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Started by helenskywalker on May 5, 2020 10:44:38 AM
Legends of the Lost

New venue for whimsy

TheVoiceOfReason - 05 May 2020 10:47:20 (#1 of 2043)


Dubris - 05 May 2020 10:52:32 (#2 of 2043)


Regarding privilege, if you frame it in terms of "I'm very lucky that..." then it suddenly sounds quite old-fashioned, like something a character in an Edwardian novel might say.

And now back to the voles.

Crayola - 05 May 2020 10:53:57 (#3 of 2043)

I have taken the cat to the vet. He's lost loads of weight. Wish I had his what I am hoping is willpower and not diabetes, an over active thyroid, or something murkier.

MadamGwenver - 05 May 2020 10:54:08 (#4 of 2043)

I have a headache and there was a typo in Egbert's maths which made him cry and now I am struggling to introduce him to the revolutionary notion that actually reading the damn worksheet might be the way to find out what he needs to do for English (write a whopping three sentences about a picture).

Give me cow parsley or give me death!

Ginmonkey - 05 May 2020 11:00:39 (#5 of 2043)

We have lots of cow parsley round here. I love it and gathered a lot to bring home in a fit of childhood nostalgia. Then remembered that it doesn't last too well indoors.

HouseOfLametta - 05 May 2020 11:02:07 (#6 of 2043)

We have lots of cow parsley. The Lincolnshire word for it is "keck".

The Lincolnshire word for everything is always rubbish.

limegreen - 05 May 2020 11:03:11 (#7 of 2043)

There is a definite trend towards acknowledging your privilege. But if you don't then people don't realise you acknowledge it. I have a friend who is working in a shop yesterday and was complaining the her customers didn't seem to recognise how lucky they were to have gardens (she was supplying garden stuff). I wondered how many did and had just failed to say it out loud in the shop, but had expressed frustration with the difficulty of getting garden stuff.

staticgirl - 05 May 2020 11:06:58 (#8 of 2043)

#6 The Lincolnshire word for everything is always rubbish.

Oh I dunno. I love 'far-weltered'.

limegreen - 05 May 2020 11:07:28 (#9 of 2043)

And it is good for us to stop and think about what we have. We've all seen the 'just make porridge' types who don't realise that the person they are talking down to doesn't have any money on the electric key. But there is a also an annoying online tendency for people to tell people off for not checking their privilege and get all 'How do know they xxx' about things, which isn't always helpful.

Ginmonkey - 05 May 2020 11:10:53 (#10 of 2043)

Yep that too.

I suppose I was specifically thinking in terms of how much easier lockdown seems if you have a stable life and housing situation. I think I would have been in bits if this had happened to me as a single, flat sharing twenty something.

MadamGwenver - 05 May 2020 11:11:15 (#11 of 2043)

The sky has clouded over now that I have finally got Egbert to finish his work, but now we are crowd-sourcing L's Life Cycle Of The Ladybird.

limegreen - 05 May 2020 11:12:57 (#12 of 2043)

Yeah I've a colleague who has just moved to London for his first job. Soon as he arrived - lockdown. New house of six. All work for us is online. I guess I'm kind of glad there are people around for him. But it's a funny old situation. Luckily work are good about acknowledging this, which I think helps.

HouseOfLametta - 05 May 2020 11:15:10 (#13 of 2043)

I guess "pothering" is pretty good, too.

Towlie - 05 May 2020 11:18:41 (#14 of 2043)


DejaLu - 05 May 2020 11:20:31 (#15 of 2043)

I really feel for our intern (she of the fluffy dressing gown). Living away from home for the first time, first time in London, flat-sharing with strangers. Trying to get her bearings in London and build up a social life, and POOF!* Gone.

no, not like that

Rendered - 05 May 2020 11:23:06 (#16 of 2043)

Pfft. Try moving to London and working boring temp jobs for years with NO INTERNET ACCESS.

HouseOfLametta - 05 May 2020 11:23:30 (#17 of 2043)

I said the words are rubbish. The pig disposal i fost reyt.

MadamGwenver - 05 May 2020 11:24:03 (#18 of 2043)


They always feel like a gift.

goldfinch - 05 May 2020 12:00:59 (#19 of 2043)

I'm not having a go at anyone but I find the 'I know I am privileged' thing smug. It is rubbing the unprivileged noses in it. If that is even grammatically correct.

Rendered - 05 May 2020 12:03:32 (#20 of 2043)

Quite so. Who wants a conversation qualifier?

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