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From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
Subject: Re: [YKS] Is genealogy getting just TOO popular?
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 13:17:16 +0000
"Jeff Taylor-jackson" <> wrote.....
> Enough is enough.
> How does this drivel help us trace our ancestors?
> Unsubscribing due to my mailbox filling up with Junk.>
It's such a pity you apparently suffer from a condition known
as LOSOHS (Lack of Sense of Humour Syndrome). This does affect quite
a number of people I know, but it is easily curable by the similar
process of indulging in a psychological exercise known as "loosening
up" and shedding a few of your inhibitions, figuratively speaking.
This may enable you to understand a joke when it creeps up on you,
unawares, from behind!
I am afraid I am the one you must blame for starting the current
thread, with my whimsical musings about orgies in Heckmondwike and
Naughty Knickers and Green Wellies parties in Cleckheaton. Perhaps
you missed the original posting but I was merely wondering, quietly
to myself, whether people who indulge in accessing pornography on the
Internet - the greatest use of the Internet of all, we are told -
ever whinge and complain as we genealogists do about the
innaccessibility of certain websites due to heavy demand. This led me
to indulge in a little gentle musing about the nature of certain
activities that I am led to understand take place in the
above-mentioned supposedly respectable towns in West Yorkshire.
This is called having a warped and peculiar sense of humour and
probably comes from my being bullied as a child and not getting out
enough these days!
Seriously, you are presumably fairly new to this list and I can
assure you that if you stick with it you will find there is no more
knowledgeable and helpful bunch of people anywhere. It's just that
every now and then someone starts a thread with a joke which gets
ever so slightly out of hand, resulting in one or two po-faced folks
getting a bit upset about it. It's merely the equivalent of having a
joke with your mates in the office canteen or the pub after work, and
I wouldn't let it get you down. I am sure we will all be very happy
to help you with any genealogical enquiries you may have. I might,
for instance, refer you to my own Newbies' Guide (URL in my
signature) which I hope you will find helpful if you are a beginner.
If not, I apologise for thinking you might be.
With best wishes for your research,
Editor, the Journal of One-Name Studies
Editor, "My Ancestors Were..." series (Society of Genealogists)
Web page of the Guild of One-Name Studies:- www.one-name.org
Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:- www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html
Never ask a man if he comes from Yorkshire. If he does he will tell you, if he does not why humiliate him? - Canon Sydney Smith
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