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orpathedic adjective

Orthopaedic

Origin

Announcer at Cropredy music festival

Collected by

JM – 1990s?
Jane-Marie Harrison (Iliff) – sibling of Mark

Notes

The on-stage continuity announcer promotes charitable causes during the festival. One year a blanket collection was being run to provide orthopaedic beds for a nearby hospital, only he kept saying orpathedic. (He seemed confused by the resulting giggles.)

(It was probably the same bloke who thought a blanket collection involved collecting blankets, rather than tossing money into a blanket as it’s taken round the field.)

Submitted: 29/07/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 19/12/2021 14:42 by Mark

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