Monday, 22 June 2015

Doing WHAT on Birmingham?

I was lying in bed early this morning, listening to the radio, when I heard a news item which also doubled-up as an appeal.

It seems there is an acute shortage of sperm-donors in Britain right now, and sperm is having to be bought in from other countries to meet the need, hence this appeal. Various men were interviewed, and some of them proudly said that the had fathered three or more children already, and were encouraging their male mates to donate as well. This charitable sperm bank is set in Birmingham, one of the most (and possibly unjustifiably) ridiculed cities in England, mainly because of the accent.

One eye opened, and I waited for the best opportunity for my best shot (no pun, etc.) at a schoolboy joke, but I had to wait until the very end.

The woman was asked what this project was called, and she said, "Banking On Birmingham"

I rolled over and went back to sleep, knowing that someone would be bound to get there before me on some form of social network, and I bet it was a Brummie.

21 comments:

  1. Birmingham seem to have it all in hand then !!!!!!! XXXX

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  2. Wankers get paid in Birmingham.

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    1. I was rather hoping we could get through this post without someone actually spelling it out...

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    2. I thought i would just toss it into the ring.

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    3. You really splashed-out on that one.

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    4. It was a load off my mind.

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    5. You can take it on the chin, I know.

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    6. I have to be thick skinned to come here.

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    7. Yes, four rejections, four thick skins.

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  3. It must be a bit of a toss-up for those Brummies.

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  4. I hear people are coming from far and wide to donate... etc.

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  5. I am NOT going to rise to this!!

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    1. Cro gets an epic poem, and I get a one-liner.

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  6. I am far too genteel to make a rude joke (i.e. can't think of one!)

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    1. Don't worry Weave - there are plenty of people who will fill the gap.

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  7. Don't know what a wanker or a Brummie is.

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    1. You do really, but you just don't know what we call them here. Well if you don't, then you must be more isolated than I thought. Think Onanism, but don't think Alabama. In fact, best not to think about it at all.

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  8. If I remember my studies of German philology right, I think you are talking about the 2. vowel shift, from "b" to "w", as in the quoted project.

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    1. Your incisive analysis has - yet again - reached the point that even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have taken four more chapters to arrive at. Ok, it's a spoiler, but this is always the way with brocade curtains, is it not?

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