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    Professortrubshawe
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    ‘Wow, you spent three hours on the form this morning.’
    ‘Yes, thought the going was good.’
    ‘But it turns out it wasn’t?’
    ‘That’s right.’
    ‘And we’ve all lost our money?’
    ‘That’s right.’
    ‘Right. OK.’

    ***

    ‘Could they have flagged this up?’
    ‘Wot?’
    ‘That the ground had changed.’
    ‘Well, yes, i spoze so. I’d had all my bets in the morning, you see. Bit late for me. Good for the bookies, mind.’
    ‘Right. OK. Bit annoying though isn’t it?’
    ‘Oh no. You mustn’t moan. Sign of weakness. It’s a *man* thing. The more you lose through unreliable official information, the more chipper you should appear to be. It’s the custom. You must NEVER moan. It’s unmanly. Otherwise you get accuses of (sotto voce) pocket talk. Weak. Silly. Wrong on all counts. Nothing wrong with any of it. Just turn up and lose, yes?’
    ‘Right. OK … I think.’

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    CrustyPatch
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    ‘Wow, you spent three hours on the form this morning.’

    ‘And we’ve all lost our money?’

    Tell them to ring up Tommo’s tipping line next time.
    They’ll still lose all their money but at least they’ll be able to cut out the middle man. They won’t have to spend three hours studying the form all morning next time. :roll:

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