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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:00 am

OMFSM - not Twickenham? :haha:

Did you know that the 1801 census (Britain) asked for people's jobs?
Here is a selection of the replies:

Colourist of artificial fish
Knight of the Thimble
Disinfector of railways
Examiner of underclothing
Invisible net maker
Electric bath attendant
Proprietor of midgets
Fifty-two years an imbecile
Knocker-up of workpeople
Maker of sand views
Gymnast to house painter
Turnip shepherd
Emasculator
Sampler of drugs
Fatuous pauper
Drowner
Count as female
Fish-bender
Goldfish-catcher
Cow-banger
Running about
Grape-dryer
Beef twister
Random waller
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roland Deschain » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:41 pm

WTFSM? Proprietor of midgets? Is that the FSM at work in the early 19th century?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:58 pm

Was some ov these Black Bart's ancess starrrghs, wen they was hinventin thee fish 'ead stoo ressippee?
Colourist of artificial fish
Sampler of drugs
Fish-bender
Goldfish-catcher



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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:16 am

Arrgh there weren't never no Cow Bangers in me familee!!!! :furious:

We had a few 'Toshers', a 'Toad Doctor' and a couple o 'Gong farmers'...but that's where it rests!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roland Deschain » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:42 am

Pretty much coal miners, foundry workers, and farmers in my dad's side of the family back then. As far as I know. Plus, maybe, a local landowner/country gent (my great-great-grandmother was knocked-up by one when she was a maid in his house, and it was the shame of the family :haha: ).
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:19 pm

So no one else is batting an eye over "fish bender"...?

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Re: Did you know?

Postby Ravi Oli » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:51 am

pieces o'nine wrote:So no one else is batting an eye over "fish bender"...?

Not even a blink... us Queenslanders are 'affectionately' known as "banana benders" by the other States.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:29 am

DYKT it's St Patrick's Day? And the top of the mornin te yez all, bejasus.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:34 am

DavidH wrote:DYKT it's St Patrick's Day? And the top of the mornin te yez all, bejasus.

If it wasn't for the fact that England are playing Ireland in the Six Nations today I would be wearing my silly hat.

Oh, and I dislike St Patrick's day because it seems anyone that has any distant relation that's so much as been on a week's camping trip to Cork will become Oirish for the day :idiot:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roland Deschain » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:58 am

Did you know that St Patrick's Day is just an excuse for the English to go out and get bladdered? Patrick wasn't even Irish, anyway. :haha:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:44 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:Did you know that St Patrick's Day is just an excuse for the Americans to pretend to be Irish while drinking green beer? Patrick wasn't even Irish, anyway. :haha:

Fixed :moon:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Ravi Oli » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:53 pm

daftbeaker wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:Did you know that St Patrick's Day, novelty green beer aside, is just an excuse to drink? Patrick wasn't even Irish, anyway. :haha:

Fixed :moon:

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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:30 am

And DYKT it's now Mothers' Day? Another massive commercial rip-off?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:45 am

DavidH wrote:And DYKT it's now Mothers' Day? Another massive commercial rip-off?

Not necessarily :haha:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Ravi Oli » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:43 am

^ I've exceded my monthly quota of viewed Daily Mash links... :cry:
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