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Separated at birth?

We have Salvatore in 'The Name of the Rose':


And Elliot Morley, the MP for Scunthorpe:




Looks like there could be some DNA in common. And what's more, let us compare some of their stock phrases:

Salvatore: 'Penitenziagite'. 'Stupido, stupido, me not know nothing'.

Morley: “I have reported this to the finance department and Chief Whip. I have made a mistake, I apologise for that and I take full responsibility'.

Nick has linked this clip in the comments, but I think it deserves to be added to the post for the benefit of all those who like their justice to be seen to be done, so to speak:


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Anonymous formertory said... 7:27 am

Reminded of a piece of childish doggerel which was thought funny by my mates and I when much, much younger: "If Typhoo put the "T" in Britain, who put the cnut in Scunthorpe?"

Now we know.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:16 am

Indeed we do...  



Blogger Nick Drew said... 11:19 am

and we know what happened to him ...

ooo-errrr  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:23 am

Nick - Indeed. Good film, better book.  



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