Terrible innuendo of the week
A Roffer has this week kindly brought to our attention an article in the summer edition of the City Solicitor newsletter
, written by Paul Barnes, an associate at Charles Russell LLP. In the piece, Barnes describes a recent City of London Law Society trip to Tréguier, which we learn is the resting place of St Yves - the patron saint of lawyers. And also of Brittany (the French region, not the troubled popstrel) and abandoned children.
The reader learns that Barnes and his fellow pilgrims set off from Stansted and he gets very excited about the microwaved chilli con carne and smokeless cigarettes offered on board his Ryanair flight. How jolly. The reader's interest then begins to wane slightly as Barnes informs us of the punctuality of his fight, tells us about picking up his car from Hertz and waxes lyrical about the charming gardens at his hotel.
So far, all seems to be quite pedestrian.
Lulled into thinking this is a gentle piece about flowers and saints and whatnot, Barnes then hits the reader smack between the eyes with a charming gem of an innuendo. Describing evening drinks at his hotel, he divulges with relish "We were offered a cocktail, rimmed with sherbet dip
!". Gosh. He continues, "Such a sight to see so many lawyers trying to resist licking the rim!
Bad, bad image, Barnes. Quite how this smutty comment got passed the editor of City Solicitor we do not know.
Then, as if nothing had been said, Barnes quietly goes back to talking about "flowering rhododendrons and camellias
", bus trips and long lunches for the rest of the article.
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.Peter Robinson - Defence attorney to "Butcher of Bosnia" and happy tourist
Not only does he have the dubious honour of defending the likes of ex Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic (aka the "Butcher of Bosnia") and former Rwandan senior official, the late Joseph Nzirorera, accused of a whole host of crimes including genocide - Peter Robinson also likes to go on his holibobs.
In fact he has a whole section on his website
devoted to "Travels with Peter", to which he has uploaded a series of delightful pictures of himself in his shorts and t-shirt, grinning in front of various tourist attractions. "Come along with Peter as he travels the globe!", he says. And we will, as we bring you a very small selection of the incredible holiday snaps on offer....Peter takes a break from hanging out with alleged war criminals to hang loose with some Snoopy characters.
Peter looking fetching in orange and tooting his vuvuzela at the World Cup.
Howdy, readers! I'm on hols.
Peter chillaxing in front of the Tanzanian Court of Appeal.
Arrriba. Peter out and about in Mexico in his favourite t-shirt.Caption competition
Last week, RollOnFriday brought you a phenomenal competition
– almost as good as Bully’s Prize Board in its pomp. But instead of a speedboat or a caravan (or even a teasmaid), the lucky winner was to receive a Pourty. Which is a new exciting type of potty which has (a) a handle (gasp) and (b) a spout. These things – RollOnFriday is reliably informed – are a BIG DEAL if you’re a potty-emptying parent.
We asked for a caption to be provided for this picture. And we got some pretty
splendid entries. Here is the pick of the bunch, kept entirely anonymous to protect the wicked
. Amongst our favourites were:
"Yes I left a highly lucrative career in Corporate Law...but look! I still have not one, but 3 pots to piss in
"And for today's juggling lesson, we will be using empty ones. Unless of course you're a lawyer.
"[phrase removed by editor to protect the pure of heart] I even trained kids to take a dump on them - before Social Services stepped in.
But, because we're a family site, the winner - you know who you are - gave us:
"Jon Rathbone - life and soul of the pourty
A purple Pourty will be winging its way over to your shortly. Thanks for all your entries.