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Grand Old Duke Of York In Halfway Hill Shocker

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theUrbanDryad Tue 11-Sep-07 21:49:58

The Grand Old Duke of York was yesterday accused of wasting valuable resources when marching 10,000 men up to the top of the hill, then marching them down again.

A spokesman for York district council said, "When they were up they were up, and when they were down they were down, and when they were only halfway up, they were neither up nor down."

BobCrowsBitch Tue 11-Sep-07 21:57:54

<whispers>

I thhink its working

Bluestocking Tue 11-Sep-07 22:04:11

The Duke explained that marching up and down the hill was a training exercise, giving troops valuable insight into being up, down, and neither up nor down.
A soldier, who asked to remain nameless, said, "It's political correctness gone mad."

theUrbanDryad Tue 11-Sep-07 22:08:49

Unnamed sources have claimed that 10,000 more men are set to walk up and down the hill next week. This was not confirmed by the Grand Old Duke, or his office.

Whizzz Tue 11-Sep-07 22:19:07

PMSL grin

I've heard a rumour about Humpty Dumpty too shock

BobCrowsBitch Tue 11-Sep-07 22:42:39

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the kings horses and all the kings men
said "Nah...fuck him, he;s only and egg"

BobCrowsBitch Tue 11-Sep-07 22:44:17

AN egg.

FFS

AN egg.

I always ruin it by making a fucking typo.

AAARRGGHHHHHHHHHH Bollocky fucking pissflap.

theUrbanDryad Wed 12-Sep-07 08:54:35

LOLOL at "bollocky fucking pissflap" grin

ArthurScarCOD Wed 12-Sep-07 08:55:02

lol

LilRedWG Wed 12-Sep-07 08:56:14

teasle Wed 12-Sep-07 08:57:47

lol

LadyTophamHatt Wed 12-Sep-07 14:12:20

I went to bed in huge strop last night after that typo.

Really I did.

I almost took it personally...like my fingers had done it on purpose just to ruin my rhyme.

Blu Wed 12-Sep-07 14:19:45

PMSL at 'pc gone mad'
And OP

Cappuccino Wed 12-Sep-07 14:57:53

is it time?

Hurlyburly Wed 12-Sep-07 15:07:02

I take great exception to the ageism and sexism shown on this thread.

I would prefer the term Venerable Duke of York. Or Grand Duke of York.

Also, I think reports have incorrectly excluded the women who participated in the march. Many of them had interesting childcare issues that they had to resolve in order to participate in the march.

Threadworm Wed 12-Sep-07 15:10:53

Military sources have commented that this troop 'surge' has led to a significant reduction in the number of incidents at the top of the hill, and therefore that the time has come for marching them down again -- without in any sense reducing the commitment to a flourishing future for those at the top of the hill.

RedBundle Wed 12-Sep-07 15:23:21

did they have curds & whey?

or have little bo peep's sheep eaten the lot again?

kay1981 Wed 12-Sep-07 15:54:50

PMSL - that's so funny!!

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