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Another quiz: Ugh

Chrístõ
chris@cjsquire.plus.com
Thu Jul 20


Who says ‘Ugh’?

To whom?

What did they mean by it?


Hah! I know this one!

Bob Bridges
robhbridges@gmail.com
Thu Jul 20


Stephen says it to an Indian of his acquaintance while he and Jack are being held in the USA, under the impression that it's a standard Amerindian greeting.  Eventually the Indian asks him why he says it, and then explains (not very plausibly in my opinion, but Mr O'Brian never asked my opinion) that "Ugh" was really the Indians' expression of distaste at the sight of those ugly white men.

On Thu Jul 20, Chrístõ wrote
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>Who says ‘Ugh’?

>To whom?

>What did they mean by it?


Mystery explained

Max
Thu Jul 20


youtu.be/J8uSUcAFiXc




On Thu Jul 20, Bob Bridges wrote
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>Stephen says it to an Indian of his acquaintance while he and Jack are being held in the USA, under the impression that it's a standard Amerindian greeting.  Eventually the Indian asks him why he says it, and then explains (not very plausibly in my opinion, but Mr O'Brian never asked my opinion) that "Ugh" was really the Indians' expression of distaste at the sight of those ugly white men.

>On Thu Jul 20, Chrístõ wrote
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>>Who says ‘Ugh’?

>>To whom?

>>What did they mean by it?


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