gbsteve (gbsteve) wrote,
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Twirlies - what goes around

The word "twirly", indicates a pensioner with free bus passes who gets on buses at 9.28, two minutes before the scheme functions, and asks, "Am I too early?" It is being talked about as something new in the office this morning.

A modest searching of Google reveals, to even the least petty pedant, that the terms has been in use for at least 10 years, qv a Coventy Evening Telegraph reference from April 1999. There's even a mention in Hansard from June 2000.

The earliest reference I could find was something about a joke in an Oakland newspaper from 1965. About why pigs iron their tails or something, it's actually stored on Ancestry.com and requires registration to access. I'm not that bothered.
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