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Royal wedding bombshell

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Cover of Royal Wedding

Ephraim Hardcastle, writing in the Mail newspaper, displays a rare ability to combine side-splitting Wildean wit with a genuine concern for public safety shared by all right-thinking people: 

Meanwhile, security at Friday’s royal wedding is being overseen by blonde bombshell Commander Christine Jones. Help! 

With thanks to Daisy Bennison 

Gratuitous modifiers or the lady bus driver. 

Top scientist or top female scientist?  

Marketing man — or woman? 

She’s so intolerant, but he doesn’t suffer fools gladly. 

She’s such a tomboy. 

Old wives’ tales — good or bad? 

Ladies first? 

Jack of all trades. 

Sorting the women from the girls. 

When is a man not a man? 

Am I allowed to say that? 

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  1. Blonde bombshell? Er, no, not in a million years.

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/pHjSbUIpR3s/Jury+Mark+Saunders+Inquest+Consider+Verdict/9QQlFNzuq39/Christine+Jones

    Working for the Mail is no excuse for not knowing that there are criteria for bombshelldom. However the laws of libel preclude following this thought further!

    Ron

    29/04/2011 at 4:57 pm

    • Blonde, though…

      Whatever, what were they thinking? She’ll have enough to do juggling hair appointments and writing out shopping lists without the added bother of faffing around with a major security operation. Bet no dusting got done in her house today.

      Deborah

      29/04/2011 at 5:05 pm


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