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Jameshow

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No mention of - Blue whales / London buses / taxis / Nelson column / Boeing 747 etc!!!
 

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When your beloved asks for a new broom, best not to ask if the last one was written off in a crash landing
Related example of Doric humour. Bought a yard broom for 50p at a garage sale in the next village. As I carried it out, an old boy (almost certainly younger than me) looked at it and commented "That was cheap if you are sure it works".
 

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The story about witch’s and what they did with broomsticks and why is .......interesting, to say the least.
To do with the properties of the wood isnt it. To cure infection...down there...

What is interesting is how that was twisted with no doubt some individual claiming he/she saw that person flying about on it, which has led to the idea of witches and broomsticks, when the true of it is a medicinal herbology cure.
Another interesting line on the was that is twisted to brand someone a witch in the middle ages is the was the Pantomime Aladdin is racist, or bigoted rather.
The magician - of middle eastern origin, flies about on a magic carpet.
This idea is also middle age in its origin, and again stems from some hate filled individual claiming he saw an Arab, or follower of Islam, on a carpet flying about, so must be 'of the devil' and ripe for burning at the stake.
Coincidental that the carpet is in fact a prayer mat ? :unsure:

Always found it funny that that seemingly innocent characterisation is lost on the average panto goer.
 
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