Too Much Foyle's War?

Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby ayresorchids » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:18 pm

TwiningsGirl64 wrote:Disgusted with what was completely rude and unsatisfactory service from our local council recently, and being stone walled after requesting to speak with whoever was in charge, I was sorely tempted to quote Foyles wonderful tirade from Bad Blood.
:toetap: "If Im not in his office in the next 2 minutes, I'll be back with the Army, the Police, The Home guard and the Press. (Using Foyle hand gestures for added emphasis) Would you feel able to convey this to him at your earliest opportunity." End rant! :foylekiss:



LOL! One of my all-time favorite scenes, not least because of the polite matter-of-factness of his delivery. And I have long been in love with his signature hand gesture; that rather sudden downward open-handed thing he does for emphasis! Like his unusual vocal inflections, it is unique.
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:02 am

jewell wrote:It should work, TG. :foyle5:


If I could only manage to remain as calm as Foyle does :mrgreen:

and not raise my voice so much, :lol:
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:41 am

ayresorchids wrote:
TwiningsGirl64 wrote:Disgusted with what was completely rude and unsatisfactory service from our local council recently, and being stone walled after requesting to speak with whoever was in charge, I was sorely tempted to quote Foyles wonderful tirade from Bad Blood.
:toetap: "If Im not in his office in the next 2 minutes, I'll be back with the Army, the Police, The Home guard and the Press. (Using Foyle hand gestures for added emphasis) Would you feel able to convey this to him at your earliest opportunity." End rant! :foylekiss:



LOL! One of my all-time favorite scenes, not least because of the polite matter-of-factness of his delivery. And I have long been in love with his signature hand gesture; that rather sudden downward open-handed thing he does for emphasis! Like his unusual vocal inflections, it is unique.


Oh mine too Chris. :biggrin: His delivery is so pitch perfect and I just love his whole demeanor (he's so not in the mood to be messed about) and I think had Commander Halliday refused to see him, Foyle would have signalled to Brookie to crash through the road block and collect him on the other side :lol:
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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Samfan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:57 pm

I used the phrase "catch you up" today, which might be British. But not as in catching up with someone (like going after them as they are walking down the hallway). I used it in the context of filling in a person coming late into a meeting about what was going on before she arrived.

According to this link, I might have used the American version:

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/catch-someone-up

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby Wolesley » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:19 am

At the annual Teacher-Librarians conference today, one of the sessions was presented by a Ms. C. Fowler, so of course I immediately thought of the line from The Funk Hole, "...Not ...'Foyle'?" :biggrin:

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby jewell » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:13 pm

Waiting in line at Chipotle practicing my upside down smile.

Not too successfully. :foyle4:

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby ayresorchids » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:14 pm

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Re: Too Much Foyle's War?

Postby starlight » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:42 am

Years after Foyle's sneer of disapproval in The German Woman ("The Mail… huh."), Wikipedia follows suit by banning The Mail for being an unreliable source :lol: :foyle4:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... or-website
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