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“Of course, I’m never allowed out. They think I can’t anyway because the door’s got a keypad lock and they won’t tell us the number. But, since it’s you I’m telling... and keep it shtum... I know the number! They should change it weekly, but they don’t, the lazy buggers!

They think we’re all blind and senile in here being a care home, but we’ve watched them punching in the numbers as they go off-duty. And we remember! Then after Midnight, we congregate in the car park for a gin, fag and a good old fashioned knees-up. Hehe!”

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    Frenchie about 1 month ago

    Yes! Way to go! Who wants to be locked up after midnight? hehehe... err.... I am they get up to more than that, but you won't tell...

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    Christopher about 1 month ago

    Love it. Forgive a Yank, but what is a knees up? I've heard of an old British song called "Knees Up, Mother Brown" but I've never heard it so I'm not quite sure what it means. I would think it means dancing, but then again, who knows? Brits love double entendre humor so I'm not quite sure.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 month ago

    Thanks Christopher. A 'knees up' is a lively party with boisterous dancing, which might involve alternate knees being raised (or might not). It's a fun party with dancing, laughter, possibly the odd drink or two and a good time had by all! 'A right old knees-up' is often said by me and my mates to describe such activity and it's a funny way to speak about it.Always gets a laugh. It has connotations of the good old days, 'when we knew how to enjoy usselves!'

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    Christopher about 1 month ago

    Ah, gotcha. Thanks.

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