James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon May 20 12:35:24 UTC 2002
In a message dated Sun, 19 May 2002 10:24:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM> writes:
> >And the existence of the phrase "Sloane Rangers" implies that the British are
>>familiar with the phrase "Lone Ranger"....<
>Is that expression still current? I'd have thought it'd be passe by now.
>It was around in the late 60's. It contrasted oddly with the Sloane Square
>hostel, which was the rattiest of all the London youth hostels at that time.
I recall having heard "Sloane Ranger" applied to Diana Spencer around the time she became Princess Diana. No, I haven't heard it since.
from the Lord Chancellor's patter song in Iolanthe:
...they're a ravenous horde
and they all came aboard
at Sloane Square and South Kensington stations
- Jim Landau
"You could use a nose job" ---Debbie Friedman to the Phillie Phanatic, 19 May 2002
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