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Old 27th Aug 2003, 17:50
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Nero he had Tiigers,and Lions he kept in pens,
He didn't feed em Bounce For Cats,
He fed em christiens.

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Old 27th Aug 2003, 18:52
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Christopher Robin had a Tigger as a pal, along other various and sundry animals such as a pig, bear and donkey. Methinks A. A. Milne had a secret to hide. I mean, he were a man of the cloth weren't he?

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Old 27th Aug 2003, 19:14
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Hmmm...Winnie the Pooh lived by himself, made up little rhymes about practically anything, and had somewhat eccentric spelling. Remind you of anyone?
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 19:27
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Don't think so, Oz. But
Lewis Carroll was. He liked
Wee girls. Look; not touch.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 19:41
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One is very fond of huny as well SG.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 19:47
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CBC keeps telling us that Winnie the Pooh got his name from Winnipeg, the original having been a mascot of the Winnipeg Rifles in WWI. When the regiment left England for France, Winnie was handed over to a [the London?] zoo for safe-keeping.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 19:56
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'Tis true, Davaar - it was at London Zoo from 1919 to 1934, and was the favourite animal of Christopher Robin, the son of AA Milne.

Tiggers don't climb trees, so they are clearly not related to squirrels or camels.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 20:05
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It is indeed suspicious that all those Victorian, Edwardian public school clubland heros did seem to favour masculine company,
Homes had his Watson, Raffles had Bunny, Sexton Blake also had a boyfriend,who's name escapes me, Bulldog Drumond,and even Biggles all had male chums and god help us even Dan Dare had Digby, whether he had him in the bibical sense was never revealed thankfully.
Hardly suprising really, our public school system with its heavy emphasis on those greek chaps and all that.
To be fair, Sherlock did get a girlfrieind in the end, alas Hilda Von Velvet was not a good choice.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 20:40
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Sexton Blake and Tinker, as I recall, Mr D. Those chaps and their contemporaries were always taking each other "by the arm" (Yeah!). There was an interesting study some years ago in this area: "Clubland Heroes", by Richard (?) Osborne ("Usborne?). I have a copy somewhere.

Can't blame (or credit, of course, to be non-judgmental) the public schools for all of it, though. After all, who would have thought Randolph Scott and Errol Flynn...?

Also, find one of those fellows and you usually found a raging anti-semite (not Holmes, to be fair). The really virulent Jew-hater was Dornford Yates ("Berry and Co.", etc.).

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Old 27th Aug 2003, 21:21
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James Bond was the one that broke the mold, of course, that man was nothing but a cad and a bounder, he prolly attended a comprehensive.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 21:27
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The notion that Nero fiddled while Rome burned is nonsense, because the fiddle wasn't invented until many centuries after he ruled Rome, from 54 to 68AD. He may have toyed with his lute, but certainly not a fiddle.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 22:03
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Perhaps a compromise is in order, lets say he fiddled with his Lute.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 22:09
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According to some scribes, it is said Nero looted fiddles...

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Old 27th Aug 2003, 22:09
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My masseur has overbooked so I have to wait for an hour before I can have the tension in my shoulders relieved.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 22:55
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Oh dear, what can the matter be,
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Did posting on PPRuNe cause this calamity?
And no one to fix it, thats sad.



As you see, one does lyrics as well.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 23:05
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I've never had the courage to book a masseur for my aches and pains. The adverts all seem to have some double meanings, and I haven't got the nerve to ask if they are a "real" masseur or one of the "relief brigade".
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 23:08
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Huh! bloody whinging youngsters, when you get to my age its easier to point to the bits that don't hurt.
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Old 27th Aug 2003, 23:51
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Ah....that's better!

We have a (respectable) masseur who comes into the office once a fortnight and is available for half-hour bookings (which we have to pay for - the office isn't that generous!) I do get a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders, which he puts down to being hunched over a computer screen all day - so I'm sure being addicted to PPRuNe doesn't help!

He's Belgian and his name's Belly. (Not really. He's called Philippe.)
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Old 28th Aug 2003, 00:03
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Does he wear beach shoes?

If so, he must be the famous Philippe Fellop
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Old 28th Aug 2003, 00:05
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I knew a one legged beach bum, he just wore a flop.
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