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Friday, June 22, 2007

Geordie Waste Disposal

We're obliged to the BBC for this extraordinary insight into standards of personal sanitation among the Geordies. Flushing a DD bra down your toilet is, to put it mildly, a novel way of disposing of unwanted underwear. Though the fact that the sewage system couldn't cope with this item is probably due to the shoddy standards of workmanship often encountered in the North-East. We also note that the pipe was blocked with 'a build-up of grease and fat' - no doubt indicating the culprit was enjoying a typically nutritious Geordie diet. All attempts at speculative reconstruction of the events leading up to the fatal flushing have left us speechless. Obviously a story for which the world is not yet ready . . .

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Anonymous Lex said...

Nick, it wasn't clear what day this occurred -- do you have the date? I'd like to include this in my year-end roundup of weird things for the paper, but I need a specific date to do that. Thanks!

22/6/07 3:57 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Lex - here's a link to the text story -

Dated 19th June . . .

22/6/07 5:00 pm  
Anonymous Lex said...

Thanks much. And sorry for the delay -- we were on vacation and then I fell straight into a mass of work when I returned.

11/7/07 7:14 pm  

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