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While Tina and Linda fuss about the old chap, Shirley moves out and stays in Stan's council flat, and Mick would quite happily push his wheelchair to the side of the road and leave him there.
As a matter of fact, the cut-out had more personality than the baldy old chap hiding in the corner of the room.
Bongo Old Chap I WISH I had that kind of leisure time to do that sort of thing.
What he was suggesting was the equivalent of an old chap, who had worked all his life, paid his taxes and pension fund money, going into a supermarket and filling his trolley with what he needed.
A woman was taken away in handcuffs for remonstrating against some yobbos recently, by "eight policemen" and a frail old chap was fined pounds 50 in Ayrshire for dropping a pounds 20 note, it being classed as litter.
Morrison explained: "I've got one horse in the stable who might be suited to running in Kylkenny's race - BA Dreamflight, who was second to him last time - and, if he goes, then the old chap himself might go along with him, just for the day out.
Just looking at the poor old chap fills me with shame for being on the same planet as the louts who did this to a man who served in the Battle of the Atlantic.
I SEE that old chap Ray Farnsworth is at it again with his subjective column about the "power of good" that coal will do for us (The Journal, August 9).