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Taking the piss out of the machines: London mayor Boris Johnson gave himself a full year to stew over being mocked by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for rhetorical fluency. Ironic that. While waiting to address the Tory conference in 2007 via video link, the Governator had whispered frank impressions of the then …


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  1. Chris Matchett
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    Old news is old

    And by the way Boris. Nice comeback. Shame it only took you a year for your speech writers to come up with it. Oh and by the way... what is your native first language? How's your german?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You know when someone disses you and you can't think of a good comeback

    and then a year later you come up with a comeback that is neither witty, insightful, accurate or original?

    Yeah, best just to let it lie.

  3. Gary Littlemore

    Last laugh

    Arnie will have the last laugh, because as he says "I'll be back."

    I'll get my coat.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Would have been a better way of announcing Boris' speech.

  5. Patrick R
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    Arnold's comment wasn't much of an dissing IMHO, it was just a bit amazement. Boris "el polar bear loco" should know better and concentrate on the serious issues. Unless he was elected just for being funny.

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    What a miserable bunch you are.

    Having a bad day?

  7. mutt1170

    @Patrick R

    "Unless he was elected just for being funny."

    You mean he wasn't?!?!?!?

    I thought the office of Mayor of London was created to keep the loonies busy.


    Mine's the one with the rigged ballot papers in the pocket

  8. It wasnt me

    @ ShirkingFromHome

    Hear hear,

    What a miserable bunch.

    Someone got out of bed the wrong side.

  9. Richard Porter

    If Arnie is monosyllabic...

    how does he say his surname?

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Partick R

    Surely Boris was elected purely because he isn't Ken Livingstone and no-one had heard of any of the other 1,895 people who stood?

  11. Rob

    @ Richard Porter

    "If Arnie is monosyllabic... how does he say his surname?"

    Slowly, I would imagine.

    I'll get *your* coat (and your boots, your clothes and your motorcycle).

  12. Anonymous Coward

    If the truth be know

    Boris was only elected to raise a smile whilst reading the metro on the tube into god awful work every day.

    I'll get me coat, bowler hat and brolly.

  13. Warhelmet
    IT Angle

    If the REAL Truth be known

    Boris was elected by people in the suburbs who objected to what they saw as Red Ken's persecution of the Chelsea Tractor driver and those who hankered for the return of the red telephone box, the Routemaster bus, ration cards and rickets. And Old English Spangles.

  14. Tim99 Silver badge


    "You make that sound like a bad thing." (Gene Hunt)...

  15. Jon Tocker


    "Having a bad day?"

    Dunno, but old Boris looks like he's having a bad hair day - or does he always look like that?

    He should sack his hair stylist *and* his script writer.

    Witty repartee is best served immediately (and preferably witty), not a year later.

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