A Conversation for Kenneth Williams - the Actor

The "Barclays"

Post 1

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I watched the programme on Kenneth last night and in his diaries he referred to "sue the Bank" or "Have a Barclays" - that's rhyming slang for w*nk.

I didn't know that.

I worked for Barclays for 7 years and never knew that.

I wonder if my old workmates do!smiley - biggrin

What a sad life he led, his morbid fear of penetration, he even hated visitors using his toilet.smiley - sadface


The "Barclays"

Post 2

coelacanth

They do say you should learn something new every day GB! You've obviously never read his diaries, edited by Russell Davies, which gives an insight into his life. I can highly recommend them. Your library will probably have a copy, or can at least order it for you.
You'll never watch a Carry On in the same way again!

smiley - bluefish


The "Barclays"

Post 3

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I'll keep a look-out.smiley - ok

I loved the Carry-On films!smiley - laugh


The "Barclays"

Post 4

Dazza Oxford

As a user of Barclays Bank I'm not too sure either of how many would know the slang meaning, however I too can recommend his Diaries - they are insightful, shocking and really revealing, take my word for it smiley - winkeye


The "Barclays"

Post 5

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I'm still learning...someone in my Celibacy thread called it "washing" the other day.

smiley - laugh


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