Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Balls on Sunday


The first King of all England was crowned here.  I have always hated the name Edgar.

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  1. Sorry, I know I am 2 days late with this post, but I have been a bit preoccupied

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  2. I've only ever known one Edgar. He had enormous ears.

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  3. Oh but Edgar was the great grandson of Alfred the Great, and all that history stuff. My father was an Alfred and we always used to joke about him burning the cakes. I wish so much that we had called our son Alfred but it was so unfashionable then, and what do you know - very fashionable now.

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  4. I wouldn't name a child Edgar, but it's not a name I'd bother to hate.

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    1. I wish there was an audio facility on these comments, so we could hear your spit hitting the side of the brass spittoon like a tinny bell after you said it.

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  5. You're on dangerously disputed ground here. And what about dyke-digging Offa et al?

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  6. Name association is dangerous ground methinks. If I have met someone I didn't care for it puts me off that name for ever.
    I know you are no longer young Tom but I am pretty sure you didn't meet the original Edgar.

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    1. 800 and twenty something, I believe - the date, not my age.

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  7. How about the German name 'Detlef'. Absolutely the worst!

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    1. I know someone called Bernt Schuffert - sounds like a pudding-disaster.

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    2. … or a disease that involves a lot of sneezing.

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  8. Dear Tom,
    I think you have read the research about teachers and their rating young pupils (without knowing them!) because of their names (Kevin and Dennis got the worst prognoses...) Sometimes one always meets the same type of persons with the same forename and the same weird behaviour - so prejudice starts, I'm not free from that with two female names - when I hear them I get wary.

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    1. I don't much like my name, and it is - as you know - not Thomas.

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  9. I wanted to say that
    I know someone called Bernt Schuffert - sounds like a pudding-disaster.

    Made me titter

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    1. I've just spent the last 20 minutes trying to Bluetooth a recording of myself saying Joanne's "I wouldn't name a child Edgar, but it's not a name I'd bother to hate", followed by the ping of a brass spittoon, but I can't fucking do it! You would love it!

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