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Old 7th Feb 2016, 15:59
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Just back from seeing the new film: Not bad once you suspended your recognition of the original actors.


Spoiled for me in that at one point Mannering salutes without a cap on - he was such a stickler that he would never do that! My father said he must have American blood.
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Old 7th Feb 2016, 17:41
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Mainwaring.
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They don't like it up 'em!!
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 09:11
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Originally Posted by fujii View Post
Mainwaring.
I remember at junior school our teacher writing this name on the blackboard, along with Cholmondeley, Marjoribanks and Colquhoun and asking us to have a go at pronouncing them. Residents of Happisburgh, Milngavie and Towcester may do well at these!
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Marjoribanks
As in HMS Happy Wanderer?



Thank God they don't try to remake those movies...
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I remember at junior school our teacher writing this name on the blackboard, along with Cholmondeley, Marjoribanks and Colquhoun and asking us to have a go at pronouncing them.
Quite easy if you remember the following limerick:

There once was a man named Colquhoun
Who kept as a pet a babuhoun
But his mother said "Cholmondeley
I don't think it colmondeley
To feed a babuhoun with a spuhoun."
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 20:39
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^^ Winner ^^

Close the thread.

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Old 8th Feb 2016, 22:16
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^^ Winner ^^

Close the thread.

Agreed - well done A.L.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 23:03
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Agreed - well done A.L.
I only quoted it!
I think it's usually attributed to Bernard Shaw, who had firm views about spelling.
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I only quoted it!
"A good quote is worth a thousand posts"

I may, or may not, have used a quote there.
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Only seen the Trailer so far, looking forward to the film arriving Downunda, but ... I recall the original Capt. Mainwaring was somewhat dour and lacking in sense of humour, but believable, whereas the present one seems to be a bit of a clown?

'course - I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the film.
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During my early years in service with a Sloane Square based department store, we were often visited by Lady Featherstonhaugh. Upon reading her account card (note: never a store card) wet-behind-the-ear juniors often mispronounced her name. The wonderful woman would shake with laughter as if this was the very first time it had happened, and whisper 'Fanshaw, dear boy (or gel), Fanshaw!.'
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I look forward to seeing it, found a good preview video on www.imdb.com
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 09:08
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As we would drive through the Stanford PTA whilst, taking the short cut, en-route between Watton and Honington in our RAF LandRover, with the Army playing war games as we drove through, I would think "This scenery looks all very familiar".

Thereafter I enjoyed the original Dad's Army much better having driven those same tracks that they did.
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Old 9th Feb 2016, 09:59
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
During my early years in service with a Sloane Square based department store, we were often visited by Lady Featherstonhaugh. Upon reading her account card (note: never a store card) wet-behind-the-ear juniors often mispronounced her name. The wonderful woman would shake with laughter as if this was the very first time it had happened, and whisper 'Fanshaw, dear boy (or gel), Fanshaw!.'
Dyslexic then eh?
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