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zoony

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You can see where he gets it from...
« on: Dec 02, 2019, 03:11:45 PM »
Stanley Johnson claims that "the public can't spell Pinocchio". Maybe a hundred years ago Stan. Tell you what, I bet you a tenner that my Secondary educated brother and I (left at 14) would beat you and your lad on any general knowledge quiz.
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2019, 06:03:49 PM »
Who is Stanley Johnson and why would it matter, although I agree with the general thrust of your comment
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 2019, 06:08:06 PM »
Boris's dad Mike..
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 2019, 06:44:54 PM »
Obviously not interested in politics,Michael.

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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 2019, 07:27:19 PM »
I must admit, I'd have trouble spelling Pinokio ;D  but there again I can't remember the last time I needed to, I'm sure there are plenty of more basic and useful words that a lot of people would struggle with, partly due to the ease of using spellchecker or google (if you type certain words correctly it will underline it and suggest the American spelling)
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2019, 07:42:35 PM »
The thing's a damned nuisance...telling me a can't spell 'colour' or 'neighbour'..Da noive o' doze guys!
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #6 on: Dec 02, 2019, 07:43:23 PM »
Obviously not interested in politics,Michael.
Well, not enough to recognise the PM's father's name - but still don't see what his comment has to do with anything, unless he is referring to Pinocchio's proboscis, which grew longer when he uttered an untruth
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #7 on: Dec 02, 2019, 08:25:56 PM »
No mate..He meant the great unwashed are uneducated, ignorant or both. Snotty oik.
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #8 on: Dec 02, 2019, 08:30:43 PM »
Rachel Johnson,or Jo? It's a dynasty.

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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #9 on: Dec 02, 2019, 09:05:36 PM »
No mate..He meant the great unwashed are uneducated, ignorant or both. Snotty oik.
I rather like Stanley and I guess it was an angry response to someone calling his son a liar on air. 

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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #10 on: Dec 02, 2019, 09:35:26 PM »
IMO rather ill-judged given the position his son is in.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 2019, 09:44:48 PM »
IMO rather ill-judged given the position his son is in.
Perhaps, but he's 80 years old and probably not as quick thinking as you or I   ;D

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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #12 on: Dec 02, 2019, 10:09:55 PM »
Speak for yourself!   ::)
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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2019, 02:36:58 PM »
Sorry to hear that Zoony, no offence meant.

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Re: You can see where he gets it from...
« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2019, 02:38:29 PM »
None taken chuck..Just a weak joke..
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