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By.: Loose Chippings

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2000, 7:07
John Cowan eskrïremä:

> Then there's the tourist who saw several warning signs on the motorway > for the town of Loose Chippings, but somehow never came to it....
<G> ...und Nik Tailor eskrïremä:
> What are Loose Chippings?
Loose chippings are the council's way of telling you to get your car resprayed. It's a cheap way of resurfacing a road when the council can't afford the cost of re-laying tarmac; instead, they put down tar and then spread little stone chippings on top. There are always lots of loose ones which get thrown up by tyres, damaging paintwork, windscreens, livestock etc for weeks afterwards. Plus of course it's done in summer, so the tar melts in the sun and gets everywhere. The warning sign "Loose Chippings" is normally accompanied by the suggestion that 15mph is the speed limit. Reminds me of my friends who went to France, got lost and then passed a sign saying "Rappel", which they then spent ages looking for on the map... until they got to another village called Rappel. James ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================