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zoony

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Something I heard on the radio
« on: Nov 06, 2018, 09:23:19 PM »
Heard this on the radio the other day and thought it worth repeating.


When Dickens completed The Thirty Nine Steps it was initially serialised  in two newspapers. It was the Bicester Times and the Worcester Times...
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2018, 10:38:26 AM »
Isn't everything heard on the radio?  ;D
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2018, 10:43:44 AM »
I'm sure that is wrong - shouldn't it have been Buchan's Nicholas Nickleby?
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2018, 11:43:20 AM »
Silly me..You're right of course. It was Tale of Two Cities...Spoiled a nice piece of somebody else's wit.. ???
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #4 on: Nov 09, 2018, 09:37:06 AM »
i was sitting reading it ..Dickens???
is there a play on words i am not seeing
it does work for 'tis a far better thing i do now than i have ever done before'
i think i first saw it in 'classic comics'
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #5 on: Nov 09, 2018, 11:47:43 AM »
The pun is on the opening line of Tale of Two Cities. "It was the best of times and the worst of times.." Bicester (pronounced 'Bister') and Worcester (pronounced 'Wurster')..
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #6 on: Nov 09, 2018, 12:25:44 PM »
At least it has taken less than 39 steps to get to the correct book  :)

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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #7 on: Nov 09, 2018, 12:49:13 PM »
Yes. It's a Fail of Two Witties.. ::)
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #8 on: Nov 09, 2018, 01:34:41 PM »
I'm confused.....  ???
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #9 on: Nov 09, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »
Me too!.. ;D  Ne'er mind Dave, I messed it up in the first place.
 
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #10 on: Nov 09, 2018, 09:34:12 PM »
Mike......  :-*
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #11 on: Nov 09, 2018, 09:57:18 PM »
I hope that was from Christine!
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 2018, 10:01:18 PM »
.....  ;) ;D
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #13 on: Nov 10, 2018, 11:47:05 AM »
Hence the expression: "What the Buchan!".
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Re: Something I heard on the radio
« Reply #14 on: Nov 10, 2018, 08:21:25 PM »
I am a bit confused because I just recently watched The 39 Steps movie written by John Buchan. directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A jolly good thriller with Robert Donat playing the lead. A far cry from Dicken's novels, by the way my favourite author..