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November 30th, 2019, 4:23 am

Am not sure this is the right thread, but yes I am a great fan of Thatcher. I was outside St Paul’s for her funeral.

I can’t quite remember what changed me, in the 1980s, from centre right to rather right. (What is now called extreme probably, although incorrectly.)

Some of it will have been being in academia and seeing the tenured lefties stroll in for coffee at 11am, do an hour’s work, then have lunch, and then go off home again. While I, with an aspirational-class work ethic, would be putting in long hours.

Or it could have been the “high table” dinners at which the same lefties would try to show off and put others down. I quickly noticed that they were indistinguishable from each other, and that their non-academic guests were invariably more interesting than their hosts.

And while canvassing for the Conservatives for the 1987 election I found that you could tell which way a person would vote as soon as they opened their door/mouth. Well dressed and posh (and often tall) then it would be left wing. Poorer and less posh would be Conservative.
 
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November 30th, 2019, 11:59 am

"(and often tall)" compared to britons? the visitors from the west taller and more lefties?
 
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November 30th, 2019, 6:31 pm

Posh people in the UK tend to be taller than the common man in my experience.
 
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November 30th, 2019, 7:35 pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tXBC-71aZs

Two men are doing a crossword on a train, opposite an old priest. One of the men turns to the other and says: "3 across. Another word for a female relative. Four letters, ending in U-N-T." The other bloke replies: "Oh, that's easy, AUNT." The priest leans over and says: "Has anyone got a rubber?"
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November 30th, 2019, 8:56 pm

I trust that is a reference to an eraser? In the same spirit: four letter word, ending in K, meaning intercourse. The answer (of course): TALK. 
 
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November 30th, 2019, 9:37 pm

What's a 4-letter word ending in IT on the floor a bird cage?

GRIT
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December 8th, 2019, 8:29 pm

English humour! Hilarious!  Just kidding.
 
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December 9th, 2019, 11:44 pm

English humour! Hilarious!  Just kidding.
What do you call a Latin popstar with big nipples?
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December 10th, 2019, 12:34 am

Areola Grande. Sorry!
 
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December 10th, 2019, 3:58 am

So, it's the bad sexist joke thread, eh?

A blonde is watching the news with her husband when the newscaster says, "Six Brazilian men die in a skydiving accident." The blonde starts crying to her husband, sobbing, "That's horrible!" Confused, he replies, "Yes Dear, it is sad, but they were skydiving, and there is always that risk involved." After a few minutes, the blonde, still sobbing, says, "How many is a Brazilian?"
 
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December 10th, 2019, 7:58 am

You wouldn't be so amused if you swapped the roles, eh? :-P
 
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December 10th, 2019, 12:42 pm

My wife recently expressed the view that sex is better on vacation. That was a tough postcard to get.
 
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December 10th, 2019, 2:55 pm

"She was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate."
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December 10th, 2019, 3:06 pm

"What's the contour integral around Western Europe?
    Answer: Zero, because all the Poles are in Eastern Europe!
    Addendum: Actually, there ARE some Poles in Western Europe, but
              they are removable!"


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December 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm

My wife recently expressed the view that sex is better on vacation. That was a tough postcard to get.
Write back: "Great weather. Having a barbecue with a neighbour. Wish you were her."
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