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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Sep 27, 2016 12:50:45 PM
"Thank you for the opportunity, Lord Sugar": The Apprentice 2016

Candidates announced. Starting 6th October. There is a man called Courtney.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz-tv/hot-tv/548690/The-Apprentice-2016-candidates-revealed-Lord-Sugar-cast-announced

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FreddyMalins - 27 Sep 2016 13:16:12 (#1 of 769)

There is a man called Courtney

Like Courtney Pine? As Courtney is originally a surname it might be said to be unisex. See also Ashley, Shirley, Beverley.

Is that Norman Wisdom's suit JD is wearing?

Snarlygog - 27 Sep 2016 13:25:35 (#2 of 769)

Courtney is a mans name - I know of many old Devon farmers called Courtney.

but to forestall any thread derailment heres all the Courtney related Surnames/forenames Male / Female.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney

mememe - 27 Sep 2016 13:26:21 (#3 of 769)

'Fluent in seven languages' is a bluff waiting to be called.

Ebadlun - 27 Sep 2016 13:35:46 (#4 of 769)

They sound like utterly dreadful people. Should be good.

Moschops - 27 Sep 2016 13:37:02 (#5 of 769)

Why do people still go on this?

Tadagee - 27 Sep 2016 13:42:40 (#6 of 769)

"Like the Tasmanian devil in the famous cartoon, I will torpedo my way through to the win."

And destroying everything in its path? They had god knows how long to think of a pithy intro about themselves and that's the best one can come out with?

FGBFGB - 27 Sep 2016 13:47:45 (#7 of 769)

What famous cartoon?

Tadagee - 27 Sep 2016 13:51:37 (#8 of 769)

You know...that one.

FreddyMalins - 27 Sep 2016 14:04:09 (#9 of 769)

I would imagine that Aleksandra the polyglot is possibly Russian (or maybe Ukrainian). At any rate not a native English speaker. Hence the tortuous metaphor.

MistressMeaker - 27 Sep 2016 15:44:59 (#10 of 769)

Fluent in seven languages! Jimmy Hill.

Ebadlun - 27 Sep 2016 15:52:52 (#11 of 769)

'Fluent' can mean anything from ordering a coffee in that language to understanding the works of its greatest authors, depending on the self-awareness of the user.

babylonia - 27 Sep 2016 15:57:58 (#12 of 769)

Educated Polyglot Russian/Eastern European speakers isn't uncommon....

One of my best friends is Swiss/Swedish from a polyglot family- she grew up speaking German French Italian English Swedish well enough to use them for work. She then also learnt Spanish cos her husband was Argentinian

Basic proper fluency in a language is like knowing 4000 words anyway or even less.... it's estimated we only use 2-3000 generally and native speakers know some 5000

tasselhoff - 27 Sep 2016 16:00:23 (#13 of 769)

Innit

HouseOfLametta - 27 Sep 2016 16:02:00 (#14 of 769)

Courtney is the surname of the Earls of Devon, Rst. Powderham Castle.

The current Lord Courtney (Charles Peregrine is a tall, affable chap in Birkenstocks. Resembling somewhat a stretched Damon Albran. The current Lady Courtney, A.J, used to be in Baywatch.

FreddyMalins - 27 Sep 2016 16:04:23 (#15 of 769)

Basic proper fluency in a language is like knowing 4000 words anyway or even less....

Vocabulary is only one part of fluency.

Macpaddy - 27 Sep 2016 16:06:34 (#16 of 769)

I think I've spotted the first six out the door, already.

SharkPatoo - 27 Sep 2016 19:09:03 (#17 of 769)

Dillon St Paul looks like the biggest bellend ever to walk god's earth. I bet his real name is Benny Radish.

Tangent - 27 Sep 2016 19:12:31 (#18 of 769)

Courtney is a mans name - I know of many old Devon farmers called Courtney.



I think this is partially down to the historic importance of the Courtenay family to the county.

foxybrown - 27 Sep 2016 22:45:05 (#19 of 769)

Reggae artist Courtney Melody

Snarlygog - 28 Sep 2016 09:08:34 (#20 of 769)

Courtney Walsh

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