Advancin' Back

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 (Bugger Political Correctness....

      .......and anyway, a true story about my mate Glen.


'E read 'is paper front to t'back

I sez to 'im “Tha mu'n't”

A man should read 'is newspaper

Allus t'back to t'front.


You start wi' all the footy news-

Which manager's fo' t'sack

Then t'cricket scores and t'oss-racing

Then start advancin' back.


It's very 'ard to tell these days

Now everything's PC

Which side a fella's batting for

(At least it is to me!).


But papers are significant;

The only people skimmin'

A newspaper from t'front to t'back

Are batty boys and women”.

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Martin Peacock

Thu 8th Dec 2011 14:55

I don't give a damn who puts what where for giggles and kicks as long as they enjoy each other. Does this poem betray a small mind? I don't think it does. Keep on rockin', John. Although why only 'batty boys and women skim newspapers from front to back' - which used to be the only way I could stomach reading NME - is beyond me. Eh bien, c'est la guerre.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 28th Nov 2011 13:23

J.C. - thanks, as always, for the chuckle. It's always a pleasure to read your posts.
Laughter is the best medicine, they say!

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John Coopey

Sun 27th Nov 2011 17:27

You might think that, MC. I could not possibly comment.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 27th Nov 2011 12:04

No, it's not a reference to our one day cricket
team. I recall it being a West Indian term for
homosexuals. Have a gay day :-)

steve mellor

Sun 27th Nov 2011 09:21

Batty boys?

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