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Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

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Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-20675824
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Ken Weston-Gare, from Norfolk Fire Service, said there was severe damage to the front of the bungalow and the whole building had been pushed back.
"The lintels over where the windows were have been structurally damaged and the impact has actually moved the whole property about two inches to the rear," he said.

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Razer
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

They very definitely don't build houses like they used to. Living space is getting smaller and smaller and walls are getting thinner and thinner. Judging by this, I guess foundations are becoming less and less substantial, too.
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

If the whole property had moved, wouldn't the gas pipe to the right of the window have a kink in it? Sounds iffy to me.
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Bollards!
A car moving a house 2 inches? You can clearly see the damp proof course and there's no movement there.
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

They clearly don't make car number plates like they used to.  Cheesy

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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Well at least there is an investigation into the cause of the crash underway.
My money is on someone using their mobile phone.
Note to OJ or anyone else, I said SOMEONE not the driver before you decide to start.
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Could be correct but given that the driver was a women I made the even more sweeping assumption - high heels in an automatic Vauxhall Zafira  Embarrassed
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Should I be clicking the "Report to a moderator" link now OJ? - Thats potentially a rather sexist remark  Roll eyes
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Not really as men don't wear high heels (unless they are little French presidents)  Lips are sealed
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Now I think thats going a bit too far..  Roll eyes
Its been made quite clear that this sort of discrimination or banter is not acceptable. Why the forum description wasn't changed I'll never know  Undecided
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

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Not really as men don't wear high heels (unless they are little French presidents)  Lips are sealed

I have two pairs of cowboy boots that call you a liar. On the other hand, allow me to show you my other collection of footwear ...
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

Go on then - I dare you  Roll eyes
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

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Not really as men don't wear high heels (unless they are little French presidents)  Lips are sealed

I have two pairs of cowboy boots that call you a liar. On the other hand, allow me to show you my other collection of footwear ...

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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

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Go on then - I dare you  Roll eyes

I jest, of course. I don't have such a collection.
I've only got one pair. Wink
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Re: Either this car thinks it is a tank or they don't build houses like they used to

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They very definitely don't build houses like they used to.  [Snip]

Not wen they are a:
Wimpey homes or Barratt Homes
Can you say cardboard box?  That is what Wimpey and Barratt build.