As promised last week – I just know both my faithful readers have been waiting in wild anticipation counting the days – here’s one of my favourites from The Two Ronnies. Not only do we get the Msrs Barker and Corbett but also my beloved Dame Patricia making an appearance.
As with many of the sketches on their various shows this one was written by Gerald Wiley. A click on the link will take you to the real name of one of the most brilliant comedy writers of the period.
The word for July 6th is: Pseudonym /ˈsjuːdənɪm/: [noun] A fictitious name, especially one used by an author. Early 19th century: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs ‘false’ + onuma ‘name’. An author’s real name affixed to a work is an autonym but an author’s name attribured to a work they did not write is an an allonym. Who knew?
At a wonderful birthday party on Saturday I was chatting with one of the guests and we were talking about how to keep the brain active as you get older mature and are no longer have the stimulus of work. (I am assuming here that work was stimulating????) Crossword puzzle, word quizzes were the first thing that popped into mind. She mentioned that she played along with show like Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which I recall doing back in the days when we had a TV. I was pretty good at them – including the Italian version of WWTBAM – learned some really obscure Italian phrase on that one! But the British series Mastermind was a guaranteed 50/100 and on one or two occasions maybe 65/100.
The writing and wit on that Two Ronnies’ sketch is 100/100 – a brilliant piece of comedy writing. As is Eric and Ernie’s take on it.
Officially June 2nd was Leave the Office Early Day but given that it was Sunday it has been transferred to today. Not sure how as a retiree I’m going to celebrate that one.
Not sure what the euphemism was in your house but in ours it was “I have to go and shed a tear for Ireland.”
So what was it chez vous?
Well it looks like the Duchess of Sussex missed International Midwives Day by one day and held off until today May 6th which is National Nurses Day. Caps off and in the air for all the nurses out there.
Telling the stories of the history of the port of Charlottetown and the marine heritage of Northumberland Strait on Canada's East Coast. Winner of the Heritage Award from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and a Heritage Preservation Award from the City of Charlottetown