Addy Van Der Borgh brings Advanced Mumbo Jumbo to Fringe

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Addy Van Der Borgh brings Advanced Mumbo Jumbo to Fringe

Five words and their more honest definitions

‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ is not strictly true, especially in a fight, but there is some truth in it. Words, as we know, can be very powerful, especially when put together in the right order. Here are five words and their more honest and thus mightier definitions…

A town or city that looks nothing like another town or city somewhere else in the world. Visitors from one of these towns can be seen walking around their ‘twin’ town with a look of grave disappointment and confusion etched on their faces.

A type of call made by a company representative to sell something the receiver of the call neither wants nor needs. However, since all calls should contain a certain amount of courtesy, one wonders what a non-courtesy call is like: ‘Oi knobhead, if you want
anything from this company, get off your arse and call us back now!’

A person you are connected with on a networking site such as Facebook, whom you hardly know and may not even have ever met. Although you usually never speak to them in person, you will have occasion to LOL with them, and even LYAO.

A pouf, as in ‘I went round to my gay friend Tony’s house last night and sat on his lovely leather pouf’.

A word sometimes used in instances where there is little or no emergency in order to give something gravitas, eg Emergency Budget, which is not officially part of the emergency services, as it is not possible to dial 999 and ask for a Chancellor of the Exchequer to be sent to your house.

The Stand II, 558 7272, 6–29 Aug (not 16), 5.25pm, £8 (£7). Previews 2 Aug, 6.10pm, 5 Aug, 6.20pm, £7 (£6).

Addy Van Der Borgh: Advanced Mumbo Jumbo

  • 4 stars

A show about the different ways we communicate, 'Advanced Mumbo Jumbo' also covers basic Jibba Jabba and intermediate Double Dutch, among other bits and bobs. Students of Gobbledygook may also be interested in this show. Or maybe not. But then again, maybe so; with a hey nonny nonny. 'Brilliant natural clown' (Daniel…

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