Headline (Sky News, UK)
LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX
I knew that "Becks" referred to Beckham, a soccer (?) celebrity, and I was aware that something extramarital had gone on.

I had also heard that a "loo" is a room where one may use the toilet. Thus the headline made me wonder if people were writing things on the walls of public loos. You know "For a good time, call Sexy Becksy at (phone number)."
How disappointing to learn that "Loos" is the last name of the "other woman." A report of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.
Maria Conlon
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Headline (Sky News, UK) LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX I knew that "Becks" referred to Beckham, a soccer (?) celebrity, ... of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining. Maria Conlon If all is not lost, where is it?

There seems to have been another other woman:
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/story pages/news/news1.shtml

(wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers...) Best regards,
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Headline (Sky News, UK) LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX I knew that "Becks" referred to Beckham, a soccer (?) celebrity, ... is the last name of the "other woman." A report of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.

A Loos woman, was she?
Does Beckman prefer blondes? Is he a gentleman?

Bob Lieblich
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Headline (Sky News, UK) LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX I ... of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.

A Loos woman, was she? Does Beckman prefer blondes? Is he a gentleman?

It's "Beckham". (Confusion with Dennis Rodman Clinton, maybe?)

And no, Becks is no gentleman. A gentleman would obviously have spread a blanket on the bonnet of the Ferrari before removing her ** so that she wouldn't burn her ***.

Ross Howard
Headline (Sky News, UK) LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX I knew that "Becks" referred to Beckham, a soccer (?) celebrity, and I was aware that something extramarital had gone on.

You are correct.
I had also heard that a "loo" is a room where one may use the toilet.

O no, no, no. A "loo" is a euphemism for the utterly unspeakable (literally in my case - I almost cannot utter it) word "toilet" itself (which may, in BrE usage at least, include both the room and the appliance therein). Almost anything is preferable to what we in our house call "the T-word" - lavatory, WC, heads, shithouse, bog. Even, God help me, little boys'/girls' room.
Are there other words that people find almost unsayable? I am garnering quite a collection - others include:
poncho
lounge
breakfast bar (though only conflated)
makeover
moist
clique (especially when pronounced "click")
Blair (I find I now can only utter this Bliar)
partner (when wife/husband is meant)
There are others, which not uttering them has rendered less memorable.
How disappointing to learn that "Loos" is the last name of the "other woman." A report of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.

A great deal more entertaining, I would aver, than the red-top drivel that we in this benighted island have had to endure for the past few weeks. Who honestly, outside of the immediate family, gives a rats *** who Becks has "becked"? Arguably the most disgusting part of the whole seedy, unseemly spectacle has been the treatment of "Posh" (aka Victoria Beckham, wife of above), who has come in for some quite unbelievable invective, most notably from the egregious Amanda Platell, late and utterly unlamented Tory spin-doctortrix.

Edward
Headline (Sky News, UK) LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX I ... of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.

A Loos woman, was she? Does Beckman prefer blondes? Is he a gentleman?

I could not have formulated Anita question. But Association football is, one was taught, a game for gentlemen played by cads; while the Rugby code is a game for cads played by gentlemen. One of the earliest occasions on which I became aware of a certain fallibility in the utterances of schoolmasters.
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Headline (Sky News, UK) LOOS ON BECKS AND SEX I ... report of the writing on loo walls might havebeen entertaining.

A Loos woman, was she? Does Beckman prefer blondes? Is he a gentleman? Bob Lieblich Diamonds are *my* best friend, too

Okay, okay I knew that "Loos" can be a last name, a la Anita. (I've not only seen the movie; I've read the book.) But when looking at "LOOS" in a UK headline, my immediate reaction was to think of the toilet. Well, not exactly to think of the toilet... to think of the BrE word for toilets.
Btw, does anyone say "loose woman" any more? Rephrase: Does anyone UNDER 55 say "loose woman" any more?
Maria Conlon
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Do you have trouble saying real "poncho", or Sears "poncho"?

And what causes the difficulty?
lounge breakfast bar (though only conflated) makeover moist clique (especially when pronounced "click") Blair (I find I now can only utter this Bliar) partner (when wife/husband is meant) There are others, which not uttering them has rendered less memorable.

I have trouble saying "WMD" and "9/11", as well as avoiding saying "so-called" before "intelligence" in certain contexts.
How disappointing to learn that "Loos" is the last name ... of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.

A great deal more entertaining, I would aver, than the red-top drivel that we in this benighted island have had to endure for the past few weeks.

I'll bet there are ways to avoid the drivel.
Who honestly, outside of the immediate family, gives a rats *** who Becks has "becked"?...

Millions, I imagine, but I'm not one either.

Jerry Friedman occasionally makes obscure Frank Zappa references.
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How disappointing to learn that "Loos" is the last name ... of the writing on loo walls might have been entertaining.

A great deal more entertaining, I would aver, than the red-top drivel that we in this benighted island have had to endure for the past few weeks.

I haven't had to endure it - Radio 3, Radio 4 and the Warrington Guardian have had nothing to say on the topic. I'm rather sorry I know about it now.

David
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