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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #255 on: July 23, 2019, 02:57:20 pm »
where's he from? he sounds... different.
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #256 on: July 23, 2019, 02:58:31 pm »
Most of his lines were delivered in a mocking tone like he was about to make a joke but there was no punch line - unless he is the punchline.

That sounds like one of those 90s Saturday Night Live sketches. No-Punch-Line Ned it would have been called.
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #257 on: July 23, 2019, 03:32:42 pm »
I think his stint as foreign secretary has exposed him as really not very good.

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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #258 on: July 23, 2019, 03:39:03 pm »
where's he from? he sounds... different.

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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #259 on: July 23, 2019, 04:23:26 pm »
where's he from? he sounds... different.

Boris? Not really from anywhere in particular...he was born in New York while his father was studying there and spent his early childhood hopping between the UK and wherever his parents were studying or working (Oxford, London, Washington, Connetticutt, Brussels...), until he was 12, when he started attending fancy boarding schools, ending up in Eton and then in Oxford, living in London when he was not in school. So, his speech is basically posh nerd with a London twang, or something like that.  :P

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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #260 on: July 23, 2019, 06:26:27 pm »
where's he from? he sounds... different.

Boris? Not really from anywhere in particular...he was born in New York while his father was studying there and spent his early childhood hopping between the UK and wherever his parents were studying or working (Oxford, London, Washington, Connetticutt, Brussels...), until he was 12, when he started attending fancy boarding schools, ending up in Eton and then in Oxford, living in London when he was not in school. So, his speech is basically posh nerd with a London twang upper-class twit, or something like that.  :P

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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #261 on: July 23, 2019, 06:48:49 pm »
He doesn't really have an upper class twit accent.  That's Rees-Mogg.
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #262 on: July 23, 2019, 07:14:48 pm »
He doesn't really have an upper class twit accent.  That's Rees-Mogg.

No Rees-Mogg is more a plummy variant, Johnson's is thoroughly upper class, his diction and cadence are well within the range of posh twits.  :bowler:
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #263 on: July 23, 2019, 07:18:48 pm »
Incidentally I was in Westminster for the Blair-Brown baton handover, but I'm sure as hell don't going anywhere near the May-Johnson passing of the poison chalice; I should get very drunk instead.  :bowler:
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #264 on: July 23, 2019, 07:20:49 pm »
No Rees-Mogg is more a plummy variant, Johnson's is thoroughly upper class, his diction and cadence are well within the range of posh twits.  :bowler:

And I maintain that not all upper class accents qualify as upper class twit accents.
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #265 on: July 23, 2019, 07:20:59 pm »
Caught a video earlier of some interviewers asking his dad what he thought of things.
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #266 on: July 24, 2019, 12:01:02 am »
It's like the US and the UK are in some sort of drunken dare contest.
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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #267 on: July 24, 2019, 07:51:46 am »
It's like the US and the UK are in some sort of drunken dare contest.

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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #268 on: July 24, 2019, 08:20:17 am »
I think Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson definitely qualifies as upper class twat.

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Re: Prime Minister BoJo It Is.
« Reply #269 on: July 24, 2019, 09:24:47 am »
I think Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson definitely qualifies as upper class twat.

To be fair to him, his background shouldn't condemn him, after all the upper class Harold McMillan was a decent PM, no it's his behaviour in and out of office that's proven your judgement.
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