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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:12 pm
by Dominic
Des wrote:Bring back Izal medicated.

It's never been away. My Dad still swears by it.

I'm sure my sister use of (soft) loo roll was rationed. Must ask her what Dad's pithy slogan was.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:46 pm
by Ian M
Gordon, I just found this discussion and history of the use of 'misspeak'. Rather interesting:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7314726.stm

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:28 pm
by Gordon Neill
Thanks for that Ian, that was interesting. It's quite fascinating how a background in law can prepare someone so well in greasing words so they can fit into whatever meaning is most convenient.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:09 am
by Ian M
Yes, I liked this quote:

"She's in danger of doing what Bill Clinton did in redefining sexual relations."

Re: USA election: latest bulletin (geddit?)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:32 am
by Con Murphy
Gordon Neill wrote:Image
Hilary coming under sustained sniper fire, while an anxious public looks on helplessly.


I think the message must have been garbled - what she actually meant was that she was greeted by nippers at the airport, and tried to make a run for it. And who would blame her for that?

She's already well-known for her faulty memory - did you know that:-

a) Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary despite being born 6 years before he found fame as the conqueror of Everest
b) Chelsea was jogging past the World Trade Centre on 9/11 at the precise moment the planes hit the towers, and
c) Hillary was instrumental in resolving the Northern Ireland peace process

There's even an urban myth about her propensity for doublespeak that's almost the very definition of apochryphal:-

A professional genealogical researcher discovered that Hillary Clinton's great-great uncle, Remus Rodham, a fellow lacking in character, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: "Remus Rodham: horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

So the researcher E-mailed Hillary Clinton @NY. Gov for comments.

Hillary's staff of professional image adjusters cropped Remus's picture, scanned it, enlarged the image, and edited it with image processing software so that all that's seen is a head shot.

The accompanying biographical sketch is as follows:

"Remus Rodham was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 1:20 pm
by Gordon Neill
I'd like to apologise for suggesting that Hillary Clinton was misspeaking through her teeth about avoiding sniper fire during her visit to Bosnia. Compelling evidence has emerged that she was indeed unmisspeaking. I'm impressed that she keeps her head while some of those around her lose theirs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHVEDq6R ... re=related

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:01 pm
by Dayna
Did you ever hear someone on the radio make a strange comment about a song that was on & it just sticks in your mind from that point on?

I Can't Get Next To You was on a few years ago, & afterwards, the guy said, "Right Guard! Try Right Guard!" ( That's a brand of mens deoderant here.)



Then a couple weeks ago Yellow River was on & someone said, it made him think of what could be going on with the space station, since the toilet's been broke.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:53 pm
by Dayna
I used to watch Benny Hill all the time with my Dad. We both loved it. Sometimes I could understand him very well but other times he'd talk so fast, I'd just miss what he said, but I loved listening to him either way.

One line that has been stuck in my head all these years was from a skit they did where a lady Pilgrim was being punished for some things she said wrong, supposedly. The she said something about "Running through the woods with a bear behind." I'm not sure why, but that line seems to have stuck with me more than the others from there.

Re: USA election: latest bulletin (geddit?)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:21 am
by kas
Con Murphy wrote:
In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."


This bit is especially delicious! 8D