Dead Pool 2018

Yes indeed, I think the desperate attempts to pronounce "NKomo" sparked a pisstake by Not The Nine O'clock News, if I remember rightly. :D
I think that was in acknowledgement some of the newsreaders and announcers of the time going slightly over the top with foreign pronunciations - similar to the way some insist on 'Cheeleh' for Chile. Yes, it may be the way they say it over there, but I bet that they're quite happy pronouncing British place names in their own way.
 

StBob072

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I think that was in acknowledgement some of the newsreaders and announcers of the time going slightly over the top with foreign pronunciations - similar to the way some insist on 'Cheeleh' for Chile. Yes it may be the way they say it over there, but I bet that they're quite happy pronouncing British place names in their own way.
Yes. It's like people saying "I'm going to Paree for the weekend" Are you French, or just a knob?
 
Desmond Tutu always made me smile

He's 86 - I'll have him in the deadpool please
Always had a chuckle whenever the first president of Zimbabwe, the Reverend Canaan Banana was mentioned. He was also featured in a sketch on NTNON when the Zimbabwean government denied claims of nephotism in a letter co signed by Canaan Banana and his deputy Cardinal Moses Pineapple, His Eminence Ndabaningi Toffee Apple and the Prime Minister Mr Robert Rhubarbi.
 
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Desmond Tutu always made me smile

He's 86 - I'll have him in the deadpool please
He's also one of the few African notables I have time for, as he's never to my knowledge acted in his own self interest*, condemned the use of violence to achieve political ends & genuinely appears to hold the betterment of South Africans as a whole as his aim.
I disagree with his belief that socialism can achieve that goal & he himself must be pretty pissed off at the corruption & venality displayed by black Africans when they reach any sort of position where they can feather their own nest.

*I'm open to being corrected if this is not in fact the case.
 

greyfergie

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He's also one of the few African notables I have time for, as he's never to my knowledge acted in his own self interest*, condemned the use of violence to achieve political ends & genuinely appears to hold the betterment of South Africans as a whole as his aim.
I disagree with his belief that socialism can achieve that goal & he himself must be pretty pissed off at the corruption & venality displayed by black Africans when they reach any sort of position where they can feather their own nest.

*I'm open to being corrected if this is not in fact the case.
Well I was more interested in if he was going to die this year tbf, but thanks for the heads up
 
He's also one of the few African notables I have time for, as he's never to my knowledge acted in his own self interest*, condemned the use of violence to achieve political ends & genuinely appears to hold the betterment of South Africans as a whole as his aim.
I disagree with his belief that socialism can achieve that goal & he himself must be pretty pissed off at the corruption & venality displayed by black Africans when they reach any sort of position where they can feather their own nest.

*I'm open to being corrected if this is not in fact the case.
Definitely quite a character and full of fun.

 
'Arch' is a character.
His son, Trevor, is a **** of the first order.
Banned from every bar in my vicinity.
Just type Trevor Tutu into google, and get an idea....
I feel sorry for his Dad, as I can't envisage him failing to inculcate his children with the honesty ethic.
Makes a pretty good example of why Africa's so fucked when even the best cannot eradicate the "what's in it for me" gene from their progeny.

Sad, just incredibly sad.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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I feel sorry for his Dad, as I can't envisage him failing to inculcate his children with the honesty ethic.
Makes a pretty good example of why Africa's so fucked when even the best cannot eradicate the "what's in it for me" gene from their progeny.

Sad, just incredibly sad.
Must be something in the clerical genes, after all, the former Bishop of Peterborough - a thoroughly nice bloke - produced that twillip Westwood, who seems to think he is from sarf london via Jamaica!
 
Must be something in the clerical genes, after all, the former Bishop of Peterborough - a thoroughly nice bloke - produced that twillip Westwood, who seems to think he is from sarf london via Jamaica!
1000 gender non-specific 'Likes' for use of the sadly neglected word 'twillip'. I get few opportunities to deploy it these days-and yet you manage to trot it out in front of thous . . . hundre . . . nearly a dozen viewers.
 
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