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#19204 - 02/17/01 06:50 PM Re: Help, please  
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jackie, as I'm always prepared to drag folks, kicking and screaming, into the new millennium, here are my helpful hints for today [putting on M. Stewart hat]:

1. the font changes automagically when I use [pre] and [/pre] to insert spacing into my text -- be forewarned that you have to do a fair bit of mucking about to get the spacing where you want it though....

2. the code for getting the superscript for MC˛ is [alt]0178


#19205 - 02/17/01 08:57 PM Re: Help, please  
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>I have further noted that contributors sometimes (rather ungraciously , it seems to me)publicly chide one another for alleged breaches in the unknown code of decorum.

Scribbler, what you perceive as ungracious chiding may simply be joshing amongst old friends. Remember that some have been here for nearly a year, and others, by sheer volume of posts, have become part of the family really quickly.

Once you have stuck around for a while you will see that, even when in disagreement, nobody is really hostile or mean. This is, by a wide margin, the nicest bulletin board on the net.


#19206 - 02/17/01 10:13 PM Re: Help, please  
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>even when in disagreement, nobody is really hostile or mean

Oh yes we are!


#19207 - 02/17/01 10:25 PM Re: Help, please  
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Really, and I missed it?


#19208 - 02/17/01 10:34 PM Re: Help, please  
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>Really, and I missed it?

No, no, no you were meant to say "Oh no we're not!"

We'll make a "Widow Twanky" of you, yet!



#19209 - 02/17/01 11:14 PM Re: Help, please  
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Oh no, we're not!


#19210 - 02/18/01 11:02 PM Re: Help, please  
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>"Widow Twanky"

??????

And this is something I want to be, is it?

Sounds like those old ladies that run around town in tattered housecoats with rollers in their hair (hidden under a kerchief out of modesty of course) and old stocking rolled down to their ankles.


#19211 - 02/19/01 05:00 AM Re: Help, please  
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More or less right bel, but you missed the crucial point that Widow Twankey is actually a man. Perhaps you don't have pantos in Canada. These are re-tellings of traditional stories (Cinderella, Puss in Boots, etc.) put on in theatres throughout the land round about Christmastide and much beloved of children. Stock characters are the dame (older woman played by a man (Widow Twankey is Aladdin's mother by the way)) and the principal boy (our hero, played by a young woman in tights who has a habit of slapping her thighs every so often).

A fair amount of audience participation is expected, for example arguments between the villain and the audience (Oh yes he is, oh no he isn't, oh yes he is, oh no he isn't)and warnings shouted out by excited tots as the villain creeps up behind our hero: Behind you.

The dialogue usually includes lots of double entendres and political references despite frequent complaints that these spoil the spirit of the thing.

God, I miss them.

Bingley


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#19212 - 02/19/01 08:49 AM Note to Mr Bingley  
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Thank you for your comments Bing. I have only one thing to say:

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BEHIND YOU!


#19213 - 02/19/01 09:13 AM Re: Note to Mr Bingley  
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And what are us poor panto-lovers living in benighted countries where it isn't popular at all going to do when Julian Clary finally hangs up his stilettos or discovers he has cellulite, dahling!? You always need the good fairy, don't you?



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