Gordon Brown defines tragedy

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  1. Just been sent this, thought it worth a post to brighten a dull morning - apologies if done before - (translations available!) ....

    GORDON BROWN was visiting a Scottish primary school and he visited one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

    The teacher asked Mr. Brown if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'.

    So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.

    A little boy stood up and offered: 'If ma best freen, wha lives on a fairm, was playin' in the field an' a tractor rins ower him and kills him, that wid be a 'tragedy.' '

    'No', said Gordon - 'that would be an accident.'

    A little girl raised her hand: 'If a skale bus kerryin' fufty children drove ower a cliff, killing a'b'dy inside, that wid be a tragedy'

    'I'm afraid not', explained Gordon - 'that's what we would call a 'great loss''.

    The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Gordon searched the room.
    'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

    Finally, at the back of the room, wee Johnny raised his hand...

    In a quiet voice he said:
    'If a plane kerryin' you and Mr. Darlin' wis struck by a 'freendly fire' missile & blawn tae smithereens, that wid be a tragedy.'

    'Fantastic!' exclaimed Gordon. 'That's right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?'

    'Weel,' says wee Johnny 'it his tae be a tragedy, because it certainly widnae be a great loss..... And it probably widnae be a f*cking accident either!
  2. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Well it's new to me, and I like it :D
  3. A tragedy is a 52 seater coach containing 48 Labour MPs going over a cliff...
  4. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    A terrible loss....

    for the drivers family that is.
  5. I put this up the other day d@mn you ;-)!
  6. Indeed, there's room for four more. ;)
  7. well done, lightning :roll:
  8. More than that. Don't forget there's standing room and the luggage compartments to consider.
  9. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I think if one was sending a bus over, one would hope that the MPs would learn the lessons of the foreign escapees from oppression that this gobment have 'lost' in their millions after arrival - usually stacked 200 to an axle coming in via Calais
  10. Not at all... He'd jump before it got to the cliff... :D
  11. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    The real tragedy is that there wasn't a second or indeed a third bus.
  12. No the real real tragedy is GB running the country and all by accident!
  13. Sounds like a job for the MT wallahs. Give 'em time to get a brew on and then ask. :twisted:
  14. Aren't they too busy supplying outrage buses for the BNP thread ?? There seems to be a bit of a shortage at the moment, how many are VOR ??