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russellward

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #105 on: February 06, 2013, 09:03:58 »
She who must be obeyed rose again to public attention when used in quaking tones by the sonorous Horace Rumpole in "Rumpole of the Bailey" when mentioning his harridan of a wife.
Its first reference that I am aware of was in the book "She" by Rider Haggard. It is a ripping yarn of traditional explorerers in Africa in the late 1800s and I commend it to you. Basically, a remote tribe is ruled by Ayesa a gorgeous blonde bit of the old howsyerfather (how am I doing for a card? I'll take any colour). They are a wealthy lot because of the gold that they mine.
Ayesha had lived for a thousand plus years (after allowing a holy flame in the depths of her palace to play over her body). Her subjects called her She Who Must Be Obeyed under fear of death. Her rule was hardly democratic and Attilla the Hun was a little left wing in comparison.
Bit like your other half, Don?
SWMBO fell in love with the grecian adonis hero of the story and it all went a bit pear shaped from there.
OK here is one for Do you know the meaning of the strange expression Pear Shaped?
What on earth is the origin of the term? I wondered if it is a trifle (LOL) gay in origin.
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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2013, 10:34:47 »
Oh, you'll get a card for that one for sure.

Pear shaped is a Brit term (I believe anyway) meaning out of round, no longer symetrical and even, out of ballance, etc...

SWMBO is always a good one. My better half says "don't forget it"!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #107 on: February 06, 2013, 11:09:12 »
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

I thought it's what my wife's BUTT looked like when she bend's over. lol

 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D

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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #108 on: February 06, 2013, 11:44:02 »
Yellow cards issued to Senor Russell and Donald... >:D >:D
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Re: Do you know the Meaning ?
« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2013, 13:09:14 »
Yellow cards issued to Senor Russell and Donald... >:D >:D
Got one at last! The whirrled loves a trier.
Relieved that the pear shaped one can be used OK without clearing the room.
That's a typically erudite Pom expression.
I got the steamboat trailer inspected today and one of the tyres was distinctly pear shaped!