Friday, 2 October 2015

WHAT'S A XENOPHONE?

You might have thought that the one word the Daily Mail would be able to spell correctly would be "xenophobe".

Sadly not.

I wonder if Carphone Warehouse is having busy morning explaining to hopeful buyers that the Mail just got it wrong again. 

21 comments:

  1. Literally a strange or foreign noise (the greeks have no actual word for foreign and use "stranger" instead).

    A great example is the guff being produced by Lord Lawson from his villa in France.

    Both strange and foreign.

    Best ignored.

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  2. Xenophone is a racist foreign xylophone?

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    1. I knew I could count on you for a sensible answer Panda. :)

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  3. Bugger, I was going to write that but could not spell it! How kind of UKIP to call him "has-been" as if he really has......

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    1. Hmmm... you should have written it in Gaelic and then we wouldn't have noticed the spelling mistakes.

      I didn't think Lawson ever has been... Mind he seemed to annoy the hell out of the Thatcher thing, so he's not all bad.

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  4. I think a xenophone might be a foreign language, the sort of terrifying thing you might hear if you were on a train with Nigel Farage.

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    1. Oh no... if you heard that you would feel threatened.

      Und das wäre absolut schrecklich sein, n'est pas?

      Mind I'd fee threatened if I were in any confined space with Nigel Farage breathing beery cigarette fumes all over me!

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  5. UKippers are more like xenomorphs, very Alien indeed.

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    1. That is an unforgivable insult......... to xenomorphs. Very inclusive species, they want to *ahem* join any and all races.....

      zog

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    2. They are infinitely better looking than old Farage...

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    3. Anon

      That is a Shape Shifter, like Jeremy Corbyn these days.

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    4. Disappointing so far. Not his fault I reckon. Left with no options as his hard right seem to be prepared to undermine him at every turn.

      I suspect they will pay for it. It was voters that elected Corbyn. Had I been one of them I'd be frothing by now at the likes of Cooper, Burnham, Benn, Eagle and their mates.

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  6. I'm not certain of the answer Tris ... can I phone a friend?

    I did briefly think it was a hatred of all foreign manufactured phones though.

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    1. Yes, Arbroath. You can phone a friend.

      I was gonna do that by Munguin pointed out I don't have any and if I wanted to use the phone it was £1!!

      Good idea though...I wonder if that's why Brown used to throw Nokias?

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    2. LOL... I guess.

      There we've found something he was good at.... being alliterative.

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  7. I'm a xenophone.

    I get those frigging annoying calls from overseas who are calling for "market research" purposes.

    Pass me coat......

    zog

    (this could go on all night!)

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    1. Nol no no... Here's yer coat|!!!!!

      But before you go, I ringing to let you know that you could be in line for a pay off if you ever had PIP.

      All you need to do is send me all your banking details and I'll make sure a large amount of money is deposited in a bank account... (not necessarily yours)

      Thank you for your time... and co operation.

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  8. Mail readers are products of the wonderful London-dictated education system in England. What else needs to be said?

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