The Angel of PB Jaker

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"Look. Look. Here we are at the farm. Look." Janet And John Go To The Farm, Ladybird Books, 1974

Here is a spooky one about 'The Angel of Nawa':

The Taliban fighter was close enough to the fence when he was killed to be seen clearly against the mortar-illuminated sky. He died with a confused expression on his face and a neat hole in his forehead.

Inside the Patrol Base, the young Rifleman fired his last remaining rounds. He groped for a fresh magazine in the darkness.

And the fresh magazine was put into his hand
 
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The and that are common developments from the same Old English system. Old English had a definite article se, in the masculine gender, seo (feminine), and þæt (neuter). In Middle English these had all merged into þe, the ancestor of the Modern English word the.
In Middle English, the (þe) was frequently abbreviated as a þ with a small e above it, similar to the abbreviation for that, which was a þ with a small t above it. During the latter Middle English and Early Modern English periods, the letter Thorn (þ) in its common script, or cursive, form came to resemble a y shape. As such the use of a y with an e above it as an abbreviation became common. This can still be seen in reprints of the 1611 edition of the King James Version of the Bible in places such as Romans 15:29, or in the Mayflower Compact. Historically the article was never pronounced with a y sound, even when so written, although the modern, 19th and 20th century pseudo-archaic usage such as "Ye Olde Englishe Tea Shoppe" can be pronounced with a y sound.
 
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Mark The Convict

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Is it recycling its drivel? I'm sure I've read that particular pile of shit before, it hasn't aged well.
 
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He's just a mouth breathing retard who couldn't hack life in the Infantry so transferred to the All Girls Corps. Hopefully he'll slip and drown in the toilet at some point
 
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