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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011 edited
    When I was young(er), I became obsessed with the First World War, also known as The Great War (trust me, it wasn't THAT great). In that context, I learned the meaning of the term 'batman' - essentially, it means 'servant'. One's 'batman' does domestic chores, cooks, cleans, etc. Comes from the 'public' schools (a.k.a. 'private' schools), boarding schools, Hogwart's and such, for all you illiterate and feckless youth. The 'batman' was an under-classman who performed duties for the upper-classmen.

    So Alfred is Batman's 'batman'. And Batman is the 'batman' of JUSTICE.

    If you thought Batman had anything to do with baseball, or Frank Miller, ferchrrissakes, then you're sadly mistaken.

    And leave the mask on. It's better that way.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2011
    I'm so glad I've met you in person and thus can hear this phrase in your voice, in my head. I can even see your nose wrinkling, and your finger pointing....
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    And YOU? Are you a servant? Are you a crusader? Do you know how to make sandwiches for the upper classmen?
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    I'll refrain from stating the obvious.

    Yours Truly,

    Captain Satan
    King of Adventure.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012 edited
    Get this - where I live in West London there is a hideous council estate at the rear of the BBC. It's called White City. Nestled away in a vile corner is a short row of dwelling units. Guess what it's called?


    Hardly the sort of place you would find stately Wayne Manor.