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 scareymush
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Munchausen by Internet is a pattern of behavior akin to Munchausen syndrome (renamed factitious disorder imposed on self), a psychiatric disorder, wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. In Munchausen by internet, users seek attention by feigning illnesses in online venues such as chat rooms, message boards, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC). It has been described in medical literature as a manifestation of factitious disorder imposed on self, or if claiming illness of a child or other family member, factitious disorder imposed on another.[1] Reports of users who deceive Internet forum participants by portraying themselves as gravely ill or as victims of violence first appeared in the 1990s due to the relative newness of Internet communications. The pattern was identified in 1998 by psychiatrist Marc Feldman, who created the term "Münchausen by Internet" in 2000. It is not included in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

The development of factitious disorders in online venues is made easier by the availability of medical literature on the Internet, the anonymous and malleable nature of online identities, and the existence of communication forums established for the sole purpose of giving support to members facing significant health or psychological problems. Several high-profile cases have demonstrated behavior patterns which are common among those who pose as gravely ill or as victims of violence, or whose deaths are announced to online forums. The virtual communities that were created to give support, as well as general non-medical communities, often express genuine sympathy and grief for the purported victims. When fabrications are suspected or confirmed, the ensuing discussion can create schisms in online communities, destroying some and altering the trusting nature of individual members in others.
 Paulineandsalem
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Tablet (taiblet in Scots[1][2][3]) is a medium-hard, sugary confection from Scotland. Tablet is usually made from sugar, condensed milk, and butter, which is boiled to a soft-ball stage and allowed to crystallise. It is often flavoured with vanilla or whisky, and sometimes has nut pieces in it.[2][4]

Tablet differs from fudge in that it has a brittle, grainy texture, where fudge is much softer. Well-made tablet is a medium-hard confection, not as soft as fudge, but not as hard as hard candy.

Commercially available tablet often uses fondant instead of the milk products. This produces a slightly less granular texture compared to the traditional home-made tablet, and is supposedly much easier to prepare on a commercial scale.[citation needed]

Contents [hide]
1 History
2 Names
3 Similar confections
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
History[edit]
According to The Scots Kitchen[page needed] by F. Marian McNeill, tablet is first noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie in the early 18th century.[5] The traditional recipe uses just sugar and cream. More modern recipes substitute condensed milk and butter for the cream, as it has a tendency to burn when boiled.

Names[edit]
Tablet is sometimes referred to as Swiss Milk tablet (Swiss Milk being a term used by some for condensed milk)[6][7][8] or butter tablet.

Similar confections[edit]

Sucre à la crème

Borstplaat
Tablet is almost identical to Québécois sucre à la crème. It's also reportedly similar to South American tableta de leche. Another close relative can be found in the Netherlands called borstplaat, eaten during the time that Sinterklaas is celebrated. A similar sweet, often with nuts or raisins added, is known as kiri aluwa or "milk toffee" in Sri Lanka.[citation needed]
 Paulineandsalem
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Aniseed balls are a comfit type of hard round sweet sold in the UK, Ireland, Malta, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. They are shiny and dark reddish brown, and hard like Gobstoppers, but generally only 1 cm across.

They were a staple traditional sweet in the 1950s and 1960s in Australia and New Zealand but have become rare in recent years.[weasel words]

They are flavoured by aniseed oil, have a very strong aniseed flavour, and last for a long time in the mouth before dissolving. In the centre of the ball is normally a whole rapeseed, which is used for forming layers of sugar around, although other nuclei are sometimes used, for example a sugar crystal.

In the spring of 1939 a magnetic mine was constructed in Britain for underwater sabotage actions in the upcoming war. The mines exploded when a****d spring hit a detonator. Between the striker and the detonator an aniseed ball was placed, as it regularly dissolved in water after 35 minutes, leaving the saboteur time to escape. The first of these mines were sent to Yugoslavia and Egypt in the autumn of 1939.[1]
 scareymush
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Posted: 1/12/2018 1:41:20 AM
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 Squareslice
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Posted: 1/12/2018 10:37:29 AM
Looks like Pauline is back on the wagon
 duracell_bunny_one
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Posted: 1/12/2018 11:31:23 AM
Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted.............

 scareymush
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Posted: 1/12/2018 2:47:28 PM

Looks like Pauline is back on the wagon

Hoots mon!

Although it could be something more sinister like 'reefer madness' that's affecting her....or a large dose of b1tchyitis....maybe the menopause isn't that easy on her.

Och aye!

The joose is loose aboot the hoose!







Gosh darn it...promised myself I'd leave her to it but I've gone and broken me promise now!

damn damn damn.....so disappointed in me right now!









I'll forgive myself later.
 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 1/16/2018 7:42:21 AM
Wasn't sure where to put this so I decided to put it here where it could do the least harm.

I know Bunny has been suffering but I reckon my cold has been worse than his. It's got to be a strain of virus with great fortitude to have lasted since before Christmas and still producing bucket loads of snot! What is that all about? I was expecting my white thingies to go on the attack and knock out the baddies within days, I didn't think to train them for marathons!


Addendum - I've just learned we all produce around 1.7 litres of mucus a day!
 RoxyMoronic
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Posted: 1/16/2018 8:05:03 AM
Reading this I’m certain now I caught my virus from you lot!
I’ve been in bed since New Year’s Day!!!.....I’m worstest......or weakest lol
Can you lot please start washing your hands and use tissues when you come in here :)


I hope we all get better soon x
 scareymush
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Posted: 1/16/2018 8:24:32 AM
Have you tried the usual cough medicines? Expectorant is what I get here, that's supposed to get you to cough up all that mucousy stuff to clear it away ....it gets me high as a kite as well and I will only take the recommended dose.

Hot lemon and honey drinks?
 imanorangetiger
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Posted: 1/16/2018 8:44:04 AM
You have had a simple virus, Roxy? Count your blessings.
 RoxyMoronic
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Posted: 1/16/2018 9:16:06 AM
OMG some one slap this man!!!!! :) I would but I’m fatigued
I could be more graphic about my symptoms but it’s dinner time :)
 10ky
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Posted: 1/16/2018 9:18:51 AM
^^
H3N2, woman. No fun.
 RoxyMoronic
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Posted: 1/16/2018 9:26:58 AM
‘Experience from last winter suggests the elderly are a high risk group for H3N2’
But I look so young???

Paul it isn’t flu :)


 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 1/17/2018 2:06:21 AM
I never realised before that there was so much to this snot stuff. I too have bought expectorants in the past but somehow have always felt they were more comfort than anything else. Now having read that we produce 1.7 litres of mucus in any one day I really can't see how a teaspoon of some evil smelling stuff is going to fight that.

I also discovered that the colour of your snot means something. I'm not so stupid to have not noticed that during a cold it does change colour but I now know that clear snot is healthy, white means you are congested and possibly have some sort of inflammation, Yellow means your body is sending white cells and other infection fighting cells, the colour is caused by the exhausted combatants being carried off the field. Green shows your body is fighting back with a vengeance and that your snot is full of dead dying and exhausted cells.

So next time you see someone looking into their handkerchief after blowing their nose, you will know they are simply checking the state of their antibodies and progress of their cold.

You#re welcome.
 imanorangetiger
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Posted: 1/17/2018 2:33:21 AM

OMG some one slap this man!!!!! :) I would but I’m fatigued
I could be more graphic about my symptoms but it’s dinner time :)


I picked up a heavy cold after Christmas Day but got shot of it in three days. When I got some serious chest pains in the new year during a walk down to the village, I put it down to pericarditis as an aftereffect from the cold. Didn't call an ambulance because my son had booked tickets to see a film and I didn't want to let him down. In any case, the pain subsided after half an hour or so. All my friends said that I should go to the hospital to get checked out but since it wasn't actually hurting any more, I didn't really see the rush. I simply did what most blokes do and did the same walk a few days later to see what would happen. The following Monday I was being fitted with a stent having been diagnosed as having had a heart attack. After being discharged the following day, I was rushed back in that same evening after suffering a mini stroke. All due to hereditary problems with cholesterol. My younger brother had a full on stroke last summer. My dad died at 56. I got lucky. I'd much rather have had a virus though...
 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 1/17/2018 2:48:54 AM
Definitely can't top that one. Pleased to hear you're still here. Was that this the Christmas just gone?


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 RoxyMoronic
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Posted: 1/17/2018 2:51:32 AM
Chap don’t concede so easily....
Well tiger...... I’m dead.....beat that!!

Ps.....really really good to know you’re ok tiger



 imanorangetiger
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Posted: 1/17/2018 3:10:54 AM

Was that this the Christmas just gone?


Yes; came out of hospital last Wednesday. The good thing about TIA mini strokes is that you recover within 24 hours. In fact, I was already recovering on the way to the hospital in the ambulance. As for the heart attack, I started gentle exercising last Thursday and I'm already walking two miles a day, much to the consternation of friends who think that walking to the end of the drive should be enough. It's not hurting and I'm not breathless. My BP is textbook at 117 / 79 and my resting heart rate is 45bpm. The stent did the trick, although it still aches occasionally, when I'm lying down.
 scareymush
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Posted: 1/17/2018 3:11:06 AM
Is this the hospital wing of the forums?

Where's Matron?

And what are you fella's doing here on the women's ward? Get back on your trollies and stay in the corridors!

I'm not ill...just visiting. Did you hear about what happened in Hawaii?


People across the state were terrified. Many assumed they would die, but sought shelter anyway. They took cover in mall bathrooms, bathtubs, drug stores—even a storm drain. Hawaii has very few shelters, and houses with basements are rare. There were reports of people speeding down highways and running red lights to reunite with family members. Others called one another to say “I love you” one last time.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/pandemonium-and-rage-in-hawaii/550529/
 rekirked
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Posted: 1/17/2018 8:22:16 AM
Bloody hell orange that sucks, I felt a bit off colour this morning but after reading your post i’ve slapped myself for being so utterly pathetic. Glad to hear things are getting better for you.
 patriciaanne55
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Posted: 1/17/2018 9:28:33 AM
^^^^exactly my sentiments, take care Orange.
A very close family friend died just before Christmas,
he had suffered a minor heart attack and died while
Having a stent fitted. I was so shocked he was seventy.
 patriciaanne55
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Posted: 1/17/2018 9:37:00 AM
But on the subject of snot the colour is pretty much neutral
except for the blood, I’ve had wheezy episodes but my lungs
Are clear and the capacity for my age would be 80 mine is 110
The quack thinks it may be an allergy to nuts so what the hell
I’m doing here I’ve no idea.
Get well soon all you snot grobblers
 Scareyboatrace
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Posted: 1/21/2018 11:46:26 AM
Hello, yes I'm back and I want to thank whoever got my last profile deleted....thanks Helen! I was lacking the motivation to create a new profile to rid myself of Cowboy's restrictions ....to be free at last but am happy to have been 'forced' to. Now I get to be more of a forum menace than before!

I can't message you Orange because you don't take messages from people who don't reside in the U.K.

What's up with P & P....their silence is astounding, perhaps they're in mourning?
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Posted: 1/22/2018 4:21:58 AM
Welcome back, though it's unwise to go trip trapping over the Scottish troll bridge... ;)


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