Wednesday, 21 March 2007

"AH DUNNO!" - 21st March

ben is in trouble. the beadle returned last night to discover the new postings on the Snug notice board, and immediately reported them to Judge anticant as being in breach of the burrow's politeness policy. At a specially convened burrow court, the beadle contended that ben's posts were metaphorical knicker-waving. Judge anticant, however, ruled that though a trifle naughty, there was no vulgar language in the posts and therefore they should be allowed to remain. ben was let off with a caution.

5 comments:

l said...

Well, I can only hope that Ben has found his clothes........
Not that I am objecting, you understand, just a shock to the system.
I blame the booze........

Emmett said...

DEAR Antimacassar, I don't know if this is the place, but I note that from time-to-time there is some ooh-ing & aah-in as to the 'special relationship' -- which was indeed real enough among certain american East Coast elites. Be that as it may [Linguistic-note, for American-speakers, this phrase is /English/, for "now I've got you!" -- BW], there have been /always/ countervailing tendencies and opinions, here; and, the divergence grows with the fact that America drew so many immigrants from non-English backgrounds esp after the american Civil War; and, to-day, from the hispanic, far asian & mahometan worlds. Following is my 'archive' of recorded history-broadcasts. If you have an 'audio' programme & should care to have an listen [Indeed, /an/ listen -- 'ell' /is/ a semi-vowel, /NB/! ES/BW], 'click' on the 'link' below, 'scroll down' to number five, the story of Pvt Glenn H Campbell. At:

http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/archives.html

THE Story of the Great War in these parts first threw into relief some distinctly diverging american ideas, about /England/; and, I think I document this anecdotally rather well as a matter of our local history here, in the Indian-haunted upper Middle West.

I See from your CV that you've done yeoman work on behalf of human rights. One of my sons is gay, and I love /him/ to pieces -- these /human/ facts are what make me, with my religious temperament, necessarily individual & personal, rather than dogmatic, fundamentalist, any sort of orthodogue -- /amin/.

B Wook 'abd al-'Abru

Emmett said...

AS To um..., aw, /knickers/, 'way South from here, Miss'ssippi, my niece says useful stuff like: "Don't get yer panties in a WAD now!"

Wook, CC [/retd/] & Linguistic Geographer

Emmett said...

IN Aid of all this, Anticant, when I was a little devil in Wool, three-years' old, I wandered off in the ruins of Bindon Abbey and got lost amid the rhododendrons. This was in 1952; and, when I re-visited the crime-scene in 1986, /no/ rhododendroms! This was dismaying & one of those /memento mori/, I reckon, as the lovely shaded spot is one of my earliest visual-remembrances....

'E Smith'

zola said...

God bless