it kept popping up in my iPhone calendar.

Cocolepew Sun 12-Jul-15 10:49:13

Well it's not actually sectarian. It is the anniversary of the Battle of The Boyne.

Cocolepew Sun 12-Jul-15 10:49:53

If it said No Surrender then it is sectarian grin

SurlyCue Sun 12-Jul-15 10:50:19

How is that sectarian? It is a holiday in part of the UK.

TTWK Sun 12-Jul-15 10:57:17

My phone told me it was Good Friday, Easter Monday and May Day so I must have a Christian communist phone!

NuggetofPurestGreen Sun 12-Jul-15 10:58:45

Ha. My phone doesn't do that but they've probably switched it off for Irish phones smile

Taytocrisps Sun 12-Jul-15 11:00:14

"If it said No Surrender then it is sectarian"

grin grin

Mrsjayy Sun 12-Jul-15 11:03:41

Ive had a few red hands pop up on my facebook today <shudder>

VivaLeBeaver Sun 12-Jul-15 11:06:03

Ive got a Jewish oven. Someone on mn has a jewish fridge. grin

DrElizabethPlimpton Sun 12-Jul-15 11:17:14

The Jewish fridge was one of my favourite threads.
<nostalgic face>

SurlyCue Sun 12-Jul-15 11:17:30

grin forgive my ignorance but what makes an oven or fridge jewish?

gallicgirl Sun 12-Jul-15 11:18:45

Are you on Orange?

lunalovegood84 Sun 12-Jul-15 11:19:26

Haha! It's not sectarian if it reminds you about St Patrick's day as well.

whatlifestylechoice Sun 12-Jul-15 11:20:53

Are you on Orange?

Bwahaha! grin

Mrsjayy Sun 12-Jul-15 11:21:08

are you on orange grin

Taytocrisps Sun 12-Jul-15 11:23:22

"Are you on Orange?"

grin grin grin

SurlyCue Sun 12-Jul-15 11:25:22

grin grin grin

DoctorTwo Sun 12-Jul-15 11:27:22

Are you on Orange hahahahaha. grin Actually I'm on EE (fuck all anywhere) so I sort of am I suppose. The phone's a Nokia Lumia something or other, can't remember what number, but it's big and the OS is Windows 8.1.

I'll have to keep an eye out now to see if it tells me what significant anniversarie/bank hoidays are up next.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 12-Jul-15 11:30:30

surlyCue. Jewish ovens have a sabbath mode so they stay on low all sabbath. This means you dont have to start a fire, ie turn the oven on on the sabbath. It's ok to turn an oven up but not to turn it on.

Jewish fridges in their sabbath mode iirc from the thread won't dispense ice and the light doesn't come on when you open the door. Just on the sabbath.

SquirrelledAway Sun 12-Jul-15 11:33:58

Shabbat lifts stop at every floor as well. Not ideal if you're on the 30th floor...

DejaVuAllOverAgain Sun 12-Jul-15 11:37:07

I have it on the lock screen on my laptop OP.

TTWK Sun 12-Jul-15 11:46:16

Jewish ovens have a sabbath mode so they stay on low all sabbath. This means you dont have to start a fire, ie turn the oven on on the sabbath. It's ok to turn an oven up but not to turn it on.

Yup, and it's ok to drive to a street near the synagogue and walk the rest, but you can't drive to the synagogue!

SurlyCue Sun 12-Jul-15 11:48:36

Wow! It never occurred to me that such things existed! blush Thanks both.

Vingtdeux22 Sun 12-Jul-15 20:20:06

Just one Jewish fridge? Shouldn't it be one for meat and another for dairy? My DMiL has those and keeps the bacon in the dairy one.

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