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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A sarcastic phrase said in response to outdated news.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.
See also: dead, queen
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Anning, of Tynewydd Road, Barry, appeared via video link from HMP Cardiff for the hearing.
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It is critical that businesses identify their key information assets and take extra care to protect those," said Mr Anning, the author of ICAEW's Audit Insights: Cyber Security report.
Anning has more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast industry, of which several years have been spent in the Middle East.
Lan Jun, deputy head of the Yunnan Environmental Protection Department, said Anning has three air monitoring stations, one each for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulates less than 10 micrometers in diameter.
Hafeez was well supported by Anning and Sworder who also retired having reached 35.
The China National Petroleum Corporation plans to build a chemical plant in the nearby town of Anning to produce 500,000 tons of PX annually.
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Lightweighting technology is a very important component in the process of fuel efficiency," said Chen Anning, vice president, Chery Automobile.
Picture from Life and Tradition in Rural Wales by J Geraint Jenkins, courtesy of Amberley Publishing Christine Birch of Llanrhychwyn, near Trefriw, pictured in January 1991, creating a rag rug Iwona Regini and Catherine Anning making candles at a medieval reconstruction at Rhuddlan Castle in June 1994 Stuart McPherson of LlanfairTH carves a rocking horse, in January 1992.
It has more than 37 pavilions sp anning over a grand tent installed along the village.
Kwaku Anning in the presence of the Head of Asia-Pacific Department,the Acting Head of Department and an official from Programs Managment Department as well as members of the mission.
Chen Anning, vice general manager at Chery Automobile, said, 'We seek to develop smart vehicles that will enable mobile phone-controlled driving, using the top South Korean telecom operator's technology.
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Mary Anning (1799-1847) was an uneducated working-class woman, living on the edge of poverty in a culture in which social standing, wealth, education, and gender set the boundaries of a strict caste system.