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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doughnut!

I guessed you were British as you spell Doughnut properly! *LOL*

I realised my error ! I quickly read Essex as Exeter! Doh! :-/

Hence my West Country comment. But hey, there is nothing wrong with accents from the South East either!

In fact It think that it's great that television in the UK now reflects all the regional accents these days (though there is something of an obsession the BBC have with North West i.e. Mancunian accents!) It's nice to have the full cornucopia of accents broadcast rather than just the old BBC English, whose 'plummy' English made even Her Majesty sound "common" *LOL*.

I think nearly everybody's favourite is Geordie! Somehow they always sound friendly and fun! No wonder the Government based HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs- ....Inland Revenue!) in Newcastle upon Tyne! Those Geordie accents soften the blow of being told you owe them thousands in tax shortfall ! :-)

Sorry I got confused!

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Galileo1564 Thank you for that link. Nice to see the actual article.

Lovely photo of Freddie.

I was curious as she said the photo dated from a time when Freddie lived at home with the family.

This was also the photo used on BBC Breakfast TV when Sam, Freddie's nephew was interviewed around the time if the film release.

Hope Kash is happy and contented. Glad she has her daughter and son.

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont see Freddie afraid of too much he looks like he enjoyed his life friends , holidays,and such.

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I don't believe the dear of flying thing either. Peter Freestone only reports that Freddie refused to fly on a DC-10 after a spare of accidents involving these planes, and that he wasn't particularly enamoured of flying in helicopters. If that is so he made a good job of covering any discomfort! In fact amount seemed more nervous- at least if exiting the helicopter when he almost limboed to avoid the blades ! *LOL* !

I know that like me, he was a bit of an arachnophobe, as reported by Jim Hutton in Mercury and Me, but he, also like me, wouldn't kill them (I have a special device for removing them a long handle with perspex cup with a sliding door) They are "escorted" outdoors unharmed!

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fear not dear! I'm plagued by typographical errors!

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddieDarling ha ha yes it's Doughnut; not the american way which has completely escaped my mind how to spell. When I signed up I didn't realize I would be just 'doughnut'. I call myself Debbiedoughnuts. Thor kindly pointed out to me that there is a brand of cakes in the US called 'little debbie'. I love this lol.

Was it you and another member I saw recently having a disagreement with a troll on another thread ? If it was I thought you did very well !!!

Yep I'm from Essex but I do like the West Country accent and the Gordie too. Funnily enough the Irish accent is a fav, the Dublin area accent. I can't remember if it was Lee or Thor that said during the magic tour Jim Hutton had a few drinks and he was having trouble understanding him. That made me chuckle as some Irish accents are very strong.

Also I do want a Freddie pop figure.....I have seen one from the tour where he is wearing the white tights with black arrows on but its not in the UK. I think that might be from Rock in Rio or the tour in 1985, Japan etc. Where did you order your one from ? My family already think I am queen/Freddie mad. I did get a Freddie magic tour keyring for Mothers day :)

Hope everyone else is well :)

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes everytime I think of Doughnuts name I think of my favorite Doughnut maple and bacon.

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddieDarling I have sent you a PM about the pop figure



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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi

Yes DONUT is no way to spell one of my favourite jammy cakes! *LOL* my favourite are mandazi which are cardamom flavoured African doughnuts.

I too love Southern Irish accents,though to be honest I do struggle to understand Scottish and Irish accents when very strong, too! I have trouble with Black Country (which is the na!e of an industrial region adjacent to where I live),too as they are only a stone's throw away!

I pre-ordered my Freddie Wembley '86 Funko figure in November from Amazon. Kept getting delayed, but they FINALLY released him! Though I think Amazon have some of the first sticks as the only listing in there right now is from a marketplace seller priced at over £45! I paid only £12.99. If you have a Forbidden Planet shop near you you might get one at a similar price there. Their website has them listed at £9.99 + postage.

I also love the Hot Space tour Freddie , they're calling him the glitter model. Model number is 97. Cheapest I've seen him is on eBay.co.uk £26.99 plus, I think £3.99 p&p! Expensive!

What was the discussion about between the person and a troll? Was it in YouTube? If it was QueenZone I tend not to engage with the hairy, big nosed bridge dwelling types we occasionally get here. They seem to feed in interaction, and fade away and either if ignored! ... Ha Ha!

Hope everyone has had a good day! For the Monday -Friday crowd, hey we're 2/5 done! Which reminds me I saw a wonderfully funny badge for sale on eBay! Its divided into top half yellow bottom half black. Too of the badge says "5 Data With You Twats" bottom half says "2 Days Of Bliss"! I wish I had the balls to wear one at work ! LMAO !!



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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As usual I have typos (mostly predictive text inspired ones!) galore, but I don't think you need to be Alan Turing to figure it out!

Sorry, peeps! :-)

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddieDarling do keep posting on here as you are so funny :) Just what we need :)

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember back in the 80s I had a Michael Jackson doll he had his glove on he looked so fine.I loved that doll.

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just want to say that I went to a similar school in India (as Freddie -- though, a girls' school) but that was in the 70s and we didn't have the British A/O levels anymore then. I came to the States before I took the ICSE.

Re accents, I definitely detect what in India is called the "convent-school-accent" on Freddie mixed in with his "RP" ;)

My "convent-school-accent" (and my brother's) underwent a radical change about six months after we came to the States (I was in 10th grade) and got loaded and reloaded with a North Jersey (and then a mid-Atlantic for me as I moved to DC for univ and work) one as the years went by...

Most of my cousins and their kids in India seem to have that convent accent. It basically comes from the English medium schools.

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indy, I love the way the English talk it fascinates me.Im from Oklahoma and we sound like a bunch of hillbilly but we do our best.We are really slow talking where the English to me talk fast I cant keep up.

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, Doughnut , In PM"d you! ,:-)

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Indy for your insights. Very interesting perspective. I sometimes feel that's Freddie's accent was a little mixed with a touch of Gujarati accent occasionally, too. Maybe I'm wrong, but I feel that he had a certain 'clipped' quality to some words

Chevyman, some of us speak quickly, but other at a more measured pace. There are so, so many regional accents in our quite small country... and some of us don't even understand each other! :-D



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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doughnut, thank you for your kind words! Nice to hear! Sometimes my eccentric, sarcastic humour can be a bit hard for people to understand, but it's nice to know that I haven't offended (which is never my intention!) You are a wonderfully fun person too!

On the whole this group are a lovely bunch of fair minded, open, accepting people. If the world as a whole had as few bigoted people as this Thread, it'd be a far more harmonious one!

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

M'k those tech-savvy Freddie fans out there, I need some advice. The great Kathleen herself tried for about half an hour to get into my live on Instagram for our tech check and I could send him a request to join the audio and video part, but he said all that appeared on his end was a blue bar of some sort. He would click "accept" and then everything would just drop for him. He did say he could hear me but that my voice was coming in and out. I'm like 99% sure thats a wifi issue, ammi'right? Anyone techy able to confirm?

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 22:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know

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Posted: 09 Apr 19, 22:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you all get online using ethernet cable to rule out (or not) if it is a WiFi problem ?

Good Luck . Hope you sort it out.