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Posts Tagged ‘humour’


"I do not wish to offend anyone but I sometimes feel totally inhibited about what I may or may not write on this site because of the racism issue. I tend to crack jokes about women – because I am one; about men – because I’m married to one; about Scots – again, because I am one; but I am shit scared of doing anything else." Phil asks: where does good-humoured teasing stop and racism begin?

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The trials of being an e-millionaire

"The division of labour in our household is based on horizontal work groups. The two of us constitute the group. I stay horizontal (this is my best thinking position); she works." Tim looks at the domestic roles of the sexes in relationships and how the generations see them differently.

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Seal of the President of the United States

If he makes it – we’re doomed!

A selection of some of Dubya's finest quotations prior to the 2000 US presidential election.

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Charlie Dimmock’s chest

"I suspect that men have always struggled with what is expected of them by women. But women themselves have some diverse views on what they expect from men. From where I am sitting, stereotypes and relationships sit uneasily." Tim looks at what men expect from women and vice versa.

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How to be a Good Wife

Advice from a 1950s Home Economics textbook for schoolgirls, teaching how to prepare for married life.

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