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hutch0
Date: 2008-06-01 01:31
Subject: hitting the high notes
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They've found a piano buried in a cairn on Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis is Britain's highest mountain. Just sit and think about that for a moment. A piano.
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Kat: I brot you a flower
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-01 22:14 (UTC)
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Keyword:I brot you a flower
Said cairns are often full of rubbish, says the article (paraphrasing). What is the POINT of that? do people haul their trash up the mountain because they can't find a bin down below? Oh, the English are an odd folk.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-01 22:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Indeed. I'm a very odd chap, in many ways, but I never hauled a piano up a mountain, for charity or any other reason.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-08 23:48 (UTC)
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I do hope you know I was kidding. Very tongue-in-cheek! I'm English by marriage, you know!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-09 21:55 (UTC)
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I know you were kidding, K. Don't worry. Mind you, Bear's American by marriage too, you know.
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Kat: Maxfield Parrish
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-12 00:20 (UTC)
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hmmm I guess you are right! I hadn't thought of it that way. Glad to know you knew what I meant!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-12 22:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On the other hand, you do realise you're an Essex Girl by marriage...(ask Bear)
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Kat: WOW!
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-13 18:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:WOW!
oh, wow, I hadn't even thought of THAT...

Edited at 2008-06-13 06:50 pm (UTC)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-14 23:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I guess Bear told you some of the Essex girl gags, then...
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-15 04:25 (UTC)
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Nope, I just know the accent. I visited his daughter and asked her cat's name and she said "Me-laaaaaay"
and I thought it was an interesting name and I tried to repeat it.. "melay" and my husband finally, exasperated, said "MILLY, her cat's name is MILLY!"

But he hasn't told me any jokes, and said he doesn't remember any. So I guess you're gonna have to fill me in. Ree-laaaaaaay.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-15 21:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
He's probably being diplomatic. Essex girl jokes tend to revolve very heavily around their subjects' loose morals and low IQs.
No less than Time has written: "In the typology of the British, there is a special place reserved for Essex Girl, a lady from London's eastern suburbs who dresses in white strappy sandals and suntan oil, streaks her hair blond, has a command of Spanish that runs only to the word Ibiza, and perfects an air of tarty prettiness. Victoria Beckham — Posh Spice, as she was — is the acknowledged queen of that realm..." Which is slightly unfair on Victoria Beckham because she's from Hertfordshire.
You don't tend to hear much about Essex Girls these days. They were as much a creation of the papers and stand-up comics as anything else, but the name has remained as a kind of shorthand for a rather dim girl who spends her nights in clubs wearing clothes that would be skimpy even for the beach, sleeping around until they find themselves a Premier Division footballer to marry. At which point they transform into a WAG (wives and girlfriends)
Of course, when I said you'd become an Essex Girl by marriage, I meant a Girl from Essex, rather than an Essex Girl, which is not the same thing at all.
Most of the jokes are pretty crappy, but if you google `Essex Girl jokes' there are a lot out there.
You know, you do the accent terribly well...
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-15 22:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for the info. I'm definitely NOT an Essex Girl LOL! And Bear said "I really DON'T remember the jokes. I'm not being diplomatic." For once!

Thanks for the complement on the accent. that is one that I do have down pat. Ree-laaay.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-15 22:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Looked up some jokes! Wow, they are really raunchy! Bear said "it is a good thing I did forget them!"

ewwww
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-15 22:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You are absolutely not an Essex Girl, but a Girl From Essex, by marriage. Bear probably doesn't remember the jokes because, to be honest, they weren't really worth remembering.
Alarmingly, Bogna also does the accent very well, when the mood comes upon her.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-06-01 23:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, Ben Nevis is in that well known part of England called North Britain...
And Cairns are simply handy places to stuff the rubbish from your lunch when you eat at the top of the hill. Of course only stupid people do that, but there seem to be quite a few of them around, although I get the impression there are either fewer than there used to be, or more people are clearing up the rubbish, because I havn't seen much on the summits in the past decade.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-08 23:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you for explaining that! And do forgive my last remark 00 it was tongue in cheek, as my husband is English. I'm glad that the rubbish amount is going down. THAT"s encouraging!
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