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Beans … 1s 6d a pound.

Customer: I can get beans for threepence cheaper down the road.

Tone derisive, abrasive.


Provokes steely gaze, and vocal tone the equivalent of claws ripping.

Mum: Well! Go down the road and get your blinkin’ beans?

 Characteristic Mum.

Feisty, forthright, fun, foolishness intolerant – effanineffable* Mum .


Nothing to do with the memory but one of the 50 words used:

Effanineffable – a wonderful word constructed and used by T.S. Eliot in his The Naming of Cats:

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

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