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Post by charliemonk » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:08 am

New books and book shops, sadly the trend for coffee shops in book shops has masked this pleasure. Dont get me wrong I love coffee and its aroma but I miss the fresh pagey wiff you sadly only get now in Argos.


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Post by starz92 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:50 am

I love book smell too. I also love wet tarmac. The smell of woodsmoke. Freshly washed clothes. Chocolate, melted. Newly mown grass, though it makes me sneeze. Babies. my Auntie's perfume. Many things.
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Post by Bluebottle » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:21 pm

What is it with the Americanization of our bookshops? I love books, but I hate coffee :evil:
? I must have some booze. I demand to have some booze.
? This place has become impossible. Nothing to eat, freezing cold and now a madman on the prowl outside with eels.

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Post by mitsy » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:13 pm

The three smells I really cannot bear are:
* Freshly baked bread
* Freshly brewed coffee
* Coconut stuff (so much so that I refuse to use shampoo, conditioner, shower gel etc that smells of coconut, and don't get me started on the taste..YUCK

But they seem to be everyones favourites, why oh why??? Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_30 Oh yeah another smell everyone likes is cooking bacon....Weird!!

As this is a thread about what smells nice, here goes:
watermelon flavour stuff, petrol, freshly cut grass, roast potatoes and chewits

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Post by Bluebottle » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:36 pm

MMmmm - bacon!... on fresh bread.... mmmmm
? I must have some booze. I demand to have some booze.
? This place has become impossible. Nothing to eat, freezing cold and now a madman on the prowl outside with eels.


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Post by matt20 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:13 pm

WD 40
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Post by matt20 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:14 pm

WD 40 always good for the nostrils
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Post by Bluebottle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:55 pm

You weren't listening to Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 today, were you? People were phoning in saying they use WD40 as aftershave :shock:
I like the smell of it, but that's giong a bit too far!

(Wasn't you, was it...? :twisted: )
? I must have some booze. I demand to have some booze.
? This place has become impossible. Nothing to eat, freezing cold and now a madman on the prowl outside with eels.

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Post by dave mc » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:20 am

Somebody sent me an email once, with about eighty things you can use WD40 for (and on).

The only one I can remember (apart from the obvious car ones) is that it's good for treating burns. :roll:
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WD-40 who knew?

Post by Xetal » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:49 pm

This one, I think, Dave...



Water Displacement #40.
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from a project set up to find a "water displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. It's a ?miracle!?

Then try it on your stovetop...Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
Here are some of the uses:
1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!

20) Gives the children?s play gym slide a shine for a super-fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on ride-on mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37) Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers."
38) The favorite use in the state of New York: WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, that using some chemical-laced baits or lures for fishing is not allowed in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43) If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it displaces moisture and allows the car to start.





P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn.
Sworn, b'loody!

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Post by dave mc » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:19 am

Yup, that's the one. Image
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Post by Flyrr100 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:29 pm

That smell inside an old Mini, Brut, The electric smell given off by old Hornby trains and Scalextric cars, The London Underground, burgers, smoke, and pee at Stamford Bridge in the 1970s, my Dad's old pipe!
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Post by charliemonk » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:53 pm

Fresh tarmac.

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Post by dave mc » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:16 am

Flyrr100 wrote:The electric smell given off by old Hornby trains and Scalextric cars

Ahhhhh! Heavenly.

A memory brought back from the depths of my sub-conscious. And every single one, a good one.

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Post by matt20 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:12 pm

old steam engines
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