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    Smile runny bit ...=? (About the UK)

    'Ladies and Gentlemen,' said this unseen siren, timbre straight off an in-flight relaxation tape. 'In a change to our schedule following events overnight in America, we will now hear from David Cameron.'
    Really, she had a lovely voice. Soothing and honeyed. It could have been the runny bit from the middle of a cough drop. A voice to get grown men thinking of Nanny.
    Mr Cameron stepped slowly to the lectern, cool but chunky in noticeably dark suit and magenta tie.
    Hi! What does the sentence I hightlighted in blue mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! What does the sentence I hightlighted in blue mean?

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    Some cough drops have a hard outside and a runny centre carrying the soothing content. So her voice was soft and smooth and soothing.

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    Smile Re: runny bit ...=? (About the UK)

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your illustration. I see.

    Could you please explain the following sentence for me? Why does it make men think of Nanny?

    Really, she had a lovely voice. Soothing and honeyed. It could have been the runny bit from the middle of a cough drop. A voice to get grown men thinking of Nanny.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your illustration. I see.

    Could you please explain the following sentence for me? Why does it make men think of Nanny?




    A Nanny was the person who looked after the small children of upper- and middle-class families. She was often more important to them than their mother in that she was the one who dressed them, looked after them when they were ill, taught them basic good manners, and was a central part of life. So something warm and soothing would recall the comfort given by a good nanny to her charges.

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    Smile Re: runny bit ...=? (About the UK)

    Anglika, thank you very much for your help. I am clear now.

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