23-07-2021, 10:42 PM
Re: Leisurely Scribbles (part 5)
Smashing post Fruity, you covered a lot of ground there in a neat round up, thanks.
“Don't know what has happened to the world of late, I tried yesterday to enjoy a simple game of Table Tennis, but could I? No, every couple of minutes, I kept getting "Pinged”
I just knew it was going to be you who’d come up with the first “Ping” joke Spitty, God man your a natural.
“Track and Trace” is that not the same thing as stalking?, I thought there was a law against that?
There are so many new laws coming out so quickly that they’re tripping over one another, hasty politicians and greedy lawyers.
There was a row going on here in government a few weeks ago about the drinking on the street laws, normally it was OK for publicans to let folks drink in designated areas such as beer gardens, but the folks were out on the path and on the street, everywhere in fact bar inside the pub itself.
They had to pass a new law quickly to allow this else the publicans would be up in arms claiming starvation, I’ve never seen a skinny publican in me life, they were all well fed and well heeled back in the old days, now you can’t give a pub away.
There’ll be some sorting out the tangle of new laws when this is all over, which is a ping and which is a pong, the solicitors are in for a bonanza.
This rhyme must be from the early 1900’s, my grandmother used to recite it when I was very young, she spent a lot of time in the cinema with her young family in the 1920’s, her husband was always away with his job as a train driver, herself and the four kids would pack lunches and off they’d go to spend the whole day in the picture house watching the same silent films over and over again.
When you come to think of it it’s not much different to spending the whole day watching a computer screen or TV today is it?.
I always thought the rhyme was made up by my granny but I checked it out and it’s of Scottish origin.
Skinny Malink malojan legs umbrella feet
Went to the pictures and couldn’t get a seat
When the picture started
Skinny Malink farted
Skinny Malink malojan legs umbrella feet.
Malojan- a Gaelic corruption of an old English phrase, “cat on a melodeon,” which I’m told is a type of organ on legs.
Yeh don’t see many skinny malinks about these days do you, thanks to all the junk food everyone seems to be scoffin’.
All the kids gangs years ago had only one fat fella, usually from the wealthiest family in the area, whereas today there would be only one skinny fella, usually from a well off health conscience family, how times change.