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The truth shall set you free . . .

Discussion in 'Personal' started by doomzebra, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    . . . but it will probably pi$$ you off first
    (thanks Gloria)

    What did you hate finding out when you first found it out but are now glad you did?

     
  2. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    all the girls i could have mad love to when young but was to innocnt to realise they fancied me lol
    now im glad.id be worn out by now!
     
  3. wordsworth

    wordsworth Senior commenter

    hey i'm loving that whole 'scottish widows' look going on with your avatar.... i think it was when i found out that you have to work to get money. I cheered up in the end because now i can buy stuff i like with the money and i don't have to ask anyone for money [​IMG]
     
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    1. Finding out that Ian Dury was a bit of a *** to his wife - it somehow didn't fit with the image.

    2. Hearing Julie Andrews use the 'F' word in 'Arthur'. The cinema cleaning staff had to work overtime that week sweeping up shattered childhood illusions.

    3. Finding out that real surfers have names like Reg and Brian, and not Lance. They wear everyday clothes and not Rip Curl teeshirts and Oakley shades, they drive battered old work vans, not VWs, and they catch waves in the Irish Sea in winter instead of at Malibu in summer.

    4. Discovering comedy geniuses like Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore could be so appallingly crass as to record 'Derek and Clive Live'

    5. Seeing Cherry from Pan's People in real life not so long ago and realising she'd got older since the 1970s. That hurt so much.
     
  5. That no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse. I'm not exactly 'glad' I know that, but it stops me being utterly crestfallen when things do go to total sh*t.

     
  6. My truth as far as this goes is that no-one can teach you anything, but you can learn it all for yourself.
     
  7. wordsworth

    wordsworth Senior commenter

    was ian drury horrible to his wife??? o no [​IMG]
     
  8. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Truth shall deliver was my school motto.
     
  9. wordsworth

    wordsworth Senior commenter

    ...what did it deliver, o inkiest of people?
     
  10. clear_air

    clear_air New commenter

    I hated finding out that my son wasn't perfect. And then I reminded myself that no child ever is, and that everything he ever does is a miracle [​IMG].
     
  11. wordsworth

    wordsworth Senior commenter

    that's lovely gedge
     
  12. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Trouthe schal delyvere: Chaucer. It was engraved over the main entrance. I used to see it as a young girl and not even realise that it was in English.
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    Fle fro the pres, and dwelle with sothefastnesse,
    Suffise thin owen thing, thei it be smal;
    For hord hath hate, and clymbyng tykelnesse,
    Prees hath envye, and wele blent overal.
    Savour no more thanne the byhove schal;
    Reule weel thiself, that other folk canst reede;
    And trouthe schal delyvere, it is no drede.

    Tempest the nought al croked to redresse,
    In trust of hire that tourneth as a bal.
    Myche wele stant in litel besynesse;
    Bywar therfore to spurne ayeyns an al;
    Stryve not as doth the crokke with the wal.
    Daunte thiself, that dauntest otheres dede;
    And trouthe shal delyvere, it is no drede.

    That the is sent, receyve in buxumnesse;
    The wrestlyng for the worlde axeth a fal.
    Here is non home, here nys but wyldernesse.
    Forth, pylgryme, forth! forth, beste, out of thi stal!
    Know thi contr&eacute;! loke up! thonk God of al!
    Hold the heye weye, and lat thi gost the lede;
    And trouthe shal delyvere, it is no drede.

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    Therfore, thou Vache, leve thine olde wrechednesse;
    Unto the world leve now to be thral.
    Crie hym mercy, that of hys hie godnesse
    Made the of nought, and in espec{.i}al
    Draw unto hym, and pray in general
    For the, and eke for other, hevenelyche mede;
    And trouthe schal delyvere, it is no drede.
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  13. wordsworth

    wordsworth Senior commenter

    blimey inks, mine just had 'girls' over the top of the entrance
     
  14. That has been my year....

     
  15. When??
    I've obviously missed something - I didn't think Julie Andrews was even in Arthur!


     
  16. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    perhaps she said it whilst watching the film at the Odeon?
    Mayhaps they were thinking of S.O.B. - a film in which she also displays her baps.
     
  17. I like that.
     
  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    My biggest remembering of such things is when I was wee. I found out that Santa wasn't real and that is was my parents (very skint) that had been buying all these presents every year. I howled my eyes out and demanded that they take my bike back "I don't want it anymore, it's too expensive!!" [​IMG]
    A while later, just last week in fact, that feeling of acute distress faded and I felt happy to know that they loved me so much that they had been spending all this money on me. [​IMG]
     

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