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From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 2 Nov 18 05:37
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Major - a 'jumped-up officer retard'.

 
From News Discussion / Shocking Scenes At Edinburgh Derby Also Really Entertaining
Posted 2 Nov 18 04:30
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Here's one. I had difficulty in knowing which parts were true and which parts weren't.

The sort of thing we need.

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From General Discussion / British Humour v. American Humor
Posted 1 Nov 18 12:00
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I agree about Animal House - an odd choice to illustrate his point. I'd almost forgotten it! I would have thought he could have come up with something a bit more current, but he also used relatively old British examples, as well. I don't know how old the clip is, but it looks recent.

Fry, himself, is unlike most - if not all - British funnymen, and more like the Americans he described, in my opinion. I think he sees himself as Wilde: speech, dress, and so on. When I used to watch Q.I., I used to think (imagine?) he didn't quite know what to do with American or Canadian guests, and smiled a bit too much, obviously thinking they wanted that kind of reaction, whereas the Brit comic, having made his funny line, might have expected a chiding glance from Fry, and a quick-witted riposte.

I wonder what Erskin thinks...


 
From General Discussion / British Humour v. American Humor
Posted 1 Nov 18 04:25
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What I got from the clip, Dave, was that he described a lot of British humour, and British comedians, perfectly. I obviously only see the American scene on my TV, or what I happen to stumble across on the internet, but I found his analysis was fairly close to what I have experienced.

We Brits don't mind not only poking fun at ourselves, but ramming it down our own throats. Like charity, comedy begins at home, you might say; if we're going to humiliate anyone with humour, it might as well be ourselves.

I don't see that in American humour, but maybe I'm not looking hard enough.



 
From General Discussion / British Humour v. American Humor
Posted 29 Oct 18 06:45
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Saw this on YouTube.

Stephen Fry

Hope you can see it.

Or hear it, at least...

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 26 Oct 18 11:28
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Edit decidedly idiotic tales.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 26 Oct 18 05:18
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Titivate, I think, is very appropriate: think 'edit'.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 25 Oct 18 09:33
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Torment, or real meaning: exceptionally nasty treatment.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 21 Oct 18 22:13
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Yodel or drone, everyone laughs.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 21 Oct 18 05:20
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Ambrosial, meaning 'beautiful reek or smell in a lavatory'.

 
From News Discussion / Showdown at The Bonesaw Corral: Saudi Arabia reveals what happened
Posted 21 Oct 18 03:22
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Great.
And true.
Greatly true.
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From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 21 Oct 18 00:42
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Sinners in Nicaraguan nunnery eat roasted semolina.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 20 Oct 18 12:39
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Souls, or under leather: soles.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 20 Oct 18 01:15
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Age 'gets' elders.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 18 Oct 18 05:11
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Ee-bah-gummers, especially Bradford and Harrogate. Go up Marsden Moor - exquisite, royally scenic!

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 14 Oct 18 14:44
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Territory extremely rarely ruled is territory of rural Yorkshire.

 
From News Discussion / Fan Hates U2 Because They Are Popular
Posted 13 Oct 18 23:28
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Here he goes again.

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From News Discussion / Bird With Big Tits To Be Next Conservative Leader
Posted 10 Oct 18 01:35
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I learnt it from 'Roger's Profanisaurus', the Viz book, along with a whole load of other 'useful words'.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 9 Oct 18 14:38
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Race: a colourful event.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 9 Oct 18 06:39
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Yo! Officer!

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 8 Oct 18 12:20
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"Dead?"
"Exactly. As dodo."

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 8 Oct 18 12:18
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"Rotund! Or terribly 'unthin' - now dead.

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 8 Oct 18 12:16
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"Sister? Is she terribly ... er ... rotund?"

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 8 Oct 18 12:14
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"Sykes? Yes! Knew Eric's sister..."

 
From General Discussion / Acronyms
Posted 8 Oct 18 12:11
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"Sykes? You knew Eric Sykes?"

 
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