The way we speak now, part 184:
Curly, the taxi driver from Lewisham, pronounces “shot at” and “shite” almost identically.
Men have bags:
Someone in Another Place wondered why men can’t have handbags. Well, in London we can. I counted some men I saw on the way home from work last night.
184 had no bags
49 had plastic carrier bags or branded shop bags
363 had proper bags
Result: Most men round here carry bags.
Further result: looking at men is much more boring than looking at women.
Wasn’t that interesting?