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Re: What this board needs #4060
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"Jim",

I am certainly not Glaswegian - a fact gratefully acknowledged by all of the residents of that fair city that I have met.

"Jim" was a name in constant use in "The Goon Show" by almost any given character to any other. As in "Hello, Jim", pronounced in the high-pitched, slightly nasal voice that was the hallmark of the Goons.

An analogy is the Londoner's use of "John" as a form of casual greeting to anyone he has not met before (Yes, "he" - I have never heard a female use this form of greeting)

And, yes - I am a sort of Londoner - County of Middlesex in fact, which has long since been absorbed into Greater (!) London.


Re: What this board needs #4061
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"Jim" was a name in constant use in "The Goon Show" by almost any given character to any other. As in "Hello, Jim", pronounced in the high-pitched, slightly nasal voice that was the hallmark of the Goons.

Oh for audio! As soon as I read this, I could Bluebottle whining "hello, Jeem" - time to ddust off my cassetes (if they haven't "fallen in de water") and have another listen, thanks




Re: What this board needs #4062
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Oh for audio!

Does its lack account for the ommission of "hear" ?


Re: What this board needs #4063
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Does its lack account for the ommission of "hear" ?

Mais naturellement - damn your eyes!


Re: What this board needs #4064
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- damn your eyes!

I will take that as a compliment - from one who "knows"


Re: What this board needs #4065
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I've been looking for a BBC radio archive which, I'm sure exists but is lost in the ever expanding and quite wonderful bbc.co.uk website (check out this week's "Letter from America" - "The problem with English")

In the meantime there are Goom MP3 files featured in this site: http://www.alphalink.com.au/~robertd/GoonShow.html



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