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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Ummmm yes I have seen that behaviour reported in articles also

    Perhaps a latent inbred jene making a late appearance?

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  3. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    infraction = a violation or infringement of a law or agreement.
     
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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    clastiknackittaphobia (i just made that up)
    the fear of feeling tired when clattering around and feeling knackered
     
  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Thought feeling knackered WAS feeling tired

    Who wouldn't feel knackered (as well as having been knackered) fighting to prevent the operation from occurring?

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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Corflute

    Corrugated plastic or corriboard – also known under the tradenames of Cartonplast, Polyflute, Coroplast, FlutePlast, IntePro, Proplex, Correx, Twinplast, Corriflute or Corflute – refers to a wide range of extruded twinwall plastic-sheet products produced from high-impact polypropylene resin with a similar make-up to corrugated fiberboard
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    Topical st the moment as many Political posters are made of Corflute

    Corflute etymology

    24 Mar 2017 — The word corflute derives from a proprietary name for the corrugated plastic

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  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Potable

    From late Middle English:
    from French potable,
    from late Latin potabilis,
    from Latin potare ‘to drink’.

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    Sign states NON POTABLE WATER

    I'd be more interested in what it was, not what it isn't

    Most people use Tap Water when talking about water from their faucets. Drinking water as a general term for any water that is drinkable. The real confusion is Potable Water. Potable water is used more by a technical person working in the water field, and means any water that is okay to drink and use for cooking.

    Above - Google

    Saw similar sign Darwin Hospital outside over a tap close to where people wait for transport taxis etc. Seems like people were still using the water as drinking water because the handle had been removed and now requires a key handle to use

    But what's with the POTABLE. As above potable used more in technical manner so why, in a non technical region a plain sign reading DO NOT DRINK THIS WATER with picture of cup under red circle with diagonal line?

    NON POTABLE to me sounds like you can't put it in a pot
     
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  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    When has "Do not do X" stopped people from doing X (when it's not a law)?

    If you want people to not drink something, tell them it's not drinkable.
     
  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    True

    Had a case where a small plastic bottle of concentrated eye wash solution was clearly marked DO NOT USE TO FLUSH EYES was used by a character to flush his eyes

    It was first supposed to be diluted in a Emergency Eye Wash Station where the diluted eye wash was in the station

    The Emergency Eye Wash Station was not connected to water supply only having the fluid in its own reservoir body

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  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Why would that we out where someone could get at it???
     
  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    My guess he obtained the solution from stores before it was delivered to me. My single bottle was locked in my medication room

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