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Call My Bluff

“AH, WOULD THAT IT WERE, but pray, let us have the next word, the next lexicographical leguna, the next syntactical soupcon, and lo, here it comes, but ah me, a turn of speed if you please, and nay, tish and fibble, come with me if you will, is there no hope, is there truly no hope, I spy no flicker on their faces, oh to be sure, well, I am throwing it over to the other side, do you have it, do you have it, do you have it, I think that you have it, by jove, the game is well and truly afoot, but wait, tush, a pause, a parenthesis, an intermission, could this really be the end, ah, would that it were my friends, would that it were, from me, Robert Robinson, farewell!”



  1. Arthur Nibble

    August 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    A classic moment when poor Patrick Campbell (surely the inspiration for Arkwright) was having one of his worst stammering momemnts and Frank Muir jokily quipped “That’s easy for you to say!”

  2. iStuart

    September 8, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Either my Collins Concise is faulty or there is no such word as ‘Leguna’ (but it sounds so good that it should).

  3. Richard16378

    March 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I guess it would mean “French family-sized hatchback”.

  4. Mr farkenbuss

    November 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Legend has it Muir was asked to discribe Rancour on one episode of course when he said it is sounded like wanker

  5. Richardpd

    January 7, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    Another show that had a 1990s revival, with Bob Holness presenting.

  6. Sidney Balmoral James

    January 7, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    Could anyone imagine ANY TV programme today giving time for erudite, old-fashioned gentlemen wits like Patrick Campbell or Frank Muir? Stephen Fry joshing with David Mitchell on QI is not really in the same class. I presume the episode on which Jeffrey Bernard and Joe Orton appeared (and Kenneth Williams was team captain rather than Frank Muir) is long wiped.

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