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  • After a "ghastly, dehumanised moron" * killed off the much loved Routemaster London bus and replaced it with the more fare-dodger friendly bendy-bus, it was a relief when Boris Johnson was elected London Mayor on a platform (pun intended) of introducing a new style Routemaster.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Under energy-efficient lights and street surveillence cameras, the bendy-bus approaching, WE realized that the screen had been realized.

    A Gen-Xer Exhales 8 Years Of Britney's Bush

  • Oh, and you could say his promises are as bent as a bendy-bus...

    Livingstone does it again with bus fares

  • He was committed -- spoke of “when” not “if” he becomes mayor – and ticked all the right boxes: the need to make first homes cheaper, to investigate the congestion charge, to champion civility, tackle yobbery and replace the murderous bendy-bus with a “route-master for the 21st century”.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • I never set foot on a bendy-bus as I disapproved strongly.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • I frequently witnessed the 436 a bendy-bus being swamped with ticket inspectors outside the Oval station.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • He would have got away with it too if it wasn't for those pesky arrsers Although, hippy may have had a case given the way most bendy-bus drivers go about their business.

    Army Rumour Service

  • This gauche, intellectually challenged 'no-hoper' should not be in charge of a bendy-bus

    Army Rumour Service

  • Except, while walking in London the other day, a Panda car on an emergency call was stuck in the road, cos the female driver couldn't judge whether her car was able to drive through a gap that a 'bendy-bus' could have easily driven through.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • In comparison, a normal articulated lorry is 16. 5m (54ft) long and a "bendy-bus" is 18m (59ft).

    British Blogs

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