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Perhaps I should pretend I'm a first time punter

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For my next punt (whenever that may be) perhaps I should pretend I'm a first time punter and advertise as such on Awank?

I might be inundated wuth delightful ladies wanting to teach me the ropes.

It would be like starting all over again.

Now wouldn't that be something? :)

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For my next punt (whenever that may be) perhaps I should pretend I'm a first time punter and advertise as such on Awank?

I might be inundated wuth delightful ladies wanting to teach me the ropes.

It would be like starting all over again.

Now wouldn't that be something? :)

They may teach, but it would be another matter if you would ever learn.:)

Best leave ropes out of it as there are a few members here that may show you the rope;);)

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For my next punt (whenever that may be) perhaps I should pretend I'm a first time punter and advertise as such on Awank?

I might be inundated wuth delightful ladies wanting to teach me the ropes.

It would be like starting all over again.

Now wouldn't that be something? :confused:

Why advertise such a thing?

Are you posting for the sake of posting?

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Why advertise such a thing?

Are you posting for the sake of posting?

Are you? Lighten up!

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Are you? Lighten up!

I'm perfectly 'light; thankyou.

Just seemed a pointless post to me.

Rather like yours.

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I'm perfectly 'light; thankyou.

Just seemed a pointless post to me.

Rather like yours.

Why reply to a pointless post.

lighten up:D:D

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Why reply to a pointless post.

lighten up:D:D

Well you have:D

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For my next punt (whenever that may be) perhaps I should pretend I'm a first time punter and advertise as such on Awank?

I might be inundated wuth delightful ladies wanting to teach me the ropes.

It would be like starting all over again.

Now wouldn't that be something? :confused:

Ah yes, but your cynicism would show through in minutes! :)

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For my next punt (whenever that may be) perhaps I should pretend I'm a first time punter and advertise as such on Awank?

I might be inundated wuth delightful ladies wanting to teach me the ropes.

It would be like starting all over again.

Now wouldn't that be something? :confused:

I fear, Nik, you'll be as obvious as Kipling's returning recruit:

"Back To The Army Again"

I'm 'ere in a ticky ulster an' a broken billycock 'at,

A-layin' on to the sergeant I don't know a gun from a bat;

My shirt's doin' duty for jacket, my sock's stickin' out o' my boots,

An' I'm learnin' the damned old goose-step along o' the new recruits!

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again.

Don't look so 'ard, for I 'aven't no card,

I'm back to the Army again!

I done my six years' service. 'Er Majesty sez: "Good-day --

You'll please to come when you're rung for, an' 'ere's your 'ole back-pay;

An' fourpence a day for baccy -- an' bloomin' gen'rous, too;

An' now you can make your fortune -- the same as your orf'cers do."

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again;

'Ow did I learn to do right-about turn?

I'm back to the Army again!

A man o' four-an'-twenty that 'asn't learned of a trade --

Beside "Reserve" agin' him -- 'e'd better be never made.

I tried my luck for a quarter, an' that was enough for me,

An' I thought of 'Er Majesty's barricks, an' I thought I'd go an' see.

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again;

'Tisn't my fault if I dress when I 'alt --

I'm back to the Army again!

The sergeant arst no questions, but 'e winked the other eye,

'E sez to me, "'Shun!" an' I shunted, the same as in days gone by;

For 'e saw the set o' my shoulders, an' I couldn't 'elp 'oldin' straight

When me an' the other rookies come under the barrick-gate.

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again;

'Oo would ha' thought I could carry an' port?

I'm back to the Army again!

I took my bath, an' I wallered -- for, Gawd, I needed it so!

I smelt the smell o' the barricks, I 'eard the bugles go.

I 'eard the feet on the gravel -- the feet o' the men what drill --

An' I sez to my flutterin' 'eart-strings, I sez to 'em, "Peace, be still!"

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again;

'Oo said I knew when the ~Jumner~ was due?

I'm back to the Army again!

I carried my slops to the tailor; I sez to 'im, "None o' your lip!

You tight 'em over the shoulders, an' loose 'em over the 'ip,

For the set o' the tunic's 'orrid." An' 'e sez to me, "Strike me dead,

But I thought you was used to the business!" an' so 'e done what I said.

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again.

Rather too free with my fancies? Wot -- me?

I'm back to the Army again!

Next week I'll 'ave 'em fitted; I'll buy me a swagger-cane;

They'll let me free o' the barricks to walk on the Hoe again

In the name o' William Parsons, that used to be Edward Clay,

An' -- any pore beggar that wants it can draw my fourpence a day!

Back to the Army again, sergeant,

Back to the Army again:

Out o' the cold an' the rain, sergeant,

Out o' the cold an' the rain.

'Oo's there?

A man that's too good to be lost you,

A man that is 'andled an' made --

A man that will pay what 'e cost you

In learnin' the others their trade -- parade!

You're droppin' the pick o' the Army

Because you don't 'elp 'em remain,

But drives 'em to cheat to get out o' the street

An' back to the Army again!

Rudyard Kipling

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