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dubh
333033.  Fri May 09, 2008 12:59 am Reply with quote

I stumbled across QI when trying to solve a set of arcane crossword clues which turned out to be collective nouns (a puzzlement of crossword clues?). What a great forum - witty, not too serious, but where one can learn something new every day. I am recently retired in Perth, Western Australia.

 
MinervaMoon
333074.  Fri May 09, 2008 3:52 am Reply with quote

Welcome, dubh!

 
samivel
333081.  Fri May 09, 2008 4:03 am Reply with quote

Welcome :)

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
333143.  Fri May 09, 2008 5:47 am Reply with quote

Hello dubh.

 
suze
333172.  Fri May 09, 2008 6:20 am Reply with quote

Hi dubh, welcome aboard!

Another pin goes into Australia!

 
AndyMcH
333176.  Fri May 09, 2008 6:24 am Reply with quote

So dubh are you just reading the forums or have you investigated the TV show ?

 
dubh
333185.  Fri May 09, 2008 6:30 am Reply with quote

As far as I know, I cannot see QI in Australia, either on free to air television such as the ABC or on pay television. I have not seen the show, but would certainly like to.

 
AndyMcH
333195.  Fri May 09, 2008 6:42 am Reply with quote

youtube is a good place to start !

 
dubh
333247.  Fri May 09, 2008 7:24 am Reply with quote

Ah, there's a good suggestion. I see it is in short segments, but I can see why people like it so much.

 
Tas
333260.  Fri May 09, 2008 7:40 am Reply with quote

Another upside down person?

Welcome, belatedly, to QI.com Dubh!

:-)

Tas

 
Jenny
333295.  Fri May 09, 2008 8:14 am Reply with quote

Welcome to QI, dubh :-)

We have quite a few forumites from your part of the world.

 
Bondee
333394.  Fri May 09, 2008 12:45 pm Reply with quote

How do, dubh.

That's Gaelic for black, isn't it?

 
Zaphod Beeblebrox
333400.  Fri May 09, 2008 1:02 pm Reply with quote

Welcome aboard, dubh :-)

 
maiden
333488.  Fri May 09, 2008 5:29 pm Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
How do, dubh.

That's Gaelic for black, isn't it?


That's sounding very correct Bondee ... maybe dubh will enlighten us with another meaning of the word for their name, but here's the one i know.

The name comes from the Gaelic sgian dubh (pronounced: skee(a)n doo) meaning black knife, where 'black' may refer to the usual colour of the handle of the knife.

Welcome dubh

 
dubh
333527.  Fri May 09, 2008 8:34 pm Reply with quote

You are right - dubh is Irish or Gaelic for dark or black. My surname, Duff, comes from my paternal great grandfather who came to Australia from Ireland in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

 

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