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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Ssanemax » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:04 pm

Picador wrote:I used fewer words...



yarp, but you didn't mention his self-justification that he was only doing it to sell stuff.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Picador » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:18 pm

I used fewer words...

Picador wrote:
kyotebue2 wrote:John the OFM's return to TNP is greeted with cries of joy and equal cries of burn him at the stake.


He's getting the attention he desires.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Ssanemax » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:12 pm

Derek H wrote:
Just passing by (again) wrote:A new post from John the OFM on TNP... who'd have thunk it


The man has a major self-respect problem.


and the thread he has started about fantasy women tropes was started to sell stuff? No, he crawled back so he could spout his opinions in the one place on earth he gets any attention at all any more. and it's going really well.

several people are going 'Yay, John the OFM's back and he seems to have frost on his Mustache' and only a few others are going 'Is he not dead? I wish he was dead. Are you sure he is not dead? Why is he not dead? I hate him' - both positive responses in John's book.


http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=535421

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Bronshtein » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:37 am

Il Segaiolo Pedantesco wrote:As opposed to being smug on other days? :roll: I didn't include this part in the cut & paste, as I knew he was wrong - I recall some British movies from the 40's/50's with the gesture - and wasn't relevant to the supposed Medieval origin.

I was talking about BS Historian being smug - I was agreeing with you.

Doesn't look like pointing to me, but gesturing, just not the two fingered kind...

Wavrin seems the likely source for the gesture.

Why?
He's probably the source of the myth by later wishful thinking jingoists, but I would say the likelihood of this being the origin of the gesture is low.
In the absence of other evidence it is possible but it does not appear probable given the inconsistencies in the story and of the story with the gesture.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:03 am

Bronshtein wrote:
Il Segaiolo Pedantesco wrote:At least we haven't yet devolved to accusations and innuendo, like on that LAF thread in which I suggested the English longobow wasn't Welsh... :roll:

A BS Historian's take on it: Two fingers up to English history…

I was going to be all smug when he suggested there was no evidence for 'the gesture' flicking the Vs prior to the 1970s as I was very excited to use it myself in the early 1960s. (nasty precocious little urchin).

Then someone pointed him to Kes and eventually we got round to the 1901 Mitchell and Kenyon documentary film.

Why QI (fucking great source :roll: ) think it likely that it was a Victorian working class invention is not clear to me.

As opposed to being smug on other days? :roll: I didn't include this part in the cut & paste, as I knew he was wrong - I recall some British movies from the 40's/50's with the gesture - and wasn't relevant to the supposed Medieval origin.

Bronshtein wrote:The Luttrell psalter (shown in the BS Historian blog) has been quoted as showing an English bowmen making the gesture:

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but the smart money is he's just pointing and in any case it precedes Agincourt by c70 years which, if it were a two fingered gesture rather buggers up the Wavrin theory.

I suspect it originated somewhere between 1415 and 1901 for unknown 'cultural' reasons. :D

Doesn't look like pointing to me, but gesturing, just not the two fingered kind...

Wavrin seems the likely source for the gesture.

Reminds me of some interpreting these hand gestures to be the salutatio militaris...

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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Goldwyrm » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:35 am

Bronshtein wrote:Just had a quick chat in their shed.
They appear to be down to 2 mods Blackfly and mcfonz.
Sent a pm to mcfonz (who hasn't been around for a bit apparently) but that is still in the outbox - does nobody ever clear their fucking inbox?
Maybe that might work. Eventually. :roll:


Update - Appreciate your efforts. :beer: I did reach McFonz via the RP FB page today. He's sent along to Blackfly for things to get sorted.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Picador » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:49 pm

I wondered where Condom got his cut 'n' paste from. Nice one Bronny.

I take it the BS historian wasn't around in the 60s when we were flicking Vs at each other in the playground. :)

QI's like Wiki with (dubious, often forced) comedy. I'd use Wiki as a source over QI though, but only as a convenient last resort. At least the king of smug Fry has fucked off, although Toksvig isn't any better.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Bronshtein » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:34 pm

Il Segaiolo Pedantesco wrote:At least we haven't yet devolved to accusations and innuendo, like on that LAF thread in which I suggested the English longobow wasn't Welsh... :roll:

A BS Historian's take on it: Two fingers up to English history…

I was going to be all smug when he suggested there was no evidence for 'the gesture' flicking the Vs prior to the 1970s as I was very excited to use it myself in the early 1960s. (nasty precocious little urchin).

Then someone pointed him to Kes and eventually we got round to the 1901 Mitchell and Kenyon documentary film.

Why QI (fucking great source :roll: ) think it likely that it was a Victorian working class invention is not clear to me.

The Luttrell psalter (shown in the BS Historian blog) has been quoted as showing an English bowmen making the gesture:

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but the smart money is he's just pointing and in any case it precedes Agincourt by c70 years which, if it were a two fingered gesture rather buggers up the Wavrin theory.

I suspect it originated somewhere between 1415 and 1901 for unknown 'cultural' reasons. :D

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Picador » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:27 pm

Il Segaiolo Pedantesco wrote:
Picador wrote:
kyotebue2 wrote:John the OFM's return to TNP is greeted with cries of joy and equal cries of burn him at the stake.


He's getting the attention he desires.

Infamy! Infamy!


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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

Post by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:12 pm

Picador wrote:
kyotebue2 wrote:John the OFM's return to TNP is greeted with cries of joy and equal cries of burn him at the stake.


He's getting the attention he desires.

Infamy! Infamy!

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