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Jon O'Neill has a nob

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:21 pm

Never met the bloke.
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Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:29 pm

Ian Volante wrote:Never met the bloke.
You wouldn't like him.

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Kai Laddiman » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:05 pm

I disagree.
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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:20 pm

What I find interesting is that nearly 70% of the letters of the word NOB feature in the name Jon O'Neill.

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:14 pm

I think anyone who spells knob nob is a knob.

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:41 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I think anyone who spells knob nob is a knob.
I was just thinking how good it was that Charlie spelt it "nob", which is the proper way. I mean, in the dictionary I think it says "knob", but it was never that way at school. It's just "nob". There's no point in a dictionary trying to give a word like that a formal spelling.

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Re: Jon O'Neill has a nob

Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:38 pm

How can you put a silent letter in such a juvenile word? Knob seems so formal. Nob is the only way to spell it.

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Re: Jon O'Neill has a nob

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:51 pm

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by JimBentley » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:29 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I think anyone who spells knob nob is a knob.
I was just thinking how good it was that Charlie spelt it "nob", which is the proper way. I mean, in the dictionary I think it says "knob", but it was never that way at school. It's just "nob". There's no point in a dictionary trying to give a word like that a formal spelling.
I always thought a "nob" meant "aristocrat" or "posh cunt" and that the correct spelling (in the penile sense) was "knob". In fact I'm pretty sure I'm right, as the word "knob" (in the penile sense) was coined by the 4th Earl of Burscough, who had his penis replaced with a wooden doorknob following an accident with a Spinning Jenny.

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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Lesley Hines » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:05 pm

JimBentley wrote:4th Earl of Burscough, who had his penis replaced with a wooden doorknob following an accident with a Spinning Jenny.
That's the kinkiest thing I've ever heard! :lol:
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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:28 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I think anyone who spells knob nob is a knob.
I was just thinking how good it was that Charlie spelt it "nob", which is the proper way. I mean, in the dictionary I think it says "knob", but it was never that way at school. It's just "nob". There's no point in a dictionary trying to give a word like that a formal spelling.
I always thought a "nob" meant "aristocrat" or "posh cunt" and that the correct spelling (in the penile sense) was "knob". In fact I'm pretty sure I'm right, as the word "knob" (in the penile sense) was coined by the 4th Earl of Burscough, who had his penis replaced with a wooden doorknob following an accident with a Spinning Jenny.
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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:28 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:
JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I was just thinking how good it was that Charlie spelt it "nob", which is the proper way. I mean, in the dictionary I think it says "knob", but it was never that way at school. It's just "nob". There's no point in a dictionary trying to give a word like that a formal spelling.
I always thought a "nob" meant "aristocrat" or "posh cunt" and that the correct spelling (in the penile sense) was "knob". In fact I'm pretty sure I'm right, as the word "knob" (in the penile sense) was coined by the 4th Earl of Burscough, who had his penis replaced with a wooden doorknob following an accident with a Spinning Jenny.
What happened to Jenny?

Get in! It took me 4 hours but I knew there was a joke there.
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Re: Jon O'Neill is a nob

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:01 pm

Ben Hunter wrote: In 4 hours I'll hopefully get it.
Are you meeting up with Jenny?

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