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Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Why not say it contained a photograph of...

Why not say it contained a photograph of Churchill, the Titanic or the Queen Mother - either of which wouldn't have been particularly unbelievable, and all of which would have supported the idea that...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I had already imagined the possibility, Caz, but...

I had already imagined the possibility, Caz, but why would he cobble a real photo into the fantasy at all? The simplest scenario is that the donkey/grave photograph was indeed found in the scrapbook,...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Perhaps he no longer owned it after all, Caz, but...

Perhaps he no longer owned it after all, Caz, but why would he pretend that this very distinctive photograph was found in the book in the first place? If you're going to make stuff up, a photo of a...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 05:22 AM
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Views: 16,258
Posted By Sam Flynn
Again, there's a difference between appearing in...

Again, there's a difference between appearing in print (or on a TV show), and a word/phrase reaching a point of saturation sufficient for it to crop up in widespread use, such as any member of the...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I was merely reporting the objective result of my...

I was merely reporting the objective result of my methodology, which showed that there was indeed a proliferation of those phrases in print from the 1980s onwards... at least in terms of those...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 02:15 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Quite possibly, but I'd need to understand...

Quite possibly, but I'd need to understand whether the reference was used to refer to an abstract concept or not. The diary refers to a "one-off instance/incident", after all. Also, there's a...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-23-2018, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Regardless of length, the diary isn't very well...

Regardless of length, the diary isn't very well written, despite what Prof Canter might have said.
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-22-2018, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
What gets me is how these inscriptions weren't...

What gets me is how these inscriptions weren't spotted sooner. Even though they're spidery and comparatively faint, they are nonetheless well-formed words and letters, and clearly not random...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-22-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 216
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Posted By Sam Flynn
1970s, John, and in print specifically. The 1980s...

1970s, John, and in print specifically. The 1980s are significant, in that it's from this point onwards that the usage of "one-off [instance/incident/etc]", "top myself", and "spread/cause mayhem"...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-20-2018, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hello John David may know of some earlier ones...

Hello John
David may know of some earlier ones but, when I looked into it a few years back, I couldn't find too many examples prior to that of the abstract construction "one-off...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-20-2018, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Reminds me of Spinal Tap's...

Reminds me of Spinal Tap's "Stonehenge"

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/9/9e/Spinal_Tap_Stonehenge.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150827234859
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-20-2018, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I see what you mean, Chris, but surely a...

I see what you mean, Chris, but surely a (near)contemporary hoaxer would have easily been able to source a Victorian notebook, or at least a sheaf of Victorian writing paper. Why would they resort to...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-20-2018, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Indeed, Abby. Neither would anyone in the early...

Indeed, Abby. Neither would anyone in the early decades of the 20th century when, I presume, diaries of an appropriate vintage would still have been more readily available than they would later...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-20-2018, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Someone intending to hoax a Victorian diary...

Someone intending to hoax a Victorian diary would, presumably, try to obtain a contemporary diary first as last.
Forum: Pub Talk 02-20-2018, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I bought a watch with a lifetime guarantee. When...

I bought a watch with a lifetime guarantee. When the main spring goes, it slashes your wrist.

(The old ones are the best)
Forum: Pub Talk 02-20-2018, 04:11 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Just follow the simple instructions.

Just follow the simple instructions.
Forum: Pub Talk 02-19-2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Few things fouler than a faulty fylfot

Few things fouler than a faulty fylfot
Forum: Pub Talk 02-19-2018, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Redundancies: "Domestos kills all known...

Redundancies:

"Domestos kills all known germs dead"

"Work colleague"

"Pre-planning" and its evil relative "pre-prepare"

"Good skill" (a phrase beloved of sports commentators)
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 02-18-2018, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hello Richard I've seen much higher-res versions...

Hello Richard

I've seen much higher-res versions of that print that make it pretty clear that we're dealing with Miller's Court. Sorry I don't have a copy that I can post... perhaps someone else...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-11-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 216
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Clearly not, Caz, and I've never implied anything...

Clearly not, Caz, and I've never implied anything of the sort. What I would expect, however, would be something rather different to the semi-literate and risible attempt at grand guignol that we see...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-09-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 216
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I get precisely the opposite impression, Caz. To...

I get precisely the opposite impression, Caz. To me, the author is trying to "dumb up", so to speak, but falls flat on his/her arse in the attempt.
Forum: Pub Talk 02-09-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,876
Posted By Sam Flynn
I knew his British nephew, Hugh Janus

I knew his British nephew, Hugh Janus
Forum: Letters and Communications 02-09-2018, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
My pleasure, Abby.

My pleasure, Abby.
Forum: Pub Talk 02-08-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,876
Posted By Sam Flynn
Well, shouldn't we wait to see whether Trump...

Well, shouldn't we wait to see whether Trump doesn't turn out to be another numpty, before we proclaim him a great President?

Many politicians may be "trying to solve problems", but that isn't the...
Forum: Letters and Communications 02-08-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,948
Posted By Sam Flynn
I have plenty of ideas on that score, don't...

I have plenty of ideas on that score, don't worry. Re the severing of an ear, just imagine yourself doing it; perhaps you have already done so... to a rabbit or whatever, not a person! Hell, never...
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