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‘Finding Fanny’ review: Homi Adajania finds love in quirky corners

No, in English English that wouldn’t be a quirky corner to find that sort of thing really.

17 thoughts on “Not sure this really works in English English”

  1. Obviously another of those words, like disinterested and wicked that are radically changing meaning.
    I’m too unhip to say what “quirky” now means, can anyone explain?

  2. Or as my aged parent keeps reminding me:
    ‘He’s a gay fellow’ meant one thing in the 50’s and another thing now,

  3. Is it something to do with querking?

    IIRC having seen it once on a you tube video…fanny definitely seemed to be involved.

  4. At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bath back in the early 60s the headmistress was one Fanny Davis. Always known as Miss.

    Not to be messed with. She wielded a cane with dexterity.

    We were too young and innocent to understand what you lot are going on about here.

  5. I didn’t know you were originally from Bath….not that we would have met back then, I started primary in the late 60s and of course on the other side of town, at St. Alphege’s. But “Catholic” Bath is a pretty small place. I’d lay bets that our parents would at least have known some of the same people…..

  6. Baff?

    Growing up in the 60s and 70s in Bedminster, Bristol we occasionally went to Baff to gaze in wonder at how posh it was. And also to play rugby against KES. Invariably losing Bristol Cathedral School nil, KES lots.

  7. Disinterested: impartial, not taking a side.

    Uninterested: I’d rather watch a washing machine go around than look at this rock for much longer.

  8. My children use “infect” as an adjective for any spoof or game that is temporarily attractive.

    Please Tim, tell us that quirky is not cognate.

  9. bloke in france – “I’m too unhip to say what “quirky” now means, can anyone explain?”

    Well, I am not exactly as familiar with the dating scene as I once was. Back in the 70s for instance. But I gather that “quirky” is like “has a nice personality”. In this case it means the young lady is soon to be keeping an insane number of cats, is prone to throw things and has a rather interesting collection of body art she is happy to show you, and alas, anyone else who asks.


  10. Tim

    67 Bloomfield Avenue. St Alphege’s was our parish. My youngest bro went to the primary there. I was of course an altar boy and I remember Father Dolan a dark swarthy Irish priest. All the women swooned. Probably a descendant of ashipwrecked Spaniard from the Armada. Went off to Brazil as a missionary.

    I went to St. Brendan’s. I played for the third team before my bad eyesight and cowardice made me change to cross country. I remember playing a school up Bedminster way and putting 67 past them. I played on the wing but did not score. The ball was over the line before second-centre.

    Oh an I ain’t half posh too!

  11. So our parents at least would definitely know each other. We moved into 99 Bloomfield Ave (overlooking the tennis courts in the centre of the avenue) in 1966 or thereabouts.

    Small world theory etc etc……

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