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To point out that it's Osborne and NOT Osbourne

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showtunesgirl · 04/04/2013 20:05

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

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showtunesgirl · 04/04/2013 20:06

Doh! If you ARE... Blush

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ReturnOfEmeraldGreen · 04/04/2013 21:24

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


Fleecyslippers · 04/04/2013 21:26


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 · 04/04/2013 21:29

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 · 04/04/2013 21:52

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

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seeker · 04/04/2013 21:54

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


tilder · 04/04/2013 21:56

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


GetOeuf · 04/04/2013 21:56

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


GetOeuf · 04/04/2013 21:57

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

The galumphing great twat.


showtunesgirl · 04/04/2013 21:58

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ReturnOfEmeraldGreen · 04/04/2013 21:59

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 · 04/04/2013 22:03

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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