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Dick Durbin

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Recently, SWMBO and I went antique shopping and I found a framed certificate that read as follows:

This is to certify that Angela Hogg has been elected a Shield Bearer in The Circle of Silver
Knights. The League of Careful Cyclists Given under the Seal of the Order this 22nd day of
August 1950

A banner at the top reads, "Sponsored by Raleigh Industries, Ltd. Nottingham"

A similar banner across the bottom reads, "Make the Roads Safe for All."

I thought it was quite a hoot.

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Andrew Price

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> Recently, SWMBO and I went antique shopping and I found a framed certificate that read

Help please with text and pronunciation of "SWMBO" ?

best , Andrew (a student of bicycles and language) (remove .x1 to reply)
 
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Max

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Andrew Price wrote:
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> "**** Durbin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> > Recently, SWMBO and I went antique shopping and I found a framed certificate that read
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> Help please with text and pronunciation of "SWMBO" ?

"sumbo", "swumbo" or "soombo" :== She Who Must Be Obeyed.

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Just Zis Guy

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On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:34:56 GMT, "Andrew Price" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Help please with text and pronunciation of "SWMBO" ?

"She Who Must Be Obeyed" from the H Rider Haggard novel "She" as quoted by Horace Rumpole in John
Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey books. Rumpole invariably refers to his wife Hilda as "She" or "She
Who Must Be Obeyed," particularly where vim or Brillo pads are concerned.

If you've never read them, I urge you to seek out the Rumpole books in your local library. Also
available on video (depending on location) with Leo McKern putting in a truly exceptional
performance as the eponymous hero. Beautiful stuff, heartwarming and witty.

Guy
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Peter Storey

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> >> Help please with text and pronunciation of "SWMBO" ?
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> >"sumbo", "swumbo" or "soombo" :== She Who Must Be Obeyed.
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> Often the same person is SWIAW "She Who Is Always Right"
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> I am chief member of both organisations ;-)
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> Cheers, helen s
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Reminds me of a philosophical riddle that my brother put to me last summer:

"If a husband ventures an opinion in the forest and his wife is not there to hear it, is he
still wrong?"

Peter Storey
 
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Dick Durbin

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"Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:34:56 GMT, "Andrew Price" <[email protected]> wrote:
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> >Help please with text and pronunciation of "SWMBO" ?
>
> "She Who Must Be Obeyed" from the H Rider Haggard novel "She" as quoted by Horace Rumpole in John
> Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey books. Rumpole invariably refers to his wife Hilda as "She" or
> "She Who Must Be Obeyed," particularly where vim or Brillo pads are concerned.
>
> If you've never read them, I urge you to seek out the Rumpole books in your local library. Also
> available on video (depending on location) with Leo McKern putting in a truly exceptional
> performance as the eponymous hero. Beautiful stuff, heartwarming and witty.

Exactamundo. Give that Guy a cheroot for the most accurate and discerning answer.
 
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