June 26th, 2013

Seriously Selous?


  1. 1

    Lean times all round!


    • 3
      Tom Fatson says:

      I’m lean.


      • 8
        V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

        I take it you don’t mean your body fat? I’m feeling really enriched and overjoyed in my super diverse multicultural shithouse of a Country and eagerly anticipating 10 million more lovely immigrants.


        • 21
          Butch Dave says:

          all this talk of tory bum boys being nicked for raping little boys in guest houses reminds me, what’s caught in Gideon’s throat? is it Jeremy Hunt’s cock? two timing tart!


    • 11
      a non says:

      Probably meats all Conservative expectations.


      • 18
        Tay King-dePisse says:

        “Probably meats all Conservative expectations.”

        Meats them, or beats them.
        Or beats the meat.
        Or something.


    • 13
      In praise of ugly. says:

      too much emphasis on prim and proper.
      we need to be 4hugly,
      …..Hug a ugly today.
      it is a dare.


      • 36
        Robbie Hoodie says:

        Sorry, it is la Hippo’s day off – and Cath is still in Brussels.


        • 44
          Selous ye noo says:

          We in the Selous Scouts only learn to track, not to spell.
          We are also very lean and do not eat burgers.


  2. 2
    Chav says:

    I spake english very better.


  3. 4
    fusr2 says:

    Reblogged this on digital_deviance3.


  4. 5
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    Kettle. Pot. Black?


    • 7
      Duty sub-ed says:



    • 10
      Unfortunately says:

      Most of the posters on here exhibit serious problems in the spelling department.
      And as for the punctuation…


      • 24
        Greychatter says:

        Educated under New Labour?

        Hopefully Michael Gove will make a difference to the current generation’s ability to communicate.


      • 30
        A Reader says:

        Most of us don’t care what you think about our spelling because we aren’t professional trolls, scribes, spads or wonks.


      • 37
        Burgers are bad for you says:

        Kindly refrain from starting your sentences with a conjunction. That is all. You may go.


  5. 6
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am making a fruit bowl from dried bogey


  6. 9
    disgusted grange over sands says:

    What about Welsh Scots and Irish only speakers ??

    Can we now get rid of Welsh versions of ‘forms and road signs.


  7. 12
    Labour Loser says:

    He can not be Selous.


  8. 14
    Chewie says:

    OMG a typo!


  9. 15
    Mike Hunt says:

    Curse you typographical error.
    (checks typing to ensure none present here).


  10. 17
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    What really matters is if they actually VOTE English come election time.
    You can publish all sorts of polls that have people leaning one way or the other, but “there’s only one poll that really counts,” as they say…


  11. 20
    Anonymous says:

    It’s obviously a typo & the real criticism of him is that he did not check it prior to clicking the “send” button.
    Sloppy performance.


  12. 22
    albacore says:

    But from whence will they recruit the English testers?
    Knowing our glorious governmental jesters
    So as to be truly politically right
    They’ll choose a few migrants from the first inward flight


    • 27
      Libertarians are self centred lonely people says:

      Sound just like passport control at Heathrow i.e. the league of nations!

      Isn’t it strange…that when you travel abroad, nearly all the foreigners that you meet speak pretty good English.

      Yet most of the immigrants that come here can’t speak a word of English.

      Funny old world eh!


  13. 28
    The office of Sarah and Gordon Brown says:

    I wish to apply for the position of Prime Minister of Australia.

    Usually people say ‘anyone but him!’

    But in this rare instance I could be an improvement.


  14. 29
    Raving Loon says:

    I lean Spanish myself, but I usually keep my fetishes private.


  15. 31
    Romanian Dinu says:

    Unde este bunastarea mea?


  16. 32
    Eric Joyce says:

    I’m always leaning


  17. 33
    Battie Hattie says:

    It’s obviously a typo. More pettiness from Geedo


  18. 35
    Brown out & pay me damages. Respect my legal & privacy rights. says:

    The only people excluded from cuts are MPs. No cuts in salary or expenses. Why is that?


  19. 39
    Sunny Jim says:

    Predictive text is a bastard, eh?


  20. 40
    Mong Watch says:

    Perhaps lean English is new speak for mong-lish ?


  21. 41
    John Tandy says:

    Cheap shot Guido! Love your blog but no need for this. Have sent many a short note to Mr Selous containing a misspelled word, when in my haste, I have neglected to spell check it and he has always been gentlemanly enough never to refer to my error, but instead, to address the subject in hand. Far be it from me to defend any Politician, but have to say he is an excellent Constituency MP, the occasional misspelled word or not!


  22. 42
    Tom Catesby says:

    Talking about learning English to claim benefits, I heard yesterday that classes are currently available in Romania in how to make welfare claims here. Wouldn’t surprise me, but unconfirmed. Anybody else heard about this?


  23. 43
    Tom Catesby says:

    Hasn’t the Gov’t missed the point, again!?
    It’s not the language that’s the problem, it’s the claiming!


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