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Readers’ special: Peas and queues


Yesterday’s TCW hot topic, ‘Should we still give peas a chance?’ inspired a long line of comedians amongst our readers.

Abominable_Yeoman wrote:

I tell the kids to ‘give peas a chance’ when I’m encouraging them to eat their veg.

Politically__Incorrect wrote:

Frozen peas? That’s for has-beans.

Audre Myers wrote:

It’s ‘cold comfort’ that medical experts can’t make up their mind.

But I had to laugh – I thought my household was the only one with the battered bag of frozen peas.

39 Pontiac Dream replied:

Crikey, Audre! How often are you injured?

Audre Myers replied:

It depends on the trampoline and the ceiling swing . . .

IwasGnarth wrote:

In many, many rented apartments on three continents I can testify that every freezer being defrosted and cleaned (the first task in a new apartment) contains six frozen peas and, in Europe, a fish finger.

LordOfMisrule wrote:

Shouldn’t it be today’s cold topic?

Uusikaupunki wrote:

What with meat is good/bad for you, red wine is good/bad for you and now this, it seems the medical experts’ opinions run hot and cold on every subject . . .

Julian Flood wrote:

Ms Gyngell, seeing the headline I thought ‘At last! I am not alone in my protest against vandalism to a landmark important to all those who drive on the M25.’ I hoped for reassurance that the simple block capitals across a bridge parapet spelling out a plain and heartfelt instruction, GIVE PEAS A CHANCE, would once again bring a ray of light to those trapped amidst the traffic’s thunder.

The message is gone, desecrated by those who have forgotten the postwar years when society changed, when the little people rose up, when mockery of our betters – including self-important pop stars – was a healthy response by the average man and woman to jumped-up popinjays.

Is it too much to ask for your support for a campaign to restore that minor monument to a fading spirit of constructive rebellion?

Ms Gyngell, let us GIVE PEAS A CHANCE another chance.

IwasGnarth replied:

Anyone else recall ‘FREE GEORGE DAVIS’? (Sometimes with ‘WITH EVERY FOUR GALLONS’ appended to it.)

And finally . . .

Douglas wrote:

Peas please me as an appeasement to pain.

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