[thechat] I didn't get the job

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Oct 15 09:44:00 CDT 2002

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Andy Warwick wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 02:37 PM, Martin Burns wrote:
> > * Posing assholes in orange tans and knock-off Armani (oh, and razor
> > blades) on the high street on a Saturday
> Martin
> <snip blatant - and I mean *blatant*- trolling :) >
> That reminds me of a lyric from Fish (ex-Marillion)

Who is of course from Dalkeith (a dump of a commuter town just south of
Edinburgh). It's so exciting there that Fish went to study Forestry
Management as a desparate attempt to get kicks.

>where he talks
> about a Scottish character "sewing razor blades into his lapels". I
> always thought it was a bit of artistic license (suggesting that his
> suit was well-ironed), but what you said implies different; is it a
> literal thing that happens "oop north",

North and West, more.

> and - if so - why?

In case someone grabs your lapels as preparation for smacking you in the


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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