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Thread #118593   Message #2588441
Posted By: Richard Bridge
13-Mar-09 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Gallows Humour-laughing at death/disease
Subject: RE: Folklore: Gallows Humor-laughing at death/disease
Rosie "despised for being nothing other than the creatures that they are". Some creatures are despicable.

Nothing wrong with being working class. It does not make you despicable.

Nothing wrong with being bawdy. Generations of music-hall actresses managed it. Come to Lower Stoke and see our good friend [name redacted] doing it. At Morris practice last week the (acting) dance mistress pointed out that in a particular dance the bars while crossing were by ears, but when processing were in front of tits - at which point the entire women's side gesticulated about the levels to which they thought their tits had fallen. It does not make you despicable.

Nothing wrong with women having their own sex-lives, as they choose. I will die in the trenches on that.

But could you look at, watch, or listen to Jade Goody without cringing?

Why does her death not produce the dark but piquant humour that so many others do? I think that is the reason.