Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 30 Aug 2015 04:35:41 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=88#comment8 Perhaps someone could suggest a jubilee to Henry Paulson? How about, say, cancelling about $700bn worth of debts?I'm sure many Americans would prefer the money went to them rather than their bank... Wed 01 Oct 2008 16:08:16 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=77#comment7 BS 4, Jubilation T Postpone? Wed 01 Oct 2008 15:34:20 GMT+1 vagueofgodalming http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=66#comment6 Your correspondent may be unrealistic, but they aren't ignorant. It's a biblical concept: under the Mosaic law, every fiftieth year was a Jubilee, with all debts cancelled. Nothing directly to do with celebrations, though one can see the association.I can't remember where exactly it comes in the bible (Exodus? Deuteronomy?) or whether it was only a theoretical provision or was actually used, but... Google is your friend if you want to find out. Wed 01 Oct 2008 15:23:57 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=55#comment5 Ah, now, jamboree is a different matter.Hands up those of you who remember jamboree bags? Wed 01 Oct 2008 14:07:51 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=44#comment4 Big Sister (4):Well, my mum seems to have come through an eye operation yesterday OK, so I'm somewhat jubilant today, so the small plastic containers of fruit-flavoured sugarwater are on me.Incidentally, this post doesn't half bring out the nostalgia in me. I first came across the word "jamboree" in a schools program for ~8 year olds where the regular small plasticene people were celebrating what became a "Samboree" in honour of the human presenter, Sam. Sam was played by a very young Tony Robinson. I've no idea what the programme was called. Wed 01 Oct 2008 13:56:56 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=33#comment3 Jubilee. Well, that would require 'jubilation', wouldn't it?Not feeling in the mood for that today. Can we postpone it for another day, please? Wed 01 Oct 2008 13:50:09 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=22#comment2 Well what a lovely suggestion. Clearly the listener has as good a grasp of financial matters as he (she ?) does of history. At least it wasn't a complaint, Paddy. You should see some of the things people say about Eddie. Oooh, he does get tetchy sometimes! (but not so tetchy that he can't share their inane rabbitings with us). PS - that call wasn't from a Mr Darling, was it? Wed 01 Oct 2008 13:25:05 GMT+1 RJMolesworth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=11#comment1 Loverly Jubbly Jubilee! Why wait for an 0 or 5 year. Have one now on the Jubilee Line. Wed 01 Oct 2008 13:06:16 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/10/someone_rang_the_bbc_to_say.shtml?page=0#comment0 No, Paddy, it means you've been promoted to General. (Private Mair will be very green!)As for the jubilee, isn't that a type of drink? When I was a nipper, it was another name for those Quenchy Cup things. Wed 01 Oct 2008 12:47:56 GMT+1