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#19214 - 02/19/01 10:10 AM Re: Note to Mr Bingley
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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Ye Gods, I was beginning to think "panto lover" was some kind of transvestite!


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#19215 - 02/19/01 11:05 AM Re: Pantos
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
I'm sure there is famous sketch where someone is explaining pantomime to an American. I thought it was Bob Newhart along the lines of his "Sir Walter Raleigh Monologue" but I can't see it mentioned so maybe it was a spoof.

It goes something like:
- So the principal boy ... is a girl dressed up as a boy
- Yes

- And the dame ... is a man dressed up as a woman
- Yes

- And you say that you allow children to see this?
- Yes!

No you are safe "panto-lovers" are not always transvestites!


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#19216 - 02/20/01 09:03 AM Re: Help, please
spelchkr Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 17
Loc: gladstone,delta county,michiga...
Welcome, Scribbler. Having followed all the thread from your original post, and being a fellow new guy on the block, I, too, wondered about the proper etiquette required to participate in the, at first, bewildering array of these fora. I hope you will not let discouragement overwhelm, dang the discretion being the better part of valor, plunge right in and let the chips fall (only 8 more posts to matriculation to newbie emoticon), say whats on your mind, follow as best you can and have fun with your own words. It will become clearer and clearer the more you browse and respond or initiate that one does not have to be a Webster or even a Garg to simply speak ones mind.


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#19217 - 02/20/01 09:33 AM Re: Help, please
wwh Offline
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Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
You may fire when ready, Gridley!


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#19218 - 02/20/01 09:42 AM Re: Help, please
jmh Offline
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>Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! You may fire when ready, Gridley!

Funny, I just read "Gridley's interests, "reading, hunting, fishing, swimming, biking, rollerblading, singing, websurfing". i didn't spot torpedoes anywhere , is that a side-line?


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#19219 - 02/20/01 10:06 AM Re: Help, please
wwh Offline
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Spoken by Admiral Farragut on entering harbor of Manila in Spanish American War. I think.

Correction: Encyclopedia says it was Admiral Dewey. Sorry about that.wwh

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#19220 - 02/20/01 10:11 AM Re: Help, please
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>Spoken by Admiral Farragut

And he wasn't speaking to someone called "spelchkr" by any chance?


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#19221 - 02/20/01 10:46 AM Re: Help, please
of troy Offline
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re: Admiral Farragut--
No-- he was talking to David Porter--his second in command-- (since he was order not just his ship but a fleet!) and there end my knowledge of US navel history.

and as for me, i loved it when i got picked on-- i felt like i had "joined the family"-- since most almost everybody (starting with Jackie!) is unfailing polite to strangers and newbies-- but once you've been here for a while, your typo and mistakes or poorly phrased posts are fair game-- so for now, you are "company" and treated with decorum, but keep posting, and soon you'll just be a provider of fodder (as i am) or will fill the board with witty puns, neatly turned phrases, and literal inquires as to the meaning of a post!

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#19222 - 02/20/01 10:57 AM Re: Help, please
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>US navel history

As in "The House of Orange"?

ooops, sorry .v (duck), couldn't resist it!


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#19223 - 02/20/01 11:07 AM Re: Help, please
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Loc: this too shall pass
well, this thread too has gone beyond the pale... one has to wonder if scribbler ever came back to read all this.


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