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Old 04-11-2009, 03:07 PM
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In the episode, Hooray for the Holidays during the scene in the boardroom where the staff are being showed slides, they come to the slide of a man standing next to a wall, and Mr Lucas refers to him as the man who look likes Peter O'Toole. Mr. Humphries says his sandals have (this is what I hear) "mendosis". What is that and why does it get such a huge laugh?
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:24 PM
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.well what I hear is "you see the sandals he's wearing? they've got them at Dorsey's" [which I'll hazard to say must be a store in England]
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:43 PM
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That's what I thought too, FTF.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:50 PM
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I believe he actually says 'Dolcis', which research pointed me to a shoe store in London on Oxford Street, or Queens Rd.

Maybe that will help?
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I believe he actually says 'Dolcis', which research pointed me to a shoe store in London on Oxford Street, or Queens Rd.

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It is indeed Dolcis, a designer label which had shops around london.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:05 PM
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Cool, thanks people! You've all done very well!
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i have a question - why does mrs. slocome recommend "Beachy Head" for the bride who is buying a veil for her wedding?
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i have a question - why does mrs. slocome recommend "Beachy Head" for the bride who is buying a veil for her wedding?
It was not a very nice thing for her to suggest. Read more about Beachy Head here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beachy_Head
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i agree, it was not, i just couldn't believe mrs. slocome would say that...
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i agree, it was not, i just couldn't believe mrs. slocome would say that...
I think the thing that bothers me most about it - is that the customer seems so sweet - not a pain like some of them.
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I think it may be that it is an interesting place to play Blind man's bluff, and the customer couldn't see... lousy line I admit.
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I think it is because it's a suicide spot...
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Melchett's link also mentioned that Beachy Head is a tourist area.
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i also saw in the british dictionary that Pudding Club means Pregnant i guess that's what Mr. Grainger meant when he said he got a girl into "trouble"
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i also saw in the british dictionary that Pudding Club means Pregnant i guess that's what Mr. Grainger meant when he said he got a girl into "trouble"
That's what is meant by "putting someone in the club"
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the customer seems so sweet - not a pain like some of them.
I always took it Mrs. Slocombe suggested this because the customer couldn't make-up her mind about which bridal accessory to buy. The customer was nice, but I got the impression that Mrs. Slocombe wanted to get rid of her.
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i also saw in the british dictionary that Pudding Club means Pregnant i guess that's what Mr. Grainger meant when he said he got a girl into "trouble"
I wonder how that expression came about...
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