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Thread #60691   Message #973925
Posted By: Amos
28-Jun-03 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: What is a 'furtive Jodrell'?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What is a 'furtive Jodrell'?
Let me get this straight, you lot. If I understand correctly an actyivity of self-abuse or whatever is referred to as 'wanking" and the principle of rhyming slang led it to be referred to as "bank", which in turn led to references to both Barclay's Bank (a mercantile establishment) and Jodrell Bank (site of early post-WW2 radio astronomy station), which turn became identified with strangling the chicken, which is therefore also identified with anything mercantile and anything relating rto radio astronomy so really it's all the same asa each other, isn't it? Have I got that clear? Oh and the Bank is called that because it was an old word for a valley, not a bank in the usual marine sense at all. All straight? So wanking is the same as banking is the same as radio-astronomical research is the same as a valley i the same as an ATM machine. Perfectly clear?

If not, someone needs to send out for pizza with a clue.

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