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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Housebling Redux

Readers with long memories will recall the seasonal outbreak of houseblinging in Cumbria last winter. What was then farce has now become tragedy. We live in the society of the spectacle, replete with signs whose meanings are as fluid and interchangeable as the fetishised commodities they front for. Yes, I'm talking about the World Cup again. At least one person in Carlisle has decided to paint his house with the symbol of the old Franco-Norman oppressors of the North & destroyers of the traditional liberties of the Borders.


Anonymous Big Al said...

Carlisle is full of foreigners anyways, that is why their dialect is so different, when we achieve independence, we must re-educate them ,if they wish to stay.

Speatrie for ivver.

15/6/06 12:31 am  
Blogger Nick said...

Al, I'm, errm, grateful for the robustness with which you express your regionalism. I do hope Cumbrians will offer a warm welcome to incomers wherever they're from . .

15/6/06 8:46 am  

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