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    All credit to NLYUK for this thread, for I would never have thought of it had he not planted the seed in my mind yesterday, but how about a virtual water cooler around which the good folks of General can gather to exchange some inneresting titbits?

    Yes, I really can't stress how much this is his brainchild so please do rep away and give him the recognition he deserves.

    Allow me to make the first contribution.

    You know how we talk about a water cooler moment - that moment when we all connect when discussing what we viewed on BBC television last night - it's something we very much associate with modern office life but did you know that there's nothing new about it at all?

    Ever heard the expression "What's the scuttlebutt?" Well, a scuttlebutt is a nautical term for a wooden cask from which water was dispensed and in times gone by sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt and exchange gossip just as we do when we gather round the water cooler.

    Fascinating stuff.

    Once again, thanks to NLYUK without whom none of this would have happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    All credit to NLYUK for this thread, for I would never have thought of it had he not planted the seed in my mind yesterday, but how about a virtual water cooler around which the good folks of General can gather to exchange some inneresting titbits?

    Yes, I really can't stress how much this is his brainchild so please do rep away and give him the recognition he deserves.

    Allow me to make the first contribution.

    You know how we talk about a water cooler moment - that moment when we all connect when discussing what we viewed on BBC television last night - it's something we very much associate with modern office life but did you know that there's nothing new about it at all?

    Ever heard the expression "What's the scuttlebutt?" Well, a scuttlebutt is a nautical term for a wooden cask from which water was dispensed and in times gone by sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt and exchange gossip just as we do when we gather round the water cooler.

    Fascinating stuff.

    Once again, thanks to NLYUK without whom none of this would have happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    All credit to NLYUK for this thread, for I would never have thought of it had he not planted the seed in my mind yesterday, but how about a virtual water cooler around which the good folks of General can gather to exchange some inneresting titbits?

    Yes, I really can't stress how much this is his brainchild so please do rep away and give him the recognition he deserves.

    Allow me to make the first contribution.

    You know how we talk about a water cooler moment - that moment when we all connect when discussing what we viewed on BBC television last night - it's something we very much associate with modern office life but did you know that there's nothing new about it at all?

    Ever heard the expression "What's the scuttlebutt?" Well, a scuttlebutt is a nautical term for a wooden cask from which water was dispensed and in times gone by sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt and exchange gossip just as we do when we gather round the water cooler.

    Fascinating stuff.

    Once again, thanks to NLYUK without whom none of this would have happened.
    I find that when I want some water from the cooler, there always seem to be a load of gossiping old women (not necessarily female) in my way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    I find that when I want some water from the cooler, there always seem to be a load of gossiping old women (not necessarily female) in my way!
    Next time you want a drink when visiting NLyUK's establishment, bring your own. You can never be too sure it is water anyway....
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    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?
    As opposed to trolling and general nastiness? Gosh that would be a light relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Kind of like a forum, in which topics of general interest can be discussed?
    It was NLYUK who came up with the idea, why don't you ask him?

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