Trinny in Jozi

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Family conversation LV

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T: Damnit, I think gran saw me smoking.
Kim: Don’t worry, all it means is that you’re the granddaughter of her heart.
T: No, it means I’m the granddaughter of her lungs.

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December 27, 2009 at 18.44

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Family conversation LIV

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Pim: Does anyone want to go to the Apple store later?
Chorus: Me! Me! Me!
Pim: Perhaps we should have lunch there.
Mick:  Maybe they serve apples?
Mim: You’ve been around this family too long.
Pim: Apple crumble…
Kim: Apple strudle…
T: Do you think they serve oranges at the PC store?

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December 23, 2009 at 14.08

Classic Mallinson

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Thanks very much to KE, TC, AM and everyone else who contributed to my leaving cover.

Before you ask, I’m not going to elaborate on any of the cover lines; what happens in Dubai stays in Dubai.

What I will reveal, is that “kerfuffle” should read “kafoefel” – proving that every magazine needs a sub.

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December 22, 2009 at 15.30

Family conversation LIII

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T: So if it’s rare to be a catholic Albanian, which religion are most Albanians*?
Mim: I don’t know, probably orthodox or lutheran or coptic or something.
T: Septic?
Mim: No, not septic!

*For the record, it’s islam.

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December 22, 2009 at 12.25

Family conversation LII

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T: Okay, but if we don’t leave right now we’ll have less time…
Pim: Fewer time; you aren’t allowed to say “less” when Mim is around.
Kim: Fewer is more.

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December 21, 2009 at 20.17

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Same words, different context III

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Al Ain (“the spring”) is an oasis city in the United Arab Emirates. I never visited, so I can’t say much more about it. I did drink plenty of Al Ain mineral water though. It was, well, watery.

Alain de Botton on the other hand, is a wanky pop philosopher, about whom I would have much to say, except I don’t feel like wasting my breath. “Life changing” if you’re a pretentious undergrad. Otherwise I wouldn’t bother.

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December 14, 2009 at 20.40

Friendly Conversation LVI

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Tour guide: We have to take a different road to Nairobi, because the President might be entering or leaving the city, and it could delay us by several minutes… or hours.
T: Okay.  Is he giving a speech for Kenyan Independence Day?
Tour guide: No, he’s just wasting our time.

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December 13, 2009 at 01.55