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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:40 pm

No, it was because he looked like Ernie from Morecambe and Wise :wink:
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:41 pm

OK, I'll join in. We had (actually, I think we were had, but that's another story) an Austin Montego called Sid.

Why?
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:15 pm

Is it because the starter motor sounded like:

"BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!"

Or was it because it was old and broken down and belonged in the 1970s?

(and on a personal note: you bought a Montego? Srsly? BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!)
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:49 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Is it because the starter motor sounded like:

"BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!"

Or was it because it was old and broken down and belonged in the 1970s?

(and on a personal note: you bought a Montego? Srsly? BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!)


As I said, we were had. We bought it brand new! Yes, really. :blush:

It was the first new car we had ever owned and it was the only seven-seater option within the company-car price range.

That was, let me see… 1985.

And no, it was to do with its official name, not any noises it may or may not have made.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby black bart on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:46 am

daftbeaker wrote:No, it was because he looked like Ernie from Morecambe and Wise :wink:


That's near enough...you are the winner! You get a caricature of Roy.

I named him Ernie because I already had a cat called Eric (wont make sense to our American friends but Eric and Ernie {also known as Morecombe and Wise} were once even funnier than Benny Hill).
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:00 am

black bart wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:No, it was because he looked like Ernie from Morecambe and Wise :wink:


That's near enough...you are the winner! You get a caricature of Roy.

I named him Ernie because I already had a cat called Eric (wont make sense to our American friends but Eric and Ernie {also known as Morecombe and Wise} were once even funnier than Benny Hill).


What do you mean, "once"? They were always much funnier; Bennie Hill was as funny as treading in canine diarrhœa. In bare feet.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby black bart on Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:05 am

:cry: You've hurt my professional pride now...in a very small Graphicy way I once worked on the Benny Hill Show...

:bounce: But there again I also worked on the Morecombe and Wise Show.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:20 am

I be jealous of the latter.
Not the former. Did I tell you that I once had Bob Todd in my taxi? (As a fare, you dirty minded lot). Didn't like him. Fat, ugly, self aggrandising sod. He asked me "Do you recognise me?" I replied, "I might have seen you around the village…" He was most indignant as he told me that he had been Benny Hill's sidekick for years. He asked me "Have you heard of the Benny Hill Show?" "Yes," I told him. "It was horrible."

He died shortly afterwards, obviously devastated that I wasn't fawning all over him… :violin:
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby black bart on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:34 am

Right well back to Sid...was it Spanish?
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:18 am

Not Spanish, no.

Hint: It's short for ……ing Sid.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby PKMKII on Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:30 pm

Is it a reference to Sid James?
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Uther on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:32 pm

Reference to Sid Vicious?

Perhaps music festival at Montego Bay - Jamaica in 80's?
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:30 pm

Nice suggestions, but no.

…… Sid is something to do with Montego. Vaguely. In a round-about way. There is a link, I promise. It just isn't human, exactly.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby TwistedSister on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:37 pm

I had a cat named Zanzibar.......and a dog named Bogey.
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Re: The Explain That Name Game

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:43 pm

:stupid: :haha:
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