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Postby Katariina » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:45 pm

I believe I've heard the name before. Ah, the innocent Victorian times...
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:51 pm

whod would have thought it of the prudish victorians. are we talking of the same people who covered up piano legs just in case they were sexy :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:56 pm

Well I suspect it goes back a lot further than the Victorians. It was probably the Victorians who changed it to the more respectable name. :wink:

Edit to add that the Oxford English Dictionary confirms that the street had that name as far back as 1230 AD.
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Postby Jarmara » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:01 pm

Only on the surface. All that repression just bubbled up in places where 'society' had the good grace not to look.

Take a look at Whitechapel around the time of the Ripper murders, it's a whole other world :D
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:02 pm

read the nightside series by simon r green they are set in modern times but remind me of the time of the gin palaces
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:11 pm

Well I confess I looked it up, but the only previous name I could find for Threadneedle Street was Three Needle Street, so someone's being coy (that's not like the Internet). Can someone let me in on the secret please? :oops:
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:48 pm

Oh my word! :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:12 pm

Dotsie wrote:Oh my word! :oops:
Well you did ask! :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:38 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Jinx » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:04 pm

:lol:
I wonder how often there were embarrsing mix-ups with gents looking for a seamstress (of either variety) back then. There's so much innuendo that could've took place.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:05 pm

Jinx wrote::lol:
I wonder how often there were embarrsing mix-ups with gents looking for a seamstress (of either variety) back then. There's so much innuendo that could've took place.
Like with Sandra Battye in Night Watch. :lol:
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Postby Jinx » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:10 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Like with Sandra Battye in Night Watch. :lol:
Very much so. :lol:
Or even vice-versa would make someone of a certain disposition giggle and grin. :lol:
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Postby Colin » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:20 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Jinx wrote::lol:
I wonder how often there were embarrsing mix-ups with gents looking for a seamstress (of either variety) back then. There's so much innuendo that could've took place.
Like with Sandra Battye in Night Watch. :lol:

... that was superbly written ... and much appreciated by those of us who have met Sandra Battye in 'real life'. :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:04 pm

Colin wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
Jinx wrote::lol:
I wonder how often there were embarrsing mix-ups with gents looking for a seamstress (of either variety) back then. There's so much innuendo that could've took place.
Like with Sandra Battye in Night Watch. :lol:

... that was superbly written ... and much appreciated by those of us who have met Sandra Battye in 'real life'. :wink:
Yes indeed! :lol:
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Postby Pita » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:42 pm

I've been wondering about the Latin in the books.
Can people interpret it from different books, mainly the watch books?
For example, in Men at Arms, Vetinari tells Carrot to check what "politician" means. What does it mean?
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