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    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 20th Mar 17, 1:46 AM
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    Mrs Bones
    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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    Last edited by Mrs Bones; 20-03-2017 at 4:34 AM.
    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, 4:02 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    I wonder if that's the origin of the expression bodge job.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Sort of, I think. Bodgers made components of chairs. There's theories about which teutonic language it came from or whether it's a version of badger because bodgers stayed in the woods all day and then only came out at night.

    A bodger is also a rather crude stabby thing for making holes where some oomph is required, but not a great deal of finesse.



    A proper bodge job is one that looks terrible, but actually works rather well.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.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
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 20th Mar 17, 4:04 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    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
    Originally posted by kingfisherblue
    These days, they have a new term. POTUS.

    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.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
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 20th Mar 17, 5:26 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    A bodger is also a rather crude stabby thing for making holes where some oomph is required, but not a great deal of finesse.
    A proper bodge job is one that looks terrible, but actually works rather well.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Makes me think - I'm not a pleasant bodger, but a pleasant bodgers son.
    I'm only bodging --------
    Bodgers were highly skilled itinerant wood-turners, who worked in the beech woods of the Chiltern Hills. The term and trade also spread to Ireland and Scotland.

    Or -
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
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    Pyxis
    I never realised being an imbecile was a job. I wonder if I am due any back pay
    Originally posted by colinw







    Stop it! All the laughing is setting my coughing off!

    You guys!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Mar 17, 5:28 PM
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    Pyxis
    Examiner of underclothing?


    Is that on or off a person?


    Clean or used?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 20th Mar 17, 5:34 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    I am an incredibly talented and proficient invisible net maker. My invisible nets are on display in many textile museums, and one was even used by royalty as part of a wedding outfit.
    Going to become Mrs Marleyboy for real

    MSE: many of the benefits of a helpful family, without disadvantages like having to compete for the tv remote

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 20th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Gosh there are some odd ones.
    Vamper -Made up the upper part of a boot or shoe covering the instep and sometimes extending over the toe
    Vassal -Lowest order of servant
    Verge Maker -Made spindles for watch and clock-making
    Villein-Paid dues to Lord of the manor for land use
    Virginal Player
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 20th Mar 17, 5:51 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    Gosh there are some odd ones.
    Vamper -Made up the upper part of a boot or shoe covering the instep and sometimes extending over the toe
    Vassal -Lowest order of servant
    Verge Maker -Made spindles for watch and clock-making
    Villein-Paid dues to Lord of the manor for land use
    Virginal Player
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    That's a (sort of like) a harpsichord. Although, considering they'd be playing Baroque music, they might have been pretty virginal in the traditional sense of the word as well.
    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
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 20th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    pollypenny
    'Running about ' is my favourite. Does this mean someone who avoids work?
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • professor~yaffle
    • By professor~yaffle 20th Mar 17, 6:21 PM
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    Examiner of underclothing?


    Is that on or off a person?


    Clean or used?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Well quite. Would it be someone's slinky Calvin Kleins, or Michael Winner's Y-Fronts.

    Perhaps it's a good thing I can't post images yet
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 20th Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    Mandelbrot
    'Running about ' is my favourite. Does this mean someone who avoids work?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Presumably a variant on "runner".

    ETA: And no, we are not talking of an early version of Logan's Run.
    Last edited by Mandelbrot; 20-03-2017 at 6:44 PM.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 20th Mar 17, 6:53 PM
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    Sleazy
    "Madam, I estimate your cup size to be ...."
    "Your hands are a little cold"


    Signed Sleazy
    Otherwise known as the Lounge Lizard
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 20th Mar 17, 7:13 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Jojo the Tightfisted yes it was like a harpsichord. I had to cook dinner and forgot to paste.
    Now these invisible nets, many of my neighbours have them.
    How much do they retail at?
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Cloth of Gold
    • By Cloth of Gold 20th Mar 17, 7:23 PM
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    Cloth of Gold
    Electric Bath Attendant. I wonder if it was the bath or the attendant who was electric.

    As for grape-dryer, doesn't everyone employ one of those.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Mar 17, 8:18 PM
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    Pyxis
    Sort of, I think. Bodgers made components of chairs. There's theories about which teutonic language it came from or whether it's a version of badger because bodgers stayed in the woods all day and then only came out at night.

    A bodger is also a rather crude stabby thing for making holes where some oomph is required, but not a great deal of finesse.



    A proper bodge job is one that looks terrible, but actually works rather well.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    There used to be a department store called Bodger's somewhere in East London.
    Electric Bath Attendant. I wonder if it was the bath or the attendant who was electric.

    As for grape-dryer, doesn't everyone employ one of those.
    Originally posted by Cloth of Gold
    Had to get rid of my last grape-drier.
    The grapes were still damp.

    Am now looking for a grape-peeler instead.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 20-03-2017 at 8:21 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sjc1973
    • By Sjc1973 20th Mar 17, 9:17 PM
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    Yeah so difficult to get a skilled GRAPE DRIER these days, had to let ours go, just not up to the job!!! I do have a good COW BANGER (huh????) though
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 21st Mar 17, 10:11 AM
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    Flick216
    A rather famous Stokie occupation!

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/saggar_maker's_bottom_knocker
    ENFP - Assertive
    Officially in a clique of idiots

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Mar 17, 10:22 AM
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    Pyxis
    Originally posted by Flick216
    Years and years ago, on a black and white programme called "What's my Line" (compered by the highly irritating Eamon Andrews) they had a sagger-maker's-bottom-knocker. I thought they were joking.


    On a recent programme involving trains, I found out what a wheel-tapper did. Ok, it's self-explanatory, but I found out why he tapped wheels.
    (First heard of that profession via another very old programme, a music one, set in a club for wheeltappers and shunters).
    What I was astonished to hear, though, was that it was a full-time job!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 21st Mar 17, 10:58 AM
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    Mandelbrot
    This sounds like an interesting job ...

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Mar 17, 11:01 AM
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    Pyxis
    Originally posted by Flick216
    Talking of Stoke potteries, have you been watching the Great Pottery Throwdown?

    It's really interesting!

    I loved that they had to make proper working toilets last week!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
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