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PostSubject: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:31 am

Yup, no kidding, though am pleased to announce it was through my own choice.

My local Scout group organised a sleepover for the Scouts in a recently de-commissioned prison, and as a one of the Scout leaders I jumped at the chance to join in. We all spent the night in the cells and the Scouts had a hoot. I have to say the experience affected me more than I thought it would do. It was quite cold too with the air temp dropping to minus 3 degs C.

Great way to celebrate one's birthday too Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:56 am



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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:17 am

Not long enough to start your own tunnel then... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:48 am

Not quite Ally, but considered paper mache heads instead Wink
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:45 pm

Ah, Boy Scout outings--where I first learned how to smoke a pipe! (Actually Explorer Scouts, the older lad version.)
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:11 pm

So I'm guessing you got time off for good behavior.

Glad you guys enjoyed yourselves. Scout outing are usually a hoot and a half.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:15 pm

Back in the 80's scout troops were allowed to stay the night on Alcatraz. Never made that particular trip but as a scout I did camp on Angel Island. Same vibe as Alcatraz, minus the spooky prison.
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:07 pm

One of my uncles is a scout leader. He loves it! Probably been at it for thirty years or more now.

Not sure if he did a stint in prison with the troop or otherwise. Probably never got the chance....
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:26 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Back in the 80's scout troops were allowed to stay the night on Alcatraz. Never made that particular trip but as a scout I did camp on Angel Island. Same vibe as Alcatraz, minus the spooky prison.

I was lucky enough to be part of a climbing exped to Yosemite back in '96. After we left the valley we did the touristy thing round SF where I jumped on a boat at Pier 49(?) and went out to Alcatraz. Sadly we never set foot on the island but went under the bridge instead. Would have been great to soak up the atmosphere. Knowing a little about its history (granted, probably just from popular films starring Clint) and coupled with my interest in escape attempts, it captured my imagine somewhat. It certainly looked the part from the outside!
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:33 pm

Stick, was this an educational trip to convince some of your boys, who might contemplate pursuing a criminal career later on, to think about it twice before planning ahead? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Lord Guyrox wrote:
Stick, was this an educational trip to convince some of your boys, who might contemplate pursuing a criminal career later on, to think about it twice before planning ahead? Razz

Interesting you should raise that LG. It wasn't the original intent, it was more of a jolly jape. However, during our stay and on more than one occasion I heard an adult discussing the likely conclusion of a serious misdemeanour resulting in time spent at Her Majesty's pleasure. I've no doubt that at some stage in the Scouts' it will cause some reflection. And hey, if it prevents only one young adult from winding up in the nick, it was a worthwhile project?!
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:42 pm

Stick wrote:
Lord Guyrox wrote:
Stick, was this an educational trip to convince some of your boys, who might contemplate pursuing a criminal career later on, to think about it twice before planning ahead? Razz

Interesting you should raise that LG. It wasn't the original intent, it was more of a jolly jape. However, during our stay and on more than one occasion I heard an adult discussing the likely conclusion of a serious misdemeanour resulting in time spent at Her Majesty's pleasure. I've no doubt that at some stage in the Scouts' it will cause some reflection. And hey, if it prevents only one young adult from winding up in the nick, it was a worthwhile project?!


Right you are guvnor! Nowt like doin' a bit of porridge in Wandsworth to set a blokes mind right, innit?

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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:32 pm

When my son was a Cub Scout, I got to go along on an overnight on the USS Alabama in Mobile.
I really enjoyed it. I was able to explore on my own to my heart's content.
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:42 pm

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Stick wrote:
Lord Guyrox wrote:
Stick, was this an educational trip to convince some of your boys, who might contemplate pursuing a criminal career later on, to think about it twice before planning ahead? Razz

Interesting you should raise that LG. It wasn't the original intent, it was more of a jolly jape. However, during our stay and on more than one occasion I heard an adult discussing the likely conclusion of a serious misdemeanour resulting in time spent at Her Majesty's pleasure. I've no doubt that at some stage in the Scouts' it will cause some reflection. And hey, if it prevents only one young adult from winding up in the nick, it was a worthwhile project?!


Right you are guvnor! Nowt like doin' a bit of porridge in Wandsworth to set a blokes mind right, innit?

Wink


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RR

You'd better adam and eve it Rande me old china. I'd rather be brown bread than wind up in the nicker up to my Gregory in tom tit and in a right two and eight. Not me mate. I'm keeping out of barney. And with that, I'm off down the frog and toad to the rub a dub...

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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:59 pm

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Brewdude wrote:

Right you are guvnor! Nowt like doin' a bit of porridge in Wandsworth to set a blokes mind right, innit?

Wink


Cheers,

RR

You'd better adam and eve it Rande me old china. I'd rather be brown bread than wind up in the nicker up to my Gregory in tom tit and in a right two and eight. Not me mate. I'm keeping out of barney. And with that, I'm off down the frog and toad to the rub a dub...


Aye me owd Cock Sparrow, tha doesn't want to done a bird for Her Majesty's Pleasure now doesta? Not on your nelly!

Now then, tek it from me lad - don't go takin' your jam jar down to t' boozer and end up Brahms and Liszt. Nay, tha want to ball and chalk on yer dog's meat. Use yer loaf mate. There's a good lad!

Wink

Reminds me of a story, that does-

So there we were, all t'lads proppin' up bar, nicely tucking into our 4th or 5th pint.
Tekin' piss outta one another - tha knows how it is.........

At end of bar stands 'is Lordship. Mutt and Jeff 'e were too. Full as an egg - on Shandy, mind! Ever 'ear of such a thing? By 'eck I don't know....anyroad-

Next to 'im at bar is this big chap. Massive big bloke 'e were too - hands as big as bloody hams an'all!

So, next thing you know 'is Lordship says "By gaw yer right Ernie, they do grow 'em big and ugly around 'ere"!!

Well, bloke turns round, madder than 'ell, and advances on poor owd Bert.

Bert retreats a few steps and says - "Hang on a minute mate - it weren't me as said it - it were me mate David Stick stood 'ere"

We just fell about the place!

Laughing



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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:50 pm

Brewdude wrote:
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Brewdude wrote:

Right you are guvnor! Nowt like doin' a bit of porridge in Wandsworth to set a blokes mind right, innit?

Wink


Cheers,

RR

You'd better adam and eve it Rande me old china. I'd rather be brown bread than wind up in the nicker up to my Gregory in tom tit and in a right two and eight. Not me mate. I'm keeping out of barney. And with that, I'm off down the frog and toad to the rub a dub...


Aye me owd Cock Sparrow, tha doesn't want to done a bird for Her Majesty's Pleasure now doesta? Not on your nelly!

Now then, tek it from me lad - don't go takin' your jam jar down to t' boozer and end up Brahms and Liszt. Nay, tha want to ball and chalk on yer dog's meat. Use yer loaf mate. There's a good lad!

Wink

Reminds me of a story, that does-

So there we were, all t'lads proppin' up bar, nicely tucking into our 4th or 5th pint.
Tekin' piss outta one another - tha knows how it is.........

At end of bar stands 'is Lordship. Mutt and Jeff 'e were too. Full as an egg - on Shandy, mind! Ever 'ear of such a thing? By 'eck I don't know....anyroad-

Next to 'im at bar is this big chap. Massive big bloke 'e were too - hands as big as bloody hams an'all!

So, next thing you know 'is Lordship says "By gaw yer right Ernie, they do grow 'em big and ugly around 'ere"!!

Well, bloke turns round, madder than 'ell, and advances on poor owd Bert.

Bert retreats a few steps and says - "Hang on a minute mate - it weren't me as said it - it were me mate David Stick stood 'ere"

We just fell about the place!

Laughing



Cheers,

RR
Fricking awesome! lol!
I think I got the general idea. mates. What is it, Cockney?
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:36 pm

Lord Guyrox wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
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Brewdude wrote:

Right you are guvnor! Nowt like doin' a bit of porridge in Wandsworth to set a blokes mind right, innit?

Wink


Cheers,

RR

You'd better adam and eve it Rande me old china. I'd rather be brown bread than wind up in the nicker up to my Gregory in tom tit and in a right two and eight. Not me mate. I'm keeping out of barney. And with that, I'm off down the frog and toad to the rub a dub...


Aye me owd Cock Sparrow, tha doesn't want to done a bird for Her Majesty's Pleasure now doesta? Not on your nelly!

Now then, tek it from me lad - don't go takin' your jam jar down to t' boozer and end up Brahms and Liszt. Nay, tha want to ball and chalk on yer dog's meat. Use yer loaf mate. There's a good lad!

Wink

Reminds me of a story, that does-

So there we were, all t'lads proppin' up bar, nicely tucking into our 4th or 5th pint.
Tekin' piss outta one another - tha knows how it is.........

At end of bar stands 'is Lordship. Mutt and Jeff 'e were too. Full as an egg - on Shandy, mind! Ever 'ear of such a thing? By 'eck I don't know....anyroad-

Next to 'im at bar is this big chap. Massive big bloke 'e were too - hands as big as bloody hams an'all!

So, next thing you know 'is Lordship says "By gaw yer right Ernie, they do grow 'em big and ugly around 'ere"!!

Well, bloke turns round, madder than 'ell, and advances on poor owd Bert.

Bert retreats a few steps and says - "Hang on a minute mate - it weren't me as said it - it were me mate David Stick stood 'ere"

We just fell about the place!

Laughing



Cheers,

RR
Fricking awesome! lol!
I think I got the general idea. mates. What is it, Cockney?

Yes, Cockney rhyming slang. Plus a bit of the owd Yorkshire dialect!

jocolor


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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:56 pm

Gosh, I thought I'd replied to your post Rande, but clearly I hadn't! Mate (sorry, me ol' china), it did make me laugh! Seems you've got the hang of some of Blighty's most traditional dialects! I knew I was taking a punt, but figured you'd know a bit of the cockney rhyming.

LG - as Rande has alluded to, it's mostly cockney rhyming slang. To be classed as a cockney it is said you have to be born within earshot of the bells of the church St Mary-le-Bow in London, otherwise known as the Bow Bells. An example would be...

I went down the frog and toad [road], into the clippety clop [shop] to get some oily rags [fags / cigarettes].

Sometimes these phrases get shortened, eg, 'get that down your Gregory'... a shortened version of 'get that down your Gregory Peck' [neck], ie drink or eat something.

Good. Glad we've cleared that up!

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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:40 pm

Stick wrote:
Gosh, I thought I'd replied to your post Rande, but clearly I hadn't! Mate (sorry, me ol' china), it did make me laugh! Seems you've got the hang of some of Blighty's most traditional dialects! I knew I was taking a punt, but figured you'd know a bit of the cockney rhyming.

LG - as Rande has alluded to, it's mostly cockney rhyming slang. To be classed as a cockney it is said you have to be born within earshot of the bells of the church St Mary-le-Bow in London, otherwise known as the Bow Bells. An example would be...

I went down the frog and toad [road], into the clippety clop [shop] to get some oily rags [fags / cigarettes].

Sometimes these phrases get shortened, eg, 'get that down your Gregory'... a shortened version of 'get that down your Gregory Peck' [neck], ie drink or eat something.

Good. Glad we've cleared that up!


LG, I've been interested in colloquial UK dialects for a good many years. Specifically the owd (old) Yorkshire dialect as well as Cockney rhyming slang. Plus a few others.

I don't consider myself to be any kind of an authority on these, but do know enough to get by. In most situations, mind.

Stick offered me an opportunity to trot out some of these and I grabbed on with both hands. Hope I did it justice, but there again I'm a septic (septic tank = Yank)!

Wink

I were legless (drunk) and fell down the apples and pears (stairs) and landed on my Dorris Annie (Arse)!

tongue


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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:16 pm

oh my.........

I spent some time in elementary/military school when my father was stationed over there, but none of that stuck.

That's some great linguistics there!
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:45 am

I followed a decent amount of that, maybe. Good show in any case lol
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:10 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
oh my.........

I spent some time in elementary/military school when my father was stationed over there, but none of that stuck.

That's some great linguistics there!

Where was your father based OW?
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:48 pm


Stick wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
oh my.........

I spent some time in elementary/military school when my father was stationed over there, but none of that stuck.

That's some great linguistics there!

Where was your father based OW?

RAF Lakenheath, as I recall....
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:42 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:


Stick wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
oh my.........

I spent some time in elementary/military school when my father was stationed over there, but none of that stuck.

That's some great linguistics there!

Where was your father based OW?

RAF Lakenheath, as I recall....

Ah yes! Right next door to the other American air base in the UK, Mildenhall. A long shot Oz, but our paths may have crossed in the past...

My father and his family were born in Mildenhall before moving to London. Father had many fond memories of this area, and often used to tell the story of his mum, my nan, walking to Lakenheath and Mildenhall to watch the B-17s take off during the war, and of course, watch them return all beaten up.

Anyway, throughout the 70s and 80s we used to return to Mildenhall to visit my great uncles. Who knows, if you were there during this period, our paths may have crossed...

I don't recall seeing any wizards though scratch
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PostSubject: Re: I spent last night in a prison cell   Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:47 am

Stick wrote:
Ah yes! Right next door to the other American air base in the UK, Mildenhall.

Greenham Common? Smile
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