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Tubby Isaacs
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The star letter is better than mine, Furtho, about a cat called Bonnie. Her owners seem to be gay men which gives them a human interest edge as well.

Did she get to be in Gnasher's Fang Club?

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i guess you'll have to ask her if she'll show you her hairy badge.
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quote:
I defy you to read a magazine about cats without the same happening to you.
You're on. Fifty quid on it?
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What is a cocked hat, exactly?
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The phrase was originally "to knock into a hocked cat", since those who were relegated to second place were said to have been pushed face first into the place on a cat from where the leg had been removed. You can find references to this practice in Beowulf.

Owing to protests from cat lovers, though, the phrase was officially changed in 1879, to the spoonerised version we know today.

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WE - Look, everyone needs to re-cycle their material from time to time, but the same gag twice in one thread? It's most disappointing.

YATR - I reckon the French schoolgirls in the new Harry Potter film are wearing them.</Mumpo mode again>

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Oops.

I'm obviously feeling more flush, or reckless, or something, notice.

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quote:
You can find references to this practice in Beowulf.
I don't remember that. Do you know what the line is?
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Interesting that the amount's gone up from 20 quid to 50.

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Bet the bastards will cut all the politics out of it. That's why I've reproduced the whole of the piece here.
What politics? Did they reproduce it in its entirety?
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You're 'avin me on.
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Tubby Isaacs
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FF, pastiche of SR's post on the way the Independent on Sunday treated his letter.

That joke's stood the test of time, hasn't it?

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Oh, I remember that now. Sorry.
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