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"on the fiddle" means more than being sneaky - it is an allegation that Rumbold is steaking from the company, possibly taking money from the petty cash, or altering the accounts in some way to benefit himself, or some such.

Specifically I think Peacock is suggesting that Rumbold will take their money and then charge the plaque to the store while keeping their money.
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"on the fiddle" means more than being sneaky - it is an allegation that Rumbold is steaking from the company, possibly taking money from the petty cash, or altering the accounts in some way to benefit himself, or some such.

Specifically I think Peacock is suggesting that Rumbold will take their money and then charge the plaque to the store while keeping their money.
Wow... ok!
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"on the fiddle" means more than being sneaky - it is an allegation that Rumbold is steaking from the company, possibly taking money from the petty cash, or altering the accounts in some way to benefit himself, or some such.

Specifically I think Peacock is suggesting that Rumbold will take their money and then charge the plaque to the store while keeping their money.
for some reason I can't edit this, but "steaking" should be read as "stealing".
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When Mr. Harmon sings "If I Ruled the World" I think I hear these lyrics:
If I ruled the world
Every day would be the first day of Spring
Arthur Scofield (?) would be living in Peking
If I ruled the world.

Anybody else have a guess what the lyrics are and who is Arthur Scofield?
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IF I RULED THE WORLD
Words by Leslie Bricusse/Music by Cyril Ornadel

If I ruled the world, ev'ry day would be the first day of spring
Every heart would have a new song to sing
And we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring

If I ruled the world, ev'ry man would be as free as a bird,
Ev'ry voice would be a voice to be heard
Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred

My world would be a beautiful place
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams
My world would wear a smile on its face
Like the man in the moon has when the moon beams
If I ruled the world every man would say the world was his friend
There'd be happiness that no man coud end
No my friend, not if I ruled the world
Every head would be held up high
There'd be sunshine in everyone's sky
If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world
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"on the fiddle" means more than being sneaky - it is an allegation that Rumbold is steaking from the company, possibly taking money from the petty cash, or altering the accounts in some way to benefit himself, or some such.

Specifically I think Peacock is suggesting that Rumbold will take their money and then charge the plaque to the store while keeping their money.
Well if that ain't sneaky and untrustworthy, I don't know what is.
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IF I RULED THE WORLD
Words by Leslie Bricusse/Music by Cyril Ornadel

If I ruled the world, ev'ry day would be the first day of spring
Every heart would have a new song to sing
And we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring

If I ruled the world, ev'ry man would be as free as a bird,
Ev'ry voice would be a voice to be heard
Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred

My world would be a beautiful place
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams
My world would wear a smile on its face
Like the man in the moon has when the moon beams
If I ruled the world every man would say the world was his friend
There'd be happiness that no man coud end
No my friend, not if I ruled the world
Every head would be held up high
There'd be sunshine in everyone's sky
If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world
No reference to Peking?
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:37 AM
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No reference to Peking?
I am known in the family as The Queen of Misheard Lyrics.

Thanks for the real lyrics, GWW.
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I am known in the family as The Queen of Misheard Lyrics.

Thanks for the real lyrics, GWW.

I don't think you misheard, Xymers, I think Mr. Harmon is taking poetic license and making up his own lyrics. I can't figure out who this Arthur person is either?
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It's early in the morning and I just woke up. What eppy is this from ?
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When Mr. Harmon sings "If I Ruled the World" I think I hear these lyrics:
If I ruled the world
Every day would be the first day of Spring
Arthur Scofield (?) would be living in Peking
If I ruled the world.

Anybody else have a guess what the lyrics are and who is Arthur Scofield?
Arthur Scargill, British trade union leader, led the miners' strike in 1984-85.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Scargill

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...-miners-strike

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I was going to say the same as Erik, it's Arthur Scargill, a far-left trade union leader at the time - the joke is that Scargill is a Communist who should be sent to China....
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I know that he sings it in "Sweet Smell of Success" also.

Much thanks larsen525 for supplying the name and the links. And thanks, Dean, for explaining the joke.
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Erik you're all right. I don't care what the rest say about you.
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Erik - you are wonderful - I've tried to figure that name out for years. Thanks much!
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In "Lost And Found," Mrs. Slocombe chooses an engagement ring that she says is "on apro." What does that mean? Is it a "trial run" to see if you like it before you actually buy it?
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I can't remember now what it's an abbrieviation for but it's like hire-purchase... it means she has worked out a plan to pay for the ring by instalments over months.
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