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bilby commented on the word portable holes
"'There's a fortune awaiting the man who can invent portable holes. Edgington says this with a strained voice as he hurls a shovel of mud. There is a pause, then I sing:
Oles ... Portable 'Oleeees
They'd be useful to all the troops
including the Poles.
Yes we need 'oless, portable 'oles.
I'm stuck for words, so Edgington continues:
It would save us all for havin'
to dig like bloody moles.
He's stuck, I continue:
Shovelling lumps of mud
Is very bad for me.
When I started I was six foot one
But now I'm four foot three.
- Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall'.
April 25, 2009
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