Naked Gnomes

#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...p-naked-gnomes-after-neighbours-complain.html

'Gardener ordered to cover up naked gnomes after neighbours complain
Householder Sandra Smith has been ordered to cover up her garden gnomes after complaints that the naked ornaments were upsetting local children.

Last Updated: 9:26AM BST 21 Apr 2009

The gnomes, one male and two female, have stood in Mrs Smith's front garden for around 15 years in Hunnington in the West Midlands.

The grandmother has been forced to put clothes on the ornaments after a neighbour complained to Bromsgrove District Council and an officer phoned her.
"I've got grandchildren and they all love the gnomes," said 64-year-old Mrs Smith.

"They have been here for around 15 years and everyone who visits me finds them funny and a bit harmless fun.

"They're proper cheeky chappies with their little smiley faces looking up at you."

Now the gnomes have been dressed in miniature t-shirts to preserve their modesty.

"I love my garden and it gives me a lot of enjoyment," she said.

"I'm going to be keeping the gnomes in the garden with their T-shirts on at the moment but I love like to get the gnomes out in their glory again."

The offended neighbour confirmed she had made the complaint. The woman, who did not wish to be named, said she thought the gnomes were "pathetic".

"I don't think they should be in a garden with my young kids running around nearby," she said.

"They are childish and I think it pathetic that they are in a front garden in full view of everyone."

The council was unavailable for comment. '

What kind of sheltered existence can someone have to be offended by a gnome??????????
 
#3
Could be a whole new thread in the NAAFI Bar. "Naked Gnomes ... no Gash shots!"

Might be a way for Sven to make a return?
 
#5
Whiskey_60 said:
I'd like to see photos of said Gnomes, just so I can comment properly on the story of course.
Whatever turns you on: :omg:

 
#8
They sure as hell wouldn't like the gnome belonging to my father in law that I "doctored" with some modelling clay and then repainted!

As far as I know, he's still the only Rastafarian gnome on Jersey, complete with a very impressive banana and a couple of plums in his wheelbarrow! :wink:
 
#9
Spoilsport! :p

 
#10
Petriburg said:
They sure as hell wouldn't like the gnome belonging to my father in law that I "doctored" with some modelling clay and then repainted!

As far as I know, he's still the only Rastafarian gnome on Jersey, complete with a very impressive banana and a couple of plums in his wheelbarrow! :wink:
I didn't think you were gay, but this worries me.
 

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#11
What a sad muppet, phoning the council.
 
#12
Even sadder mupet who took complaint seriously.
 
#14
Something else for Ms Smith to get her teeth into! Or does she have no gnome to go to!!
 
#18
lsquared said:
Thankfully, Michaelangelo's statue of David does not reside in Bromsgrove - wherever that may be.
It's a small town near Worcester which is in West Mercia :roll: tsk - the youth of today
 
#20
Surely if they've already been there for 15 years, some sort of habitual right must obtain. Or have I got it wrong again? Anyway, I'd have told 'em to piss up their kilt and take me to court.

MsG
 
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