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Sir Creep

Posted Yesterday, 10:52 AM

Former North Carolina legislator John H. Kerr III of Goldsboro has died. He was 79.
Sandra Kerr said her husband died Sunday. A Democrat, Kerr was first elected to the state House in 1986. He held the seat for three terms before election to the Senate, where he served until retiring in 2008.
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http://hamptonroads.com/node/753160

YoungWillz

Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:12 PM

 

Les Johnson, former Australian Minister under Whitlam at 90. http://www.smh.com.a...526-gha9ug.html

I hate to be pedantic but this should really be posted in the 'down under' thread

 

Nationality should be the last resort of someone's fame or infamy imo.


Posted 26 May 2015 - 11:45 AM

Les Johnson, former Australian Minister under Whitlam at 90. http://www.smh.com.a...526-gha9ug.html

I hate to be pedantic but this should really be posted in the 'down under' thread


YoungWillz

Posted 26 May 2015 - 10:19 AM

Les Johnson, former Australian Minister under Whitlam at 90. http://www.smh.com.a...526-gha9ug.html


YoungWillz

Posted 25 May 2015 - 09:52 PM

Sir Brian Cubbon, former Permanent Secretary to the Home Office, 87. http://www.thetimes....icle4451191.ece

 

The chap who couldn't recall any dossiers on paedophiles. http://www.channel4....dophile-dossier

 

Edit: Telegraph for anyone who doesn't have a Times Sub: http://www.telegraph...t-obituary.html


Toast

Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:48 PM

 

Sorry, gc - here's a translation of some of the more vernacular phrases:

 

Here's where I am with wigs   This is my opinion about wigs

If that bloke walked into a boozer without the syrup on  If that man walked into a pub (or bar) without the wig on

no one would bat an eyelid. no one would particularly notice him

If he walked in to a boozer like he looks in these pictures, everyone would say

"look at the nick of that geezer in the dodgy syrup". Look at that man wearing a ridiculous wig

If I was bald, I know what I'd rather look like.

 

"Syrup" is rhyming slang for wig.  It is short for "syrup of figs" (a laxative) which rhymes with wig.

Heh, thanks, I was puzzled about the words "boozer", "nick" and "dodgy sirup".

 

 

"Nick" in this context is really a tautology. 

I would probably say "Look at the state of that geezer"  but all it means is "Look at that geezer's appearance".

"Look at that geezer" is all that is needed.

 

Boozer is a common synonym for public house. Booze means alcoholic drink.

 

'Dodgy' can mean illegal, or counterfeit.  Here it means that the wig is so badly made, or so inappropriate in style, that it is entirely unconvincing.


gcreptile

Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:06 PM

Sorry, gc - here's a translation of some of the more vernacular phrases:

 

Here's where I am with wigs   This is my opinion about wigs

If that bloke walked into a boozer without the syrup on  If that man walked into a pub (or bar) without the wig on

no one would bat an eyelid. no one would particularly notice him

If he walked in to a boozer like he looks in these pictures, everyone would say

"look at the nick of that geezer in the dodgy syrup". Look at that man wearing a ridiculous wig

If I was bald, I know what I'd rather look like.

 

"Syrup" is rhyming slang for wig.  It is short for "syrup of figs" (a laxative) which rhymes with wig.

Heh, thanks, I was puzzled about the words "boozer", "nick" and "dodgy sirup".


Toast

Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:02 PM

Sorry, gc - here's a translation of some of the more vernacular phrases:

 

Here's where I am with wigs   This is my opinion about wigs

If that bloke walked into a boozer without the syrup on  If that man walked into a pub (or bar) without the wig on

no one would bat an eyelid. no one would particularly notice him

If he walked in to a boozer like he looks in these pictures, everyone would say

"look at the nick of that geezer in the dodgy syrup". Look at that man wearing a ridiculous wig

If I was bald, I know what I'd rather look like.

 

"Syrup" is rhyming slang for wig.  It is short for "syrup of figs" (a laxative) which rhymes with wig.


Phantom

Posted 20 May 2015 - 04:21 PM

 

 

 

Michael Fabricant, Tory MP and prospective parliamentary candidate, reveals skin cancer diagnosis. They seem to have caught it in time. http://www.bbc.co.uk...n-2015-32259005

He actually has two types of skin cancer but just can't stop getting tanned:

 

http://www.dailymail...l-stay-sun.html

 

 

I must say I agree with one of the comments under that article.

 

Here's where I am with wigs... If that bloke walked into a boozer without the syrup on, no one would bat an eyelid. If he walked in to a boozer like he looks in these pictures, everyone would say "look at the nick of that geezer in the dodgy syrup". If I was bald, I know what I'd rather look like.

 

 

In the context of skin cancer, the wig actually makes sense (but only there). As for that comment, I need a translator.

 

 

They mean that people would comment and point as it's obvious he has a wig on as opposed to just going bald. Why anyone would want a wig that is modelled on Boris Johnson's hairstyle is beyond me.


gcreptile

Posted 20 May 2015 - 11:43 AM

 

 

Michael Fabricant, Tory MP and prospective parliamentary candidate, reveals skin cancer diagnosis. They seem to have caught it in time. http://www.bbc.co.uk...n-2015-32259005

He actually has two types of skin cancer but just can't stop getting tanned:

 

http://www.dailymail...l-stay-sun.html

 

 

I must say I agree with one of the comments under that article.

 

Here's where I am with wigs... If that bloke walked into a boozer without the syrup on, no one would bat an eyelid. If he walked in to a boozer like he looks in these pictures, everyone would say "look at the nick of that geezer in the dodgy syrup". If I was bald, I know what I'd rather look like.

 

 

In the context of skin cancer, the wig actually makes sense (but only there). As for that comment, I need a translator.


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