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Stage and pen names aside, here's a short list of people who are/were never referred to by their real names, because that would be ungallant and discourteous, and perhaps reveal little bit of of partiality and prejudice. Feel free to contribute more.

James Gordon Brown
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
John Vincent Cable
George Iain Duncan Smith
Gideon Oliver Osborne
Leonard James Callaghan
James Harold Wilson
Maurice Harold Macmillan
Robert Anthony Eden
Arthur Neville Chamberlain
James Ramsey Macdonald
Andrew Bonar Law
Rolihlahla Mandela
William Jefferson Blythe III

Nicholas Rory Cellan-Jones
Desmond John Humphrys
Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan

Everyone on Dosbods

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9 minutes ago, Nippy said:

Everyone on Dosbods

I have said several times that I think this a huge positive.

It means that nobody is judged upon their looks, house, car or holidays but upon the quality of their postings.

My objection to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram whatever is that people are presenting a distilled virtual self as being reality.

 

I read the below story years before the internet or even freely available computers. For someone who was every inch a product of the Edwardian era it is astoundingly prescient.

Here it is in pdf form if you wish to read it.

 

https://www.ele.uri.edu/faculty/vetter/Other-stuff/The-Machine-Stops.pdf

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2 minutes ago, Heart's Ease said:

Are we thinking about the same thing here?

*Toilet flushing in background*

xD Charles Lynton has never been able to flush that rumour about something that allegedly occurred just prior to John Smith's death:

https://uk.legal.narkive.com/a5r12Z9V/cottaging-anthony-charles-lynton-blair-tony-blair-former-pm-of-the-uk

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