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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Aly Jones » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:19 am

Wow, I have something in common with a 'well too do' 1st class passenger? Did him and his wife own a store in Richmond south west London? or better yet, they were Richmond supporters? or they had a daughter named Allison? :D
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:27 pm

Dave Gittins wrote:What did Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon have in common with any Richmond barracker?

both are hopelessly outdated & out of touch with reality :mrgreen:

side note: I don't actually care about any football code whatsoever
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby VW1956 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:35 pm

Hello Dave. The question for me is "Whats a Richmond Barracker?" So the best I can come up with as to what do they have in commen is leaving out the "Sir" they both have 15 letters in there names. Ken.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:33 am

As an "Old Etonian" Duff Gordon would have sung thew school song "The Eton Boating Song" the Richmond football club's song is "Oh we are from Tigerland" & the tune is adapted from an old show tune called "Row, Row ,Row"
It's a stretch I know
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:05 am

Some ingenious ideas, but not close to what I'm thinking of. :twisted:
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby The Walrus » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:49 pm

North 52 West wrote:Correct Dave, also they both came from a family of 6 children, it's true almost everybody is no more than 6 degrees away from Kevin Bacon!
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My Kevin Bacon Number is probably one or two. I'll have to research that.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby VW1956 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:53 pm

Hello. Well Aly gave me a clue. She asks did he own a store in South West London. I dont think he did but he is buried in South West London. So are the Richmond Barrackers buried by other supporters. I still dont know what a Richmond Barracker is. Ken.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Aly Jones » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:36 am

Oh Kaz, your a crack up! :lol:

What did Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon have in common with any Richmond barracker?

I know a man 'Roy' and that he's great grandfather wrote the Richmond theme song, so that can't be that.

Sir duff Gordon helped financed Richmond to become a club in the VFL?
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:11 am

VW1956 wrote:I still dont know what a Richmond Barracker is. Ken.

Ken, a barracker is a fan of a football team
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:45 am

Aly is really going to hate me! :twisted:
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:37 pm

Both won/win a considerable amount of wooden spoons
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby VW1956 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:06 pm

Hello. The answer sounds like something only an Australian will know. And I was totally wrong when I wrote earlier about Duff Gorden being buried in South West London.For some reason I had Bruce Ismay in my head. Sorry. Ken.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Dave Gittins » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:24 pm

It has to do with a well-known fact about Sir Cosmo.

For British readers, I could have asked what Sir Cosmo had in common with Man U supporters. For Americans, make it the New York Yankees.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby Aly Jones » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:46 am

Aly is really going to hate me!


You referring to Richmond being a pathetic team, grrrr... lol.

I think Kaz may be right.

Wooden spooners! All of them including Sir Duff Gordon. He 's a sportsman and he represented Britain in 1908 Olympics. I guessing he was bad at what he did and lost most of the time just like the Richmond football club...and NY Yankees and MCU.
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Re: A puzzle to amuse

Postby North 52 West » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:21 am

Actually Sir Cosmo was quite good at fencing, collecting a silver medal for the team epee in '08, if memory serves
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