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sometimes they come back...part two - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2007-12-08 13:57
Subject: sometimes they come back...part two
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The Darwin story continues get get more and more bizarre. Mrs Darwin, who apparently is now closeted in Florida with a number of national newspaper reporters, is now saying that her husband turned up, dishevelled and bearded, on her doorstep a year after he disappeared, and for the next three years proceeded to live there in secret.

Edit: Mr Darwin has now been charged with making an untrue statement to procure a passport, and obtaining a money transfer by deception in relation to life insurance. Two counts of fraud, basically. If they seem strange charges, it's because by law British police can keep suspects for only a short period of time before they have to charge them (unless you're accused of terrorist offences, in which case the period is longer and will get longer still if the government has anything to do with it) or let them go. I suspect Mr Darwin's window of custody was about to run out and they charged him with these two crimes in order to hold him for longer. No doubt further charges will follow.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-08 21:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Myself, I'm planning to bamboozle everyone by vanishing and then reappearing a year later looking disheveled and clean shaven.

That'll fox the cops, eh?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-08 21:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It would fox everybody.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-08 21:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, lightly fox 'em, anyway.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-08 21:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is there such a thing as lightly foxed? I would have thought it was like being lightly dead or lightly French.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-09 00:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I would never in a million years suggest that Thog is lightly foxed. The very thought!

Mind you, he does look like Veronica Lake without his beard, you know...
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2007-12-09 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Is that what foxing means? In my years of bookshop raking/ pillaging, I can't say I've seen many foxed books at all. Certainly not in modern books. The ones that do seem a little mildewed are generally hardbacks from 50 or more years ago.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-10 17:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica
"Yes, those small brown freckles on the pages--foxing."

I've always thought that, with certain books, foxing actually adds to the overall appeal -- dunno why!

I'd always thought this usage of the verb "fox" was part of everyday vocabulary, but it appears I was wrong. This compensates for all the times other people have used words that baffle me but which they obviously regard as common terms. "X-Box", for example, or "blackberry".

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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-10 21:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm starting to think of you as Veronica Lake's sockpuppet. Does that make me a bad person?
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-10 22:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can't think of a clean riposte to this one . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-10 22:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*hurr hurr*
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-10 23:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Besides, Pam might read this page. And you know how prim she is.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-10 23:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Admit it, you don't know what a sockpuppet is, do you.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-11 00:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think it's the other way round. *snicker*
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-11 21:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
All of a sudden I get the feeling that we're talking about two entirely different meanings of `sockpuppet.'
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