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Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #575 on: December 07, 2020, 01:50:01 pm »
Allo Allo would probably fit the same category, broadly speaking.
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ElyDave

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #576 on: December 07, 2020, 02:46:27 pm »
Just had a chap from the council at the door to explain that since Covid has kyboshed the over-70s knees-up in the town hall* this year would we like them to deliver a 4-course meal and a bottle of wine gratis in early January instead?  Well, we never go to the knees-up (can't speak Alsacien and MrsT shrivels up in crowds) but oo rather yes please. So we're on the list.

Our taxe d'habitation at work. Innit nice?

* salle des fêtes aka dirty defeat

This reminds me of the time I got stuck in Toulouse airport for 12 hours (2" of snow!) and instead of the voucher for a shrivelled sandwich and coffee, I was fed a superb three course affair with wine, only quiche I've ever enjoyed.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #577 on: December 07, 2020, 07:53:23 pm »
Allo Allo would probably fit the same category, broadly speaking.

After some confusion about pissing by the door or Powerful Gestapo Binoculars or similar, I had to explain Allo Allo to barakta, who had - understandably - missed out on the subtlety of how it handled people speaking different languages with varying degrees of competence by portraying them all as cheesily-accented English.

She's now suitably informed, if not actually educated.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #578 on: December 07, 2020, 08:08:57 pm »
''Informed but not enlightened.''

There must be a doctorate in it: From 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' to 'Deaf Funny' via 'Mind Your Language' and 'Allo Allo': The portrayal of non-English speaking characters in British film and television.

(yes, I found 'Deaf Funny' by the power of google and no, I've never seen it)
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Kim

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #579 on: December 07, 2020, 08:11:32 pm »
Indeed.  She started to glaze over at Ze Fallen Madonna With Ze Big Boobies.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #580 on: December 07, 2020, 11:03:26 pm »
Cudzo, I highly recommend Deaf Funny, it's all captioned in English and covers a wide range of random Deaf Cultureisms which are as important as the language.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #581 on: December 07, 2020, 11:26:11 pm »
Laughing at the 2,000 salad increase now!  :thumbsup:
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Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #582 on: December 10, 2020, 08:54:16 pm »
As part of my Scout leading thing, I have to attend the Group Executive committee meeting. This features an agenda typed in Comic Sans. FFS.

Corona Bonus: The meetings are currently held via Zoom, with an emailed version of the agenda. LibreOffice Writer know not of Comic Sans and renders it in a soothing cursive script style type face.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #583 on: December 18, 2020, 08:22:49 am »
I don't have to endure Christmas drinks with the neighbours



Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #584 on: January 10, 2021, 07:22:14 pm »
Todays Coronabonus:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55610328

Thanks to the North Wales Police turning them away at the border, 4 ill-equipped youngsters were stopped from something which could well have been fatal. When I was a bairn and my dad was in a MRT in the North Pennines, this was exactly the sort of "walker" who ended up with exhaustion/hyperthermia and didn't come back.

GC