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  1. Turpinr Mar 14, 2023

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    He's got to be an amalgam of Charlie Windsor and Boozo Johnson, but then again I am very, very drunk.
     
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  2. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 14, 2023

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    Considering the character was introduced in the "Fast show" almost 30 years ago when Boris was not even an MP, then I doubt that.
     
  3. Turpinr Mar 14, 2023

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    Remarkable eh ?
    In the same way they had the character tory boy who's an amalgam of Michael Gove and William Hague
     
  4. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 14, 2023

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    Suspect the real truth is that there are certain character types that are regurgitated year after year ad infinitum in the world of politics (especially public school boy tories!) and that lend themselves to parody.

    Jacob Rees mogg for example.
     
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  5. TimeODanaos Mar 14, 2023

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    It occurs right at the beginning of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (premiered 1611) during the storm, when the skipper calls the bosun, who responds "Here, master: what cheer?". In that context, he's clearly not saying "hello", or even "Wh'appenin' - did I miss anything?" - it's more like "OK skipper, what's the situation?
     
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  6. TimeODanaos Mar 14, 2023

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    Can't help thinking Bozza as a boy might have learned his own schtick from Rowley Birkin...
     
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  7. Turpinr Mar 14, 2023

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    I agree on the public school template.
    I've seen Rees-Mogg being interviewed on Sky by Kay Burley and that smooth well mannered act slipped.
    The same thing happened on GMB which I think is why he's sought safer ground on GBnews.
     
  8. Turpinr Mar 14, 2023

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    His self scruffed hair looks very Rowley Birkin-like.
    Maybe there's a real Rowley Birkin.
    What do you make of Michael Fabricant ?
     
  9. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 14, 2023

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    Not much ::bleh::
     
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  10. Turpinr Mar 14, 2023

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    Hahahaha, no probably best not to.
     
  11. DrmexicoII Mar 14, 2023

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    Jacob Rees Mogg is beyond parody. He's unique, and not in a good way...
     
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  12. MRC Mar 14, 2023

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    Just been watching the 1974 version of the movie The Taking of Pelham 123. After the first talk to the leader of the hijackers Walter Matthau's character says "He's got a heavy English accent, could be a fruitcake." Thank you Hollywood!
     
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  13. Omegafanman Mar 15, 2023

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    Awayyego - visionary councillors fact finding missions to Honolulu .....Awa' an bile yer heid. They should make him PM.

     
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  14. Turpinr Mar 15, 2023

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    I'm convinced the ERG demand he has a position somewhere in the cabinet and the PM, whoever he/she is has to comply.
     
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  15. Turpinr Mar 15, 2023

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    I posted on a thread on the Tag Heuer site about a watch being "pukka" thinking the term was known over t'water but found out it wasn't
     
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  16. Turpinr Mar 15, 2023

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    Is he still knockin' around with Jamesie ?
     
  17. DrmexicoII Mar 15, 2023

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    I guess that rules out "top banana" too?
     
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  18. Turpinr Mar 15, 2023

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    Hahaha yeah that one would have no chance.
    I used to go on a boxing forum where the Ameican moderators didn't allow me saying a boxer was a "cracker"
     
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  19. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 15, 2023

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    An excellent film! The character to which Matthau was referring was played by Robert Shaw, best known to the Yanks for his role in JAWS. And coincidentally, one of my favorite scenes in Pelham is this one, in which Shaw's character gets a taste of '70s black American vernacular:

     
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  20. Engee Mar 15, 2023

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    But there's no more versatile word than "fuck". With what other word would it be possible to construct a sentence like this:

    "Oh fuck, the fucking fucker's fucking fucked".
     
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