The first time that I saw him I heard his scooter beep

He made a big impression then which memory I shall keep.

I copped him outside Flavour’s (sic) (Apostrophe Abuse!

Grammatical precision here is played with fast and loose).

For this is downtown Castleford where orange Tigers prowl

And few here know the difference twixt consonant and vowel.

But thats another story (sic) so, help me, where was I?

Ah yes! The scooter man from Cas who beeped as he passed by.

The thing that caught my eye that day, I couldn’t help but stare,

But like a Mongol warlord he’d a top-knot in his hair.

I’m sure I’ve heard that Buddhists say that when our span is through

We come back for a second chance to start our time anew.

And so I thought it better if I let this old git pass

I wouldn’t want my throat cut by the Genghis Khan of Cas




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John Coopey

Fri 3rd Feb 2023 18:19

Indeed they don’t, Stephen. And I think Tony Curtis could have drifted off the set of Taras Bulba to The Vikings next door without changing his costume.

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 3rd Feb 2023 16:39

Taras Bulba. They don't make them like that any more, John.

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John Coopey

Fri 3rd Feb 2023 09:44

Not the grocer’s apostrophe, Uilleam. The cafe’s.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Fri 3rd Feb 2023 08:11

Oooooh apos'trophe abuse-painful!

Is that the Grocers" apo'strophe variant?
I think they rolled out a vaccination for it a while back.

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John Coopey

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 18:46

The coolest top-knot ever, Stephen, Yul Brynner as Taras Bulba.

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 17:04

Good advice, John. My top knot days are over, even if I wanted one now.

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John Coopey

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 16:54

Thankyou, Martin.

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Martin Elder

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 15:57

Well put John
Nice one

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John Coopey

Thu 2nd Feb 2023 08:07

He’s not Gareth Bale, is he, Ghost? And thanks for the Like, Red Brick.

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Reggie's Ghost

Wed 1st Feb 2023 22:38

I never thought I'd see the day when a son of mine had a top knot...but he has!

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