Comments on: 300 years old? http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/ Reader reaction to Reuters news Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:49:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Brenda F http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343067 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:40:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343067 My favourite part of this blog is when readers who are so dumb that they can’t interpret the language of a simply written news story feel compelled to write snarkily superior and sarcastic comments to the editor. Who them gets to shoot them down. Up with dumb readers!!!

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By: Adam http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343030 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:32:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343030 Allingham’s life has SPANNED three centuries, which means he was born in the 19th century, lived the greater portion of his life in the 20th century (the 1900’s, if you’re as still as dumb as you sound), and now he’s living (but not for long, probably, God bless him) in the 21st century. Man, I’d love to see your SAT scores!

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By: Dan http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343026 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:34:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343026 If the article had mentioned the gentleman’s date of birth it would have helped. I bet he’s been getting the same old postcard from the Queen for over a decade now.

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By: Nu'man El-Bakri http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343023 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 22:33:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343023 What fascinates me is his secret to reaching 113 – “cigarettes, whisky, and wild wild women”. Equally moving is how this WWI veteran expressed his disgust for conflicts by saying: “War’s stupid. Nobody wins. You might as well talk first, you have to talk last anyway.”God bless you Henry!

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By: krishnamurthi ramachandran http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343019 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:35:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343019 After reading the responses from viewers on this topic,i am wondering how is it possible to remember of 300 years.Average man!s life span is 65 years.Here, in India,many Soothsayers,had predicted of my past,present and future life.Just get more informations from them,i dragged on this subject for so long.I have not been impressed by their sayings.May be due to some sub conscious mind.over reading of past persons life history,achievements on many fields made this man to think like that.This is a hobby for some.

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By: Yamayoko http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343015 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:25:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343015 The article says his life spanned from Queen Victoria as starting point. Don’t forget Queen Victoria had been in reign for about 64 years. If Mr. Allingham was born in final years of the Queen, that would add up – 6 monarchs,no mistake.

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By: Jimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2009/06/22/300-years-old/comment-page-1/#comment-343013 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/?p=13434#comment-343013 After reading the responses to this news item, I was compelled to make a brief comment.What on earth did you think was meant by ‘…life has spanned three centuries’? Do you really believe the author meant to convey that Allingham was in fact 300 years old?Get a clue!

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