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Re: The North Surrey Mafia?

Posted by TheFallen on October 14, 2004

In Reply to: Re: British convertibles paradox posted by Lexi on October 14, 2004

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : Fiona may be 18 but she barely looks it.
: : : : : : : : : : : : : : Shouldn't that be she barely looks like one?

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : Does the "she barely looks it* make sense

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : thanks

: : : : : : : : : : : : : Yes.

: : : : : : : : : : : : Do we get a photo of this bare 18 year old Fiona or am I on the worng shelf of the internet?

: : : : : : : : : : : : You could make the meaning clearer by saying "Fiona bare, hardly looks 18"...

: : : : : : : : : : : Harrumph. This is not the Phrase Finders I know. On the other hand, we quote e.e. cummings: "A pretty girl who naked is, is worth a million statues."

: : : : : : : : : : To answer the original question: the quoted sentence means that Fiona looks very young, perhaps younger than 18.

: : : : : : : : : As Ms. Berg says, "barely" here means "scarcely" or "only just".

: : : : : : : : it's not fair - stimulating the imagination that way.

: : : : : : : : ...and that after me having seen a convertible with a striking dark-haired woman - Number plate? "I Dyd" !!!
: : : : : : : : (absolute truth! Near Guildford yesterday)

: : : : : : : That's just down the road from me (the A3 to be precise). Was she mad? It was bloody chilly yesterday.

: : : : : : Does the reference to a convertible have anything to with Acme's theory? (For those who've been away, Acme opined that women in high end convertibles are highly skilled at fel*tio. So, when a poster (especially male) mentions a woman in a convertible, he may be referring to this).

: : : : : Ahhh Bookworm. I think it's highly likely that was Rude Boy's intent. Methinks the convertible theory will live on for some time in the memories, wishes and dreams of some of the PFrs.

: : : : I remember hearing/reading that the British buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. I do know that a sixth of all BMW sales are convertibles. This always struck me as a bit poignant given the lack of sun. It's the sort of consumerist equivalent of Monty Python's "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life."

: : : This fact would be consistent with my experience and my theory.

: : She did have the roof up - perhaps for a reason?

: : Rude Boy works near Ockham: an area with high convertible ownership. Come to think of it, a female work colleague sometimes drives a BMW convertible (when not collectibg the children). Advise me: hould I ask her about the theory?

: You might get a pleasant surprise. Then again........

Ockham? Guildford? This is all worryingly within 15 miles of where I'm typing right now. I'm not going to be drawn on my opinions on British female convertible drivers and oral arts - I can however attest that there used to be a very flashy car showroom in West Horsley (it may even still be there) selling classic sportscars at pricing exceeding that of most houses (I remember the Ferrari F40 priced at £990,000), plus in Malden Rushett there's a TVR dealership. For those who don't know, TVR makes the most beautifully designed sportscars in the world... even if they have just been bought out by the Russians.