From: Perth, Western Australia
Even Monty's most ardent admirers concede that he wasn't a particularly nice fellow, and your own officer caste saw him to be 'something less than a gentleman' as well. Why you would use my quoting of words that may or may not have been used in connection with him by working class Australians over 50 years ago to have a snide dig at me is your own business.
Of course.....he might have been completely normal until he had to grow up in Tasmania, what with all the intermarriage and them having two heads and all......(comedic licence...no hate mail please)
Oh, and as for the word the forum censored out it was p r i c k, a word I've heard used by the English commonly.
Cheers Warspite1, have a good day.
I'm with Warspite on this one. I'm no fan of Monty, he was a deeply flawed man ( just like the all the rest of us ), but there really is no need to use those sort of words. Warspite is certainly not having some sort of snide dig.
If I was to go on a Russian website, ( or this one...it does'nt really matter where ), and call Stalin a ****, I would expect to be banned for being abusive and/or inflammatory.
Let us all try to conduct ourselves in the spirit of this forum, and if language from the gutter has to be employed to make a point then the *£!%$^ symbols are more than adequate.
And just to confirm my working class credentials, D******d, W****r & P***k are all in common use in England as we speak, and not from 50 years ago.
Cheers Biggus63, have a good day.
I'm sorry that you and Warspite1 are offended by my musings, for that is all they are, as to how Monty might have been perceived, and what forces may have been at play to create his singularly unusual personality. Plainly my robust language has caused at least two people offence, and that's two people more than I intended to offend.