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Four Candles is a sketch from the BBC comedy show The Two Ronnies, written by Ronnie Barker under the pseudonym of Gerald Wiley and first broadcast on 18 September 1976. [1]

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AC power plugs and sockets

AC power plugs and sockets are devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to the primary alternating current (AC) power supply in a building.

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Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom (and occasionally in other countries) to appraise antiques brought in by local people.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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The billhook is a traditional cutting tool used widely in agriculture and forestry for cutting smaller woody material such as shrubs and branches and is distinct from the sickle.

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"Bollocks" is a word of Middle English origin, meaning "testicles".

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Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about east of London.

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Builders hardware

Builders' hardware or just builders hardware is a group of metal hardware specifically used for protection, decoration, and convenience in buildings.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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False etymology

A false etymology (popular etymology, etymythology, pseudo-etymology, or par(a)etymology), sometimes called folk etymology – although the last term is also a technical term in linguistics - is a popularly held but false belief about the origin or derivation of a specific word.

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Garden fork

A garden fork, spading fork, digging fork or graip is a gardening implement, with a handle and several (usually four) short, sturdy tines.

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Garden hose

A garden hose, hosepipe, or simply hose is a flexible tube used to convey water.

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George Street, Oxford

George Street is a street in central Oxford, England.

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Hoe (tool)

A hoe is an ancient and versatile agricultural and horticultural hand tool used to shape soil, remove weeds, clear soil, and harvest root crops.

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A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same (to varying extent) as another word but differs in meaning.

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Juncture, in linguistics, is the manner of moving (transition) or mode of relationship between two consecutive sounds.

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Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Pantyhose, called sheer tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes.

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The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum.

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Phono-semantic matching

Phono-semantic matching (PSM) is the incorporation of a word into one language from another, often creating a neologism), where the word's non-native quality is hidden by replacing it with phonetically and semantically similar words or roots from the adopting language. Thus, the approximate sound and meaning of the original expression in the source language are preserved, though the new expression (the PSM) in the target language may sound native. Phono-semantic matching is distinct from calquing, which includes (semantic) translation but does not include phonetic matching (i.e. retaining the approximate sound of the borrowed word through matching it with a similar-sounding pre-existent word or morpheme in the target language). At the same time, phono-semantic matching is also distinct from homophonic translation, which retains the sound of a word but not the meaning.

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Plimsoll shoe

A plimsoll shoe, plimsoll, plimsole or pumps (British English; see other names below) is a type of athletic shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole developed as beachwear in the 1830s by the Liverpool Rubber Company.

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Plug (sanitation)

A plug in sanitation is an object that is used to close a drainage outlet firmly.

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Practical joke

A practical joke, or prank, is a mischievous trick played on someone, generally causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.

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Ronnie Barker

Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian and writer.

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Ronnie Corbett

Ronald Balfour Corbett, CBE (4 December 1930 – 31 March 2016) was a Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and broadcaster, best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in the BBC television comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies.

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A saw is a tool consisting of a tough blade, wire, or chain with a hard toothed edge.

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A shopkeeper is an individual who owns or runs a shop.

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Sketch comedy

Sketch comedy comprises a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long.

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The Two Ronnies

The Two Ronnies is a BBC television comedy sketch show created by Bill Cotton for the BBC, which aired on BBC One from April 1971 to December 1987.

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The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

The Two Ronnies Sketchbook is a collection of classic sketches from the BBC comedy series The Two Ronnies, with newly filmed introductions by the stars, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

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Throwaway line

In comedy, a throwaway line (also: throwaway joke or throwaway gag) is a joke delivered "in passing" without being the punch line to a comedy routine, part of the build up to another joke, or (in the context of drama) there to advance a story or develop a character.

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Topical medication

A topical medication is a medication that is applied to a particular place on or in the body.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

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J D Wetherspoon plc, branded as Wetherspoon, is a pub company in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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When Were We Funniest?

When Were We Funniest? is a Gold documentary series broadcast in 2008.

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Word play

Word play or wordplay (also: play-on-words) is a literary technique and a form of wit in which words used become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Candles

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