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PostPosted by jeff wode » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:19 pm

and, after he asks him, marwood hands him a banknote, not a coin. [/b]
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PostPosted by McFuck » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:38 pm

sixpence might have been enough for a phone call; I remember when a pay phone was 10 cents here, at about the same time period.

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PostPosted by Crow Crag » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:51 pm

Something i'm not really sure of is what a 'toilet trader' really is.. is it like a rent boy?
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PostPosted by haveyougotsoup » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:57 pm

I'm afraid so.
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PostPosted by jeff wode » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:58 pm

back in the old days, the only place where homosexual men could go to , erm, meet other homosexual men, was certain well known public lavatorys, hence the name of toilet trader.
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PostPosted by wodent » Mon May 05, 2008 1:25 am

withnail only asks for money to make the call, marwood is kind enough to offer the note for more drinks, make a phonecall with the change...
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PostPosted by crooked » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:19 pm

I've never understood why he says "Legium pro Britannia". I understand it to mean something along the lines of vegetables for Britain but why would he say that?
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PostPosted by Withwine and I » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:42 am

I dunno, I assumed some lex, legis derived word meaning to do with law. To be honest I'm not sure the Latin is entirely accurate.

Plural genitive sounds possible.
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PostPosted by crooked » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:03 am

I asked someone who is rather a linguist and he says it's something like "requiem for Britain". Still doesn't clear it up though.
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PostPosted by Withwine and I » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:15 am

I've forgotten more Latin than most people ever knew, I really should relearn it.
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PostPosted by Wrigglesworth » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:32 pm

What about this one then -

when Marwood goes into the pub toilet and reads 'I FUCK ARSES' on the wall he then goes back out and tells Withnail "I've just been called a ponce" and then "balls to Monty" - Withnail replies "balls to Monty? I just spent an hour flattering the bugger!" -

are we to assume that Marwood just spent an hour in the gents bogs? Surely Withnail would have said something like, "Christ! where have you been Marwood?" ..except funnier
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PostPosted by crooked » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:09 am

We discussed this before and concluded that Withnail is just exaggerating in that way that luvvies tend to do.
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PostPosted by Silage Heap » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:45 pm

But in the time Marwood was in the toilet (about 20 seconds) Withnail is supposed to have got more drinks in, called Monty, spent some time flattering him and got back to the bar. Even though he's exaggerating, it's still impossible.
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PostPosted by crooked » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:27 pm

It's just a film.
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PostPosted by Wrigglesworth » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:54 pm

It is not JUST a film. You take that back!
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