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Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 10 October, 2020, 01:13:46 PM »
Normally I hate puns as much as the next Earthlet, but the ones in SinDex are always a treat.  Rex Monday, for example.  Demi Octavo.  The lapdancing club called Straddle Various.  The fact-totem, which I only copped a year or two ago.  Rod and his Staff.  The Um Louts (I went to work in Germany the week after they were introduced and soon got the joke.) My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

It genuinely concerns me that I've probably missed loads of them.  I know a Tannenbaum is a Christmas tree, but I don't know if or how 'Moses' fits in.  Does Tracey Weld have any kind of double meaning?  Missy Solemnis?  Bronski Hammer?



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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #1 on: 10 October, 2020, 02:35:38 PM »

Bronski Hammer = Bronski Beat?

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #2 on: 10 October, 2020, 03:28:33 PM »
My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #3 on: 10 October, 2020, 08:10:24 PM »
I loved the 'Dead-Beats' myself - beat cops who'd died in duty, resurrected robocop style. Genius!

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #4 on: 10 October, 2020, 10:16:17 PM »

Bronski Hammer = Bronski Beat?

Possible.

And Death Shall Have No Dumb Minions was a pretty good story title too.  Less clever but funnier was In Plain Shite.
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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #5 on: 11 October, 2020, 03:17:07 AM »
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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #6 on: 11 October, 2020, 08:00:59 AM »
Fact totem?

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #7 on: 11 October, 2020, 08:20:53 AM »
Fact totem?

I always thought it was based on Charles Bukowski's book Factotum. About someone who moves from bum job to job. Never read it but a friend told me about it...

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #8 on: 11 October, 2020, 08:41:56 AM »
A factotum is a servant. But yeah, with a range of jobs / duties.

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #9 on: 11 October, 2020, 08:51:30 AM »
A factotum is a servant. But yeah, with a range of jobs / duties.

Oh so its an actual word as well... from which the book takes its title I guess... I've been over thinking it for years! Which is odd for me!

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #10 on: 11 October, 2020, 08:53:41 AM »
Baldrick would be a factotum. A dogsbody.

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #11 on: 11 October, 2020, 09:47:29 AM »
Rex Monday, for example. 

Oh FFS I've only just got that one

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #13 on: 11 October, 2020, 12:58:50 PM »
I am cleary a dunce, but I get none of these. None.
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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #14 on: 11 October, 2020, 01:06:20 PM »
I get Demi Octavo with her being a singer and all, but am I missing something with Billi?
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