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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #705 on: April 27, 2018, 07:17:55 AM »
Since this thread is about anything...

Hi Trex, do I detect the very slightest note of disapproval? ;)

Quote from:  Trex continuing
The use of none the less sent me to the Ngram Viewer. ….I would have missed what appears to be the beginning of a reversal of the trend which began circa 1920 — which reflects my (anecdotal) observations.

I used the expression without giving the meaning of the words any thought at all.  However, your observations tweaked my curiosity {as you may have gathered an easy thing to do  :)} and I came across this discussion from another forum which may interest you.

It also encouraged me to add nevertheless to an Ngram to get this graph]

Good to hear from you. Keep Well.
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #706 on: April 27, 2018, 09:42:52 AM »
Hi Trex, do I detect the very slightest note of disapproval? ;)

Not at all. My anecdotal experience is that I'm seeing none the less more often than I recall years ago (but with age comes questionable memory!) and seeing it used in this free-for-all thread prompted me to go to the Ngram Viewer and take a look.

I notice what seem to be changes in language, such as replacing awhile with a while, people in the U.S. using cancelling more often (especially in airports), and other things that, for some odd reason, jump out at me. Strangely wired brain, I suppose.

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« Reply #707 on: April 27, 2018, 09:46:50 AM »
Strangely wired brain, I suppose.

Welcome to the club.
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #708 on: April 27, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »
I reckon breweries make the best commercials and I am considering running a contest to test opinions on which is the most amusing.

This isn't a beer ad but it's quite amusing (to me, anyway):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NfuniN0Sdg

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #709 on: April 27, 2018, 05:24:27 PM »
Hi Ozzyjack
In my humble non-beer-drinking opinion, I do think this ad has to be one of the top contenders for entering your contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wM2c3WtDjQ
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« Reply #710 on: April 27, 2018, 05:54:06 PM »
Nice one Val,

Well Jack it seems that your funniest beer ad comp is up & running with Val submitting the first nomination.

Sometime last year I posted a xxxx ad that featured 4 well known Australian cricketers & challenged forum readers from around the world to identify " the actors " but I had no responses so the link below is to that ad which is my nomination for your competition & just as an aside can you name the 4 " actors " involved?

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=allan+border+beer+ad&qpvt=allan+border+beer+ad&view=detail&mid=E72D133A6B225196834EE72D133A6B225196834E&&FORM=VRDGAR

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« Reply #711 on: April 27, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »
Victoria Wood has been a firm favourite for many years and I was trying to post a suggestion for the Ballad of Barry and Freda when we had the forum problem the other day. My favourite line being "beat me on the bottom with my Woman's Weekly" !!!!! No reason (honestly!) just has me giggling every time!

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« Reply #712 on: April 27, 2018, 06:50:50 PM »
So many great lines from Victoria Wood.
'I spilled Pot Noodle on my favourite blouse one day,' she said, 'so I took it to the local dry-cleaners.
I didn't want them to know I was the sort of person who ate Pot Noodles,' she went on, 'so I told them it was snot!'

Very, very funny lady.

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« Reply #713 on: April 27, 2018, 10:38:44 PM »
One other funny lady that I've recently discovered goes under the delightful professional name of Philomena Cunk.
(Real name Diane Morgan, from near Bolton in Lancashire)
She is currently doing a series of spoof historical documentaries in the style of Lucy Worsley or Simon Scharma called Cunk on Britain.
Thanks to the marvels of technology, I can watch them in Thailand fairly soon after they have been shown in UK.

Sample: 'Queen Victoria died and was succeeded by King Edward, who, despite his name, was a real king and not a potato.'

I don't know how well this style of self-effacing UK humour will travel to other countries, but it would be interesting to know.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #714 on: April 27, 2018, 11:05:53 PM »

Have a look at Victoria Woods "Two Soups".  Julie Walters is brilliant & you can see Celia Imrie & Duncan Preston struggling not to laugh!  The ballad of Barry & Freda is very funny too.

Hi Pen, I found The Ballad of Barry and Freda and it is definitely on the short list but YouTube kept telling BBC had required them to block "two Soups" because of Copyright.  I'll keep looking for an alternative source,

In the meantime, something not nearly as good Paul Hogan at the Oscars

Catch ya later
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #715 on: April 27, 2018, 11:14:22 PM »
This isn't a beer ad but it's quite amusing (to me, anyway):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NfuniN0Sdg

Hi Gromit, There are two shortlists.  General Sketches and Beer Ads.  You've made the short list for the first one.

Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #716 on: April 27, 2018, 11:33:33 PM »
In my humble non-beer-drinking opinion, I do think this ad has to be one of the top contenders for entering your contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wM2c3WtDjQ

Hi Val, non-beer drinking opinions obviously come up with top results. Your contribution will be hard to beat. The Victoria Bitter TV ads 1968-1996 seem low budget in comparison.

Looking forward to more non=beer drinking opinions.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #717 on: April 28, 2018, 12:10:14 AM »
Sometime last year I posted a xxxx ad that featured 4 well known Australian cricketers & challenged forum readers from around the world to identify " the actors " but I had no responses so the link below is to that ad which is my nomination for your competition & just as an aside can you name the 4 " actors " involved?
Les's XXXX ad Nomination

You know I know bugger all about cricket, Les. Apart from A.B. and Thommo I am lost.  I bet you can tell me who in the I feel like a Tooheys Ad 1980 are.

I prefer the Toohey's New Guide dog Ad.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #718 on: April 28, 2018, 12:18:51 AM »
Victoria Wood has been a firm favourite for many years and I was trying to post a suggestion for the Ballad of Barry and Freda when we had the forum problem the other day. My favourite line being "beat me on the bottom with my Woman's Weekly" !!!!! No reason (honestly!) just has me giggling every time!

Thanks, Cmh.  Have a giggle again.  The Ballad of Barry and Freda .
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #719 on: April 28, 2018, 12:57:08 AM »
One other funny lady that I've recently discovered goes under the delightful professional name of Philomena Cunk.
She is currently doing a series of spoof historical documentaries in the style of Lucy Worsley or Simon Scharma called Cunk on Britain.
I don't know how well this style of self-effacing UK humour will travel to other countries, but it would be interesting to know.

Hi Mike,  I have included two examples, so people can answer your Question.  There were a number to chose from but I am two tired to look through them now , so have chosen two at random from their titles.

Philomena Cunk's Moments of Wonder - Climate Change
Philomena Cunk's Moments of Wonder - Winston Churchill
Cheers, Jack


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