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Re: Ice Cream Man hidden meaning?
« Reply #20: 07.07.07 at 19:44 »
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To try to return to the topic. In 1881 there were some Mr. Whippy's living in Bristol and London but by 1998 they had all gone. Was Clive's Ice Cream Man a Mr.Whippy? Any Mr.Whippy's we see today are frauds and should be asked to produce there birth certificates as proof that they are really called Whippy. If all the Mr.Whippy's are dead the ones driving the ice cream vans today must be zombies.
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Re: Ice Cream Man hidden meaning?
« Reply #21: 08.07.07 at 00:35 »
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I wonder if Mr. Whippy is related to a Mr. Quickie, whose ice-cream and burger establishment I spied some years ago at an airport on another continent?
 
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« Reply #22: 08.07.07 at 09:52 »
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Two brief comments:
 
1) I would have found the surname thingie very interesting, but unfortunately my surname is too rare to be on it. It's not even in the pretty exhaustive Oxford Names Companion.
 
2) Odd that a thread that was dismissed right at the beginning as "an old chestnut" should be going on to its second page....
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« Reply #23: 08.07.07 at 10:35 »
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on 08.07.07 at 09:52, Richard Bleksley wrote:

2) Odd that a thread that was dismissed right at the beginning as "an old chestnut" should be going on to its second page....

 
Well it is, Richard. The question of whether ICM contains thinly veiled references to various other substances was discussed ad nauseum way back when...
 
Interesting and entertaining as the discussion of surnames may be, it's not really the point, is it?
 
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« Reply #24: 08.07.07 at 15:42 »
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Many good threads wander OT sometimes, and it can be fun   Wink
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Re: Ice Cream Man hidden meaning?
« Reply #25: 08.07.07 at 18:31 »
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I tend to agree, especially as in this case the meandering took us briefly into the vicinity of Peter Nardini, a fine singer-songwriter possibly even more neglected than Mr. Atkin.  Decent painter, too (Nardini, that is - don't know about Pete).  
 
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« Reply #26: 08.07.07 at 19:55 »
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How right you are, Gentlemen. But....it's still an old cherstnut Wink
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« Reply #27: 08.07.07 at 20:52 »
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on 08.07.07 at 19:55, Gerry Smith wrote:
How right you are, Gentlemen. But....it's still an old cherstnut Wink

 
True, but there are many people here now who were not there then.  Cheesy
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Re: Ice Cream Man hidden meaning?
« Reply #28: 09.07.07 at 00:31 »
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So we're the old chestnuts then! But as you're a fixture and I'm only a feature... Grin
 
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Re: Ice Cream Man hidden meaning?
« Reply #29: 09.07.07 at 01:41 »
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on 09.07.07 at 00:31, Gerry Smith wrote:
So we're the old chestnuts then! But as you're a fixture and I'm only a feature... Grin
 
Do I become a full McCrew member when I get five stars? Thought I already had a McJob Embarassed

 
But you are only 10 posts from becoming a fixture  Smiley
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