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Posital
510976.  Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:02 am Reply with quote

Yeah - liek wot ee sed.

 
l0st
511342.  Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:27 pm Reply with quote

Ah, yes. That would make sense.

Many thanks!

 
Susannah Dingley
594320.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:34 pm Reply with quote

The word “gamp”, a British colloquial term for an umbrella, comes from the name of a character in this novel, Mrs Gamp.

 
CB27
594422.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:28 am Reply with quote

Her nephew had an unfortunate incident once when he borrowed a rather large black plastic umbrella from his aunt during a storm. The wind turned the umbrella inside out and the material blew onto the unfortunate chap, and because of the lashing rain which soaked him in a metter of seconds the material clung to him and covered him from head to toe, making him look like he was wearing some kind of tight PVC suit.

Some locals thought it looked pretty exciting to dress that way and at first wanted to calling it "dressing like a Gamp", but to make sure people knew tehy weren't talking about Mrs Gamp, they changed the "a" to an "i".

True fact that.

 
Susannah Dingley
594720.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:58 pm Reply with quote

And from “gimp” to gimboid. That’s what Rimmer calls Kryten in Red Dwarf.

 
MinervaMoon
594726.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:35 pm Reply with quote

Actually, Rimmer never called Kryten a gimboid, although he called Lister a gimboid on five occasions and Cat on one. Lister used the insult on Rimmer once as well. Rimmer did tell Kryten not to make him sound like a gimboid once (season 4, episode 2), though. All true.

 
Susannah Dingley
594758.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:32 pm Reply with quote

Oops. I got my Red Dwarf facts slightly messed up.

 
Davini994
594780.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:24 pm Reply with quote

MinervaMoon wrote:
Actually, Rimmer never called Kryten a gimboid, although he called Lister a gimboid on five occasions and Cat on one. Lister used the insult on Rimmer once as well. Rimmer did tell Kryten not to make him sound like a gimboid once (season 4, episode 2), though. All true.

<backs away slowly>

 
MinervaMoon
594790.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:48 pm Reply with quote

Mr Flibble and I are moderating a Red Dwarf panel at Dragon*Con in Atlanta in a month. Is it 'cos we're cool?

(For the uninitiated.)

 
CB27
594873.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:20 pm Reply with quote

Blimey, I knew you transcripted the QI shows, but those facts show dedication on a completely new level.

Kind of reminds me of an old prof I knew in a pub in London who'd get drunk to a point where he'd suddenly stand up and recite Eskimo Nell from start to finish, faultlessly. I'm guessing you can probably do the same with Red Dwarf :p

 
Davini994
594889.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:11 pm Reply with quote

<turns and runs>

 
MinervaMoon
594891.  Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:16 pm Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
Blimey, I knew you transcripted the QI shows, but those facts show dedication on a completely new level.

Kind of reminds me of an old prof I knew in a pub in London who'd get drunk to a point where he'd suddenly stand up and recite Eskimo Nell from start to finish, faultlessly. I'm guessing you can probably do the same with Red Dwarf :p


Or I can do a Google search of someone else's transcripts using Google's site: operator: et voilà! I do somehow end up memorizing everything except what I really wish I'd memorized (e.g., coursework), but to be an anorak of that level is still beyond me.

 
Susannah Dingley
595040.  Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:26 am Reply with quote

MinervaMoon wrote:
Actually, Rimmer never called Kryten a gimboid.

Actually, Rimmer does call Kryten a “Meccano gimboid” in a scene in “Tikka to Ride” which was edited out before transmission.

http://www.ganymede.tv/indepth/xtended-revisited-tikka-to-ride

 
MinervaMoon
595041.  Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:29 am Reply with quote

Hey, good catch! I think I recall that a lot of things were edited out of "Tikka to Ride", which originally ran a little wrong.

 
CB27
595303.  Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:40 pm Reply with quote

Now, if only you could memorise the whole of Life of Brian, you'd be a perfect catch :)

 

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