Is it any wonder that the Shropshire Star is my favourite newspaper?
You would't get this in the Guardian, the Financial Times or City AM:
An 87-year-old former schoolmaster from Shropshire has a unique claim to fame – he is the inspiration for the famous Monty Python "The Knights Who Say Ni" sketch.
Laurence Le Quesne had a habit when at Shrewsbury School of exclaiming “ni” as he scoured the library for books.
The quirky trait amused his pupils, who happened to include a certain Michael Palin.
He used it as a basis for the famous scene in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.I also realise that I once owned a book by him on Thomas Carlyle.