"basket weaving" revisited

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 25 03:23:20 UTC 2007

I remember the U v. non-U issue from the '50's. There was also a movie
on the topic, IIRC, starring the late, great Terry-Thomas. I may have
it confused with the "Carry On" series.


On 5/24/07, James Harbeck <jharbeck at sympatico.ca> wrote:
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> >BTW, does anyone else recall the Scottish author, Sir Iain Moncreiffe
> >of that Ilk, (i.e. "Moncreiffe of Moncreiffe,") Bart, PhD, etc., etc.,
> >speaking of names hard to forget?
> Why, yes. He has a bit in _U and Non-U Revisited_, which is a
> somewhat diverting compilation of bits and pieces and chit-chats on
> the U/non-U topic. I remember seeing the name and thinking WTF?
> James Harbeck.
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