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    DEFFO AGREE WITH U ON THE
    U THING. BIT OF A HEAD SCRATCHER.
    ONE SHOW I NEVER SEE ON TV IN SAY 20YRS AT LEAST IS DEMPSEY AND MAKEPEACE NOT SURE IF U GO
    T IN CANADA.

    https://youtu.be/yFIyBV99Rfc

    BUT IT WAS PRETTY ROUGH FROM
    WHAT I REMEMBER AND IT WAS CUT BEFORE BEEN SHOWN.
    AWESOME THEME TUNE.


    BRITISH COP SHOW WHERE A NEW YORK COP JOINED FORCES WITH A U
    K FEMALE COP.





    Quote Originally Posted by beccabear67 View Post
    I'm still impressed with Z Cars enough that for any one character saying something dated there were two saying something else making the other look dated. It wasn't all Andy Capp, and the character like that wasn't shown as positive (or at least not all positive). The officers and top brass were flawed in various ways even if the WPC made tea in the office among other things. Someone could revive the show in a period setting with the original script and come off as well or better than Heartbeat. It's no Black And White Minstrel Show.

    There was a chain store in Canada called Zellers that had a teddy bear mascot named 'Zeddy', so I guess we're still a bit civilized compared to our neighbour.

    Actually I often find the U.S. spelling more logical... do we really need all these excess letter 'u' s in colour, labour etc.? As I type those there is a red line under them to say they are wrong... must be the Micorsoft software!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post

    DEFFO AGREE WITH U ON THE
    U THING. BIT OF A HEAD SCRATCHER.
    It could be lice doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beccabear67 View Post

    Actually I often find the U.S. spelling more logical... do we really need all these excess letter 'u' s in colour, labour etc.? As I type those there is a red line under them to say they are wrong... must be the Micorsoft software!
    It's mostly a European thing - French spellings resemble British spellings when it comes to words like "colour" and "flavour", and as Britain is closer to France, it's not surprising. Nited States, anyone?

    Fair enough, "centre" does sound as if it is spelt "center", but again, look at how September is spelt "septembre" in French. Labour - Courbyn, perhaps?

    Of course, before I started school properly, I learnt a lot of my vocabulary as a three and four year old from Sesame Street - so much so, I used to see specialists at the local City Hospital on Friday afternoons, including a speech therapist. I used to annoy her by reciting my alphabet correctly, right up until pronouncing Z as zee, and I was confused at such a young age as well because of Sesame Street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post

    ONE SHOW I NEVER SEE ON TV IN SAY 20YRS AT LEAST IS DEMPSEY AND MAKEPEACE NOT SURE IF U GOT IN CANADA.

    https://youtu.be/yFIyBV99Rfc

    BUT IT WAS PRETTY ROUGH FROM
    WHAT I REMEMBER AND IT WAS CUT BEFORE BEEN SHOWN.
    AWESOME THEME TUNE.


    BRITISH COP SHOW WHERE A NEW YORK COP JOINED FORCES WITH A U
    K FEMALE COP.
    I remember Dempsey & Makepeace when it was current, I don't think it's been repeated in a long time though. There was another, titled Due South, with a Canadian mountie and a U.S. policeman and we get repeats off that fairly often as it has some Canadian content... maybe in Australia they're still seeing Skippy The Bush Kangaraoo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Notice that the Elizabeth Taylor film X, Y, and Zee was spelt like that for non-American markets.
    As in the film Pulp Fiction, where there was a character called Z:

    Bruce Willis: "Zed's dead, babe!"

    That soundbite is even on the OST CD!
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    Interesting how we automatically pronounce ZZ Top as "Zee Zee Top" by habit when we see if written down, even in Great Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Interesting how we automatically pronounce ZZ Top as "Zee Zee Top" by habit when we see if written down, even in Great Britain.
    Supposedly one DJ announced them as Twenty Two Top after misreading a handwritten playlist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Supposedly one DJ announced them as Twenty Two Top after misreading a handwritten playlist.
    Haha, that's hilarious!
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    I always assumed that ZZ Top's name was chosen so that they could be listed last alphabetically in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles (in the same wat that ABBA and later A1 chose their names so that they could be first in the book).
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    Any programme that has been wiped from the TV archives.
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