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1153165.  Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:22 am Reply with quote

some intellectual or artist in france is quoted as saying he wanted to be run over by a tram so that "something would finally happen to him." who?

Alfred E Neuman
1153169.  Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:39 am Reply with quote

I have no idea, but I think your shift key is broken.

I wouldn't have mentioned it if you hadn't listed 'correct spelling' as an interest ;-)

1153242.  Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:16 am Reply with quote

Can we add to Antoni Gaudí on a list of celebrated people who have actually been run over by a tram? He met his demise in that way in Barcelona in 1926.

One sort-of addition would be Alan Bradley off of Coronation Street. He was well before my time, but he was a sometime gentleman friend of Rita's, and went under a Blackpool tram in 1989.

Blackpool Council were reportedly a bit peeved about it, because at that time no one had ever been run over for real. Unfortunately, it has happened for real since.

Alfred E Neuman
1153253.  Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:37 am Reply with quote

Suze, I see Google wasn't any more productive for you than it was for me :-)

1153256.  Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:45 am Reply with quote


It's easy to say now, but I think I had actually heard before that Gaudí went under a tram.

I did have a name in my head before I Googled anything, and that name was Pierre Curie. But in fact, he fell under a horse and cart and was cleanly decapitated by the wheels.


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