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2014-01-20 12:57:39 PM  
Will HE give back the six counties?
 
2014-01-20 12:59:21 PM  
Looks like he won't be prince furlong
 
2014-01-20 01:03:41 PM  
No mention of the article's punny headline with a picture of Charles and his horse?
 
2014-01-20 01:06:51 PM  
Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it
 
2014-01-20 01:09:55 PM  

Dust: /and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it


www.prwatch.org

It's Armey with an 'e'!
 
2014-01-20 01:10:12 PM  

Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it


Wow, you are a royal pain.
 
2014-01-20 01:11:12 PM  

Slypork: Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

Wow, you are a royal pain.


HOHOHOOOOO
 
2014-01-20 01:11:39 PM  

Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it


Why do the English use diary that way.

I have a calendar (or a schedule, or an itinerary) - that's the stuff I have to do in the future.
I might have a diary - that's my personal reflections and memoranda of what happened in the past.

Since when does diary mean the stuff I haven't done yet?
 
2014-01-20 01:12:51 PM  

FrancoFile: Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

Why do the English use diary that way.

I have a calendar (or a schedule, or an itinerary) - that's the stuff I have to do in the future.
I might have a diary - that's my personal reflections and memoranda of what happened in the past.

Since when does diary mean the stuff I haven't done yet?


Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?
 
2014-01-20 01:13:42 PM  
So maybe the job of being Sovereign is so tough they have to ease him into it? Feh!

Rule One: Never miss an opportunity to go to the washroom. (King George's Rule)
Rule Two: Stand with your feet apart and firmly planted on the ground. (The Bobby Stance)
Rule Three: Wave by making a motion as if you are screwing out a light bulb. (How many Sovereigns does it take to change a light bulb? Only one to call for the Butler, who calls for the First Footman, who calls for the Second Footman, who slaps a house boy, who runs for the Electrician)
Rule Four: As insipid questions that show an interest but not too personal an interest such as "How long have you been a  (blank)? Do you like being a (blank)? How long have you been doing (blank)?"
Rule Five: Don't carry cash. You shouldn't need a piece of paper to prove your identity.
Rule Six: There is still no rule six.
 
2014-01-20 01:14:43 PM  

Dust: FrancoFile: Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

Why do the English use diary that way.

I have a calendar (or a schedule, or an itinerary) - that's the stuff I have to do in the future.
I might have a diary - that's my personal reflections and memoranda of what happened in the past.

Since when does diary mean the stuff I haven't done yet?

Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?


Because 'park' has two meanings.
Parkway = road that goes through parkland or other green/scenic area.
 
2014-01-20 01:15:50 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Will HE give back the six counties?


In my limited experience, the South doesn't want the North back.

It just makes a pleasant sentiment on a sticker.

rlv.zcache.com
 
2014-01-20 01:19:15 PM  
Every picture in that article is ripe for a caption contest
 
2014-01-20 01:19:30 PM  

FrancoFile: Dust: FrancoFile: Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

Why do the English use diary that way.

I have a calendar (or a schedule, or an itinerary) - that's the stuff I have to do in the future.
I might have a diary - that's my personal reflections and memoranda of what happened in the past.

Since when does diary mean the stuff I haven't done yet?

Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?

Because 'park' has two meanings.
Parkway = road that goes through parkland or other green/scenic area.


Why is New Jersey called The Garden State?
 
2014-01-20 01:22:37 PM  
Don't you think she looks tired?
 
2014-01-20 01:22:48 PM  

Dust: FrancoFile: Dust: FrancoFile: Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

Why do the English use diary that way.

I have a calendar (or a schedule, or an itinerary) - that's the stuff I have to do in the future.
I might have a diary - that's my personal reflections and memoranda of what happened in the past.

Since when does diary mean the stuff I haven't done yet?

Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?

Because 'park' has two meanings.
Parkway = road that goes through parkland or other green/scenic area.

Why is New Jersey called The Garden State?


Beats the hell out of me.
 
2014-01-20 01:24:07 PM  
62 years on the throne? Get her some prune juice and a strong cup of coffee stat!
 
2014-01-20 01:28:45 PM  
Think Charles gets upset every time someone says "Long Live the Queen!"
 
2014-01-20 01:30:12 PM  
Oh come on, England, just skip Charles. You know you want to.
 
2014-01-20 01:32:44 PM  
Queen hands over the reigns to Prince Charles

I hope for their sake that they were going for a pun. Otherwise, that's another paper fit for fish wrap.
 
2014-01-20 01:33:08 PM  
I have to admit he does have good taste in hats... ;)

~i4.mirror.co.uk
 
2014-01-20 01:35:30 PM  
i4.mirror.co.uk
Heir and spare: Wills and Harry.

Wow, that's one cold caption. Ouch.
 
2014-01-20 01:36:15 PM  

Dust: Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?


for the same reason noses run and feet smell...
 
2014-01-20 01:38:57 PM  

JerkStore: [i4.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]
Heir and spare: Wills and Harry.

Wow, that's one cold caption. Ouch.


mckaylamaroneyisnotimpressed.jpg
 
2014-01-20 01:40:45 PM  
Oh sure. Hand the reigns over to some inbred adulterer who hates modernity and wants to encourage radical islamicists to have even more power in the UK. This will end well.
 
2014-01-20 01:47:28 PM  
But... that's so continental...
 
2014-01-20 01:48:39 PM  

Dust: Why do you park in a driveway


Only poors and hoarders park in their driveways.
 
2014-01-20 01:52:27 PM  

Dust: FrancoFile: Dust: FrancoFile: Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

Why do the English use diary that way.

I have a calendar (or a schedule, or an itinerary) - that's the stuff I have to do in the future.
I might have a diary - that's my personal reflections and memoranda of what happened in the past.

Since when does diary mean the stuff I haven't done yet?

Why do you park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?

Because 'park' has two meanings.
Parkway = road that goes through parkland or other green/scenic area.

Why is New Jersey called The Garden State?


Asked like someone who has never been beyond the airport or the Turnpike/GSP.
 
2014-01-20 01:54:56 PM  
the queen looks younger than his wife, sorry chaz.
 
2014-01-20 01:55:42 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Oh sure. Hand the reigns over to some inbred adulterer who hates modernity and wants to encourage radical islamicists to have even more power in the UK. This will end well.


Why else has she been hanging on so long? She knows.

/In the _Dies the Fire_ series he's know as King Charles the Mad.
 
2014-01-20 01:56:09 PM  
"Her Majesty to hand duties over to Prince Charles"

Just asking.... does the King/Queen have really any "duties" that are not ceremonial at best?
 
2014-01-20 02:06:17 PM  

ZGMF X10A: Don't you think she looks tired?

upload.wikimedia.org

/thank you for this
 
2014-01-20 02:07:39 PM  

Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".

That said, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they're using a semi-clever play-on-words instead of being plainly incorrect.

/and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it


You're accusing Brits of being clever. Unpossible!
 
2014-01-20 02:07:43 PM  

brimed03: TV's Vinnie: Oh sure. Hand the reigns over to some inbred adulterer who hates modernity and wants to encourage radical islamicists to have even more power in the UK. This will end well.

Why else has she been hanging on so long? She knows.

/In the _Dies the Fire_ series he's know as King Charles the Mad.


And William, the Great. Also Emperorof the West iffn I recall.

/waiting for next snippet for the new book
 
2014-01-20 02:17:35 PM  

Dust: Why is New Jersey called The Garden State?


Maybe the mobsters burying hookers were horticulturalists?
 
2014-01-20 02:22:40 PM  
Courtiers yesterday described the softly-softly move as "wise" - and "just plain common sense".


They still have courtiers?
 
2014-01-20 02:23:14 PM  

gfid: Dust: /and so enters the pedantic dick army to correct every aspect of this post
//I so very much look forward to it

[www.prwatch.org image 370x278]

It's Armey with an 'e'!


And here he is with his wife, Vagina Coastguard

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-20 02:30:44 PM  

JerkStore: [i4.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]
Heir and spare: Wills and Harry.

Wow, that's one cold caption. Ouch.


It's even a lousy photo, using too shallow a DOF so that Harry is not in focus.
 
2014-01-20 02:41:15 PM  
So, this means he has "firsties", and gets to pork all the virgins on their wedding night, right?

NO!  Well, why bother then.
 
2014-01-20 02:43:07 PM  
I'm confused and not really giving a shiat, but I thought the whole thing why E2 was hanging on so long was because Charlie divorced his wife, and was shacked up banging a commoner.

Wasn't it going straight to Harry as heir as a result?
 
2014-01-20 02:46:50 PM  

Gig103: It's even a lousy photo, using too shallow a DOF so that Harry is not in focus.


That's not a bug.
 
2014-01-20 02:51:34 PM  
Christ, the farking monarchy is handled more logically and sanely than the Supreme Court. If you're too damn old and senile to sit on the farking bench, get out. I don't want someone who sleeps in a chair and drools on him/herself making decisions about internet neutrality or non-traditional civil rights.
 
2014-01-20 02:52:44 PM  

houstondragon: I'm confused and not really giving a shiat, but I thought the whole thing why E2 was hanging on so long was because Charlie divorced his wife, and was shacked up banging a commoner.

Wasn't it going straight to Harry as heir as a result?


No on all counts.
 
2014-01-20 02:55:01 PM  

gadian: That's not a bug.


I didn't say it was a bug, I can tell it was done intentionally. I just said it's a lousy photo.
 
2014-01-20 02:55:16 PM  

BigNumber12: Oh come on, England, just skip Charles. You know you want to.


I think they should let William and Kate hang out a little longer and make more pretty babies. They're practically still newlyweds, and she already gave him the damn son.

houstondragon: I'm confused and not really giving a shiat, but I thought the whole thing why E2 was hanging on so long was because Charlie divorced his wife, and was shacked up banging a commoner.
Wasn't it going straight to Harry as heir as a result?


I think she was very pissed about that for a long time, so maybe. But Jebus, back the hell off and let the guy marry the woman he loves, and become King. You can't tell me that a woman in her 80's wants to keep doing all that ceremonial shiat. It's not like they're going to send her to the old folks home if she steps down.
 
2014-01-20 03:15:56 PM  

dletter: "Her Majesty to hand duties over to Prince Charles"

Just asking.... does the King/Queen have really any "duties" that are not ceremonial at best?


The Queen is 88 years old, so even ceremonial duties might be getting hard for her. Also, she's handing over some of the duties to her son now, so that it won't be such a big transition after she's gone.
 
2014-01-20 03:16:53 PM  

cryinoutloud: BigNumber12: Oh come on, England, just skip Charles. You know you want to.

I think they should let William and Kate hang out a little longer and make more pretty babies. They're practically still newlyweds, and she already gave him the damn son.

houstondragon: I'm confused and not really giving a shiat, but I thought the whole thing why E2 was hanging on so long was because Charlie divorced his wife, and was shacked up banging a commoner.
Wasn't it going straight to Harry as heir as a result?

I think she was very pissed about that for a long time, so maybe. But Jebus, back the hell off and let the guy marry the woman he loves, and become King. You can't tell me that a woman in her 80's wants to keep doing all that ceremonial shiat. It's not like they're going to send her to the old folks home if she steps down.


Sorta ignores the whole royalty thing then, though.

Her uncle had to abdicate his throne as King due to his affair with a divorced commoner, after all. There's already precedent.
 
2014-01-20 03:19:29 PM  

houstondragon: Her uncle had to abdicate his throne as King due to his affair with a divorced commoner, after all. There's already precedent.


yeah well, I ain't English, so I don't give a fark. Give me the love story.
 
2014-01-20 03:19:54 PM  
What gets me is their use of 'holiday'. They use it to mean vacation. For example if they take a week off work, they say they're 'on holiday'.

Hey guess what assholes, there are different words for holiday and vacation because they're two entirely different things. For example today is a holiday, because it's an observance of, in this case, an historical figure. But I'm at work, because I didn't take a vacation day. It can be a holiday and you can still be at work, and likewise you can take time off work without it actually being a holiday.

And are you people still calling your cell phones 'car phones'?
 
2014-01-20 03:22:09 PM  

Dust: Technically speaking, even when talking about royalty ceding power, it's still "hands over the reins", not "hands over the reigns".


In this case, yes. Sometimes the one who is reigning has been physically handed over.
 
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