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Old 23 October 2002, 06:40   #11
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After further analysis, the Black Country quake was uprated to 5.1 by the experts. My missus never noticed it as she says the earth has moved for her quite regularly recently. I'd like to know what she means as I've been on nightshift for the past month. Perhaps she's took up swanging.

We have a pub down the road called the Glynne arms (known locally as the Crooked house) which has been subsiding for years. Apparently this was the epicentre. If you stand at the bar, you have to hold on to stop falling backwards. This is before you've even had a drink. Also, if you put a coin on the table, it actually rolls uphill.

Narked, we are also polite in the Black Country. We like to share all our natural disasters, hence the Austin Allegro, Slade and grorty pudding.

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Thanks David, reading your post made me spit my coffee out across the PC with mirth!

I don't think we can ever forgive you for the Austin Allegro (or the TR7, Austin Maxi and basically everything else built by the 1970's British car industry for that matter!)

And whats Gorty pudding or don't I want to know?
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Old 23 October 2002, 07:23   #13
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Greetings Alan, you're right. You really don't want to know the ingredients of grorty pud.

We usually eat this godstuff on a saturday morning when the Sally Army band goes by. We always have to put the pig on the wall to watch or he gets the rags on for the rest of the week.

As for your comments on the allegro/maxi/TR7 you're really giving your age away here. Anyway I've told my mate, Red Ken, what you've said and you're now on a spetsnatz hit list.

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Somebody sent me this e-mail after the event, Thought it would be topical!


News Flash

At 00:54 on Monday 23 September an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Dudley, West Midlands, UK, causing untold disruption and distress.


* Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Margate were damaged.
* Three areas of historic and scientifically significant litter were disturbed.
* Thousands are confused and bewildered, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in Dudley.
* Many were woken well before their Giro arrived.

One resident, Donna Marie Sharron Dutton, a 17 year old mother-of-four said
"It was such a shock, little Chantal-Leanne came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan Storm slept through it. I was still shaking when I was watching Trisha the next morning."

Apparently though, looting carried on as normal.
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I think you are confusing The Black Country with Manchester.

Our girls start producing families at 13 so they can go to work in the 'chain mekin'. Also their names are more likely to be Enoch, Marlene, Edna or Ada.

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As for your comments on the allegro/maxi/TR7 you're really giving your age away here. Anyway I've told my mate, Red Ken, what you've said and you're now on a spetsnatz hit list.

David (only ever been on strike once) Manning.
Surely you mean Red Robbo? Wasn't he the man who brought BL to its knees (along with incompetent management and piss poor design of course!)

Had the joy of working in the Midlands for a couple of years dealing with Brummie Metal Bashers on behalf of the car factory near Keith Harts backgarden!
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Surely you mean Red Robbo?
Nah, Red Ken was Red Robbo's brother. What are you doing still alive. You should have been Kalashnikoved by now.

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Had the joy of working in the Midlands for a couple of years dealing with Brummie Metal Bashers on behalf of the car factory near Keith Harts backgarden!
The car factory is not near Keiths garden. Its in it. He'll do anything for money. I even heard a rumour that he writes articles for the type of magazine that you can't buy over the counter.
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