Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - has she left yet, does anyone know?

So they should be able to administer a shave and a haircut while removing Your appendix? :oops:;)
I'm due for surgery on my shoulder in the not too distant. I'll ask the man. I seem to have sprouted a lot of ear hear recently, too. Must be because I now have an MG.
 
Do they not have to be a doctor long before specialising in surgery? Therefore, why isn't their title at least 'Doctor'?
Because they become surgeons. It's a pedantic, historic thing as surgeons weren't originally doctors, they were barber/surgeons and as such there wasn't a doctorate. These days they become a doc first and we continue to address them as "Doctor". History is a strange thing. :cool:
 
So they should be able to administer a shave and a haircut while removing Your appendix? :oops:;)
And ask you if you require something for the weekend.

In my case a bottle of rum. <hic>
 

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Old-Salt
Because they become surgeons. It's a pedantic, historic thing as surgeons weren't originally doctors, they were barber/surgeons and as such there wasn't a doctorate. These days they become a doc first and we continue to address them as "Doctor". History is a strange thing. :cool:
Indeed. Same degree to start with - MD. Still Doctor as House Officers (Junior Doctors); IIRC (and I have been away fron the GIG/NHS since last century) Mr. comes in at Registrar level.
 

endure

GCM
I'm due for surgery on my shoulder in the not too distant. I'll ask the man. I seem to have sprouted a lot of ear hear recently, too. Must be because I now have an MG.

Sports cars (cough) make you hairy?
 
Actually, the vast majority of Asians I've met have been far more, and shockingly so, Racist than me, who is only a racist in that I tend to think along the lines of the cultural impact of our various families in the species upon the globe. In East and Southern Africa, during my lengthy stays there, there were three strata of society; black African, brown Indian and White European. If you think that British 'classes' were setpieces of awfulness, you ain't seen nothing for the politik adopted by the middle stratum there, and in India, Indonesia and Singapore they're very, very real, but not whined and bitched about to the extent that this obnoxious woman does in London.

The future is blindness to my tan, and awareness of my contribution to society.

That's ' awareness of my contribution to society', not 'forgiveness for my wilful ignorance of it and my handiness with knife and DSS application'.
ROPs? WTF have you said/done to upset our lords and masters?
 
Sports cars (cough) make you hairy?
Bit of an in-joke. The MG Owners Club are a funny lot, sometimes known as The Rivet Counters or The Ear-Hair Brigade, owners of over-polished MGBs. They don't like the likes of me: mine's an MG ZR, which is a Rover 25 in a tracksuit.
 

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Bit of an in-joke. The MG Owners Club are a funny lot, sometimes known as The Rivet Counters or The Ear-Hair Brigade, owners of over-polished MGBs. They don't like the likes of me: mine's an MG ZR, which is a Rover 25 in a tracksuit.
Used to find them getting confused when our cars were BGTV8 and an MG Maestro!
 
Used to find them getting confused when our cars were BGTV8 and an MG Maestro!
They don't like it up 'em. Chap I know built a Sebring replica from a bog-stock BGT. As if that wasn't enough, the car had a Ford 2.0 Duratec and Type 9 in it as well. The horror!
 

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GCM
My old history master had an MG Y saloon with jacks built into each corner. His party trick was to get in, start it and slowly lift it off the ground.

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My old history master had an MG Y saloon with jacks built into each corner. His party trick was to get in, start it and slowly lift it off the ground.

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Like that a lot. Very nice! Way cheaper than the Invicta Black Prince which also had four jacks.
Automotive History: British Deadly Sins (A Touch Of Class, Part 1) – A Blue-Blooded Sin Called Invicta Black Prince
Here's one on auction with a military connection: Invicta Black Prince 1947 - Gosford Classic Cars
 
#triggered

Talking of teary, have you recently put up any hanky wringing posts about how horrible people think you're an IT bloke, realised how hanky wringing it was, and removed them?

That was funny.
What do you wot of triggers?
Dozy pillock.
 
ROPs? WTF have you said/done to upset our lords and masters?
Whew! It was cold and dark in that jail; last one I was in was very hot and nasty, but no rats that I saw (they'd all probably been eaten). This one had rats in profusion, all bearing an odd resemblance to Daniel Craig at his bravest, smirking with great self-regard, urinating incontinently and passing secret entreaties to the turnkey.
 
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