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Teekeey Misha
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Originally posted by Doc Tor:
You don't know that. You're not a badger.

The badgers told me. In broken Urdu.

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Yeah, you can stay... [Razz]

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Golden Key
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Poor badgers! Who broke their Urdu?

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Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
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You missed a space.

Doing. This. With. One. Finger. Dickhead.

Well that's not my fault, is it? I mean, if you want to unnecessarily handicap yourself in that way, or haven't bothered getting a decent typing education, why should proper typists like me make any allowance for you?

Next you'll be telling me that you're a badger and your native language is Urdu. Nothing to do with me.

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No, no! Badgers do not speak Urdu, apart from that which they have acquired by assimilation. They certainly are averse to/incapable of learning Urdu: a fact which is the point of the Olivier/Monroe reference. Whatever creature addressed Teekey Misha in broken Urdu, it was not a badger.

The Badger, as we know from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, speaks flawless English (Received Pronunciation). I would be happy to represent Badger. The role is suited to my age, build, and temperament. Of course, I would have to be in blackandwhiteface, which would cause endless offence to the wowsers.*

*wowser: Oz slang for killjoy

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Kelly Alves

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Originally posted by orfeo:
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Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
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Originally posted by orfeo:
You missed a space.

Doing. This. With. One. Finger. Dickhead.

Well that's not my fault, is it? I mean, orf! Orf, orf, orf! Orf, orf! Orf, orf orf orf orf!

Orf orf, orf orf orf! Nothing to do with me.

Guess. Which. Finger. I'm. Using.

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Teekeey Misha
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No, no! Badgers do not speak Urdu, apart from that which they have acquired by assimilation... The Badger, as we know from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, speaks flawless English (Received Pronunciation).

You are basing your argument only on The Wind in the Willows? A novel? Based solely on Badger's later life? Why are you choosing to ignore Badger's earlier years, when he was serving as a sapper with the Royal Engineers in the Raj and learned to speak Urdu like a native, which he spoke in a flawless RP accent?

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Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Guess. Which. Finger. I'm. Using.

So long as you washed it first.

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A mere novel! I assure you that it is unvarnished history.

I love the idea of Badger in his youth as a sapper with the Royal Engineers, but surely with his organisational and leadership skills, and his family connections, he would have been quickly promoted to the officer class as, say, Adjutant.

He must have bravely endured the heat in all that fur. And I have grave doubt about that Urdu!

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No no. I am sure he had native adjutants and assistants to do the Urdu for him. A mongoose, let us say -- Rikki-tikki-tavi is clearly in need of a further career.

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Kelly Alves

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Originally posted by orfeo:
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Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
Guess. Which. Finger. I'm. Using.

So long as you washed it first.
Actually I picked with it first. All this talk of Monroe made me go all Method.

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To Brenda Clough:


Yes: Badger and Rikki-tikki would a formidable pair: thunder and lightning.

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Brenda Clough
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Gosh, it almost writes itself.

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Perhaps you might consider giving it a whirl, as we say in Oz.

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It appears the dressing up as a clown and scaring the crap out of people craze has gone beyond fun here in UK.

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Golden Key
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It's gone beyond fun here, too. One example: someone dressed as a clown tried to take a woman's baby away at a bus stop, here in the SF Bay Area.

ETA: And, of course, it was only ever fun for the scary clowns, not their victims. As with bullying.

[ 11. October 2016, 19:30: Message edited by: Golden Key ]

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I imagine some of these clown chasing stunts end up on on the Net like the old Happy Slappys. Which is a pretty good way to incriminate oneself, although being dressed up as a clown does provide some disguise.

Seems that our police have issued clown curfew as from tonight. Is it just me or does World feel as though it is becoming stranger with each passing day?

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I have a problem with people who do not live in an area insisting that a team name be changed because they find it insulting.

Is this is the same sort of thinking that allowed Confederate flags to be accepted for so many years?
I don't see the parallel. In the situation I described all the local Indians who spoke up were opposed to changing the team name. Many of them said they were proud of it.

I don't think there has ever been a situation where local blacks said they wanted Confederate flags to be freely displayed in their area.

Moo

You have this backwards. People who find the Confed flag offensive.

Further on sports teams names: Jays announcer won't say Cleveland team name. The CBC news did a short piece on it, wondering how it would be to have a caricature of a Jew and a team named, say New York Jews.

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You might also find this parody instructive:

Cleveland Caucasians which changes the "Indians" name to caucasians, does a feather for dollar sign exchange, and whitens the face of the "chief".

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Moo

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I don't see the parallel. In the situation I described all the local Indians who spoke up were opposed to changing the team name. Many of them said they were proud of it.

I don't think there has ever been a situation where local blacks said they wanted Confederate flags to be freely displayed in their area.

Moo

You have this backwards. People who find the Confed flag offensive.

Further on sports teams names: Jays announcer won't say Cleveland team name. The CBC news did a short piece on it, wondering how it would be to have a caricature of a Jew and a team named, say New York Jews.

The important word here is 'caricature'. The team symbol was a very dignified Indian chief. If it had been a caricature, the local Indians would have objected years ago.

I realize that some teams have degrading icons. I don't see this as a good reason for forbidding icons that are not degrading.

Moo

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The Cleveland symbol is dignified? [Help]

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The Cleveland symbol is dignified? [Help]

I think he meant the logo of the local team he was talking about.

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The Cleveland baseball team is playing the Toronto Blue Jays. There is quite a bit about the inappropriateness of "red sambo" on the 'net. Not that I like baseball very much.

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I've told my ten-year old that Scary Clown is out of the question as a Hallowe'en costume. His alternative proposal? Donald Trump.

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So he's going as a scary clown?

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Erroneous Monk
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Yeah. Inconsistent mummy. [Hot and Hormonal]

I was thinking, for full horror value, he could be carrying a nuclear missile...

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Erroneous Monk
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Ten year olds aren't allowed to have nukes round my way. They probably would be in Trumpworld though. Right to bear arms and all that.

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Kelly Alves

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quote:
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I've told my ten-year old that Scary Clown is out of the question as a Hallowe'en costume. His alternative proposal? Donald Trump.

"Did I not make myself clear about scary clowns?"

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I've told my ten-year old that Scary Clown is out of the question as a Hallowe'en costume. His alternative proposal? Donald Trump.

"Did I not make myself clear about scary clowns?"
Yeah, that was kinda the angle I was shooting for too, but my attempt fell flat.

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