A conversation posted to flickr by Dunstan Orchard and the ensuing comment-fest, prompted me to recall the following:

So, a famous British Antarctic explorer is due to give a public lecture at Leeds Town Hall. The Mayor of Leeds gets up on the podium and says:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my very great pleasure tonight to welcome the famous Antarctic explorer, Sir Vivian Fucks.”

Sir Vivian, for it is he, tugs on the Mayor’s sleeve:

“Actually it’s Fooks.”

“I know that laddie,” says the Mayor, “but I couldn’t say so in pooblic, now could I?”

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