Monday, 9 July 2012

Never Mind 50 Shades of Grey...

Check out this home-grown Orkney filth! The terms of our Disclosure Scotland contract probably forbid us to directly type this vile and sinful poem, so here is a scan taken from David Hubert Balfour's book entitled To The Unborn:

Steamy stuff, I'm sure you'll agree. The archive staff have attached a fan to the spine of the book after one member of staff fell into a swoon of horror upon discovering it and several customers have been threatening to sue the library after suffering heart attacks, seizures and/or strokes.

Look at this! :


Uggggggghhhhhh!!!


David, the last Balfour laird, was described as a 'charming, convivial, utterly irresponsible man-about-town*' who was married and divorced four times. Reminds me a little of another Balfour cad...


*Who Was Who In Orkney, W. S. Hewison

4 comments:

  1. i enjoyed reading them, no judgement, it is what it is...honest...love that. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks Sue. We were not questioning the quality of the poems, we enjoyed the book. It is just that we are archivists and therefore, by default, bookish, scoldy prudes!

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  3. Ooooooerrrrr missus !!!! They are what they are and we know of worse -shudder !!!!

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  4. Ha ha! I have not heard the phrase 'oooeer missus' for years. Shall print up some 'ooooeeer missus' stickers and attach them to all of our 'risky' books and documents forthwith.

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