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    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 20th Mar 17, 1:46 AM
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    Interesting work?
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    • 20th Mar 17, 1:46 AM
    Interesting work? 20th Mar 17 at 1:46 AM
    Why were these professions not mentioned by the school career advisor. I'm pretty sure I could have excelled at Colourist of artificial fish, always enjoyed colouring. Invisible Net Maker may have been a bit of a challenge but I would have given it a go. A Turnip Shepherd might have been a bit monotonous but I reckon I could keep a bunch of turnips controlled.

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    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 20th Mar 17, 3:45 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:45 AM
    'Count as female'. So trans isn't a new thing, then?
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 20th Mar 17, 4:33 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 4:33 AM
    'Count as female'. So trans isn't a new thing, then?
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    I took that to mean someone was female so they didn't count but I guess it could be the way you suggest too.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 20th Mar 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 9:56 AM
    I'd love to know exactly what a full time emasculator does
    Most of those jobs are probably lost to the ages but I've known a fair few samplers of drugs and fatuous paupers.
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 20th Mar 17, 10:08 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:08 AM
    Fatuous Pauper
    ENFP - Assertive
    Officially in a clique of idiots

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast
    • colinw
    • By colinw 20th Mar 17, 10:31 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:31 AM
    I never realised being an imbecile was a job. I wonder if I am due any back pay
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 20th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
    I'd love to know exactly what a full time emasculator does
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    What a vet does now.
    • hunters
    • By hunters 20th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
    I remember reading about "knocker up of work people" and I don't think it includes getting your family up of a morning!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 20th Mar 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:36 AM
    I remember reading about "knocker up of work people" and I don't think it includes getting your family up of a morning!
    Originally posted by hunters
    These are knocker upper people in action



    I wonder if the knocker upper had a knocker upper himself
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 20th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    I never realised being an imbecile was a job. I wonder if I am due any back pay
    Originally posted by colinw
    Explanation of why they didn't have a job.
    Another common explanation was "of independent means".

    There is a website somewhere that has the 'strange' entries from all over the country.
    I particularly liked when the "occupation" listed was fairly clearly given as an indication that they didn't agree with the whole process. Their little bit of protest.
    I guess the census clerk was required to fill in exactly what they were told, so couldn't refuse to put it.
    Perhaps it was rather like some of the 'religion' entries on our most recent censuses.
    Last edited by Mandelbrot; 20-03-2017 at 11:26 AM.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 20th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
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    These are knocker upper people in action



    I wonder if the knocker upper had a knocker upper himself
    Originally posted by colinw
    The only problem with Knocker uppers is that they don't have a snooze button.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 20th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    The only problem with Knocker uppers is that they don't have a snooze button.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    This was the optional snooze attachment

    • Kate/Bob
    • By Kate/Bob 20th Mar 17, 11:41 AM
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    These are knocker upper people in action



    I wonder if the knocker upper had a knocker upper himself
    Originally posted by colinw
    A knocker upper would have had a knocker upper who's job it was to stay up all night then knock up the knocker uppers before going to bed!
    Kate short for Bob.

    Alphabet thread High Priestess of all things unsavoury

    Tesla was a genius.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 20th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    A knocker upper would have had a knocker upper who's job it was to stay up all night then knock up the knocker uppers before going to bed!
    Originally posted by Kate/Bob
    But who knocks up the knockers uppers knocker upper when he needs knocking up so he can stay away to knock up the knocker upper?
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 20th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
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    People with an IQ of between 26 and 50 were known as imbeciles both socially and by the medical profession. Some intereesting reading here:

    http://www.campbellmgold.com/archive_esoteric/morons_imbeciles_idiots.pdf
    • tommix
    • By tommix 20th Mar 17, 12:13 PM
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    I never realised being an imbecile was a job. I wonder if I am due any back pay
    Originally posted by colinw
    I've been banging cows for yonks. It just means rounding up wandering steers and getting 'em back in the herd.

    I resent being called an imbecile.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 20th Mar 17, 12:47 PM
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    I have read strange things on census returns.
    I could ask, what on earth is a Fish Bender?
    But the explanation might be too much.
    Tips x
    • professor~yaffle
    • By professor~yaffle 20th Mar 17, 1:53 PM
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    Fatuous Pauper
    Originally posted by Flick216
    Examiner of Underclothing

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 20th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    I just found Chair Bodger .
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 20th Mar 17, 3:31 PM
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    I just found Chair Bodger .
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I wonder if that's the origin of the expression bodge job.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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