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Old October 6th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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I mentioned this on the original thread itself but don't want to be guilty of spreading Maybrick everywhere, so here's its own little thread.

Caz's variant - to me - sounds precisely like some of Sir Jim's "poetry".

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I had seen this one before, but wasn't sure what was meant by the following:

The victim I kissed 20 times, and tried it on again, but I got no brass, so she told me to kiss her and to a dreadful end she came on the eve of her death.

I'm now wondering if it would make a lot more sense with the addition of a little rhyming word that may have been implied rather than written, for obvious reasons (like Benny Hill used to do in his naughty ditties):

The victim I kissed 20 times, and tried it on again, but I got no brass, so she told me to kiss her... [arse] and to a dreadful end she came on the eve of her death.

In short, he tried it on with the victim but had no money to pay for more than kisses so she told him to kiss her arse (ie get fu***d) and he wasn't a happy bunny.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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Hi Robert and Caz

Yes okay but although the Diarist writes some misspelled words, such as "rondaveau" for rendezvous and so on, the aspiration is to write better than one usually does rather than to speak in such uneducated phrases as "I got no brass".

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Old October 6th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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So...it should be something like...

The victim I kissed 20 times,
and tried it on again,
but I got no brass,
so she told me to kiss her ass/arse
and to a dreadful end she came

(on the eve of her death)


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Old October 6th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #4
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I know, I know....I see Maybrick everywhere, but it does read like a Diary outtake....

Ass being an Americanism, and perhaps more likely to have been used as it would have rhymed.

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So...it should be something like...

The victim I kissed 20 times,
and tried it on again,
but I got no brass,
so she told me to kiss her ass/arse
and to a dreadful end she came

(on the eve of her death)

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Old October 7th, 2010, 08:32 AM   #5
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Hi Chris,

But "Sir Jim", writing in a diary that was clearly meant to be his own work, would have been trying to put on airs, to convince himself at least that he was not so far beneath Michael in terms of class and style.

Every hoax communication (and the c word means something) seems to be putting on a different persona to suit the authors' whims and the circumstances of the hour.

We've got the poet and we know it; we've got the unpleasant peasant; we've got the slaughterer flogging his dead horse; we've got the mad hatter with comic patter; we've got the smart alec in copperplate; we've got the Oirish rogue and his creepy brogue; we've even got the Juwes thrown in for nuffing.

Jack of all trades master-class.

Enterprising journalist my arse.

Mr Punch more like, handing out cruel and unusual pun-ishments.

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