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158704.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:26 am Reply with quote

Ooh, yes ...

Do they have Cock in their place names, as we do? And have they removed it, I wonder, from their surnames?

158708.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:28 am Reply with quote


158709.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:29 am Reply with quote


158710.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:31 am Reply with quote

You took your own bet? Who pays the tenner?

158712.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:31 am Reply with quote


158715.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:34 am Reply with quote

So you're a fiver up on the deal, then? Nice work, punter!

158726.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:49 am Reply with quote


158735.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:03 am Reply with quote

You still have to pay the tax, though. Unless you paid the tax up front, in which case you have to pay it.

158738.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:08 am Reply with quote


158748.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:15 am Reply with quote

Gambling is tax-free now Flashey, unless you're a bookie that is, in which case you pay it on your profits.

Of course Garrick probably made up for that loss by tweaking the odds in his favour.

158751.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:16 am Reply with quote

Apropos names for lavatories, at my prep school we were told to call them 'the vins'.

I guess they thought we'd all turn into aliens if we uttered the word 'toilet'.

158780.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:17 am Reply with quote

Where does "the vins" come from, Bunter? Is it Latin or something? I've never heard it before.

167145.  Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:48 am Reply with quote

Question: How much does a vision clearance engineer charge these days?

Answer: 4 quid round my way

A “vision clearance engineer” has been voted the most stupid job title, the euphemism for window cleaner won 28 per cent of the votes in a nationwide survey.

Other descriptions were

Education Centre Nourishment Production Assistant (dinner lady)
Waste Removal Engineer (binman)
Domestic Engineer (housewife)
Knowledge Navigator (teacher)
Stock Replenishment Advisor (shelf stacker)
Dispatch Services Facilitator (postman)
Leisure Services Administrator (masseuse)
Flueologist (chimney sweep)
Head of Verbal Communications (receptionist/secretary)
Environment Improvement Technician (cleaner)

More worryingly, 2 per cent had applied for a job only to find it completely different to what they imagined.


167155.  Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:34 am Reply with quote

But do you think any of these are really real? Back in the 70s, comedians used to joke about Refuse Disposal Operatives, but has anyone ever actually met a Vision Clearance Engineer?

167159.  Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:36 am Reply with quote

Yeeeeeaaah, this problem was brought up in the meeting. The survey claims that they are real, but if we're going to use it then more work is needed. As it is, it does smell a bit of lazy journalism.


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