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The Remarkibold & Goodlilode Stanley Unwin

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A colleague at work chose Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake today for one of his turns on Spotify, a classic (apparently) album by the Small Faces. I’ve never been a fan of sixties British music and have never heard this record before (other than the Lazy Sunday Afternoon track obviously)

So imagine my surprise when I heard the voice of Stanley Unwin chatting away throughout the Happiness Stan “concept” piece on side 2.

Stanley Unwin spoke what he called “Basic Engly Twentyfido” and everyone else called Uniwnese. Hearing it again completely out of the blue, brought back many happy memories.  My dad was a big fan, and I can clearly remember whenever Mr. Unwin appeared on telly, me and him crying with laughter together and wondering how he did it all with such a straight face and without verbally tripping himself up.

Some Unwinese phrases can be found here on Wikipeadia  – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Unwin_(comedian)

I’m not sure if it was genius or madness, but listening to some of the audio links on his site below still brings a huge smile to my face. Try Unwins Guide to the Infernal Combustion engine…..


Deep Joy indeed…….

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