UPDATED: Traffic chaos after accident on A35

Dorset Echo: UPDATED: Lorry in collision with car on A35 UPDATED: Lorry in collision with car on A35

THERE is traffic chaos on the A35 after a lorry collided with a car near Winterbourne Abbas.

Dorset Police was called to the incident at 2.02pm.

The road remains currently blocked on one side as attempts are made to remove the lorry which careered into a field.

One motorist said: "Traffic is now solid all the way back to Bridport.

"We were diverted towards Maiden Newton but that road is too narrow and has become blocked by lorries.

"People are trying to turn around and head back to Bridport and as the coast road is also closed it is utter mayhem."

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "The road traffic collision on the A35 involved a blue Audi A4 registered to a local keeper from Dorchester and a lorry registered to a company in Middlesbrough. "There have been no reported injuries."

Paramedics are also currently at the scene.

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5:14pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

What on Earth's a ~ LORRY ~ do they mean a fuggin' TRUCK, by any chance ?? That's what knowledgeable people, such as the manufacturers and users (transport fleets, hauliers, Army, Navy, RAF) call them !! THIS one, in fact, appears to be an articulated truck - also known as a tractor-trailer or an eighteen-wheeler..
What on Earth's a ~ LORRY ~ do they mean a fuggin' TRUCK, by any chance ?? That's what knowledgeable people, such as the manufacturers and users (transport fleets, hauliers, Army, Navy, RAF) call them !! THIS one, in fact, appears to be an articulated truck - also known as a tractor-trailer or an eighteen-wheeler.. Harpya Orkinus

5:25pm Wed 19 Feb 14

RPDraff says...

Think your being a bit pedantic to be honest with that comment! Lots of people call them Lorries?! I'm sure.
Think your being a bit pedantic to be honest with that comment! Lots of people call them Lorries?! I'm sure. RPDraff

5:38pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D
AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D Harpya Orkinus

5:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

connie68 says...

Crikey someone's tired!
Crikey someone's tired! connie68

5:44pm Wed 19 Feb 14

pitgirl says...

instead of inane comments, think about those of us who have the entire A35 traffic coming through the village with single track roads.We are stuck here with no chance of getting out and have drivers arguing with each other about who should give way .I'm alright, home before the chaos !!
instead of inane comments, think about those of us who have the entire A35 traffic coming through the village with single track roads.We are stuck here with no chance of getting out and have drivers arguing with each other about who should give way .I'm alright, home before the chaos !! pitgirl

5:53pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Genghis says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D
Online etymology dictionary: lorry (n.) Look up lorry at Dictionary.com
"a truck; a long, flat wagon," 1838, British railroad word, probably from verb lurry "to pull, tug" (1570s), of uncertain origin. Meaning "large motor vehicle for carrying goods" is first attested 1911.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D[/p][/quote]Online etymology dictionary: lorry (n.) Look up lorry at Dictionary.com "a truck; a long, flat wagon," 1838, British railroad word, probably from verb lurry "to pull, tug" (1570s), of uncertain origin. Meaning "large motor vehicle for carrying goods" is first attested 1911. Genghis

6:16pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Tinker2 says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D
Your post gives clues to how how some members of society still contribute to a divide that should no longer exist. Language should unite us, not divide us.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D[/p][/quote]Your post gives clues to how how some members of society still contribute to a divide that should no longer exist. Language should unite us, not divide us. Tinker2

6:28pm Wed 19 Feb 14

RPDraff says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D
Reallllyyyyyy!!!!! If the unprofessional term Lorry gets to you, you need to have a word with yourself!! And no I have not got a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, thank you. To me the word Lorry to describe a ermm... Lorry is ok. Hey perhaps I'm wrong and Mr Dictionary is right. But I'm pretty sure the word Truck is more commonly used in country's like Australia and the USA and also the 18 wheeler phrase! I'm guessing the phrases you refer to are more commonly used in the transport industry?? When I have a "Lorry" turn up to be unloaded or loaded where I work, I sometimes call it a "Wagon" is this wrong also.....?
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D[/p][/quote]Reallllyyyyyy!!!!! If the unprofessional term Lorry gets to you, you need to have a word with yourself!! And no I have not got a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, thank you. To me the word Lorry to describe a ermm... Lorry is ok. Hey perhaps I'm wrong and Mr Dictionary is right. But I'm pretty sure the word Truck is more commonly used in country's like Australia and the USA and also the 18 wheeler phrase! I'm guessing the phrases you refer to are more commonly used in the transport industry?? When I have a "Lorry" turn up to be unloaded or loaded where I work, I sometimes call it a "Wagon" is this wrong also.....? RPDraff

6:29pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Well done, Genghis - I'm unsure whether or not I saw the original word, years ago (I've found the word irritating since about the 1960s) when I looked it up as ~ lerry ~ though I may be mistaken on this point. I'm glad also to see that your statement vindicates mine to a certain extent in the phrase ~ uncertain origin ~ !!
I do wish Auntie Beeb would make greater efforts regarding pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and commonsense though. A GLARING example of monumental stupidity was where el governmente, the Beeb and about 90% of the population all subscribed to this idiotic notion that decades, centuries and millennia begin with a year ending in a zero - WRONG !! Remember how they went along with the notion of the Great Ignorati that the new millennium began with the year 2000 ?? It didn't, of course - it began with 2001 - hence the title of the film, which ushered in the new millennium, and the fact that the census always takes place in a year ending with a figure one !! 1960 wasn't the first of the 60s, just because it contains a figure 6 - it was the last year of the 1950s !! If you were asked to count up to 10, where would you begin - with zero ?? No - you'd begin with ONE, obviously - and all the rest follows !!
Well done, Genghis - I'm unsure whether or not I saw the original word, years ago (I've found the word irritating since about the 1960s) when I looked it up as ~ lerry ~ though I may be mistaken on this point. I'm glad also to see that your statement vindicates mine to a certain extent in the phrase ~ uncertain origin ~ !! I do wish Auntie Beeb would make greater efforts regarding pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and commonsense though. A GLARING example of monumental stupidity was where el governmente, the Beeb and about 90% of the population all subscribed to this idiotic notion that decades, centuries and millennia begin with a year ending in a zero - WRONG !! Remember how they went along with the notion of the Great Ignorati that the new millennium began with the year 2000 ?? It didn't, of course - it began with 2001 - hence the title of the film, which ushered in the new millennium, and the fact that the census always takes place in a year ending with a figure one !! 1960 wasn't the first of the 60s, just because it contains a figure 6 - it was the last year of the 1950s !! If you were asked to count up to 10, where would you begin - with zero ?? No - you'd begin with ONE, obviously - and all the rest follows !! Harpya Orkinus

6:45pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Genghis says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
Well done, Genghis - I'm unsure whether or not I saw the original word, years ago (I've found the word irritating since about the 1960s) when I looked it up as ~ lerry ~ though I may be mistaken on this point. I'm glad also to see that your statement vindicates mine to a certain extent in the phrase ~ uncertain origin ~ !!
I do wish Auntie Beeb would make greater efforts regarding pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and commonsense though. A GLARING example of monumental stupidity was where el governmente, the Beeb and about 90% of the population all subscribed to this idiotic notion that decades, centuries and millennia begin with a year ending in a zero - WRONG !! Remember how they went along with the notion of the Great Ignorati that the new millennium began with the year 2000 ?? It didn't, of course - it began with 2001 - hence the title of the film, which ushered in the new millennium, and the fact that the census always takes place in a year ending with a figure one !! 1960 wasn't the first of the 60s, just because it contains a figure 6 - it was the last year of the 1950s !! If you were asked to count up to 10, where would you begin - with zero ?? No - you'd begin with ONE, obviously - and all the rest follows !!
Yes it is of uncertain origin as are many words in the English language. The word 'dub' for example.Or 'bill', as in the beak of a bird. How about 'goal' whose origin is unknown. Just because the origin of a word is obscured in the mists of time does not mean that it isn't a part of the English language.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: Well done, Genghis - I'm unsure whether or not I saw the original word, years ago (I've found the word irritating since about the 1960s) when I looked it up as ~ lerry ~ though I may be mistaken on this point. I'm glad also to see that your statement vindicates mine to a certain extent in the phrase ~ uncertain origin ~ !! I do wish Auntie Beeb would make greater efforts regarding pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and commonsense though. A GLARING example of monumental stupidity was where el governmente, the Beeb and about 90% of the population all subscribed to this idiotic notion that decades, centuries and millennia begin with a year ending in a zero - WRONG !! Remember how they went along with the notion of the Great Ignorati that the new millennium began with the year 2000 ?? It didn't, of course - it began with 2001 - hence the title of the film, which ushered in the new millennium, and the fact that the census always takes place in a year ending with a figure one !! 1960 wasn't the first of the 60s, just because it contains a figure 6 - it was the last year of the 1950s !! If you were asked to count up to 10, where would you begin - with zero ?? No - you'd begin with ONE, obviously - and all the rest follows !![/p][/quote]Yes it is of uncertain origin as are many words in the English language. The word 'dub' for example.Or 'bill', as in the beak of a bird. How about 'goal' whose origin is unknown. Just because the origin of a word is obscured in the mists of time does not mean that it isn't a part of the English language. Genghis

7:45pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Atilla says...

Si Senor der dey go 40 lorries in a row
Dem ai'nt lorries, dem is trucks
Full of hens and geese and ducks!!
Si Senor der dey go 40 lorries in a row Dem ai'nt lorries, dem is trucks Full of hens and geese and ducks!! Atilla

7:51pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

HooRAH !! - I've had a comment posted, then quoted by someone and got away with having it ruined with stupid, annoying ~ &quots ~ appearing every whipstitch !! How did I do that ?? By the simple expedient of NOT using proper quotation marks before and after something, and using that sweet little ~ on your # key - so now we know !! As for words being offensive - and I'd definitely put ~ bloke ~ in that category, it's odd how people will object to Anglo-Saxon (part of their ancestral heritage), yet refuse to recognise words that OTHERS find highly objectionable - no give and take !! Or, as an ex-girlfriend was fond of saying: How come WE'RE always wrong, and THEY'RE always right ??
HooRAH !! - I've had a comment posted, then quoted by someone and got away with having it ruined with stupid, annoying ~ "s ~ appearing every whipstitch !! How did I do that ?? By the simple expedient of NOT using proper quotation marks before and after something, and using that sweet little ~ on your # key - so now we know !! As for words being offensive - and I'd definitely put ~ bloke ~ in that category, it's odd how people will object to Anglo-Saxon (part of their ancestral heritage), yet refuse to recognise words that OTHERS find highly objectionable - no give and take !! Or, as an ex-girlfriend was fond of saying: How come WE'RE always wrong, and THEY'RE always right ?? Harpya Orkinus

7:54pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Atilla wrote:
Si Senor der dey go 40 lorries in a row
Dem ai'nt lorries, dem is trucks
Full of hens and geese and ducks!!
SHhh, Attila - don't you know the silli-english would rather die horribly than hear a word that rhymes with DUCK - lol !! :D :D
[quote][p][bold]Atilla[/bold] wrote: Si Senor der dey go 40 lorries in a row Dem ai'nt lorries, dem is trucks Full of hens and geese and ducks!![/p][/quote]SHhh, Attila - don't you know the silli-english would rather die horribly than hear a word that rhymes with DUCK - lol !! :D :D Harpya Orkinus

7:57pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Noidear says...

Two o'clock this happened and they close the road at four to recover the said large vehicle, why not leave until after rush hour, no doubt due to safety. It's just all so mad.
Two o'clock this happened and they close the road at four to recover the said large vehicle, why not leave until after rush hour, no doubt due to safety. It's just all so mad. Noidear

8:21pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

RPDraff wrote:
Harpya Orkinus wrote:
AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D
Reallllyyyyyy!!!!! If the unprofessional term Lorry gets to you, you need to have a word with yourself!! And no I have not got a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, thank you. To me the word Lorry to describe a ermm... Lorry is ok. Hey perhaps I'm wrong and Mr Dictionary is right. But I'm pretty sure the word Truck is more commonly used in country's like Australia and the USA and also the 18 wheeler phrase! I'm guessing the phrases you refer to are more commonly used in the transport industry?? When I have a "Lorry" turn up to be unloaded or loaded where I work, I sometimes call it a "Wagon" is this wrong also.....?
Nothing wrong with Wagon, amigo, in fact the Romany would prefer we gorgios to use THAT word, if we find ourselves unable to use the correct Vardo (Alright, I realise I'm not talking about the same kind of Wagon that you were - but the same word, at least !!). They, and I, dislike the word Caravan, in fact whenever I see a caravan show advertised, I always feel tempted to call and ask how much a Dromedary would cost, since to me a caravan is a string of Camels with attendant ayrabs !!
As regards whether or not various things originate in Australia or the US - what does it matter ?? We copy everything of dubious value from Amerika, yet seem reluctant to adopt some of their terminology - Ooh, you mustn't say THAT, that's AMERIKAN !! Point is, Amerikan English is based on 17th century British English, and as such, may be purer than much modern English usage !! Whilst we're on the subject of weird English quirkiness, how come you're ignorant if you ~ Anglicise ~ the pronunciation of French words, which I INSIST on doing (!) - but it's fine to mispronounce every other language on Earth, especially Greek, German & Latin. Eg: the correct pronunciation for that damnable Roman Emperor was actually Yoolioos Kaisar. Latin has no written 'K', so whenever you see a letter 'C' - it's a 'K'. Same with Greek - there's no 'c' - but, being terminally silly, the English appear to insist on changing Greek 'Ks' to 'Cs' - then, for some unexplained reason, pronouncing it as an 'S' !! Examples: Kephalo (head) appears as Cephalopod, encephalograph, encephalitis, and the region properly called Makedonia somehow becomes Macedonia in English !! And what about a language closer to home - German ?? Trauma - a GROSSLY overworked word these days, is pronounced trAUma - not TrAWma (a grave mishap, trauma - used to be something you suffered after a few days of Bomber Harris's handiwork in Hamburg and elsewhere - NOW people suffer it every time their shoelace breaks !!) :D :D
[quote][p][bold]RPDraff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D[/p][/quote]Reallllyyyyyy!!!!! If the unprofessional term Lorry gets to you, you need to have a word with yourself!! And no I have not got a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, thank you. To me the word Lorry to describe a ermm... Lorry is ok. Hey perhaps I'm wrong and Mr Dictionary is right. But I'm pretty sure the word Truck is more commonly used in country's like Australia and the USA and also the 18 wheeler phrase! I'm guessing the phrases you refer to are more commonly used in the transport industry?? When I have a "Lorry" turn up to be unloaded or loaded where I work, I sometimes call it a "Wagon" is this wrong also.....?[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with Wagon, amigo, in fact the Romany would prefer we gorgios to use THAT word, if we find ourselves unable to use the correct Vardo (Alright, I realise I'm not talking about the same kind of Wagon that you were - but the same word, at least !!). They, and I, dislike the word Caravan, in fact whenever I see a caravan show advertised, I always feel tempted to call and ask how much a Dromedary would cost, since to me a caravan is a string of Camels with attendant ayrabs !! As regards whether or not various things originate in Australia or the US - what does it matter ?? We copy everything of dubious value from Amerika, yet seem reluctant to adopt some of their terminology - Ooh, you mustn't say THAT, that's AMERIKAN !! Point is, Amerikan English is based on 17th century British English, and as such, may be purer than much modern English usage !! Whilst we're on the subject of weird English quirkiness, how come you're ignorant if you ~ Anglicise ~ the pronunciation of French words, which I INSIST on doing (!) - but it's fine to mispronounce every other language on Earth, especially Greek, German & Latin. Eg: the correct pronunciation for that damnable Roman Emperor was actually Yoolioos Kaisar. Latin has no written 'K', so whenever you see a letter 'C' - it's a 'K'. Same with Greek - there's no 'c' - but, being terminally silly, the English appear to insist on changing Greek 'Ks' to 'Cs' - then, for some unexplained reason, pronouncing it as an 'S' !! Examples: Kephalo (head) appears as Cephalopod, encephalograph, encephalitis, and the region properly called Makedonia somehow becomes Macedonia in English !! And what about a language closer to home - German ?? Trauma - a GROSSLY overworked word these days, is pronounced trAUma - not TrAWma (a grave mishap, trauma - used to be something you suffered after a few days of Bomber Harris's handiwork in Hamburg and elsewhere - NOW people suffer it every time their shoelace breaks !!) :D :D Harpya Orkinus

8:56pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Tinker2 says...

Trauma...... "NOW people suffer it every time their shoelace breaks !!) :D :D"

or is subjected to a lorry load of diatribe in Comments!
Trauma...... "NOW people suffer it every time their shoelace breaks !!) :D :D" or is subjected to a lorry load of diatribe in Comments! Tinker2

8:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

JamesYoung says...

I was going to say that i hope nobody was seriously hurt, but it appears that one of the posters has sustained serious head injuries.
I was going to say that i hope nobody was seriously hurt, but it appears that one of the posters has sustained serious head injuries. JamesYoung

9:15pm Wed 19 Feb 14

arlbergbahn says...

This has turned into a very bizarre discussion. Attempting to remain vaguely on topic, looks like they were all very very lucky there, since the lorry or truck appears to have gone right across the path of oncoming traffic, and only clipped the front offside of the Audi.
This has turned into a very bizarre discussion. Attempting to remain vaguely on topic, looks like they were all very very lucky there, since the lorry or truck appears to have gone right across the path of oncoming traffic, and only clipped the front offside of the Audi. arlbergbahn

9:46pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

ABJECT apologies to everyone for my insistence on maintaining professional standards in both terminology and habits - for instance, I'd rather have my tenderest parts gnawed by Hamsters than send a person a letter on anything but A4. I'm always astonished at how many A5 notepads stationers (presumably) sell !! I suppose it's just because the sheeple are SO terrified of appearing DIFFERENT or PROFESSIONAL - hahah !! Funny, though - y'all are like a flock of widely-scattered Vultures - one spots a carcass, flies on down, then all the others circle in from miles around and start heckling and harassing the first one. As the scion of a Royal Naval family, I lean towards the militarily-correct, but perhaps my insistence on professional standards comes more from my lifetime spent as a dissolute layabout who always WANTED a proper, well-remunerated career in Conservation and/or population control. I wasn't allowed to do it, so fine, I've been practising work-avoidance right up to my retirement a decade or two ago :D :D
ABJECT apologies to everyone for my insistence on maintaining professional standards in both terminology and habits - for instance, I'd rather have my tenderest parts gnawed by Hamsters than send a person a letter on anything but A4. I'm always astonished at how many A5 notepads stationers (presumably) sell !! I suppose it's just because the sheeple are SO terrified of appearing DIFFERENT or PROFESSIONAL - hahah !! Funny, though - y'all are like a flock of widely-scattered Vultures - one spots a carcass, flies on down, then all the others circle in from miles around and start heckling and harassing the first one. As the scion of a Royal Naval family, I lean towards the militarily-correct, but perhaps my insistence on professional standards comes more from my lifetime spent as a dissolute layabout who always WANTED a proper, well-remunerated career in Conservation and/or population control. I wasn't allowed to do it, so fine, I've been practising work-avoidance right up to my retirement a decade or two ago :D :D Harpya Orkinus

7:43am Thu 20 Feb 14

The Fish says...

Best thing of all the coast road through Abbotsbury was open, albeit controlled by traffic lights!
Best thing of all the coast road through Abbotsbury was open, albeit controlled by traffic lights! The Fish

8:09am Thu 20 Feb 14

it's me says...

Been I thought out was the B.B.C.
Been I thought out was the B.B.C. it's me

8:10am Thu 20 Feb 14

it's me says...

it's me wrote:
Been I thought out was the B.B.C.
Beeb I always use the proper name The BBC.
[quote][p][bold]it's me[/bold] wrote: Been I thought out was the B.B.C.[/p][/quote]Beeb I always use the proper name The BBC. it's me

8:28am Thu 20 Feb 14

RPDraff says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
ABJECT apologies to everyone for my insistence on maintaining professional standards in both terminology and habits - for instance, I'd rather have my tenderest parts gnawed by Hamsters than send a person a letter on anything but A4. I'm always astonished at how many A5 notepads stationers (presumably) sell !! I suppose it's just because the sheeple are SO terrified of appearing DIFFERENT or PROFESSIONAL - hahah !! Funny, though - y'all are like a flock of widely-scattered Vultures - one spots a carcass, flies on down, then all the others circle in from miles around and start heckling and harassing the first one. As the scion of a Royal Naval family, I lean towards the militarily-correct, but perhaps my insistence on professional standards comes more from my lifetime spent as a dissolute layabout who always WANTED a proper, well-remunerated career in Conservation and/or population control. I wasn't allowed to do it, so fine, I've been practising work-avoidance right up to my retirement a decade or two ago :D :D
You Sir really need to get a hobby if all your worried about is if the stationers stock A4 (Ruled paper i presume) notepads!! But i am not disagreeing with your level of professionalism in such matters, it is noticed by some people but probably the same people who are equally worried about the stock in their local stationers also. The kind of people who have wayyyyyyyy too much time on their hands. That is all
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: ABJECT apologies to everyone for my insistence on maintaining professional standards in both terminology and habits - for instance, I'd rather have my tenderest parts gnawed by Hamsters than send a person a letter on anything but A4. I'm always astonished at how many A5 notepads stationers (presumably) sell !! I suppose it's just because the sheeple are SO terrified of appearing DIFFERENT or PROFESSIONAL - hahah !! Funny, though - y'all are like a flock of widely-scattered Vultures - one spots a carcass, flies on down, then all the others circle in from miles around and start heckling and harassing the first one. As the scion of a Royal Naval family, I lean towards the militarily-correct, but perhaps my insistence on professional standards comes more from my lifetime spent as a dissolute layabout who always WANTED a proper, well-remunerated career in Conservation and/or population control. I wasn't allowed to do it, so fine, I've been practising work-avoidance right up to my retirement a decade or two ago :D :D[/p][/quote]You Sir really need to get a hobby if all your worried about is if the stationers stock A4 (Ruled paper i presume) notepads!! But i am not disagreeing with your level of professionalism in such matters, it is noticed by some people but probably the same people who are equally worried about the stock in their local stationers also. The kind of people who have wayyyyyyyy too much time on their hands. That is all RPDraff

9:07am Thu 20 Feb 14

Bumpkin says...

This is fascinating and thank you everyone, I have enjoyed reading your comments.
I'd like to venture that the A35 is not fit for all these trucks that thunder through Winterbourne Abbas, Chideock etc; why are they down here heading for Exeter and beyond when there are alternative routes such as the A303 and A30?
The other glaring problem is that whenever the A35 is closed traffic heads for the hills, or the valleys, with predictable results. Perhaps our collective councils could help us all by putting up A35 Diversion signs in the lanes to help motorists?
This is fascinating and thank you everyone, I have enjoyed reading your comments. I'd like to venture that the A35 is not fit for all these trucks that thunder through Winterbourne Abbas, Chideock etc; why are they down here heading for Exeter and beyond when there are alternative routes such as the A303 and A30? The other glaring problem is that whenever the A35 is closed traffic heads for the hills, or the valleys, with predictable results. Perhaps our collective councils could help us all by putting up A35 Diversion signs in the lanes to help motorists? Bumpkin

9:22am Thu 20 Feb 14

BadgersNadgers says...

pitgirl wrote:
instead of inane comments, think about those of us who have the entire A35 traffic coming through the village with single track roads.We are stuck here with no chance of getting out and have drivers arguing with each other about who should give way .I'm alright, home before the chaos !!
Took me an hour to get two miles home to Compton Valence. Why on earth people think the Roman Road is a viable alternative to the A35. The police should have closed it off as well.
[quote][p][bold]pitgirl[/bold] wrote: instead of inane comments, think about those of us who have the entire A35 traffic coming through the village with single track roads.We are stuck here with no chance of getting out and have drivers arguing with each other about who should give way .I'm alright, home before the chaos !![/p][/quote]Took me an hour to get two miles home to Compton Valence. Why on earth people think the Roman Road is a viable alternative to the A35. The police should have closed it off as well. BadgersNadgers

9:25am Thu 20 Feb 14

The man with the badge says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D
What's with all the CAPITALS?
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: AHAHAHAhhahahahah - I THOUGHT someone would be scouring every single news item for a comment to criticise - and it took about 20 seconds for the Trout to rise to the fly !! You're right, of course - the majority of people DO use this selfsame term, for which NO source can be found in any etymological dictionary I'VE ever consulted. It's one of those daft little Englishisms, which even the onetime straight-laced Beeb seem to be anxious to perpetuate - along with that other one, which is a pet peeve of mine : bloke !! This horrible word, I long ago discovered, apparently comes from the language of the old Irish tinkers (could it be Shelta then, I wonder ??) But what's wrong with man, guy, dude, fella, chappie - why descend to tinkers'level with a SINGLE word for the item ?? Shows a SEVERELY restricted vocabulary, I'd say - which is one reason I prefer alternatives to lorry - as I always say - a Lori is an exotic bird !! TRUCK is the PROFESSIONAL term.. :D :D[/p][/quote]What's with all the CAPITALS? The man with the badge

9:48am Thu 20 Feb 14

tittypoos says...

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10:00am Thu 20 Feb 14

The man with the badge says...

BadgersNadgers wrote:
pitgirl wrote:
instead of inane comments, think about those of us who have the entire A35 traffic coming through the village with single track roads.We are stuck here with no chance of getting out and have drivers arguing with each other about who should give way .I'm alright, home before the chaos !!
Took me an hour to get two miles home to Compton Valence. Why on earth people think the Roman Road is a viable alternative to the A35. The police should have closed it off as well.
Which route do you suggest then. The Police are damned if they do and damned if they don't. It seldom happens and when it does, it causes inconvenience for a few hours. Chill out and get over it.
[quote][p][bold]BadgersNadgers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitgirl[/bold] wrote: instead of inane comments, think about those of us who have the entire A35 traffic coming through the village with single track roads.We are stuck here with no chance of getting out and have drivers arguing with each other about who should give way .I'm alright, home before the chaos !![/p][/quote]Took me an hour to get two miles home to Compton Valence. Why on earth people think the Roman Road is a viable alternative to the A35. The police should have closed it off as well.[/p][/quote]Which route do you suggest then. The Police are damned if they do and damned if they don't. It seldom happens and when it does, it causes inconvenience for a few hours. Chill out and get over it. The man with the badge

10:01am Thu 20 Feb 14

arlbergbahn says...

Is there no moderation on the Dorset Echo website so stories like this can be cleared of all the drivel?
Is there no moderation on the Dorset Echo website so stories like this can be cleared of all the drivel? arlbergbahn

10:03am Thu 20 Feb 14

arlbergbahn says...

Is there no moderation on the Dorset Echo website, so stories like this can be cleared of all the drivel?
Is there no moderation on the Dorset Echo website, so stories like this can be cleared of all the drivel? arlbergbahn

10:29am Thu 20 Feb 14

melcombe boy says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
ABJECT apologies to everyone for my insistence on maintaining professional standards in both terminology and habits - for instance, I'd rather have my tenderest parts gnawed by Hamsters than send a person a letter on anything but A4. I'm always astonished at how many A5 notepads stationers (presumably) sell !! I suppose it's just because the sheeple are SO terrified of appearing DIFFERENT or PROFESSIONAL - hahah !! Funny, though - y'all are like a flock of widely-scattered Vultures - one spots a carcass, flies on down, then all the others circle in from miles around and start heckling and harassing the first one. As the scion of a Royal Naval family, I lean towards the militarily-correct, but perhaps my insistence on professional standards comes more from my lifetime spent as a dissolute layabout who always WANTED a proper, well-remunerated career in Conservation and/or population control. I wasn't allowed to do it, so fine, I've been practising work-avoidance right up to my retirement a decade or two ago :D :D
Is this your own personal manifesto?
How can you claim to have professional standards when you have silly prejudices directed at some words. I was under the impression that by having professional standards you might look at things objectively rather than your obvious subjective stance.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: ABJECT apologies to everyone for my insistence on maintaining professional standards in both terminology and habits - for instance, I'd rather have my tenderest parts gnawed by Hamsters than send a person a letter on anything but A4. I'm always astonished at how many A5 notepads stationers (presumably) sell !! I suppose it's just because the sheeple are SO terrified of appearing DIFFERENT or PROFESSIONAL - hahah !! Funny, though - y'all are like a flock of widely-scattered Vultures - one spots a carcass, flies on down, then all the others circle in from miles around and start heckling and harassing the first one. As the scion of a Royal Naval family, I lean towards the militarily-correct, but perhaps my insistence on professional standards comes more from my lifetime spent as a dissolute layabout who always WANTED a proper, well-remunerated career in Conservation and/or population control. I wasn't allowed to do it, so fine, I've been practising work-avoidance right up to my retirement a decade or two ago :D :D[/p][/quote]Is this your own personal manifesto? How can you claim to have professional standards when you have silly prejudices directed at some words. I was under the impression that by having professional standards you might look at things objectively rather than your obvious subjective stance. melcombe boy

1:36pm Thu 20 Feb 14

melcombe boy says...

Bumpkin wrote:
This is fascinating and thank you everyone, I have enjoyed reading your comments.
I'd like to venture that the A35 is not fit for all these trucks that thunder through Winterbourne Abbas, Chideock etc; why are they down here heading for Exeter and beyond when there are alternative routes such as the A303 and A30?
The other glaring problem is that whenever the A35 is closed traffic heads for the hills, or the valleys, with predictable results. Perhaps our collective councils could help us all by putting up A35 Diversion signs in the lanes to help motorists?
Just a decent road through Dorset would help.
[quote][p][bold]Bumpkin[/bold] wrote: This is fascinating and thank you everyone, I have enjoyed reading your comments. I'd like to venture that the A35 is not fit for all these trucks that thunder through Winterbourne Abbas, Chideock etc; why are they down here heading for Exeter and beyond when there are alternative routes such as the A303 and A30? The other glaring problem is that whenever the A35 is closed traffic heads for the hills, or the valleys, with predictable results. Perhaps our collective councils could help us all by putting up A35 Diversion signs in the lanes to help motorists?[/p][/quote]Just a decent road through Dorset would help. melcombe boy

6:52am Fri 21 Feb 14

pitgirl says...

I fully agree with Badgers Nadgers regarding the re routing of the A35 traffic. The police are in a no win situation. However,if some sense were used in these situations, and a few officers, or PCSO's, were drafted in to send one lane of traffic through the Bride Valley, and the other on the Roman Road, maybe we wouldn't have quite so much of a backlog.Patience and courtesy also help greatly.Yet again last night the traffic was at a standstill in the Bride Valley due to another accident.The poor village verges have been decimated. One final note,the A35 is not controlled by the council,it is Connex.
I fully agree with Badgers Nadgers regarding the re routing of the A35 traffic. The police are in a no win situation. However,if some sense were used in these situations, and a few officers, or PCSO's, were drafted in to send one lane of traffic through the Bride Valley, and the other on the Roman Road, maybe we wouldn't have quite so much of a backlog.Patience and courtesy also help greatly.Yet again last night the traffic was at a standstill in the Bride Valley due to another accident.The poor village verges have been decimated. One final note,the A35 is not controlled by the council,it is Connex. pitgirl

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