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#147728 09/09/05 02:58 PM
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Jackie Offline OP
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This is a site I found when looking up Father Steve's phrase, and was delighted to see the first thing I read:
A Gentleman's English Dictionary and Usage

We can only assume that it is something to do with the deleterious effects of strong waters on young minds, but we have been told that some of the language used in our correspondence is opaque, arcane or even of less than diamantine clarity.

Though we find this hard to believe, we take it as an Englishman's bounden duty to tutor the unknowing in the ways of righteousness. We have, therefore, provided this Dictionary and Usage Guide for the English Gentleman or those aspiring to that happy state.

Here is the link to their main page; looks like something to go to when looking for a pleasant way to while away some time:

#147729 09/09/05 05:00 PM
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I'm laughing so hard at the intro that I'm going to have to compose myself before forging on. Thanks, Jackie!

Welcome to Two Chaps Talking - notes on life, love, drink, debauchery, fisticuffs and fine tailoring - a bastion of all that is correct in a world where so much is not.

Separated by an ocean but joined in spirit The Gentlemen have been corresponding fortnightly and forthrightly on all the important topics of the day since the last century.

Originally recorded on laid vellum using fine fountain pens and Indian ink, the Two Chaps' correspondence can now be viewed in full through the splendidly modern medium of the interweb thingy. Searchers after truth will also find here the Gentleman's English Dictionary and Usage, an essential resource for those who haven't yet mastered the King's, the Queen's or indeed The Chaps' English.

Special Announcement

Some of our members have been kind enough to be generous in their praise of Mr T's writings on matters culinary. The attention has gone entirely to his head and, emboldened by wines, he has rashly embarked on an individual enterprise.

Mr T's culinary jottings can now be found at his site Fire & Knives where he fondly hopes you will support him as generously as you have here at Two Chaps Talking.

Please rest assured that both Chaps will continue to work up this mighty organ for your pleasure, at fortnightly intervals, for an uncomfortably long time in to the future.

#147730 09/19/05 07:58 PM
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Great site! Perhaps they could start the Two Chaps College with the same majors:

"life, love, drink, debauchery, fisticuffs and fine tailoring"

It might become a very popular school.

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