Free Speech

21 Feb 2020 2:53PM

Quote: he term manhole comes from the 19th century and originally referred to a small access hole in the top or side of a boiler that was covered with a heavy metal plate bolted in place. These holes were not meant to provide access for a man to pass through, but for an arm and hand to reach the inner parts of the boiler. “Man” in this case refers not to the gender of the worker, but is from the root word that means “hand,” as in the word “manual.” Indeed, some old boiler manuals use the words “manhole” and “handhole” synonymously

Ah, so Old Boiler must be ok then😂
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Feb 2020 4:20PM

Quote:You could use the police IC codes - demand they refer to you as IC1. Wink
does that mean IC1s are higher in rank than another? 😁
peterjones 18 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2020 5:28PM
Fma7 5 1.1k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2020 7:33PM

Quote:When it comes to the right to speak freely, too many people forget a very wise piece of advice, attributed to Evelyn Beatrice Hall in 1906, and still equally relevant today - in fact, probably more relevant today than when it was first said:

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Too many people today are not willing to accept that there is such a right...

Interesting that certain people holding certain positions on certain websites cannot be commented upon

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