As provided by Nigel Rees in his 'The Graffiti File' of 1981. Some need footnoting, some I don't get - take it as a memorial to a powerful linguistic ephemeros, now long gone.
(It seemed a good idea when I started...)
In 1975, George Davis was given a 17-year prison sentence for taking part in a robbery and wounding with intent to avoid arrest. Those who believed in his innocence wrote the slogan
‘George Davis is innocent, OK'
all over the East End of London. The campaign was taken up elsewhere, and in May 1976 Davis was released from prison but not pardoned. In July 1978 he was sentenced to 15 years gaol for his part in a subsequent bank robbery.
Bill Stickers is innocent, OK
Einstein rules relatively, OK
Amnesia rules, O
Apathy ru
Dyslexia lures, KO
Queen Elizabeth rules, UK
Heisenberg probably rules, OK
Saliva drools, OK
Pope Innocent is pious, OK
Synonyms govern, all right
Roget's Thesaurus dominates, regulates, rules OK, all right, adequately
Spanish punks rule, olé!
(more properly, perhaps, Spanish punks rule, ¡olé!) Cowardice rules, if that's OK with you
Queensbury rules, KO
Slide rules, OK
THE KING OF SIAM RULES BANK, OK
ROONER SPULES, OK
French dockers rule, au quai
George Gershwin rules, "Oh, Kay!"
Sycophancy rules, if it's OK with you
Scots rule, och aye!
Schizophrenia rules, OK, OK
Sceptics may or may not rule, OK
The Rubaiyat rules, OK
Royce Rolls, KO
Procrastination will rule one day, OK
Potassium exthoxide rules, C2H5OK
Personal problems rule, BO
P-P-Patrick Campbell Ru...Ru...Rules
Pedants rule, OK - or more accurately exhibit certain of the trappings of traditional leadership
Manuel rules, Oh-¿Qué?
Lord Denning Rules, OK - House of Lords overrules, OK Consideration rules, if that's OK
Flower Power Rules, bouquet
Horse power rules, neigh neigh
French diplomats rule, au Quai
Why no graffiti? We're working to rule, OK
David Frost drools, OK
James Bond rules, OOK
Brunel rules, IK
Anarchy, no rules, OK?
All Souls boot boys rule, OK
Typographers rule, OQ
Town criers rule, oyez, oyez, oyez
Rizla Skins Roll, OK
Persuasion rules, OK - just this once!
OK Sauce rules, HP
Sausage Rolls, OK
Examples rule, eg
Scotland rules, OK the noo!
Einstein rules relatively, OK - well, in theory, anyway Apathy rules, oh dear...
Bureaucracy rules OK, OK, OK
Other templates with examples in the book is 'Free the (insert place) (insert number)' - originally the Shrewsbury Two, from memory; and the 'I (specify trait of naivety. conformity, dullness) until I discovered Smirnoff' - vodka, that is, as in
'I thought clap was a form of applause until I discovered Smirnoff'
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As provided by Nigel Rees in his 'The Graffiti File' of 1981. Some need footnoting, some I don't get - ... discovered Smirnoff' - vodka, that is, as in 'I thought clap was a form of applause until I discovered Smirnoff'

For many years the tube bridge on the Piccadilly Line crossing of the North Circular, just west of Bounds Green Road, carried the following words, in ten foot high letters, fifty feet long:-

'M KAHN IS BENT'.
A crooked copper? Relishing in his sexuality? I've often wondered.

DC
For many years the tube bridge on the Piccadilly Line crossing of the North Circular, just west of Bounds Green ... foot high letters, fifty feet long:- 'M KAHN IS BENT'. A crooked copper? Relishing in his sexuality? I've often wondered.

A reference to AUE's own erstwhile contributor Mimi?

Steny '08!
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For many years the tube bridge on the Piccadilly Line crossing of the North Circular, just west of Bounds Green ... foot high letters, fifty feet long:- 'M KAHN IS BENT'. A crooked copper? Relishing in his sexuality? I've often wondered.

This was occasionally referred to in a topical comedy at the time (something with Punt and Dennis, I think). A colleague of mine who knew my proclivities in this area returned to our office, beaming, and told me that he'd just been talking to M Kahn. M Kahn, indeed, still works at my site; he doesn't appear at all bent.

David
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As provided by Nigel Rees in his 'The Graffiti File' of 1981. Other templates with examples in the book is ... discovered Smirnoff' - vodka, that is, as in 'I thought clap was a form of applause until I discovered Smirnoff'

And I thought cunnilingus was an Irish airline until ...
John Dean
Oxford
As provided by Nigel Rees in his 'The Graffiti File' ... clap was a form of applause until I discovered Smirnoff'

And I thought cunnilingus was an Irish airline until ...

...and I thought Premature Ejaculation was the prime minister of Spain until ...
Ida Goode-Johnson
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Ida Goode-Johnson filted:
And I thought cunnilingus was an Irish airline until ...

...and I thought Premature Ejaculation was the prime minister of Spain until ...

I have a cartoon in my head of someone who's just walked past a hospital and wears a bemused expression...the sign just behind him reads "Premature Ejaculation Clinic: Coming Soon"..r
Ida Goode-Johnson filted:

...and I thought Premature Ejaculation was the prime minister of Spain until ...

I have a cartoon in my head of someone who's just walked past a hospital and wears a bemused expression...the sign just behind him reads "Premature Ejaculation Clinic: Coming Soon"..r

A new take on the old "walk this way" joke come this way.
dg (domain=ccwebster)
As provided by Nigel Rees in his 'The Graffiti File' ... clap was a form of applause until I discovered Smirnoff'

And I thought cunnilingus was an Irish airline until ...

The original was of course: "Accountancy was my life until I discovered Smirnoff."

Laura, occasional vodka drinker
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