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Eric the Underwriter
418197.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:45 am Reply with quote

Looks like i have Mark V issue then. Does not explain the matching cane sword.

Mike your not going mad, i remember the program from the 80's. It may of been "Patrol".

Side note
With Brecon girls (at least, Brecon girls of a certain type)

Are your sure it was not Merthyr girls coming north for the night ;)

 
gruff5
418255.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:05 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
Incidentally; would this thread not feel more at home with the "G" topics?

Perhaps. To see Britain's "knife culture" slopping over into QI forum is surprising, though!

 
Sadurian Mike
418371.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:41 am Reply with quote

Ghurkas are from Nepal. That'll be the infamous Nepalese knife culture then.

 
Arcane
418377.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:48 am Reply with quote

Knife culture?!

 
Sadurian Mike
418383.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:59 am Reply with quote

reddygirl wrote:
Knife culture?!

The growing problem being reported in the UK of "yoofs" carrying and using knives. I guess Gruff has somehow lumped the Ghurkas in with them, though only he can explain the connection.

 
Arcane
418391.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:05 am Reply with quote

Erm, we're talking about ceremonial/military knives, not yob/yoof implements, I thought?

 
Eric the Underwriter
418420.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:51 am Reply with quote

Also bemused at the above connection from Guff5!

 
soup
418435.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:17 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:

I don't know if anyone else remembers it, but many years ago (we are probably talking 20 or so) there was a short series/programme on the TV which was essentially a gameshow for Army regiments.



Seem to remember that show as well (in a back of the mind can only just recall it kind of way). All I can remember of it was the (English speaking) officer shouting to the Gurkhas to ensure there little green plugs (helps stop crap and water going down the barrel) where removed from the end of their barrels before they shoot, but as he was shouting in English and they were listening in Nepalese he had to have several attempts before people realised what he was on about.



As an aside brother worked (and socialised; and ate goat curry but that is another story) a lot with the Gurkhas (they were often used as "red forces" on exercises) when he was at Sandhurst. He was "adopted" by them so that when he had a little girl they presented him with a little Kukri on a bracelet for her

 
grimwig
418445.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:44 am Reply with quote

I note from the BBC website that Tony Hart was in the Gurkhas

 
suze
418451.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:51 am Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
Wow. Let's try another one: "Wouldn't it be good if I was knee deep in cheesecake?"


Personally I'd rather eat the stuff than wade through it. But I regret to inform you that the provision of desserts falls without QI Moderator's job description, and that the matter would thus have to be discussed with the unions.

 
gruff5
418475.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:37 am Reply with quote

A military knife is carried with violent intent. Yoof knives are carried with violent intent. I would have thought the connection is fairly obvious?

 
Sadurian Mike
418510.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:51 pm Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:
A military knife is carried with violent intent. Yoof knives are carried with violent intent. I would have thought the connection is fairly obvious?

I guess it is to you. Personally I don't believe that the military training with weapons is the cause of youngsters carrying them.

 
Davini994
418535.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:28 pm Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:
A military knife is carried with violent intent. Yoof knives are carried with violent intent. I would have thought the connection is fairly obvious?

Is it something to do with rucksacks?

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Arcane
418628.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:25 pm Reply with quote

I thought it was khaki pants.

 
Arcane
418631.  Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:39 pm Reply with quote

soup wrote:

As an aside brother worked (and socialised; and ate goat curry but that is another story) a lot with the Gurkhas (they were often used as "red forces" on exercises) when he was at Sandhurst. He was "adopted" by them so that when he had a little girl they presented him with a little Kukri on a bracelet for her


That is terribly cool! Does she still have it?

 

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