Soundings

Unlikely scenarios of 1997

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.65 (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:65
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

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    We are approaching that utterly depressing time of year again when the Ulster calendar deviates from the Julian; over here, it's January, February, March, March, March. March: the only verb in the English language which always begins with a capital. Is strife inevitable? Perhaps not if we imagine this unlikely scene.

    Orangeman (inhaling deeply): “My child, my flower, my flower child, we were kind of wondering if you'd mind us boogieing along your road.”

    Resident: “OK, Rasta-man, come on down and we'll groove on it for a while. And hey, bring some records.”

    Orangeman: “Yo, …

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