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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #915 on: 31 May, 2017, 02:26:33 PM »

I had to look up "midden"... (a dunghill or refuse heap).


I have a Scottish friend from Aberdeen that used to call me a Midden, I thought it was a term of endearment... the cheeky mare.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #916 on: 31 May, 2017, 04:58:39 PM »
Her name is therefore a misinterpretation; it should be 'Red Durham'.

... if her cultural heritage is one that puts the family name second.  (Much of south-east Asia puts the family name first.)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #917 on: 31 May, 2017, 08:31:43 PM »
Her name is therefore a misinterpretation; it should be 'Red Durham'.

... if her cultural heritage is one that puts the family name second.  (Much of south-east Asia puts the family name first.)

Sure, but not in this case- I'm pretty certain it was explicitly stated that Durham is her (married) surname.
And her 'real' first name is Lucy. *

* According to Ho-Gan.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #918 on: 31 May, 2017, 09:32:49 PM »
Lucy Durham: dosn't she present shows on Edwardian kitchenware?. Good job this is the work of a notorious fantasist.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #919 on: 01 June, 2017, 08:10:02 PM »
Death Aid Part One:

"Control, this is Dredd. You got a stiff in Julian Clary Alley."

On an equally dubious note, I've finally tracked down the Bisley graffiti that David Bushop mentions having to censor in the Future Shock documentary.He's mis-remembering the actual graffiti. It's '<scratched out> bandit' rather than 'Gaylord'. It's in Meg vol 2 #62 if you want to find the name of the celeb...


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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #920 on: 01 June, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
I remember a Judge Gaylord in another Ennis Dredd. The young Garth was, it seems, obsessed with gay.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #921 on: 02 June, 2017, 03:38:04 AM »

I had to look up "midden"... (a dunghill or refuse heap).
I have a Scottish friend from Aberdeen that used to call me a Midden, I thought it was a term of endearment... the cheeky mare.
It's a little hard to explain, but something like "ya wee midden" could be used affectionately or as an insult.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #922 on: 02 June, 2017, 10:33:21 AM »
Lucy Durham: dosn't she present shows on Edwardian kitchenware?

We could start a campaign to get Beeny's forename changed to Sarah.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #923 on: 02 June, 2017, 01:38:53 PM »
Her name is therefore a misinterpretation; it should be 'Red Durham'.

... if her cultural heritage is one that puts the family name second.  (Much of south-east Asia puts the family name first.)

Sure, but not in this case- I'm pretty certain it was explicitly stated that Durham is her (married) surname.
And her 'real' first name is Lucy. *

* According to Ho-Gan.

She's also from somewhere near Milton Keynes (she moves there after her parents die when she's 10) rather than from Durham, too - and that's in Island of the Damned by Alan Grant.

I'm saying she's originally from Oxford.  I don't think she'd 'ave a Durh'm accent wi'oot it toornin' up in 'er dialogue, pet...
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #924 on: 03 June, 2017, 01:00:40 AM »

I had to look up "midden"... (a dunghill or refuse heap).
I have a Scottish friend from Aberdeen that used to call me a Midden, I thought it was a term of endearment... the cheeky mare.
It's a little hard to explain, but something like "ya wee midden" could be used affectionately or as an insult.


Aha, that's was she used to call me "ya wee Midden" - I did probably talk a load of dung in those days though.

Middenface has lumps on his head and some artists flattered his face more than others I suppose, Simon Harrisons Middenface looked a bit dungy at times!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #925 on: 03 June, 2017, 06:06:52 AM »
Her name is therefore a misinterpretation; it should be 'Red Durham'.

... if her cultural heritage is one that puts the family name second.  (Much of south-east Asia puts the family name first.)

Sure, but not in this case- I'm pretty certain it was explicitly stated that Durham is her (married) surname.
And her 'real' first name is Lucy. *

* According to Ho-Gan.

She's also from somewhere near Milton Keynes (she moves there after her parents die when she's 10) rather than from Durham, too - and that's in Island of the Damned by Alan Grant.

I'm saying she's originally from Oxford.  I don't think she'd 'ave a Durh'm accent wi'oot it toornin' up in 'er dialogue, pet...

She has a Durham accent in the SD film, i was pleased to note.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #926 on: 04 June, 2017, 08:44:54 PM »
I'm nearly 50 and only now thanks to the Forum do I get "Rogers & Hammerstein". Perhaps that's what happens when you grow up listening to The Clash and Joy Division...or I'm just a lot dimmer than I realize.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #927 on: 04 June, 2017, 11:12:36 PM »
I'm nearly 50 and only now thanks to the Forum do I get "Rogers & Hammerstein". Perhaps that's what happens when you grow up listening to The Clash and Joy Division...or I'm just a lot dimmer than I realize.

I think those are the best pun names in the history of the Prog. Really clever. I figured that one out very early on and I think it may have been down to seeing The Sound of Music on TV when I was quite young. The name Hammerstein in particular just stuck with me.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #928 on: 05 June, 2017, 05:25:18 AM »
I'm nearly 50 and only now thanks to the Forum do I get "Rogers & Hammerstein". Perhaps that's what happens when you grow up listening to The Clash and Joy Division...or I'm just a lot dimmer than I realize.

"Rogers" = "RO-Jaws" is a bit stretchy, even for a pun. Especially since to be technically accurate it's "RoDgers & Hammerstein"... which sounds even less alike. Although now that you mention it, now their song-and-dance duet on the stage at Greasy Gracie's does make make more sense in context.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #929 on: 05 June, 2017, 06:01:05 AM »
Hmmm really? I don't think it is that much of a stretch...especially for a pun(???).