Mis hermanos

7 August 2005

EDIT – jeez, people. Don’t you notice nuffink? I never mentioned what brother #3’s new nickname is. So I’m just going to leave you in suspense.

As I’ve mentioned I was home for a few days (almost a whole week), and have a new nickname for brother #3 (the head-in-gate-one). He is all grown up now (legally, not actually) and was recently in Poland. I think playing football with his work, but not too sure. After his return he developed a bit of a rash, so went to see the doc. Turns out he was bitten by a Black Forest Fly (I may have gotten the name wrong, but it is a black forest something.)

Another brother, this is the one who had two broken hands at the same time, has developed a chipped tooth. How I hear you ask (with my great hearing). Well, he was coming out of a fast food shop, heading for the car, at 4 in the morning when some fella bumped into him. And thumped him, as did a group of anywhere between 4 and 10 other fellas (drunk? my brother, I doubt it!). Luckily enough the brother wasn’t actually alone, and a few of his friends came to his rescue before they all headed to the car. A case of happy slapping or just general minkish behaviour?

In case you are wondering a minker (mink), in sligo slang is roughly equivalent to a chav, or a Scally. Now, go away and put this new term to good use.

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11 Responses

  1. Andi says:

    Sounds like your brothers have the same luck my cousin does!

  2. Anne says:

    This word will be put to good use no later than today, but alas, inside my head, as I'm going to be in an area where they're in no short supply…
    What a minker.
    Oh move, you mink!
    That mink just dodged the queue!
    Is that right so far? Because training's important.

  3. weenie says:

    Two broken hands? OUCH!

  4. Fence says:

    Andi, none of my stories have been quite so bad as your cousin's motorbike accident, but I have more…

    Anne, perfect. Soon I shall instruct you in the use of "cat"

    Weenie, he plays rugby. Damaged one, went to hospital they said "ah no tis fine" Damaged the other went to hospital and the said "hmm, better have an x-ray, and sure we might as well do the other hand at the same time" then a little later "both hands broken"

  5. weenie says:

    Even more OUCH!

  6. Heather says:

    I shall use this new word today as well. I think I know a few "minkers" here at work. I'm gonna love seeing their puzzled expressions!

  7. NineMoons says:

    When the sister was in First Med, one of the doc lecturer types showed them an hand injury and asked them to give reasons why they should not treat it. They all came up with lots of hifalutin reasons why it would be better to let it heal by itself, none of which was acceptable to prof doc.
    The correct answer was "Because this is an injury that only happens to people playing rugby and they don't deserve treatment."

    True story.

  8. Fence says:

    Go Heather, spread the word :)

    NM, and dr.s know everything don't they? Higher power than god ;)

  9. NineMoons says:

    So saith the Sister…

  10. NineMoons says:

    I assumed the new nickname was Black Forest Fly.

  11. Fence says:

    Don't be silly. That is way too obvious