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Just the thing for betting with socialists

A new £20 note design with Adam Smith on it.

I would also like banknotes with John Locke, David Hume, Wellington (again), Churchill, Disraeli, William Robert Peel, Cromwell, Generals Wolfe and Moore and the Duke of Marlborough.
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Anonymous verity said... 8:16 pm

And Maggie. That'll be the day.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:21 pm

Would work for me, but she still walks the earth. There are probably a few C19th Whigs / Libs I'd commemorate too. Well, Palmerston at least.  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 8:22 pm

WOlfe should be top of the list.anyone who gives the frencha kicking etc  

Anonymous verity said... 8:22 pm

Oh, yes, I forgot it was only dead heroes. Well, later, a long time in the future, perhaps.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:51 pm

Amen - Not for many more years, I trust.  

Anonymous newmania said... 10:04 pm

oo I think Maggie will be shuffling of the old mortal coil pretty soon now . It must be an alarming thing to be old and famous. Apparently the moment Freddie Mercury was diagnosed with ,what some here would call ”His just deserts “ ,and I would call AIDS ,the death industry began. As he drove around he passed warehouses filling up with “dead Freddie” merchandise every day . One of the reasons “Queen had bad back” made the front page is that they store up this cheap and easy obituary stuff and it just overflows onto the page at the slightest excuse. I would like to live forever through my work …and by being down loaded into a succession of donor bodies. Second one only if pushed.  

Anonymous newmania said... 10:11 pm

William Peel ? The third son of Robert Peel. Isn`t that a bit obscure. He seems like an estimable chap with VC an `all but would anyone recognise him. I don`t suppose , be still my beatng heart , the mighty C has commited an error?

Oh please let it be so

Palmerston ah yes "civis Croydonius sum" lets send a gun boat to Lewisham , or Lambeth.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:48 pm

N - Yup, I just screwed the pooch. Robert Peel. I knew it wasn't 'John', and William has such a nice ring to it....  

Anonymous newmania said... 10:55 pm

Ode to Joy is playing at full blast as read this admission again and again and again. ..  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:00 pm

I am actually a very modest and self-effacing chap, and you are a miserable toerag Paul.

So much for 'alle menschen werden bruden', eh?  

Anonymous newmania said... 12:06 am

I `d have brazened it out.

Allen Suendern soll vergeben,  

Blogger istanbultory said... 7:05 am

What about Friedrich Hayek? He became a British citizen in 1938 and remained so for the rest of his life....  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:30 am

IT - yup, he would grace our currency. One of many fine people to take up British citizenship.  

Anonymous Sutton ex-patriot said... 9:47 am

Being Britn it shd be Kate Moss, Nikki Grahame, Bob Geldof or similar. Whine Looney etc etc etc

30.10 09:40  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:46 am

Yeah, stand by for the 'Big Brother' collection....  

Anonymous Ellee said... 5:31 pm

Surely not Cromwell, was that a mispring?  

Anonymous Ellee said... 5:32 pm

I mean misprint? Though if Cromwell had had a "mispring", he might have smiled a bit more. His ghost haunts his former house in my nearby city of Ely, I guess his spirit will be out celebrating Halloween tomorrow.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:34 pm

Elle, I've got republican tendencies....  

Blogger dearieme said... 5:46 pm

Darn it, I'd hoped that your William was the fictional William Brown, of "Just William" and heaps of other jolly good reads.  

Blogger istanbultory said... 6:51 pm

Nobody's come up with any (cough) Welsh nominations. Dylan Thomas perhaps?  

Anonymous newmania said... 11:53 pm

The English language has imported the entire Latin vocabulary and most of it several times via romance languages. Additionally large amounts of Dutch ,Scandanavian and so and so on.

The Welsh have given us the word "Penguin" ..Thats it.

Like Dylan Thomas for his fatness debauchery and poetry .What about these as Welsh entries.

Henry Morgan -Pirate and Govenor of Jamaica

George Herbert -Anglican Poet

Both ancestors of my wifes!

AND the best three quarter line ever anywhere
Gareth Edwards , Phil Bennet,Steve Fenwick , Ray Gravell, JPR, JJ and Gerald Davies .

PS Other ancestors of Mrs. Newmania were certainly slaves . Hope PHITCH doesn`t want to repatriate her.( Until my next divorce that is)

PPS who dearieme ,she funny.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:26 pm

Nelson, surely?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:40 pm

Anon - good call.  

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