43 thoughts on “Keeping Up With The Queen

  1. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Ooooh, when she was 44 she had a fling with Julio Iglesias and spent a month in The Priory…. who knew?

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        In her forthcoming autobiography she says she realised she had to stop when it dawned on her that she was was snorting coke through a banknote with her own face on it.

        1. Mani

          She also refers to masturbation as ‘doing one’
          Which is confusing if you’re a cockney.

  2. collynomial

    “The” Queen, as if she’s the only one, or the reigning monarch in one’s country.

    1. Cromuel

      Except in every country in the world that doesn’t have a monarch the old dear is referred to as ‘the Queen’. She is our queen of camp!

      Ah, “Her Majesty is pictured firing a new, British-made SA-80 assault rifle” which will be used to kill many dissidents, strikers and those who don’t agree with the dictators all over the world! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

      1. collynomial

        That’s patently untrue. More frequently she is referred to as “The Queen of England” not only in the US, but also when translated to their national languages in Germany, France and Italy.

        1. Cromuel

          Really? We’re reading different chickmags, Colly.

          I don’t care – not my queen nor any of hers. But I’ve often seen “the Queen” in things like, ohhh, Vanity Fair and perhaps Time, Newsweek, the like, and similar (in English) in Europe. Always amuses me to imagine Benjamin Franklin quietly foaming to himself below the ground, even though he and his won in the end.

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      +1
      That assumption amongst Irish Royalists drives me nuts.

      Here Oli, for balance, do ones for Margethe II and Bhumibol Adulyadej

      1. rotide

        What drives me nuts is the refusal to accept that when someone says ‘the queen’, 99% of the time they are talking about the queen of england.

        Not the only one, but face it, she’s the Hoover of queens.

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Have to agree. Like it or not, we have a history which is entwined with England, and their monarchs; we watch British tv programmes; it’s hardly surprising that in our cultural context she is known as ‘the queen’. It doesn’t mean we think of her as our queen.

        2. Clampers Outside!

          +1 Ro

          She’s not our Queen, but she’s colloquially ‘the’ queen. To deny that, would be to deny eight hundred years didn’t happen, as if there is no special (no matter what way you see it) relationship between these islands…. best just ignore the muppets who give out about the use of ‘the’ on this island….. ‘the’ does not mean ‘our’ or ‘my’ FFS!

    3. ahjayzis

      When you hear the NHS referred to in a health debate or whatever – are you totally flummoxed? Do you seek clarification? I mean, what nation? What health service?

      They’re our closest neighbour and the country we’re most familiar with. Odds are when an Irish person says ‘The Queen”, they’re not referring to Rupaul.

  3. Murtles

    I feel these comparison sites make me feel inadequate. Like by the time he was my age, Lee Harvey Oswald had shot JFK. I haven’t even shot a regular person never mind a president.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Catherine, you continue to confound and astound me.
        Not enough people know that the British Royal Family are German.
        You’re more than a pretty face, and that’s why I love you.

        1. Catherine McEntee

          Ah now Badzer, you’re too kind, what are you after?

          I’ll fill you in on the whole sorry lot of the inbred “royal family” at the weekend, bring your dictaphone……

        2. Catherine McEntee

          You continue to be-fuddle and be-fk me – and that, along with the charm and the smarm, is why I love you.

          1. Catherine McEntee

            Is there no end to your creative flair?!?!?!?

            Use the above punctuation next time you’re confounded and astounded – puts a little ooomph into your comments darling ;~}

          2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            Excuse me my darling…
            Remember, this is Broadsheet.

            Some people get extremely annoyed if you try to express love, and get all lovey-dovey because you can’t help it. ‘That’s life’, as they say in France.

            This is a fighting site, for fighting people.
            We’ll have no loving here!

          3. Catherine McEntee

            There are some pleasant posters amongst the crabby war-mongers and Victor Mildrew types…….some roses amongst the thorns, such as yourself.

  4. Catherine McEntee

    So it’s’ true that she’s taken on a paper round to earn her keep?

    We’ll all be workng at 90 by the looks of things,

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      I was going to make a stupid joke here.
      A vulgar joke.
      It was really funny. It was very clever.
      …then I remembered…

      My earlier (totally-innocuous) comment got deleted so I weighed up the risks and thought, ‘Nah, not worth it…

      I’ll make a better joke.
      -And I won’t tell you that one either.

      Stuff your censorship!

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