Another method of replying to Lonely Hearts adverts is via telephone; this took off with the introduction of premium-rate telephone numbers, providing an additional way for the publisher to generate money.
The usual business model is for the advertiser to be enticed to place an advert free of charge (using an 0800 number or equivalent); those replying (and also the advertiser, when they want to check for any replies) must use a premium-rate line.
Newspapers and magazines that take personal advertisements often provide a reply forwarding service; in this case, the text of the advert will include a unique box number and anyone wishing to reply to the advert sends or delivers their reply to the publisher's address in an envelope bearing that number.
The publisher forwards replies in bulk to the advertiser at a given interval, for example each week.
When live cod were shipped long distance, the lack of competition in their tanks made them lethargic, which reduces the meat quality: a lazy fish is not a tasty fish.
The addition of the nimble catfish, a natural cod predator, kept the cod zippy and delicious.
The pair never had the astonishingly powerful bonds that related elephants can have.
They were, Mrs Mc Cormick said, more like two crotchety old women who tolerated – but needed – each other.
If a personal advert includes a TLA, it could be to describe the person who is seeking and/or the kind of person they seek; for example, an advert stating 'DLF for SJT' means that a divorced Latina female is searching for a single Jewish transgender person.While women appear to prefer a men who makes them laugh, the psychologists say that previous studies have shown that the same does not hold true when the sexes are reversed - and men are not more attracted to funny girls.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.The term gained a finhold in Christian literature: Christianity was the metaphorical catfish, and its prey the corruptible soul of Man.The agile and noble beast held employment in nipping at the heels of one’s soul, to keep it out of trouble and get it into Heaven.Back in the days when newspapers were inconveniently large and remarkably unwieldy, their back pages simmered gently with unrealized romantic desire, and there developed an acronymic dialect for those on the prowl.