Not the best ad for Lambo reliability.

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    ooooops..Hope he has got Gap Insurance.:D:rofl:
     
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    Living locally there is a lot of gossip / suggestion the car was being driven "badly" in the minutes before the crash !
     
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    I'm surprised that the Lambo driver didn't have time to get over to the hard shoulder (assuming there was one :rolleyes:). Lucky that he survived.
     
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    Can't say that comes as a surprise, but it'd be wrong to prejudge what happened. It's the old "send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance"....:D
     
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    Slim where did you get that from? I came across it in the 1960s when I attended a management course when I was a Sergeant in the RAF.

    The saying was as an example or phrase used to demonstrate (during the management course) how a message could get corrupt when passed verbally down the chain of command instead of writing it down. The original message was about the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) visiting and inspecting the RAF station and bringing his wife with him. His wife would also be touring the station meeting wives of officers. At the end of the day, the AOC and his wife would attend the ball.

    As you know the message got corrupt/distorted/misunderstood and finally, as we know, it came from the last possibly the 5th person in the chain because all he remembers is the last bit about the AOC and his wife attending the ball and came out with the saying "send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance".

    I hope the above makes sense?
    :rofll::ohyes::nono::scratchchin::woohoo:
     
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    My understanding is that it came from the trenches in WW1, when communications weren't as sophisticated as in later conflicts and were passed along by word of mouth to the radio operator at the other end.
    An officer at the lead (sharp) end of the trench passed on the message " Send reinforcements, we're going to advance." By the time it reached the other end it had become what you read above.
     
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    + 1 on " Send reinforcements, we're going to advance."
    Can't remember when i first heard it but it was a long long time ago.
     
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    That sounds more plausible than the one that was quoted on the RAF management course.
     
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    Well I think this deserves the 2020 award for “thread that went off on a tangent”.
     
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    I certainly learnt a lot from the contributions. Had no idea of such a saying. Everyday is a learning day.
     
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    A well known saying. I have heard it used many times over the years. AFAIK the other possible origin - it refers to the Charge of the Light Brigade when a vague message form Lord Raglan sent to the cavalry commander Earl of Lucan was wrongly interpreted as commanding a full frontal assault against the Russians, resulting in the historic disaster.
     
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