Can someone do something about the perfectly ridiculous filter that stops anyone using the word *** (it won't come out!) that refers to something that forms part of a drainange system and happens to be the last part of the name of Dick van Part-of-a-Drainage-System? There are dozens of words that have dual meanings. I am tempted to type them all to see which are allowed. I'll just try lemon which can mean the same thing as part of a drainage system.

I have no wish to see the forum littered with obscenities or offensive language, but we need to be able to speak about land drainage without having lots of asterisks pop up.
we need to be able to speak about land drainage

now forbes, lie on the couch, that's right. Tell me, how long have you had this uncontrollable urge to discuss land drainage?
Nona The Britwe need to be able to speak about land drainage

now forbes, lie on the couch, that's right. Tell me, how long have you had this uncontrollable urge to discuss land drainage?

I lived in South Lincolnshire for many years. They talk about nothing else there.
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Nona The Britwe need to be able to speak about land drainage

now forbes, lie on the couch, that's right. Tell me, how long have you had this uncontrollable urge to discuss land drainage?
I lived in South Lincolnshire for many years. They talk about nothing else there.

Certainly farm animals, too?
LazarusCertainly farm animals, too?
Not really. Mostly arable and market gardening.
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LazarusCertainly farm animals, too?
Not really. Mostly arable and market gardening.

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