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Mr Brown upstairs smoking noun

The wholly fictitious person a young lad claimed would pay his bus fare, buying him time to scarper when the conductor went upstairs

Collected by

Pop – 1890s / 1900s?
William Dixon – father of Mum, spouse of Granny

Notes

Mr Brown was a euphemism for poo

Submitted: 06/07/2021 by Mark

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