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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 am

n̶i̶e̶m̶e̶y̶j̶t̶ DocDoc wrote:
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My wife described several members of the cabinet, including Johnson, as ‘hebetudinous’ (I had to look it up as well, it’s now my new, favourite word).
"Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow." Posh and pompous-speak for "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by Ally » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:10 am

The Tories in Scotland appointed a new leader yesterday. He in turn appointed his deputy. Seriously, if ever there was an indication that there was a dearth of talent in a political party the appointment of Annie Wells is it. Her opponents are delighted.
Change must come.

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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by Ally » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:20 am

Thank goodness for the talent in London
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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by exile » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:58 pm

Like 5 year olds at school he is ensuring the children have the numbers off pat and don't do a Diane Abbot.

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Re: Longer Knives needed

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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by DocDoc » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:38 am

FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 am
niemeyjt wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:35 am
My wife described several members of the cabinet, including Johnson, as ‘hebetudinous’ (I had to look it up as well, it’s now my new, favourite word).
"Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow." Posh and pompous-speak for "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
Borked quote, unless my wife is bigamous :lol:
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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by niemeyjt » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:55 am

DocDoc wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:38 am
Borked quote, unless my wife is bigamous :lol:
And I am too!

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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:51 am

DocDoc wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:38 am
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 am
niemeyjt wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:35 am
My wife described several members of the cabinet, including Johnson, as ‘hebetudinous’ (I had to look it up as well, it’s now my new, favourite word).
"Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow." Posh and pompous-speak for "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
Borked quote, unless my wife is bigamous :lol:
Fixed that, sorry, guys.
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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by DocDoc » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:05 am

FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:51 am
DocDoc wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:38 am
FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 am
"Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow." Posh and pompous-speak for "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
Borked quote, unless my wife is bigamous :lol:
Fixed that, sorry, guys.
It’s still wrong but never mind!

To get the full flavour of the word “hebetudinous” it needs to be delivered tongue in cheek and with a pronounced Oxford accent (my darling wife is an excellent mimic).
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Re: Longer Knives needed

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:19 am

DocDoc wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:05 am
It’s still wrong but never mind!
How is it still wrong? If you look at my post at the top of page 4, I've corrected the attribution.
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