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Queen Anne is dead

A sarcastic phrase said in response to outdated news. A: "Did you know that Kelly is getting a divorce?" B: "Oh please, that happened months ago. Did you know that Queen Anne is dead?"
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Queen Anne's dead

used humorously or ironically to suggest that a piece of supposed ‘news’ is in fact stale, or more broadly that a person who says something is simply stating the obvious or restating a well-worn or accepted truth. informal
The expression is first recorded in 1798 , by which time Queen Anne had indeed been dead for 84 years; but there is evidence of an earlier version, ‘Queen Elizabeth is dead’, from the 1730s.
2005 Liverpool Daily Echo ‘McFadden's gone past the three French players there’, said Lawrenson , who can also tell us that Queen Anne is dead, night follows day and bears defecate in the woods.
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Simply put, there is no love lost between Anne and Katie.
Anne Somerset's work analyses the detailed information regarding the political landscape that Queen Anne was born into and experienced during her life and reign.
The description on the eBay page, which Anne re-tweeted the link to, read: "Harry Styles of One Direction bought this stunning car for his mum Anne as a Mother's Day present in 2011.
Anne did extensive reading in understanding consciousness, reflection, and being in the light.
Anne had no previous mental health history but, 5 days after commencing treatment, she was taken to A&E after her daughter reported inappropriate, bizarre behaviour, wandering and hysteria.
Anne sutu, beslenme surecinde uygun buyume icin gerekli besin ogelerini karsilamakta, uygun hidrasyon icin gerekli suyu saglamakta, enfeksiyonlar ve alerjiden koruyucu etmenler icermekte, anne ve bebek arasindaki bagin olusmasinda rol almaktadir.
Anne said: "He's one of those cheeky chaps and, like me, he's very down to earth and easy going.
To date, much attention has been given to tracing the paths that led to the creation of Anne and her world.
But modest Anne stresses the project, which also aims to build a state of the art health centre next to the place of worship, is a labour of love for the whole community and not her alone.
Some of the youngsters from Whitley Abbey came away from the Anne Frank exhibition learning much more than they had expected.
I just hope Anne has not misled her sons into carrying out something they did not know about.
Growing up in Canada, this reviewer devoured the Anne books and approached this graphic novel with skepticism.
Drawing on Lady Anne's own memoirs and family letters, Taylor follows Lady Anne from early childhood on, and at 400 pages, Defiance occasionally feels long.
Our six-year-old daughter, Iyla, was home sick earlier this month when the article on Anne LeBastille in your December 2016 issue ("Original Woodswoman") caught her eye.
It started as an innocent crush in a maths lesson, and loved up Anne Kasprzak, 15, couldn't wait to scribble all the details down in the pages of her diary.