Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sub Standards

Last week's Isle of Thanet Gazunder is the gift that keeps on giving. Tucked away on page 15, above an ad for 'The Mayor of Margate's Dickensian Christmas Event' (now everyone wants to pretend they live in Broadstairs) is this nib, or news in brief:

Presumably they mean the Nayland Rock. Oh well, I suppose that's what you get when you shift production of all your local newspapers to one big shed in Auchtermuchty. I look forward to reading future stories about Cliff Send, Peg Wellbay and Dumped On Gap!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dont forget the villages of cake-hole and man-stone

Anonymous said...

What about Man's Ton?

Anonymous said...

Minister In Thanet?

Anonymous said...

Never Caught?

Anonymous said...

Holly Cons Dame.

Anonymous said...

Saint Knickerless In Suede

O Little Town of Birchington said...

Slightly off topic, but for some bizarre reason (I think it must be the word 'erect') this reminds me of the time when working in the Town Planning Department a very well-spoken lady complained to me that her neighbour 'shouldn't be allowed to have an erection like that in his rear garden'.

Even the term 'rear garden' is open to interpretation - perhaps she was jealous?

Anonymous said...

I see your eyesight is as good as ever still; well spotted. I thought said flag-pole was by the memorial to the lifeboatmen ;in front of The Nail and Rock but not on their property. The Union Flag flying daily as I go to work reminds me that despite all its differences, Planit Fannit is still part of the United Kingdom and I find myself humming 'land of hope.... for the next mile! It also makes a super weather vane, giving a clear idea of wind direction and wind speed for those considering a 'bracing walk along the sand! Its removal smells a little fishy to me; I hope it is not some PC claptrap about those poor asylum chappies having to gaze out at our flag!

Quentin Penguin said...

If this is the flagpole near the lifeboat memorial it was a full mast, similar to that outside the foy boat in Rmasgate, which was taken down for refurbishment and replaced with a "temporary" flag pole.
Looks like TDC are being good to their word as per in their attempts to concrete over anything of any interest in Margate...