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MrsBadger · 22/07/2008 09:30

you do not 'go off on a tandem', you 'go off at a tangent'.

wonderful image but so so wrong

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MummyDoIt · 22/07/2008 09:40

I think I prefer the tandem version. So funny!

littlelapin · 22/07/2008 09:40

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Bbbee · 22/07/2008 09:42

lolol - someone said to you 'oh I have gone off on a tandem?' that is wonderful - I would have PMSL as I visualised them riding off mid-conversation.

PeachyBAHons · 22/07/2008 09:45


I am going to ask you all to excuse one handed typing here before I trigger much angst!

I have a terrible example- received this morning in a request for a reference from a Headteacher no less- typed exactly as it apears:

'comment on their communication skills good?'

If I didnt like the referee so much, I would just reply infinitely better than yours, evidently. But I will not be cruel LOL

witchandchips · 22/07/2008 09:46

we could have all sorts of cycle related sayings

off on a uni-cycle (statements that are a bit self-consiously wacky)
off on a scooter (statements of the sort "i'm not listening mum la la la de la la")

midnightexpress · 22/07/2008 09:50

Off on a penny farthing: "things weren't like that in my day"

Dior · 22/07/2008 09:51

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edam · 22/07/2008 09:53

'off on a BMX' - showing off: 'look ma, no hands!'

MrsBadger · 22/07/2008 09:55

I saw one of these with an additional babyseat on the back - I suppose that's what mothers-of-three have to go off on...

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midnightexpress · 22/07/2008 09:55

off on a Harley-Davidson: advancing middle age in DP/DH

witchandchips · 22/07/2008 09:57
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