Saving private Ryan

Many a moon ago, I had a friend who, within the social group, was surreptitiously¬†known as Private Ryan.¬†The mention of this nickname was usually accompanied by raised eyebrows and quiet chuckles. Ironic nicknames are of course a staple of an Englishman's diet - see Little John for a good example of this exceedingly high-brow humour... Continue Reading →

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