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Postby Murgatroyd » Wed May 30, 2012 05:00 am

Sir Terry has won this years Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Comic Fiction Award for Snuff! As part of his prize he will have a pig named after him! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18254267
I imagine that there might be a bottle of Bolli involved as well!
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby steeljam » Wed Jun 06, 2012 08:03 am

Article in the Telegraph about Terry to cover his appearance at Hay Festival.
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby steeljam » Thu Jun 14, 2012 05:55 pm

Article in Mail Online by Rev George Pitcher. He is self opinionated and rather illogical in his conclusions. Have a look at the titles of his other articles shown on the right.
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby Joolz » Thu Jun 14, 2012 07:20 pm

steeljam wrote:Article in Mail Online by Rev George Pitcher. He is self opinionated and rather illogical in his conclusions. Have a look at the titles of his other articles shown on the right.
Beyond the issues that one might have with the main body of this article, what on earth is the reference to "this little ginger group" in the fifth from bottom paragraph meant to connote? It seems very snide if not worse. But perhaps I am misunderstanding something meant entirely innocently.
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby steeljam » Thu Jun 14, 2012 08:32 pm

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steeljam wrote:Article in Mail Online by Rev George Pitcher.
Beyond the issues that one might have with the main body of this article, what on earth is the reference to "this little ginger group" in the fifth from bottom paragraph meant to connote? It seems very snide if not worse. But perhaps I am misunderstanding something meant entirely innocently.

Has he read Night Watch?
I felt the "eccentric sci-fi writer and pro-euthanasia campaigner Sir Terry Pratchett" tag was extreme. From his articles Terry is no more eccentric this the author.
I seem to remember the same arguments against abortion.
George is 'thinking' for a large umber of people who he doesn't know. He is using the "They Say" lie.
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby Joolz » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:10 pm

steeljam wrote:
Joolz wrote:
steeljam wrote:Article in Mail Online by Rev George Pitcher.
Beyond the issues that one might have with the main body of this article, what on earth is the reference to "this little ginger group" in the fifth from bottom paragraph meant to connote? It seems very snide if not worse. But perhaps I am misunderstanding something meant entirely innocently.
Has he read Night Watch?
That just seemed so unlikely that I didn't even consider it.
steeljam wrote:I felt the "eccentric sci-fi writer and pro-euthanasia campaigner Sir Terry Pratchett" tag was extreme. From his articles Terry is no more eccentric this the author.
I seem to remember the same arguments against abortion.
George is 'thinking' for a large umber of people who he doesn't know. He is using the "They Say" lie.
Couldn't agree more with all of the above.
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jun 15, 2012 06:54 am

A 'ginger group' is a small body of loud people who campaign (usually vociferously) on a subject mostly of interest only to themselves
It's nothing to do with stressing oxen, fleaguing a jade, or fooling a pawnbroker in order to get him out of his shop
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby Joolz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 07:46 am

chrisboote wrote:A 'ginger group' is a small body of loud people who campaign (usually vociferously) on a subject mostly of interest only to themselves
It's nothing to do with stressing oxen, fleaguing a jade, or fooling a pawnbroker in order to get him out of his shop
This is probably becoming a digression in a 'no digressions' thread but thanks Chris. I'd never come across that term before, I certainly don't think it's in any degree of common usage in the UK (so I wonder what Mail readers typically made of it or inferred from it) and I still find it somehow a somewhat objectionable usage but maybe that's just me being overly sensitive (and as I'm not ginger myself perhaps I should leave any feelings that it might be objectionable to those who might have a direct reason to object to it).

Edit: Having looked the term up, and scrolled down past the top links to a London hair salon (catering to a specialised market?), I found the wikipedia article for "ginger group". From the description and examples, I'd have thought the more usual and direct term in the UK at least was simply "pressure group" or "lobby group". But I notice that Our Forests, an environmental group mentioned in the wikipedia article, self-describes as a "ginger group", although it does feel the need to link to the wikipedia article to explain the term which kind of suggests that they suspect readers may not know it straight off the bat. The other UK group mentioned in the wikipedia article is this bunch from the 1950s so perhaps the term may be more familiar to Daily Mail readers than I had thought.
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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby steeljam » Fri Jun 15, 2012 04:22 pm

Terry's response to the article I posted earlier.
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Postby steeljam » Thu Aug 02, 2012 09:38 pm

Choosing to Die on Grierson Trust’s British Documentary Awards shortlist.
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Postby chrisboote » Mon Sep 10, 2012 09:10 pm

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Postby chrisboote » Fri Sep 14, 2012 07:49 pm

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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:07 pm

Terry on the radio tomorrow.

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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby steeljam » Tue Sep 18, 2012 09:27 am

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Re: Terry in the news - ** NO DIGRESSIONS **

Postby steeljam » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:44 pm

I say Senkaku, you say Diaoyu. Yes, this is basically the plot of Terry Pratchett’s Jingo.
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