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comment What's the origin of the “'ello, gov'nor” line?
@BenPlont: For reference, the OED cite you claim is for Dickens' Bleak House is: 1852 Punch 2 Oct. 152/1 (caption) Coster (to extremely genteel person). ‘I say, Guvner, give us a hist with this 'ere bilin' o' greens!’
Feb
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comment What's the origin of the “'ello, gov'nor” line?
@Ben Strange, OED online's first guvnor is from an 1852 Punch ("I say, Guvner...") and there's no "'ello guv-nah" mentioned. But "'ello guv-nah" isn't really a set phrase, just 'ello+guvnor. Oliver Twist was published in 1838 but I don't find any guvner or variants in the book and no "ello gunah" or variants at all in Google Books in the 19th century... If you can find an example in Oliver Twist or the OED 1827 cite, then the OED would be happy for the antedating!
Feb
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comment What's the origin of the “'ello, gov'nor” line?
@Ben: I just searched the OED, but can't find anything for "'ello guv-nah" or variants. What exactly is it listed under?
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comment Unrelated Cast Songs for the Credits
@vastra360: Do you have any examples?
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comment First use of on-screen text messages, like in Sherlock and House of Cards
Thanks. The article says of House of Cards: David Fincher, who directed the first two episodes of the show, decided that he wanted the texts to appear almost as text bubbles with a pale blue or gray background, depending on who was sending the message, as opposed to showing close-ups of phones. After he proposed the caption idea, Mr. Willimon showed him some clips from "Sherlock," which depicts texts on screen as white subtitles in a Helvetica font, and asked "Is this what you had in mind?" Mr. Fincher "was a bit bummed that it had been done before," he says. "But good ideas are good ideas."
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