That's a result then Cannonmn and just because its a chuck, doesn't mean you can't drill and tap holes in it as well if needed (well it's never stopped me )
Izzat what the "beloved" French call "the English disease?"
Chronically drilling each other's ass for the injection of brains at "Public School". in the "proper pecking order" by CLASS? Who makes the toast, who "takes wine" with whom, so as to pre-set "Old Boy" bizness network stratification into stone for the rest of their allegedly-posh bored silly lives?
Self-inflicted habitual handicap of too-long practice, that.
Not MY lot. DEDICATED "pussy hounds", we. Tastes better. remains so longer. DAMHIKT!
Only the second generation after they wuz so rude as to hang G'Dad^nth Francis. and we had got the f**k outta Dodge -- or Hampton Court.. and off to the New World.
My namesake already 40 yrs of age, been turned DOWN as a candidate for the "New World" on account of age and empty pockets?
Clever bugger found a way they couldn't easily interfere with.
Framed hisself for a hangin' crime. BIGTIME. No half-measures in our DNA!
"Stole" such an OUTRAGEOUS count of poultry in one go, arranged to be caught, same night, nary a single feather damaged, they had no other option but to hang him or ship him off to Virginia. With a solid 7 years "guaranteed employment"! Too tough and wiry, even age 40, to waste a hanging, and those cost the crown more money to set-up and hire done than they earned anyway.
Dumb like a Fox.
Free travel. Work is what we doo's, regardless, and.... We wuz back in the farming, injun-war fighting, Magistrating, Sheriffing, book-writing, and Lawster/Judge bizness, same generation and thereafter!
"Special Relationship" Cousins..
.because if Blighty had not had Virginia and Australia to ship its orneriest, rudest, and most energetic-clever go-getter citizens off to?
You wudda had to be invading France twice a year... just to burn-up the energy fast enough to keep us from tearing-up the furniture in every dam' Public House in the whole bored-spitless Kingdom twice a WEEK!
"Dynamic" Mother England. Full fifteen THOUSAND years a slow-borning.
Same half, different day... and "now I'll have the other half, if you please!"