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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    An electrician once told me that even after thirty years electricial substations still scared the cr*p out of him. I'm the same about pressure cookers. Irrational as it may be, I just won't have one in the house.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Knitted? How lowbrow. Ours is crocheted.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    This is getting very far off topic, but I hope at least one person finds this as amusing as I do. I once read or heard an interview with a bomb disposal expert. The interviewer said it must be a very stressful job. The defuser said nope, it's totally stress-free because I never make a mistake. The interviewer asked how he could be sure he never would make a mistake. He replied "I don't know that. But I know if I ever do make a mistake I will never know about it."

    To me that is quite illogical, but it shows the psychological makeup necessary to do that job.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    I encourage everyone to watch Danger UXB. It's an excellent series describing how the British learned — at the cost of many lives — how to defuse unexploded ordinance.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    I concur with GoesStation: Danger UXB is excellent British television. It is ancient - - it seems like forty-some years ago we watched it. But nowadays you can find almost anything if you search diligently.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I concur with GoesStation: Danger UXB is excellent British television. It is ancient - - it seems like forty-some years ago we watched it. But nowadays you can find almost anything if you search diligently.
    It all appears to be on YouTube.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Notice that whistle can be either a noun or a verb. These are natual:

    - . . . when it whistled. (verb)
    - . . . when I heard it whistle. (verb)
    - . . . when the whistle blew. (noun)
    - . . . when its whistle blew. (noun)
    - . . . when I heard the whistle. (noun)
    I do understand when the whistle blew however, the only phrase I don't is when it is whistle blew. What kind of phrase is when its whistle blew.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Tufguy, please edit your last post and make the words you are asking us about stand out in some way (quotation marks, bold, italics, whatever you like!) I can't believe we are still having to tell you that after all these years.

    And stop using "however" in the middle of a sentence!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I do understand "when the whistle blew". However, the only phrase I don't understand is "when it is whistle blew".

    You totally made that up.

    What kind of phrase is "when its whistle blew"?
    Oh yeah?
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I do understand when the whistle blew however, the only phrase I don't is when it is whistle blew. What kind of phrase is when its whistle blew.
    Tufguy, you'll get more useful answers when you learn how to write your questions correctly. You always have to mark words and phrases you're writing about with quotation marks or italics. If you regularly read a bit of formal English like what you'd find in Time Magazine or simple books, you will soon know how to do this without thinking about it.

    I'm tempted to close this thread now, but I'll leave it open for a day or so to give you a chance to revise the above post, put the corrected version in a new post in this thread, and wait for answers.
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