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Outpourings / Re: Christmas competition.
« Last post by Egg on December 06, 2018, 08:11:54 AM »
The Egon Has Landed

Escargot From The Planet Of The Apes
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Outpourings / Re: Christmas competition.
« Last post by Egg on December 06, 2018, 07:42:21 AM »
Couple for starters......

20,000 (L’) Escargot Under The Sea

Sopwith’s Choice

Mad Pierre - Thunderdune
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Outpourings / Re: Christmas competition.
« Last post by Mince on December 05, 2018, 09:31:42 AM »
Well, they're better than mine, you annoying git.
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Outpourings / Re: Christmas competition.
« Last post by Rob Baker on December 05, 2018, 12:51:51 AM »
A starter for 10...

Beau White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The Treasure of the Sierra Mad Pierre. 
Bidet the Earth Caught Fire.
When Headline Harry met Sally.
Vera of the Seven Samurai.
Doris, Texas.

I may depend on your accent if these work or not.   I remember Roger saying that the play on words for the 'Just a Fort' forum title here doesn’t really work for those north of the border.   But if your pronunciation skills are fine and these don't work, don't worry, it's probably just because they're crap  ;D
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Outpourings / Re: Abcde
« Last post by Mince on December 02, 2018, 09:33:28 AM »
Roger, that's the best answer I have seen so far on the internet. In news comments and forums over the internet there have been suggestions that the parents are idiotic and the girl deserves what she gets. Even on MumsNet, some were saying that the staff member who mocked her should not be reprimanded.

I would not have known how to pronounce the name on first sight, but then I did not know how to pronounce Siobhan or Saoirse either until I took the time to find out.

Apparently Abcde is pronounced Ab-si-dee, and she is not the only girl with the name. So far, there are 328 other children who have the same name. I dare say after the news article, there will be a lot more.

Yes, the girl is going to get asked many questions, but provided they are from people such as you, Roger, I dare say she won't have that bad a time.

As a side note, one poster on another forum said that if he received an email job application from someone with that name, he would throw it in the bin. I asked him whether this was because he thought such a person should be punished. He said no, and that he would just presume it was spam. That was fair enough. I asked him whether he would still do so now that he knows 328 other children have the same name. He didn't reply.
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Outpourings / Re: Abcde
« Last post by Roger Kettle on December 01, 2018, 10:42:51 PM »
 ;D
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Outpourings / Re: Abcde
« Last post by Max on December 01, 2018, 08:51:56 PM »
Roger ask the parents, Alf and Betty.
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Outpourings / Re: Abcde
« Last post by Roger Kettle on December 01, 2018, 08:25:08 PM »
On the one hand, it's shameful that a five year old's name would be openly mocked. On the other hand, when the parents gave their child the name "Abcde", they surely realised it was never going to make life easy for her. I challenge anybody to pronounce the name correctly on first viewing. Let's face it, this kid is destined to spend her entire life explaining how to spell it, how to pronounce it, how to write it down and what it means. Every single form she signs is going to be questioned.

I would like to think the parents had a gloriously romantic and pertinent reason for bestowing this name on their child. I REALLY would.
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Outpourings / Abcde
« Last post by Mince on December 01, 2018, 05:42:32 PM »
So what are everyone's thoughts on this?
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Just a Fort / Re: Happy Birthday Beau !
« Last post by Bilthehut on December 01, 2018, 05:38:48 PM »
Have all the strips been made into books?  I have books 3-19, The Colour Collection, The Return of Beau Peep and, thanks to Diane, a printout of Book 1.

Looks like you have all bar one of the books Bill. 
Twenty-one Beau Peep books have been published in the UK -- Books 1 to 19, plus the un-numbered 'Colour Collection', and 'The Return of Beau Peep'.   
Only Books 1 and 2 reprinted every strip from the Star since it's launch in 1978. The books thereafter only carried selected reprints.  There's many thousands of strips lying in the archive unseen again since the day they were printed in the paper.

Thanks Rob
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