ET Custom Title Poll

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Poll ended at Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:41 pm

Privvy Counsellor
8
36%
Maine Man
0
No votes
Lord of Litterboxes
4
18%
Keeper of the Scoop
0
No votes
Electric Kittyloo
2
9%
Cat-Man-Do
6
27%
Backwoods Philosopher
2
9%
 
Total votes: 22

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daftbeaker
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Re: ET Custom Title Poll

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:50 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:I have a history book that assures me that the French on that insignia means "Honey, your stocking's falling down."

You might want to complain to the publishers. The standard interpretation is a variation on 'Shame on those who think this is shameful.'

The most popular (and almost certainly embellished) story is that Edward III was dancing with a woman when her garter fell down. The people watching started laughing so Edward, in a moment of chivalry/feminism/general oddness picked it up and tied it round his leg, saying "Shame on those who think this is shameful".

Edit - If you want to see some of the silliness that come from having history have a look at the costumes :haha:
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Re: ET Custom Title Poll

Postby Ubi Dubium » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:38 am

daftbeaker wrote:
Ubi Dubium wrote:I have a history book that assures me that the French on that insignia means "Honey, your stocking's falling down."
You might want to complain to the publishers. The standard interpretation is a variation on 'Shame on those who think this is shameful.'


Oh, come on! The book is this one!
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I had been looking for a copy for years, and finally found it in Cambridge (This was before the Internet).
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Re: ET Custom Title Poll

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:17 pm

Huh, I haven't heard of that one. The closest one I've got is this one.

I stand by my point about the silly costumes though :wink:
There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this - Sir Terry Pratchett

The great thing about Beaker is his ability to provoke while still being decorous, or at least within acceptable rules of conduct - Qwertyuiopasd

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Re: ET Custom Title Poll

Postby black bart » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:31 am

I have heard of that book (1066 and all that), and on that copy the cover illustration is smashing.
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Re: ET Custom Title Poll

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:25 pm

Gosh, it's decades since I read '1066 and all that'. These days, the kids have the whole 'Horrible Histories' series, but back when I was at school, that was the only book around to relieve the tedium that was Grammar School History lessons…
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