General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

18 Comments

  1. Alabama Shakes and HOLD ON….this keeps popping up on a lot of playlists on Spotify. I like it.

    • Gezza

       /  January 8, 2018

      Something’s not gelling with me with that one. Needs a harmony on the chorus, and I think some effect on everything, a touch of echo, maybe, thru a mixer. There’s not enough resonance imo.

  2. Gezza

     /  January 8, 2018
  3. Gezza

     /  January 8, 2018

    Me good boys. Aspen on left, Bluey right, last night. Wonderful co-parenting skills. They always take their last wheat grain over the fence & down the bank and feed it to Pickles.

    (I’ve decided I should call Pickles a pookling, not a pooklet.)

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 8, 2018

      A pickling ? I like pooklet.

      I saw one today, but a child, not a baby. Sweet, anyway-it kept swimming up to Mum for a kiss. I am not making this up. I thought that I was imagining things at first.

      • Gezza

         /  January 8, 2018

        YNZ GENERAL CHAT SURVEY

        Which of the following do you prefer to refer to a pukeko chick?

        a pooklet – uptick
        a pookling – downtick

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 8, 2018

          Did we invent those words ? I have a feeling that we did-pooklet was me and pookling was you.???

          • Gezza

             /  January 8, 2018

            Nup. Good try. But I invented pooklet. I was thinking maybe I should change it to pookling because of duckling, but you’re right, pooklet sounds nicer for some reason.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 8, 2018

              I couldn’t remember when pooklet made its appearance. It is online as the name of a CAT. of all things.

            • Gezza

               /  January 8, 2018

              I use the name pookie and pook because “puke” looks like the word for barf, and because it’s the name of a character in a book I loved as a teenager, “Pook in boots”.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 8, 2018

              I don’t like the Americanism barf-we have enough words of our own without copying theirs.

              There’s a book about a pukeko called Luke the Pook !

              I always read ‘Pook of Pook’s Hill’ to rhyme with book.

              A schoolmaster from the North of England pronounced some words in the way that they do/did there, and on his first day at Ngaruawahia High told the pupils to open their books-the ‘oo’ rhymed with that of roots . The pupils genuinely believed that he’d told them to open their BOOTS, and gazed back in bewilderment. He was known as Old Boots forever after that,

              I suppose that teachers are still called Old Smith and Old Brown…

  4. phantom snowflake

     /  January 8, 2018

    Keepin’ it kiwi…

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 8, 2018

    Does anything look ruder than two people in a cafe together…one ignoring the other and absorbed in their phone ? What is the other person supposed to do ? I wonder if this will ever change.