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Universalpsykopath tugs our coat and says: Tell us about your feats of deduction and the little mysteries you've solved. Alternatively, tell us about the simple, everyday things that mystified you for far too long.

(, Thu 13 Oct 2011, 12:52)
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if they're called travellers..
why do they kick up such a fuss when they get moved on? Surely they'd love it? Do I win a free pencil?
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:19, closed)
I have a Crackerjack pencil that dates from about the same time I first heard someone say that if you want it.

(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:31, closed)
CRACKERJACK!

(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:49, closed)
ohh I could crush a grape

(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 13:42, closed)
yes.
yes i would.
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 14:12, closed)
They'd like nothing more than to travel, as their ancestors did for hundreds of years
...but in this day and age, simply parking up in a layby for one night in an ordinary car will have the might of Middle England crashing down upon you.

basically, they can't travel, so they set up sites and live in vehicles to still have a sense of community.
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:37, closed)
and they like dags

(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:38, closed)
and badly tarmacing driveways

(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 13:41, closed)

And find the allure of metal (discarded or otherwise) irresistible.
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 13:55, closed)
they also like to have 'big' and 'fat' weddings

(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 14:25, closed)
...and they have rotten teeth
...and their clothes are never 100% clean
...and the girls are quite fit sometimes but you hate yourself for thinking that
...and the blokes like nicking copper
...and they don't like stereotyping
...and the 10 year olds are harder than your dad
...and most of the protesters are just wannabe gypos and/or tree-hugging hippies with nothing better to do than to go down and have a pop at a policeman and go on jeremy Vine's show and use the "S" word
...and they like their own, don't they?
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 23:59, closed)
I work in a local convenience store (aka corner shop)
which is owned by a rather large nationwide company. I can't belive the audacity of a certain gypsy who came in and asked if "the boss man" was about cos he was wondering if we wanted the area out the front of the shop tarmacing.
Can you imagin going into a Tesco Express (I don't work for Tesco, this is just an example) and asking if they wanted their car park re-tarmacing? Everything is done though a head office, stupid gypsy
(, Thu 20 Oct 2011, 3:17, closed)
Let's not get bogged down with semantics
Would it be easier to understand their plight if they were called gypsies?

It doesn't matter if they're supposed to be travelling or not - if they're there illegally they need to be moved.

I hope they don't move into my back garden though...
(, Thu 20 Oct 2011, 11:42, closed)

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