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There is no real official reason but it's mainly because of the (old) British culture. Namely, butlers were/are servants in large households who tended to their employer’s wishes. Despite being in a servant position, they were often respected for their skill and loyalty (even today there are specialized butler schools, often located in England) which often ...


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It's more than just a British accent. It's a specific kind of British accent officially known as "Received Pronunciation." It conveys a level of refinement and social prestige. When an assistant talks this way in an American movie, the implication is that they are more than just an assistant. Unsaid is that they are educated and connected, and certainly know ...


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Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is the character's name from the original japanese Sonic the Hedgehog game series. When Sonic calls him Eggman it's also a reference to the egg-shape drones that Robotnik uses throughout the movie. Take that as an easter egg (pun intended).


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Using paint, it would be easy to experiment with colors and notice that when you combine red and yellow, you get orange. Referring to finger-paint specifically adds an element of insult, because finger-paints are generally used by kids. So House is just being sarcastic and insulting; telling the guy a simple way that even a child could figure out that red ...


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Sure, he's saying that one [or two] can travel faster than a squad. But why quote Kipling? It's in character for a military officer of the time. Classical education. This type of quote, off the cuff being able to fit a literary quote to a given situation is a kind of 'verbal armoury' of sorts. This type of education and upbringing would arm such a person ...


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Ding Dongs are a mass-produced snack cake popular in the United States. Presumably Dutch wants them as a snack, since he'll be stuck at the station late into the night due to the interrogation.


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It's clear from the Blake's and Schofield's conversation much later in movie that Schofield didn't liked going back home. It's the conversation when they are talking about exchanging medal for wine bottle. I hated going home. I hated it. When I knew I couldn't stay, when I knew I had to leave and they might never see 'em...


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As Paulie_D has stated, Revolutions is short for Revolutions-Per-Minute. Your ship example is not as uncommon as you think. Many industries put more emphasis on RPMs to measure power output than they do on the actual work done. RPMs is a much more consistent way of measuring power output when the power is being supplied to an array of variable gears or ...


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this time next week it'll be chicken dinner. Yes, he's saying that Blake will be having proper meals while on leave. It's easier not to go back at all. This one is a little more vague but my interpretation is that going home is great but you still have to come back and that is incredibly depressing. So it's better not going so you don't have the ...


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Previous answers have well covered the chicken dinner aspect of the question. It's easier not to go back at all. If you read memoirs of WWI (or really any war), soldiers who have been in combat sometimes feel alienated from the civilians at home. They have seen, and perhaps done things, that would be regarded as appalling in the civilian world. In the ...


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48 hours is two days. Weekend. A bit of history of literature. In "catcher in the rye" Holden pretend he have been shot in the stomach. It's a game he plays with himself. Once he played it in restaurant, just as he paid (had to pay?). Similar location to this. Here Hunter goes into similar game: he pretend he have some secret mission. Gonzo recognize it ...


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Its a reference to a movie of that name The Revenant which features an attack by a grizzly bear. While scouting game, Glass is attacked by a grizzly bear and left near death.


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I think you misheard "ink" for "link" as in their communication equipment is hidden in the tattoos. According to the transcript you use as a source it even says: "It's a subdermal transmitter."meaning it is placed beneath the skin which means that covering it up with a tattoo makes perfect sense.


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Does Revolutions XX00 mean the RPM of the propeller shaft? Yes, it does Why do the crew talk about propeller shaft RPM? What are they communicating? Because they know from experience what revolutions will produce the correct amount of power will produce a specific speed in the water. It no use to the engine room to tell them "Make speed 25 knots" ...


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Although the line does not appear in the script, it does offer some insight. Basically, she's aware that the dish is unappetising and is sympathising with Francis for having to eat it. A covered plate is placed before Bergoglio. NUN: (CONT'D) He just prefers it that way. But he has arranged for you both to eat the same meal. It’s a traditional ...


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In the movie "R.E.D." Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is saying the Chinese sentence "Years ago I used to live in Wuhan." His pronunciation is, of course, not the best, but if you speak Chinese and listen to the sentence several times, you will be able to understand it. Even if you do not speak Chinese at all, you can understand the last word of the sentence, ...


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