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Howerd, Frankie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHowerd, FrankieFrankie HowerdHow‧erd, Frank‧ie /ˈhaʊəd $ -ərd, ˈfræŋki/  (1921–92) a British comedian who appeared in films, on television and radio, and in the theatre. He is remembered especially for playing the part of a Roman slave in the Up Pompeii programmes on British television, and also for appearing in two carry on films. His humour was often based on innuendo (=making remarks that suggest something unpleasant or disapproving without saying it directly) and on double entendres (=statements that have more than one meaning, often connected with sex).
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