[ANNOUNCE] [SOCIAL] Thursday July the 5th at The College Arms, Bloomsbury
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Mon Jul 2 11:42:00 BST 2007
On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 11:25:52AM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote:
> It's true that massed group of London.pm-ers (what is the collective noun
> for Mongers? A righteous? A drunk? A conference? A social? Actually yeah,
> "A social of mongers" has a nice feel to it. Rather like a "A dazzle of
> zebra") can be kind of intimidating we're really actually rather lovely
How about a "hogshead of mongers"?
> This has bothered me intermittently over the last few years, espeically
> since someone once told em that they'd turned up to an LPW, gone to the
> pub after and had been roundly ignored, but having talked to other
> people who run groups (social and non-social) this is apparently a
> fairly common phenomenom.
I've noticed this too: at some meets the mongers will form small geeky
groups that are cold to an outsider trying to politely join in. The last
time I had this, it was in a pub with vile beer so there wasn't really
much point in hanging around.
The trick to getting mongers to speak to you is to grab the kitty and make
for the bar :)
 It was, of course, a Wetherpuke, who I expect will be bought out by
Sarsons at some point.
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