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I mustn't go down to the sea again

Our friends at the Maritime And Coastguard Agency have put out another one of their courtly worded press release, involving an apparent Cleethorpes inebriate rescued from quicksand, noting "Once again we must stress that sea and alcohol don't mix, and ask that people stay well away from the water's edge after consuming alcohol".

I reckon that sea water would make a fairly lousy cocktail ingredient (although I might drink a sea breeze if offered one), and it does make me wonder if the elf and safetee mafia will campaign to close down all waterfront hostelries for our own good.

Meanwhile, here's the John Cooper Clarke poem I borrowed my title from.
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Anonymous Nomad said... 10:23 am

Not quite the same origin but Spike Milligan did a splendid parody on another easily recognisable poem, thus:
I must go down to the sea again
to the lonely sea and the sky.
I left my shoes and socks there.
I wonder if they are dry?

Wouldn't the elfin safety mob do better to close the sea down rather than these wayside hostelries?  



Blogger The Hitch said... 3:43 pm

So you keep a close eye on the comings and goings of the coast guard service do you will?  



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