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17th Apr '15 10:54:40 AM Iruparatso
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* GoodOldWays: The old Botswana morality. Mma Ramotswe frequently bemoans the lack of it, though she picks and chooses the parts she likes. She has very modern ideas of gender and sexuality, but her ideas seem to be grounded in her belief in respecting everyone.

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* GoodOldWays: The old Botswana morality. Mma Ramotswe frequently bemoans the lack of it, though she picks and chooses the parts she likes. She has very modern ideas of gender and sexuality, but her ideas seem to be grounded in her belief in respecting everyone. She hates most modern technology and refuses to use computers and telephones.
17th Apr '15 10:52:00 AM Iruparatso
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* DomesticAbuser: Precious' ex-husband, jazz musician Note Mokoti. He beat her so hard she had a miscarriage.
17th Apr '15 10:48:10 AM Iruparatso
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: People all over Botswana will call Mma Ramotswe "fat" or a "fatty" to her face. Precious doesn't seem to mind though.
17th Apr '15 10:41:57 AM Iruparatso
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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Verging on SpockSpeak, it seems that everyone in Botswana speaks stitled, formal, old-fashioned and rather pompous English. TruthInTelevision, by most accounts.

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* AntiquatedLinguistics: Verging on SpockSpeak, it Can come across like this to native English speakers. It seems that everyone in Botswana speaks stitled, formal, old-fashioned old-fashioned, and rather pompous English. TruthInTelevision, by most accounts.



* DarkestAfrica: Averted ''big time''. Botswana is portrayed as a modern, fairly prosperous nation, albeit one still struggling with the AIDS crisis.
* GoodOldWays: The old Botswana morality. Mma Ramotswe frequently bemoans the lack of it.
* InsistentTerminology: in the books, Mma Ramotswe always refers to herself as "...traditionally built."

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* DarkestAfrica: Averted ''big time''. Botswana is portrayed as a modern, fairly prosperous nation, albeit one still struggling with the AIDS crisis.
crisis and a lot of clashing cultural values.
* GoodOldWays: The old Botswana morality. Mma Ramotswe frequently bemoans the lack of it.
it, though she picks and chooses the parts she likes. She has very modern ideas of gender and sexuality, but her ideas seem to be grounded in her belief in respecting everyone.
* InsistentTerminology: in the books, Mma Ramotswe always refers to herself as "...traditionally "traditionally built."



* SassySecretary: Only slightly. Makutsi will not hesitate to point out that she got 97% on her exams at the Botswana Secretarial College.

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* SassySecretary: Only slightly. Makutsi will not hesitate to point out that she got 97% on her exams at the Botswana Secretarial College.College, and is very offended at being asked to work in conditions that do not meet her exacting standards.
13th Apr '15 10:50:32 PM WillBGood
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Series of fourteen (so far) books, written by Alexander [=McCall=] Smith, involving Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first female detective and therefore number one.

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Series of fourteen fifteen (so far) books, written by Alexander [=McCall=] Smith, involving Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first female detective and therefore number one.
7th Apr '15 9:46:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* KnightOfCerebus / VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[IdrisElba Idris Elba's]] character in the pilot is notable for being far scarier than most of the antagonists in the show, which, like the books, is fairly lighthearted and low-stakes.

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* KnightOfCerebus / VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[IdrisElba Idris Elba's]] Creator/IdrisElba's character in the pilot is notable for being far scarier than most of the antagonists in the show, which, like the books, is fairly lighthearted and low-stakes.
23rd Oct '14 2:40:15 PM margdean56
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* RunningGag: Mr. J.L.B Maketoni's full name. Mma Ramotswe knows what it is, but no one else does. [[spoiler:John Limpopo Basil. He doesn't like the "Basil".]]

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* RunningGag: Mr. J.L.B B. Maketoni's full name. Mma Ramotswe knows what it is, but no one else does. [[spoiler:John Limpopo Basil. He doesn't like the "Basil".]]
23rd Oct '14 2:38:36 PM margdean56
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The pilot was the last work of director Creator/AnthonyMinghella before his death in 2008.

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The pilot was the last work of director Creator/AnthonyMinghella Anthony Minghella before his death in 2008.
23rd Aug '14 2:54:52 AM WillBGood
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The books have been adapted for TV, with the two-hour pilot in Easter 2008, followed by a six-part series in 2009, based on all ten books. The books were originally going to be filmed in South Africa, but Botswana's government, realising the tourism that would come its way, offered Creator/TheBBC $5 million to film there instead. So they did.

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The books have been adapted for TV, with the two-hour pilot in Easter 2008, followed by a six-part series in 2009, based on all the first ten books. The books were originally going to be filmed in South Africa, but Botswana's government, realising the tourism that would come its way, offered Creator/TheBBC $5 million to film there instead. So they did.
23rd Aug '14 2:51:44 AM WillBGood
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Series of eleven (so far) books, written by Alexander [=McCall=] Smith, involving Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first female detective and therefore number one.

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Series of eleven fourteen (so far) books, written by Alexander [=McCall=] Smith, involving Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first female detective and therefore number one.
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