Comparative English (was: Re: We luv the guv't)

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 16:12:30 +0000

> From:

> Personally I'm having an amusing time watching my socialist acquaintances
> who voted for Tony Blair have fits because he's taking the British welfare
> state apart; something the supposedly capitalist Tories always talked
> about but were too scared to actually do. Frankly, anyone who still
> believes that socialism stands a whelk's chance in hell should be looking
> very closely at what the 'socialists' are doing in the UK.

Now I understand why a snowball (the American version of this
expression) should have a particularly unpromising future in the
Judaeo-Christo-Islamic negative afterlife...

But why do the British (or at least this particular one) nominate a
whelk for the same role? Surely not because the heat would dry it
out to death... things in that location are, by definition, already
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