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Old 04-11-2012, 15:26
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Legends in Scotland and among English fans like me. Help ma boab, jings, crivvens, whaur's Wullie?
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:42
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If you read the little rhyme at the top of the page, it gives the whole plot away! Always irked me if my eyes wandered to it while i was turning the page..
I don't really mind reading it to be honest. A rough guide is sort of good to get an idea of what's going to happen. I might try not reading it next year and see if it's better that way.
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Old 07-11-2012, 20:48
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If you read the little rhyme at the top of the page, it gives the whole plot away! Always irked me if my eyes wandered to it while i was turning the page..
I didn't bother to read the rhyme. I use to buy the annuals as they alternate between Oor Wullie and The Broons. But i don't buy them anymore. I got the The "Broons" and "Oor Wullie" Happy Days 1936-1969. It was great too see how they changed!
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:45
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i used to love how basically all the broons strips were basically 1 of 3 stories:

2. Maw broon decides the house needs some work done to it. Pa broon decides its too expensive and therefore says he will do it at a fraction of cost. When complete it looks great, then they notice the shortcuts paw took and he goes in a mood as they have to call in the decorators anyway. time!
I was about to post a reply in that the only story I remember is exactly what you have typed above in that one of the rooms needed a lick of paint.

After the job was finished the family were amazed at how cheap and quickly the job was done until they moved the furniature only to discover that it (furniature) had only been painted around, lol
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Old 07-11-2012, 22:31
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I was about to post a reply in that the only story I remember is exactly what you have typed above in that one of the rooms needed a lick of paint.

After the job was finished the family were amazed at how cheap and quickly the job was done until they moved the furniature only to discover that it (furniature) had only been painted around, lol
Either that or he drops a barometer/clock/hammer on his foot and ends up in hospital with a ridiculous bandage.
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Old 07-11-2012, 22:36
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Love these two stalwarts of Scottish culture! Have been reading them voraciously since primary school -- I remember always wanting a mouse like wee Jeemie.

Who's everyone's favourite Broon? I can never decide!
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Old 09-11-2012, 18:42
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Love these two stalwarts of Scottish culture! Have been reading them voraciously since primary school -- I remember always wanting a mouse like wee Jeemie.

Who's everyone's favourite Broon? I can never decide!
I like Hen. I think its because he used to remind me of my favourite teacher.
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Old 10-11-2012, 15:55
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I like Hen. I think its because he used to remind me of my favourite teacher.
Paw Broon, as quite often his attempts to make a bit extra often came to nothing.
In Oor Wullie I used to laugh at the teachers who were real dragons.
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Old 10-11-2012, 19:04
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Paw Broon for me. I think I'll BE him in a few years!
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Old 15-11-2012, 20:26
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I was never keen on Horace stories, love the bairn!
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Old 15-11-2012, 23:14
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our wullie your wullie a'bodys wullie
ahh memories when i was a lad we used to think this was rude
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Old 16-11-2012, 11:21
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I did have old Broons annual, really good and well drawn.
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Old 16-11-2012, 12:00
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I found a load of old Oor Wullies from my youth in my Dads loft a couple of weeks back - such great memories

Itís a shame they were in such terrible well read condition cos I bet a few of the older ones would be worth a few bob (boab) in good condition.

Mine all had pages hanging out and graffitied covers unfortunately
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Old 16-11-2012, 13:20
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Didn't Maggie get married and then they quietly phased the husband out?? I haven't read them in years but that sticks in my mind for some reason.
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Old 16-11-2012, 16:33
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Didn't Maggie get married and then they quietly phased the husband out?? I haven't read them in years but that sticks in my mind for some reason.
She was engaged to a guy called Dave and there was lots of reference to the wedding and their future home but like you say he did seem to be phased out!
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Old 16-11-2012, 19:33
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She was engaged to a guy called Dave and there was lots of reference to the wedding and their future home but like you say he did seem to be phased out!
Thanks for that. I always wondered if the readership went down cos Maggie had a bloke!! I remember he was drawn different from the other charcters, not as cartoonish in a way..found it quite jarring if that makes sense.
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Old 16-11-2012, 21:52
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Didn't Maggie get married and then they quietly phased the husband out?? I haven't read them in years but that sticks in my mind for some reason.
The Broons and Oor Wullie book that comes out with the annual shows, this year, a wedding photo of Maggie and Dave with all the Broons family, and of course, Wullie and his mates.
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Old 16-11-2012, 22:08
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The Broons and Oor Wullie book that comes out with the annual shows, this year, a wedding photo of Maggie and Dave with all the Broons family, and of course, Wullie and his mates.
Ach, going to have to get it now!
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Old 17-11-2012, 10:08
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Thanks for that. I always wondered if the readership went down cos Maggie had a bloke!! I remember he was drawn different from the other charcters, not as cartoonish in a way..found it quite jarring if that makes sense.
Lol Maggie always has some sort of man in her life. I remember recently it was a valentines one and Joe, Hen and Daphne are rubbing it in to her as they have at least one and Maggie has none and it turns out Maggies are coming by special delivery as the post office have had to put an extra van on to bring her valentines!

I will need to go back through my older books and have a look for Dave! My older books belonged to my grandparents and great grandparents so he will be in one of those!
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Old 17-11-2012, 19:30
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I found a load of old Oor Wullies from my youth in my Dads loft a couple of weeks back - such great memories

Itís a shame they were in such terrible well read condition cos I bet a few of the older ones would be worth a few bob (boab) in good condition.

Mine all had pages hanging out and graffitied covers unfortunately
I had an annual from the eighties and some of it was out of date, such as the teachers using the belt( outlawed at the start of the eighties in most of Scotland) and Wullie asking for a three pence ice cream. However, it had a charm all of its own and I used to enjoy reading Oor Wullie.
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Old 17-11-2012, 21:30
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Ach, going to have to get it now!
I forgot to say that it's on the front cover.
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Old 01-01-2013, 18:01
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I had an annual from the eighties and some of it was out of date, such as the teachers using the belt( outlawed at the start of the eighties in most of Scotland) and Wullie asking for a three pence ice cream. However, it had a charm all of its own and I used to enjoy reading Oor Wullie.
Just efter readin Oor Wullie this year, and it was braw

*ahem* Yes I have a collection of all of the annuals going back to the late 70s, and Wullie doesn't get the belt in school any more, he also doesn't get put over Paw's knee and skelped with a slipper. Kids today need some discipline.
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Old 07-01-2013, 19:40
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The Broons as you have never seen them before http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKEWtUojpbY
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Old 07-01-2013, 20:26
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Is it the Broons or Oor Wullie that came out this Christmas?

Normally see it in WHSmiths' and a few others but not seen it anywhere this year
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Old 07-01-2013, 22:42
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It was Oor Wullie this year.

Was cracking. Finished it already ha!
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