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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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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-14 23:16 (UTC)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 23:01 (UTC)
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That's why I didn't mention any of them. Apart from the fact that the jokes are rather gross, they're not terribly good. I don't mind a gross gag if it's at least well thought-out and shows some intelligence.
Really, the Essex Girl was a media construct from the 1990s, a kind of cultural shorthand, the way we today have `chavs' and `hoodies,' although they too seem to be subsiding in the face of more serious considerations about young people killing each other.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-06-15 22:55 (UTC)
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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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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-06-16 01:46 (UTC)
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LOL! that is rather alarming, isn't it? Bear cracks up (sorry, creases up) whenever I talk in that accent, and then he joins me. We do laugh a lot together.

Edited at 2008-06-16 01:46 am (UTC)
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