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Stanley Unwin (7 June 1911 Pretoria, South Africa – 12 January 2002 Danetre Hospital, Daventry, Northamptonshire), sometimes billed as Professor Stanley Unwin, was a British comedian and comic writer, and the inventor of his own language, “Unwinese,” referred to in the film Carry On Regardless as “gobbledegook”.

Unwinese was a mangled form of English in which many of the words were corrupted in playful and humorous ways, as in its description of Elvis Presley and his contemporaries as being “wasp-waist and swivel-hippy”. Unwin claimed his gift came from his mother, who once told him that on the way home she had “falolloped over and grazed her kneeclabbers”.

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