: [Fwd: Bullying, DWJ, and Harry Potter...]

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Feb 20 11:11:34 EST 2003

>By the way, until a few years ago, at any rate, it was common for Whitehall
>types and politicos to refer to people whom they regarded as reliable,
>authoritative and competent as having 'bottom'. The metaphor is perhaps
>ultimately a naval one - a ship that's unlikely to capsize, as it were - but
>I only ever heard to applied to people who were a) men and b) fat.

Did they also have ass ears? (perhaps it was Bottom, not bottom)

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