I think it's his way of coming on to you Jen.
How much Norfolk blood runs through N.i.B guest editors and W.O.M. winners ?
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Aw, d'you think so jp?
Sadly, I just don't have time for a relationship at the moment, I'm far to busy being the evil mastermind behind everything from upsetting newbies on NB to deliberately trapping miners in Chile.
I bet it was you who put that cat in the bin too, and who once told a journalist 'Is it me, or does Hague look a little... you know...?'
jp!! How could you even suggest that I would have done anything cruel to a fellow feline.
But as for
Damn. JP sussed me out.
And just for a bit of fun - news just in.
Writing Prodigy, 15, Joins Newsbiscuit Inner Circle
Rupert St John Smythe, privately educated at the ancestral home in Surrey, will start writing for Newsbiscuit next month. The teenager has taken a place on the top writer's table and is the youngest since 35 year old, Peregrine Rumbold in 2006.
"Rupert was assessed as part of a well-established process, and his considerable background and aloof potential was clearly recognised," said the Editor
Rupert said: "I'm excited about starting my writing and awarding stars to anyone within the circle. It isn't the youngest bit that is so important to me. I'm more interested in joining the invitation only society and comparing myself favourably to those who write on the fringes with little hope of success."
"I felt like a first year in a 6th form common room full of a dozen Flashmans when I first arrived but now I'm ready to be Writer of the Month."
He plans to develop his interest in coded messages and learn the nods and winks of his illustrious peers and start drinking a lot.
Newsbiscuit senior writer, BetterThanU, added: "Newsbiscuit is pleased to confirm that Rupert St John Smythe has achieved the breeding conditions required and his bloodline is untarnished."
"Newsbiscuit bins all applications to the Writer's table very carefully. Members are chosen. You are born to it and then invited to join."
The group, or 'select band' as it is known, is widely regarded as one of the most difficult in the world to join.
Former writers include TopDrawer, BestEver and LiteraryGenius4862.
Rupert, came to the attention of the writers when he managed to get a thought-provoking and insightful letter printed in the Daily Mail when he was just 10 years old. He has since written for the Telegraph, Guardian and has appeared on numerous panel shows.
Rupert has said that he would like to solve Newsbitters hypothesis - a theory about writers not getting their stories on the front page because a small number of other people write better stuff. It's baffled even the greatest writers for many years.
IABP, appreciate the joke but I reckon that a poll of most NB FP's would show more state school subbers than private school johnies.
All the comments about a cabal and chat room lovies seem to miss the point that this is is (partly) a comedy writers community, so of course you get groups of people writing supportive and helpful comments to each other; that's rather the point. Feel free to join in!
As for the run of same faces on the FP, it happens sometimes, and other months it is closer fought. JP for one (and I'm not defending a mate here, it's just that I know his stuff) has had a long fallow period and has redicovered his mojo. Good for him, and now hopefully he has run out of ideas and will give the rest of us a chance (but I know where he lives if he doesn't, nuff said).
Most of all, enjoy it. We are not getting paid for this, it's a laugh and a learning experience and if anyone takes it all that seriously then they should really readdress their priorities and put the same effort into something that pays!
Some of us just like being friendly. Makes up for the real world.
(White, middle-aged BUT working-class (though converted to academic))
I went to a private school, but on a government assisted place, because we were so very very poor. So I got the posh education and the class-war chip on my shoulder at the same time.
You lucky bastard!!
Oh I'm soooo confused!! I'm from a distinctly working class background, but with parents who worked their socks off to give me a fantastic childhood, and allowed me to go to all the sports/ballet/arts classes I wanted. They always instilled in me a 'go for it' attitude, ensured that I spoke and behaved properly, and was indistinguishable from the posh kids along the road in all respects bar wealth.
I now find myself married to a former Public School boy, from a very wealthy background, but a far bigger pleb than I. Our son goes to his dad's old school because of the state of the local Council schools, and we are effectively middle to upper middle class.
I still consider myself working class, without the chip on my shoulder, but it is frequently assumed that I too am ex-Public School because of the way I talk and the fact that I'm "educated".
Should I just give in and by a navy blue pleated skirt, twin-set, pearls and hairband, or adopt a Rab C Nesbitt/Waynetta Slob persona?
Jen, I think that you meant to write "edumacated"
Ah yes. My error, thanks for pointing out that one rather than my inability to use 'buy' instead of 'by'.
"it is frequently assumed that I too am ex-Public School because of the way I talk". You what Jen? Are you suggesting that there is such a thing as a posh Scottish accent?
Only one which doesn't require a full translation.
Stumbling into a class / education thing, I went to a comprehensive school on the Isle of Wight, and then to Cambridge. I went back to Cambridge a few years ago for a reunion and people there (all of whom were from posh public schools) commented that I was now incredibly well spoken, perhaps more so than them. This might have something to do with the daily requirements of my job, but maybe it was a bizarre class paradox.
So as well as becoming an unscrupulous, but charming, bastard, I may also become more well spoken as part of my Law studies?
I say, superb!
For those who choose to engage in our profession, you sometimes just know who has what it takes.
Welcome aboard (hope you don't mind signing the contract in your own blood).
I keep a vial handy just for instances such as this.
Did anyone suggest Nebotism?
Did I ever mention I went to Oxbridge and knew absolutely everyone?
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