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Monday, September 03, 2007

Jimmy White's Brother

Two men in South Africa have been arrested after stealing a hearse with a body in the back to go on a drinking spree.

In other words they have almost, but not quite, done a ‘Jimmy White’s Brother.’ This phrase commemorates the time when cue-meister Jimmy White’s brother died and his friends decided to retrieve him from the mortuary for one last night’s drinking at his local. I can’t say for certain whether this involved propping him at the bar or not. One can only hope.

The story may be an urban myth, but its plausibility (to weak minds, obviously) can gauged by the inclusion of the phrase in that inexhaustible hoard of demotic potty-speak, the Viz Profanisaurus.

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