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    Quote Originally Posted by ThetaSigma View Post
    i bet you got that from wikipedia.

    anyway, how does it spell who? explain.
    Figure out the WHO spelling trick yet? Sigma is used as the letter W turned on its side, and Theta slightly resembles the letter H inside the letter O.

    As for Dr Who credentials vs looking up Wikipedia, even given the time delay to get access to Dr Who episodes in the US, I probably watched and stopped watching all before you were even born. I stopped after Peter Davison; never watched the Sylvester McCoy and not the current ones either. Took a brief look at a David Tennant version, but there was something about those old cheap BBC episodes with tiny budgets-Vaseline on the lens to make softened, blurred field, toilet plungers as pretend Daleks, English skin showing under silver/grey makeup.

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    [quote=mhanger33;141812]This is where i got my nickname from as i live there....

    The Hartlepool Monkey, Who hung the monkey?

    The monkey-hanging legend is the most famous story connected with Hartlepool. During the Napoleonic Wars a French ship was wrecked off the Hartlepool coast.

    During the Napoleonic Wars there was a fear of a French invasion of Britain and much public concern about the possibility of French infiltrators and spies.

    The fishermen of Hartlepool fearing an invasion kept a close watch on the French vessel as it struggled against the storm but when the vessel was severely battered and sunk they turned their attention to the wreckage washed ashore. Among the wreckage lay one wet and sorrowful looking survivor, the ship's pet monkey dressed to amuse in a military style uniform.

    The fishermen apparently questioned the monkey and held a beach-based trial. Unfamiliar with what a Frenchman looked like they came to the conclusion that this monkey was a French spy and should be sentenced to death. The unfortunate creature was to die by hanging, with the mast of a fishing boat (a coble) providing a convenient gallows.
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    Thanks for posting the story and rather long song.
    I have difficulty in believing that the population of an old established fishing port area would not be familiar with the French or with monkeys. I'm sure many a local did a side business, during the Napoleonic wars, with the French buying and selling brandy and lace for those gentry and nobles wishing to avoid the excise taxes. Smuggling was huge along the coastal areas.

    The story sounds more like an attempted slur on Hartlepudlians which was then taken up as a source of pride:

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    Quote Originally Posted by juGGer1 View Post
    haha i thought your handle meant that you would play drunk.

    In my case juggernaut was my favorite X-men character growing up cuz he kicked ass. jugger was taken hence the 1 afterwards. juggernaut leaves room for clownage ie.... juggle theez nutts, nutt hugger.. blah. dont even say it cuz i know puns are brewing.
    Thanks for your post. I didn't remember a Juggernaut character in the X-Men but have subsequently learned that he was born in Berkeley, California. Was he an anti-establishment kind of character?

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    Quote Originally Posted by messie View Post
    Lol Teddy Rusevelt ruled!! he was the one saying that..
    Thank you for sharing the story behind your user name, messie. Efxaristo. I guess in the US, we would just call you mister and eventually shorten it to sir.;-)
    Last edited by messie; 02-03-2010 at 10:28 PM. Reason: sorry gen!

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    OMG WTF?

    quadruple posts = BAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThetaSigma View Post
    OMG WTF?

    quadruple posts = BAD
    Thete,

    What's the problem? I am providing the contributors to this thread the courtesy of an individual reply and thanks for their contribution. It's called good manners.

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    ...and actually we are at the lounge, it s for relaxing, so ill go with her!!

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    lol i know. i was only joking. i always go OMG DOOUBLE POST and stuff. but you can make all of those into one :3

    i probably souldve put a on the end of that so you could tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThetaSigma View Post
    lol i know. i was only joking. i always go OMG DOOUBLE POST and stuff. but you can make all of those into one :3

    i probably souldve put a on the end of that so you could tell.
    I didn't take offense; this is the Lounge area afterall.

    I know I could consolidate my replies. But as the contributors are sharing their stories, their history, events that have meaning to them, it seems more considerate and appreciative of their efforts for me to provide an individual reply. Hence my courtesy to you;-)

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    but there is a limit on how many posts there can be on each page, so if you made them into one, we could have more posts

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