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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you've been reading the news you might have seen that:

"Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist, was killed in Istanbul after walking into the consulate of Saudi Arabia,"

I was interested to know if he was any relation to the ship person and...

"Jamal is the nephew of late Adnan Khashoggi, an infamous arms dealer who used to be a key player in the Middle East and is said to have close relations with many prominent figures."

A bit of trivia I wasn't expecting:

"Jamal's cousin, Dodi Fayed, became famous for his relationship with the U.K.'s Princess Diana."

I don't wanna trivialize the murder but when I listened to the song as a teenager I was always perplexed by the name and interested in knowing more.

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Posted: 14 Oct 18, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess someone in the band attended maybe a party on his ship. It is a grand ship btw.


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Posted: 14 Oct 18, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes all of Queen were at the party,although he never 'hired' them as reported in our amazing UK press

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Posted: 14 Oct 18, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And it is pronounced K Hashojji

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Posted: 14 Oct 18, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jamal Khashoggi is officially missing at this point. According to Turkish officials he was killed inside the Saudi Arabian consulate, but this hasn’t been confirmed. He’s a journalist and critic of his country’s government, so if he’s been killed this is a major international event. He went to the consulate to get papers for his upcoming wedding.

Really this topic belongs in the Personal section I would think.

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Posted: 15 Oct 18, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiki:

Their family surname means "spoon maker" (Kasikçi) in the Turkish language.

So, The Spoon Maker's Ship.

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Posted: 16 Oct 18, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spooning was Frederick's favourite cuddling approach.


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

It's confirmed that he has actually died now. RIP.

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Posted: 27 Oct 18, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a whole piece on BBC Newswatch about the correct pronunciation of his name. Experts differ. There's been some bonkers versions. Queen's one (the one familiar to me) gets a shout so I'm sticking with that.