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I'd been staring at this question for ages and I felt the info was somewhere in my head, just had to wait for the right bit of the filing cabinet of my brain to open... ;-)

 

It's just hit me this morning. They are ranks of Peerage. I think it's Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Barons. Forgotten what M is now :-)

 

Edit: as I clicked post I remembered: Marquesses

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I'd been staring at this question for ages and I felt the info was somewhere in my head, just had to wait for the right bit of the filing cabinet of my brain to open... ;-)

 

It's just hit me this morning. They are ranks of Peerage. I think it's Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Barons. Forgotten what M is now :-)

 

Edit: as I clicked post I remembered: Marquesses

 

Exactly - that's a DING for Beach_hut.

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I'd been staring at this question for ages and I felt the info was somewhere in my head, just had to wait for the right bit of the filing cabinet of my brain to open... ;-)

 

It's just hit me this morning. They are ranks of Peerage. I think it's Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Barons. Forgotten what M is now :-)

 

Edit: as I clicked post I remembered: Marquesses

 

Exactly - that's a DING for Beach_hut.

Woohoo thanks :-)

 

Here's the next question - which non-royal person was offered to be the Duke of London?

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Well, thank you for the kind Ding. Tom Baker was very much 'my Doctor' as I born in 71 and so 'grew up' with him in the role.

 

If I was to take your question literally ("A topical question... who has played Doctor Who in the most episodes of the program?") the answer would be none. That's why I thought it might be a trick question. The character isn't called Doctor Who, he's simply The Doctor. People (including the fan club, I noted in a recent Tweet of theirs) are still getting this wrong after fifty years, so don't feel too bad about it.

My Question, staying with things 'Not of this Earth': what would the mnemonic (now passing out of fashion for reasons of sexism) "Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me Right Now Sweetie" be referring to?

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That would refer to stellar spectral classification :)
Trust you to know that lol. Please may we have a question about seaside buildings next? ;-)
Ding! for Betelgeuse. Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me Right Now Sweetie does indeed remind us of the O B A F G K M R N S stellar spectral classification sequence. Adding a W to the start (since 1998, for ultr-hot Wolf-Reyet stars) makes a Wow! to begin with. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant - or Class M - star, of course :) Edited by Simply Paul
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:lol: curses! Foiled!

 

Lord Moynihan is quite a short peer...

 

(I'm here all week, try the veal)

 

Careful with that petard now... :lol:

 

I was on the one at Great Yarmouth last weekend and that didn't reach the sea!

 

Must have been a pretty low tide - it's short but it's not that short. :)

 

Wigan Pier... It doesn't go anywhere... as mentioned by George Formby :lol: :lol:

 

Wigan pier eh? :lol:

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