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Offline Rob Baker

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OK, I give up..
« on: July 18, 2010, 06:06:32 PM »
I've read yesterday's Horace strip a couple of time now and and am still a bit puzzled.



Is 'curtain' a Scottish slang word or is it something from the Old West?

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 07:12:53 PM »
I can't believe this happened.
When the cartoon editor first received this strip, he emailed me to ask what it was all about. I checked my own rough sketch and the second speech balloon finished with the words "track down a dangerous outlaw". When Andrew draws and letters a strip, he is listening to the radio. We can only assume that, while he was lettering this particular strip, the word "curtain" came over the radio and he simply wrote it out. Bizarre, I know, but it HAS happened before!
What is really annoying is that I told the cartoon editor all this and, after sharing a laugh, he assured me he'd fix it before publication. Aaaaargh!

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 07:28:54 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
I thought it was just me.
This has actually tickled me! They can be sinister though, them curtains!  ;D

If you squint your eyes in a curtain way, you can make out the word outlaw within the lettering.

 ;D ;D Ooh me belly...  ;D ;D
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Offline Rob Baker

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 07:39:29 PM »
Ahh, that explains it (sort of!).    So, this should have been filed under the 'It's always Andrew's fault'  thread.

;D ;D ;D
I thought it was just me.
This has actually tickled me! They can be sinister though, them curtains!  ;D
If you squint your eyes in a curtain way, you can make out the word outlaw within the lettering.
 ;D ;D Ooh me belly...  ;D ;D

Tom, pull yourself together. <-

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 08:24:25 PM »
Tom, pull yourself together. <-
;D ;D ;D Hooo hoo hee hee haw!!! ;D ;D ;D
I'm now crying...  :'(
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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 10:06:40 PM »
I've recovered now. I'm back to normal.
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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010, 10:16:39 PM »
I've recovered now. I'm back to normal..0

Offline Mince

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 09:59:23 AM »
I can't believe this happened.
When the cartoon editor first received this strip, he emailed me to ask what it was all about. I checked my own rough sketch and the second speech balloon finished with the words "track down a dangerous outlaw". When Andrew draws and letters a strip, he is listening to the radio. We can only assume that, while he was lettering this particular strip, the word "curtain" came over the radio and he simply wrote it out. Bizarre, I know, but it HAS happened before!
What is really annoying is that I told the cartoon editor all this and, after sharing a laugh, he assured me he'd fix it before publication. Aaaaargh!

Why is he incapable of proofreading? Surely there are not so many words that he can just check word by word afterwards.

Make him promise that every time he makes such a mistake, he has to give £100 to charity.

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 06:27:28 PM »
Well, I for one will now be using "curtain" as a synonym for "ruffian" or "thug" in everyday conversation.

For example, I went to buy some bread earlier, and I noticed some nasty-looking curtains hanging around outside the Co-Op.

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 06:36:34 PM »
Are you sure they were not hanging around inside the shop?

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 06:40:00 PM »
No, they were definitely outside. One of the curtains was still on his bicycle.

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 07:48:22 PM »
Unhand me, you curtain!
I like it.

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 07:55:42 PM »
 ;D
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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2010, 11:58:30 PM »
What about drapes? Are they a better class of curtain, that say thank you as they rob you.

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Re: OK, I give up..
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010, 12:02:27 AM »
Wait until the terror of the Venetian Blinds!