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Started by Cormorant on 28-Jan-2017 21:36:50
Take the Lost Train to Clarksville

Whims, see.

Cormorant - 28 Jan 2017 21:37:59 (#1 of 2009)

Love those Monkees.

thismorning - 28 Jan 2017 21:44:21 (#2 of 2009)

obobly the greatest musical group of all time

Dubris - 28 Jan 2017 22:02:22 (#3 of 2009)

What would sweary Jane Austen say?

HouseOfLametta - 28 Jan 2017 22:03:50 (#4 of 2009)

"Shit a rock!"

Cormorant - 28 Jan 2017 22:03:56 (#5 of 2009)

"Bugger me," I imagine.

Brunothecat - 28 Jan 2017 22:05:36 (#6 of 2009)

"Fuck off vicar, I said lager"

MadamGwenver - 28 Jan 2017 22:07:31 (#7 of 2009)

Years and years and years ago, the Spectator film reviewer of the day took issue with the exclamations of "Good God!" in an adaptation of Sense and Sensibility (the Emma Thompson one, not anything by Andrew Davies). Jane Austen would never have said anything so unladylike, he thought.

The next week there was a very polite letter from Sir John Gielguid, in which he gave a count of the number of times the expression was used in the first hundred pages or so of the novel. It was quite a high number.

Sabacious - 28 Jan 2017 22:22:09 (#8 of 2009)

Considering I have been sawing up bits of wood making some alcove shelves, there has been remarkably little swearing here. None in fact.

Dubris - 28 Jan 2017 22:26:12 (#9 of 2009)

But then you are not Jane ****ing Austen, Sab.

Sabacious - 28 Jan 2017 22:30:07 (#10 of 2009)

Indeed not, the navvy-mouthed harridan.

carterbrandon - 28 Jan 2017 22:33:00 (#11 of 2009)

sweary Jane Austen

I remember this going up on the English Department noticeboard at the time:

Dubris - 28 Jan 2017 22:46:34 (#12 of 2009)

Everybody loves a bit of incongruity.

LippyPongstocking - 28 Jan 2017 23:50:16 (#13 of 2009)

I've just arrived home after a splendid night out at the RFH, where I bumped into an old friend from music college days, so we sat together and fondly reminisced about playing in one of the works being performed and then enjoyed a few glasses of wine afterwards.

It was a great concert - very imaginative programming - and thoroughly enjoyable. A real shame to see the hall barely a third full for such glorious and powerful music making, but the audience certainly made up in enthusiasm for what they lacked in numbers.

thismorning - 29 Jan 2017 00:03:08 (#14 of 2009)


never heard it called that before

Dubris - 29 Jan 2017 09:21:14 (#15 of 2009)

There's a lot of it about.

Meanwhile, today I am wearing a slim-fitting shirt. It is a cruel garment for a middle-aged man who has an irrational dislike of the concept of the gym. Obviously I have a jumper on over the shirt to mitigate the damage.

RosyLovelady - 29 Jan 2017 09:33:52 (#16 of 2009)

It's another pleasant valley Sunday here on the Talk.

HouseOfLametta - 29 Jan 2017 09:35:41 (#17 of 2009)

I'm so serene, I've got a TV in every rooo




Dubris - 29 Jan 2017 09:48:10 (#18 of 2009)

Well held.

Monkees lyrics are an area that my general knowledge doesn't cover, sadly.

MadamGwenver - 29 Jan 2017 09:54:01 (#19 of 2009)

This is the first morning in I can't remember how long when checking the BBC News app before getting out of bed actually cheered me up marginally. Great bunch of lads, those American lawyers.

slicey - 29 Jan 2017 09:54:30 (#20 of 2009)

Fitted shirts are a young man's game, Dubs. If you are wearing them past 40 it means you are not enjoying life enough or are a German football manager.

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