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An avid devotee of the Antiques Roadshow, Victoria loved a bargain. She avoided antique establishments, preferring more junky shops.

She’d found a junk emporium down an alleyway off the high street. Rummaging among the things piled up randomly, she spotted a manky carriage clock, which, with a little TLC, she reckoned she could restore like new. The proprietor at the back of the shop was a weasly-looking fellow.

“What’s the best you can do on this?” Victoria asked him.

“Show me your boobs and it’s free!” he replied lasciviously.

“Oh, I see”, she said, “sort of tit for tat!”

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    At least she didn't slap him. As a matter of fact, I bet she walked out of the shop with that clock!

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    BTW, when I saw Hunt in the title I thought it was going to be autobiographical

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Also, is it supposed to say Bragain? I read it as Bargain until the third time I looked at it.

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Thanks Christopher. Yes, it's meant to be Bragain... it's a kind of joke which might not translate to US English. A Bra in the UK is something women use to secure their upper bodies... a tittenhanger one might say. You guys might say brassiere.

    Incidentally, there is a village near St Albans over here with the name Tyttenhanger Green. Hilarious! A mate of mine lives there. I used to go to the Barley Mow pub there years ago. It's not there now, but in the gents toilet there was a chalk board for graffiti. |It was there I read the funniest graffito I have ever seen... but sadly, it is far too strong for Drablr!

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Yeah, we call them bras (you'd almost never hear an American say brassiere), I guess I was just a little slow on the uptake.

    Have you ever seen an American show called The Beverly Hillbillies? Jed Clampett on there had never seen a bra before and when he saw that his daughter Elly May had tied one to a forked stick he said "I'll be doggone. A store bought, lace trimmed double barrel slingshot!"

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