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To wonder why my brother signed my birthday card "Kenneth Branagh" when he isn't

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firemansamisnormansdad Thu 30-Aug-12 19:39:47


gordyslovesheep Thu 30-Aug-12 20:15:53

I think it's hysterical sighned The Pope

LineRunner Thu 30-Aug-12 20:16:00

Is it a witty allusion to Branagh's role in the Olympic ceremony?

Hassled Thu 30-Aug-12 20:19:38

Ken B was Brunel in the Olympic Ceremony. Is your DB an engineer?
Plus - he quoted from The Tempest (as Brunel). Is your DB on an island?

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 30-Aug-12 20:22:59

YouMakeMeWanna. Your brother is fab smile
Thought went into that.

Op, WTF is right. Kenneth Branagh? Did you ask him yet what he meant.

firemansamisnormansdad Thu 30-Aug-12 20:23:51

I think he is on his own island in his head.

Chubfuddler Thu 30-Aug-12 20:26:05

I don't know if I am more astonished that there are grown ups who have never heard of Kenneth Branagh, or that Kenneth Branagh = professor Lockheart

WilfSell Thu 30-Aug-12 20:27:50

Does he work in IT? According to Google Apparently Kenneth Branagh is slang for computer scanner. But probably only among sad nerds.

Funnylittleturkishdelight Thu 30-Aug-12 20:28:01

My brother does the best birthday cards with drawings and bits of twig, stone, pennies inside. It is a long standing family tradition that he does 'odd' cards, often signed from different people, all dating back to when he was a little boy. Brightens up birthdays no end.

Write a thank you card for the birthday card and sign it from Helen Mirren?

I'm going to sign all my greetings cards "Kenneth Branagh" from now on. Especially the relatives I don't see very often.

While we're all sharing, my brother once signed our next-door neighbour's Christmas card with the word "Slight" and a drawing of that symbol they used to have on the weather that showed when the sea would be a little bit rough.

Shakey1500 Thu 30-Aug-12 20:29:38

Art thou sure he isn't Ken though? Hast thou been estranged for over 40 years perchance? wink

HappyAsChips Thu 30-Aug-12 20:30:41

Oh my goodness teamumizumi "Who's Kenneth Branagh anyway?" <faints>

achillea Thu 30-Aug-12 20:31:45

He's hiding something. Kenneth Brannagh is an actor, it's his way of saying that he's pretending about something. Perhaps. Or he could have been pissed when he wrote the card, or even has issues about something you said to him in the past. Who knows. Brothers are weird, it is their destiny. I had four.

FrillyMilly Thu 30-Aug-12 20:34:14

Could you please just phone him and ask him? I really want to know now.

LineRunner Thu 30-Aug-12 20:35:06

Has he recently been mistaken for mouldering president Abraham Lincoln?

Yama Thu 30-Aug-12 20:36:10

Happy Birthday by the way.

FelicitywasSarca Thu 30-Aug-12 20:36:33

What Chub said. I am more shock that people don't know who he is than at the OPs brother.

Love, Ian Mckellen

Annunziata Thu 30-Aug-12 20:37:18

grin at 'ie your father.' That's brilliant.

Maybe your brother was watching a Kenneth Branagh film and got muddled up?

QuangleWangleQuee Thu 30-Aug-12 20:38:04

"now that you are married, your naked couplings will no longer make the baby Jesus cry" is hilarious. I wish someone would produce Wedding cards with that printed inside. grin

PooPooOnMars Thu 30-Aug-12 20:42:18

Im going to use that naked couplings thing on the next wedding card i write . . . assuming they're not religious.

ViviPru Thu 30-Aug-12 20:45:16

Weird. Just... weird confused

whattodoo Thu 30-Aug-12 20:47:01

That's hilarious! I'm def going to sign all future greeting cards as Dame Judi Dench

WilfSell Thu 30-Aug-12 20:48:45

Yeah, whoever's brother wrote the couplings line needs to get going quickly on his card business as we're ALL nicking it grin

WilfSell Thu 30-Aug-12 20:49:16

C'mon: RING HIM...

IawnCont Thu 30-Aug-12 20:49:28

I do this with DH. Last year's Valentine's card was from Zoe Wanamaker.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 30-Aug-12 20:50:40

Maybe KB met him and they got him to sign the card. I once got a card signed by Tricky from my ExH for my birthday.

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