Without going into the sort of detail that has me regularly shunned at parties, it meant that at midnight on Millennium Eve, many computers would think it was the year 1900, causing their software to experience anything from mild collywobbles
to a full-on nervous breakdown.
OH dear, life on the cobbles has given me the right collywobbles
this week as I'm torn between Eva and Maria in Coronation Street's tawdry love triangle.
Imagine how foreign leaders will react when they see the unelected PM suffer an attack of the collywobbles
over such an international agreement, which has been years in the making.
While media and the public might now want to squeeze themselves into the frame and give tweets expressing their joy and pride, that is a lot of collywobbles
There was found characteristic loud collywobbles
He flies a glider over the Rockies but loses his nerve on a wreck dive, gets the collywobbles
climbing Mount Fable and gets jeered by locals for his cowboy skills.
And, most of all, a time for almighty tantrums: great big fist-thumping, leg-thrashing, snot-gagging, chocolate-and-Tartrazine-fuelled collywobbles
of such ferocious intensity they require the intervention of supermarket security guards, and cause fellow shoppers to wonder if King Herod did not have the right idea after all.
His departure shortly after compatriot Pietersen's gave England some collywobbles
although, fittingly, this left captain Collingwood to see England comfortably home with three overs to spare.
Stuart-Fox, 23/xi/2005 (W4627, W5371); Collywobbles
, overlooking vulture colony (31.
The banking system may have had a touch of the collywobbles
over the amount of debt it was holding backed by property, but at the end of the day they hold bricks and mortar and these are good investments.
While other businesses may have got the collywobbles
, they're all doing very nicely thank you.
With all their riches, financial and in playing numbers, England must find a cure for the collywobbles
that prove so terminal whenever it rains or some foaming Celt snarls in their direction.