Q1: CMD =?Gordon Brown looked about as uncomfortable as a man mainlining Preparation H during his meeting with Barack Obama. But when the Messiah met Call Me Dave it was a marriage made in heaven.
Both the young pretenders are consummate actors. Obama was on a mission to prove to Europeans that he's One Of Them. CMD seemed desperate to prove he could get down with the folks in the hood.
Sympathising over Barack's busy schedule (or should that be 'sked-yule'?), Dave appeared to switch effortlessly into American. A stray microphone picked him up saying: 'These guys just chalk your diary up.'
Doesn't sound very Old Etonian to me. Both men were obviously anxious to ingratiate themselves.
Q2: 'get down with the folks in the hood. =?
Q3: 'These guys just chalk your diary up.' =?
Q4: What does the columnist mean for " Doesn't sound very Old Etonian to me"? I knew David Cameron is an old Etonian.
Last edited by thedaffodils; 30-Jul-2008 at 12:50.
CMD = Call me Dave. A nickname that seems to have been given to him because it is something he said or is reported to have said in one of his "meet the people" events in order, one supposes, to appear as "just an ordinary bloke".
In the hood is a reference to hoodies - young people who wear a garment with a hood that they keep up over their heads; they often form gangs and are often in trouble. The general effect is threatening. http://image.guim.co.uk/sys-images/S...2/1hoodies.jpg
It is also a reference to a speech made by Cameron soon after he became leader of the Conservatives, in which he suggested that offering love to hoodies was more necessary than arresting them. It was interpreted by the press as "Hug a hoody" - implying that Cameron is soft.
I just wanted to make that clear.
Hello all, thank you very much for your help.