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To point out that it's Osborne and NOT Osbourne

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showtunesgirl Thu 04-Apr-13 20:05:49

If you going to write about the cunt, then use the right spelling. (Yes IABU as this should have gone in Pedants' Corner).

A simple way to remember the correct spelling is that you wish that he had never been BORN.

Not BOURNE as in sexy men with amnesia. grin

showtunesgirl Thu 04-Apr-13 20:06:37

Doh! If you ARE... blush

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Thu 04-Apr-13 21:24:31

Just call him Gideon. It's more distinctive, and he doesn't like it grin

Fleecyslippers Thu 04-Apr-13 21:26:51


Shall I start a new thread entitled 'If You're going to be a PITA about spelling, make sure your own posts are beyond criticism....'

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Thu 04-Apr-13 21:29:02

Actually, there is a weak, vain and foolish character in Vanity Fair called George Osborne. Thackeray is bang up to date and no mistake.

showtunesgirl Thu 04-Apr-13 21:52:37

Yes Fleecy I have been whipping myself since I pressed the Post button!

seeker Thu 04-Apr-13 21:54:57

I just think "now what was the name of the person I booed at the Olympics? Ah, yes, now I remember......"

tilder Thu 04-Apr-13 21:56:03

I am a bit thick though. Why Gideon? Naturally if its his preferred name, it should be used.

GetOeuf Thu 04-Apr-13 21:56:56

That is a good way of remembering how to spell it OP grin

GetOeuf Thu 04-Apr-13 21:57:56

Sounds too Jewish apparently Tilder. He couldn't have people thinking that, hence the use of George.

The galumphing great twat.

showtunesgirl Thu 04-Apr-13 21:58:28

Gideon was his original given name.

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Thu 04-Apr-13 21:59:12

Gideon is his real first name. Of course it is more polite to use his preferred (middle) name. Unfortunately I find that politesse becomes strained when Osborne hoves into view...

tilder Thu 04-Apr-13 22:03:03

Ahh, Gideon it is then. Tit that he is.

I would say the impression created by his name is the least of his worries.

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