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Topping
71048.  Mon May 22, 2006 1:09 pm Reply with quote

Hello everybody!

Its been a while since I last replied to this forum.

I cant remember what my last reply, I lost, was all about and I also was trying to reply to Loz about her hatred of Freds flat cap but cant remember what I was gonna say to Loz? Thanks also to the person (forgot username) who tried to advice me on saving my reply before submitting just in case I lose it or something?

Anyway, back to Fred. I was re-watching his programs on the BBC history channel on Saturday all day. I thought they were really interesting even though Ive already seen them before.
The thing I dont like about him is that he appears abit of a male chaufernist. In one of his series, his wife tries to speak to him while hes stuffing newspaper in a chimney hole and hes saying; 'What love!' and 'Yes Im fine love!' Freds body language and expressions shows that hes abit embarressed that hes with his wife whos questioning his well being and asking if hell be safe standing at such and such a place when the chimney begins to fall, his wife then asks Fred if she can light the fire and also tells the cameraman that Fred always takes the torch off her after shes lit the middle first. Later, his wife holding this torch which Fred has lit and then she tries to light the middle of a pile of wood at the base of an old chimney, then Fred says; 'Right give it here now love!' He says it as if hes irritated about his wifes involvment and hes probably thinking; 'Shes a woman, she shouldnt be lighting fires, etc!'

Maybe Im wrong!?

I can understand Loz's hatred of Freds cap because theyre really old fashioned today but I think Id rather see someone wear a flat cap than a baseball cap. What I liked about Fred his the fact hes really old fashioned, natural and well, hes a right character isnt he!

I used to feel ashamed of being a Boltoner, Lancashire lad, or northener because people down south think we are all thick bitter drinkers and stuck in some time warp.
When I used to live in Oxford and Torquay for a few months, I always had people saying; 'Are you from up north?' and; 'Its different were you come from!' Even though Im well spoken, my accent stands out a mile down south, but Im glad its not as strong as Freds!

Ive met 1 or 2 people who have asked me if we still work in cotton mills and wear clogs, but things have changed alot over the past 30 yrs in Lancashire... which is why I think its nice to meet people like Fred who speak really broad and reflect northern culture which is kind of disappearing... thats if anyone believes in a north-south divide. I kind of enjoy being from the same town as Fred even though were I am, it tends to be abit cold, wet and grey compared to places like surrey.

 
Topping
71051.  Mon May 22, 2006 1:20 pm Reply with quote

Reply to Bonditram.

Ive an e.mail with Wanadoo and have lost lots of e.mails which have taken me 2 hours to write. Its so so annoying which is why I just stick to Yahoo which fills my junk e.mail inbox with countless junkmail on p*nis enlargement tablets and Rolex watches. How on earth Ive managed to get this junk mail I dont know? but I get about ten bogus e.mails a day!

Ive added a star to a word above in case the moderator disagrees with that word, not that its really offensive!

 
Saxmachine
71053.  Mon May 22, 2006 1:26 pm Reply with quote

Topping wrote:
I used to feel ashamed of being a Boltoner, Lancashire lad, or northener because people down south think we are all thick bitter drinkers and stuck in some time warp.

What's wrong with being stuck in a time warp drinking bitter? I can think of few more pleasurable passtimes! I live in the Midlands, btw, but I'm a village boy, so maybe that explains it.

 
suze
71075.  Mon May 22, 2006 5:14 pm Reply with quote

Topping wrote:
Its so so annoying which is why I just stick to Yahoo which fills my junk e.mail inbox with countless junkmail on p*nis enlargement tablets and Rolex watches. How on earth Ive managed to get this junk mail I dont know? but I get about ten bogus e.mails a day!

Ive added a star to a word above in case the moderator disagrees with that word, not that its really offensive!


Those e-mails about enlarging one's member are even less welcome when one happens to be a girl! And being a girl doesn't prevent them appearing in one's Yahoo inbox (or one's Hotmail inbox). The only way to stop them altogether is never to go online, and how dull would that be!

I'm sure our Jenny wouldn't get all upset if you said "penis" - we've been known to stoop so low as to actual proper swearing words before now...

As for Fred, well yes he was a bit of a male chauvinist. But perhaps it's fairer to say he was a man of his time / place. When he were a lad in Bolton in the mid 20th century, that is just how it was. He had clear opinions on what was and wasn't "women's work", because he was brought up to have them. Times have changed, but as we all know the older one is the more resistent one tends to be to new ways of thinking.

For sure, if my husband were to demonstrate Fred's attitude to the female sex, I wouldn't be too keen on it. But at the same time, there is much to be commended in his belief that it was his job to provide for his wife and children.

Oh and Topping, it's really rather cold, wet and grey in the South East at the moment - don't believe them if they tell you it's sunny all the time down this end of the land!

 
samivel
71088.  Mon May 22, 2006 11:10 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Topping wrote:
Its so so annoying which is why I just stick to Yahoo which fills my junk e.mail inbox with countless junkmail on p*nis enlargement tablets and Rolex watches. How on earth Ive managed to get this junk mail I dont know? but I get about ten bogus e.mails a day!

Ive added a star to a word above in case the moderator disagrees with that word, not that its really offensive!


Those e-mails about enlarging one's member are even less welcome when one happens to be a girl!



Also if you're a bloke and you get spam offering you the chance to enhance your breasts.

 
Jenny
71472.  Thu May 25, 2006 7:14 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
I'm sure our Jenny wouldn't get all upset if you said "penis" - we've been known to stoop so low as to actual proper swearing words before now...


Quite right suze - that certainly wouldn't bother me. Fortunately, the denizens of this site are very reasonable (as well as witty, knowledgeable and entertaining, she said, laying it on with a trowel) in what they write and I've rarely had to edit anything except on the grounds of something the writer hasn't realised might cause the programme some legal problem or other, or where a long link has stretched the page so wide it's become awkward for everybody.

 
Topping
79613.  Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:27 am Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

Its a long time since Ive sent any replies to the Fred Dibner forum but for some reason, I never get notified of any replies... Ive only been notified twice since I first joined. Now its time to see how the forums progressed?

Mark

 
Topping
79616.  Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:34 am Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me how you go about highlighting bits in yellow, what other members have said before submitting a reply?

If that makes sense? Thanks!

 
suze
79618.  Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:43 am Reply with quote

Topping wrote:
Can anyone tell me how you go about highlighting bits in yellow, what other members have said before submitting a reply?

If that makes sense? Thanks!


It's quite easy really. All you need to do is press the "quote" button at the start of the post you want to quote from.

When you try it you will see that the quoted post appears at the top of the box where you type your reply. It looks odd right now, but when you have finished what you have to say and send it to the board it will look as it's meant to.

There are fiddlier things you can do if you need more than one quote in a post or if you want to quote from somewhere other than this board, but that's the basis of it.

 
Jenny
79852.  Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:51 am Reply with quote

Or if you're not worried about quoting the precise person who said whatever, or you want to include a quote from some other website entirely, paste the quotation into your post, highlight it, and hit the quote button. This will produce (after you post) the yellow highlighting you observed.

 
Topping
81938.  Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:41 pm Reply with quote

Thanks Suze and Jenny for your help in quoting, still getting used to my laptop and all the things you can do online.. and thats that for now. Im still planning on walking into Fred Dibners garden to look at what its like these days. I bet the new occupants have totally changed the garden and filled in the coal mine replica garden ornament he created.

 
Topping
82159.  Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:50 am Reply with quote

Saxmachine wrote:
Topping wrote:
I used to feel ashamed of being a Boltoner, Lancashire lad, or northener because people down south think we are all thick bitter drinkers and stuck in some time warp.

What's wrong with being stuck in a time warp drinking bitter? I can think of few more pleasurable passtimes! I live in the Midlands, btw, but I'm a village boy, so maybe that explains it.


Mmm. When I was living in Oxford in 2003/4, I thought the people where abit arrogant but during a visit to 2 villages callled Abingdon and Dorchester and was very impressed how friendly the locals were! There was also the traditional morris dancers and tea parties which Ive never seen around Bolton.

 
jim morrison
438645.  Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:42 pm Reply with quote

Gaazy wrote:
Right. Fred Dibnah. He was the one who blew up steam engines, right?
i no who sent laburnams chimney down in atherton in the 80.s and it wasnt fred dibnah look in the papers he set it up ready but i no who did

 
dr.bob
438749.  Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:49 am Reply with quote

Blimey, is there a punctuation shortage in your part of the world, jim?

If so, feel free to have some of mine

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Sadurian Mike
453236.  Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:41 pm Reply with quote

jim morrison wrote:
i no who sent laburnams chimney down in atherton in the 80.s and it wasnt fred dibnah look in the papers he set it up ready but i no who did

Why am I thinking that this post would look great made up of pieces of newspaper headlines?

 

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