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Old 06-02-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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OP, that guy sounds like what we British refer to as a "KNOB!" (all the Brits can laugh at this one).
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Heh, I've heard the word "jockey" following that!
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Oh yeah, we laughed at that one...it became our favorite words at home for awhile (my husband is British).
"He's just a big knobhead, with no knob." ~ Bridget Jones' Diary
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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"He's just a big knobhead, with no knob." ~ Bridget Jones' Diary
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I recall, there's no "K" in the word "nob". It's just "nob"
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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A dying breed I feel , the Gentleman , never mind the English kind !

I always think of Bertie Wooster, a perfectly turned out nice but dim chap , chivalrous and always willing to help...



YouTube - Oh By Jingo - Jeeves and Wooster ( Hugh Laurie and Fry )


YouTube - Hugh Laurie ~ Jeeves & Wooster *Minnie the Moocher*


YouTube - Jeeves disapproves


YouTube - Jeeves and Wooster - Puttin' On The Ritz



YouTube - What ho?









YouTube - Hugh Laurie-The Sophisticated Song


Another perfect example of a British Gentleman is " Hastings" in Poirot .



I see a few ( welcome) relics of this glorious near extinct species when I go to my local Polo club but they are getting fewer and far between. Men who open doors for you, pull your chair in a restaurant, are always dapper, polite and courteous, never swear, self effacing, self deprecating, etc...



To me a gentleman is not about class and "breeding" but about an attitude . A gentleman is someone who treats all with respect and is as courteous to a flower girl as he is to a duchess ( as Elisa Dolittle would say) , someone with a sense of honour and duty, kind and thoughtful, selfless and thinking of others before thinking of himself. A pretty rare bird indeed !

I am afraid to say that the average British man is nowadays pretty much as described by other posters, binge drinker, anti-social, ill mannered and ill behaved, badly dressed, rude and has no idea has to treat a woman ! There are exceptions of course but binge drinking is the norm here.

Chavs are the national trait rather than gentlemen.

Bring back the Gentleman !
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I recall, there's no "K" in the word "nob". It's just "nob"
Well, I saw it spelled both ways, but after reading the only definition I could find of "nob," and knowing the definition of "knob," and how that word could be applied (without getting too graphic ), I figured "knobhead" fits best. Again, trying to keep it PG13.

Could you adjust my grade at least half a point?

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I always think of Bertie Wooster, a perfectly turned out nice but dim chap , chivalrous and always willing to help...
Haha, I love Jeeves & Wooster. I actually thought of Jeeves as more of an English gentleman, although he is actually Wooster's valet. And Jeeves might not always be as "polite" and "courteous" as one would like.

What ho? >
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