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Forum: Maybrick, James 05-12-2018, 03:28 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
This thread is now the David's ego vs improbable...

This thread is now the David's ego vs improbable rather than impossible debate.

Enjoy. And if in the unlikely event that any interesting new JTR research comes of it, I can be contacted in the...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-12-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Indeed they are Gareth. One is unknowable, the...

Indeed they are Gareth. One is unknowable, the other clearly researchable. David expressed certainty about both and got the researchable one wrong. So, at the risk of repeating myself, how much...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-12-2018, 02:23 PM
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How much credence can we place in David's...

How much credence can we place in David's certainty that the phrase 'one-off instance' couldn't possibly have been used by someone in the 1880s when he misses something so much easier to research...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-12-2018, 01:20 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Of course. So yesterday's certainty is today's...

Of course. So yesterday's certainty is today's slippery retraction.
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-12-2018, 01:15 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
David, do you have proof that 'one-off instance'...

David, do you have proof that 'one-off instance' is an anachronism or are you basing your opinion on a lack of evidence to the contrary?
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-10-2018, 07:24 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Edit: 1970s rather than 80s - when BBC/ITV...

Edit: 1970s rather than 80s - when BBC/ITV scriptwriters dealt exclusively in newly-coined phrases.
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-10-2018, 06:25 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
David likes throw what he considers to be subtle...

David likes throw what he considers to be subtle insults at anyone who doesn't tug the forelock. 'Dear boy', 'Muppets', 'Chief Diary Defender etc' roll off the Awesome pen like shite off a hot...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-10-2018, 06:17 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
So, Sam, the fact of your not being familiar with...

So, Sam, the fact of your not being familiar with the term until the 1980s is more relevant to our discussion than that it was in use in the prison population - and explained in the press - in the...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-10-2018, 03:10 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Er... it wasn't the Barnetts - we wouldn't have...

Er... it wasn't the Barnetts - we wouldn't have made such a 'raw' job of it.
Forum: Witnesses 05-10-2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Charles Lechmere wasn't an Eastender by birth or...

Charles Lechmere wasn't an Eastender by birth or ancestry. His father was a member of a prominent Herefordshire family and his mother was the daughter of a butler to the Clive (of India) family....
Forum: Witnesses 05-10-2018, 02:02 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
By the standards of the day, the Lechmeres were...

By the standards of the day, the Lechmeres were not exactly poverty-stricken. They could have afforded to place Charles in a private plot. They chose not to.
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-08-2018, 03:04 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
David, I don't think I asked you if you had...

David,

I don't think I asked you if you had 'evidence', I didn't need to ask if you'd posted a million words in support of your opinion, I believe I asked if you had proof.

A simple yes or no is...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-08-2018, 01:57 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
David, Do you have proof that the phrase is an...

David,

Do you have proof that the phrase is an anachronism (no need to gild the lily with 'and doesn't belong to the period)?

I'm guessing not.

If you'd asked me a year or so ago, I'd have said...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-08-2018, 01:27 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
A little while ago it was suggested that 'topping...

A little while ago it was suggested that 'topping oneself', meaning to commit suicide, was not in usage in the 1880s. Ditto 'give someone a call' meaning to pay someone a visit. The OED was brought...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-08-2018, 12:38 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
But Caz, can you find a quote online before 1900...

But Caz, can you find a quote online before 1900 where
Whitechapel is described as 'this fair land'? Eh?

I thought not - so your interpretation is 'impossible'.
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-08-2018, 12:08 PM
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Posted By MrBarnett
How about a government? 18618 From The...

How about a government?

18618


From The Sheffield Daily Telegraph 1885

'May' followed by 'mayhem' slips off the tongue more easily than 'May' followed by 'bodily injury', don't you think?
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-08-2018, 11:22 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Sam, Victorian journalists seem to have thought...

Sam,

Victorian journalists seem to have thought that 'murder' or 'murder and rapine' could be spread.

Gary
Forum: Pub Talk 05-07-2018, 06:55 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Supermarket checkout operators who throw your...

Supermarket checkout operators who throw your purchases at you faster than you can bag them and then turn to you while you are still up to your neck in unbagged groceries and say, '57.50' (or...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-05-2018, 10:14 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Thanks for the link, Sam. It's worth a read....

Thanks for the link, Sam.

It's worth a read. The tale of the ever-evolving review of 'The Snail, It's Habitat etc... is very amusing.

Mr Mayhem is in fact a young poet.
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-05-2018, 08:47 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
You beat me to it. If Belloc's Dr Caliban had...

You beat me to it.

If Belloc's Dr Caliban had developed from the original, perhaps his Mr Mayhem wasn't a purist limb-lopper. Perhaps he was more of a general mischief-maker.
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-05-2018, 08:37 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Sam, I was really reacting to the lateness of...

Sam,

I was really reacting to the lateness of the earliest OED examples.

I'm not sure when Belloc thought up 'Mr Mayhem', or exactly in what sense he was using the term. Something a little more...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-05-2018, 07:12 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
The term was also applied to the antics of Norman...

The term was also applied to the antics of Norman Wisdom's character in the 1953 film Trouble in Store. And a 1955 review of one of Wisdom's stage performances makes a reference to a 'Mr Mayhem'...
Forum: Maybrick, James 05-05-2018, 06:56 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
I've come across the term being used in UK press...

I've come across the term being used in UK press reviews of comedy films in the 1950s and 60s.

This example is from the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times of 16th April, 1954:

18615
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 05-02-2018, 06:41 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
If there was just one killer, and his fixation...

If there was just one killer, and his fixation with disassembly had developed prior to 1888, why might he not have attempted anything of the kind on Martha Tabram's body?

Even if, this being his...
Forum: Pub Talk 04-28-2018, 08:03 AM
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Posted By MrBarnett
Not to be confused with 'calling a woman's name...

Not to be confused with 'calling a woman's name out', which is an old expression apparently meaning to impugn her morals. A woman who took that particular liberty with Biddy the Chiver was rewarded...
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