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Lid, example scenario:

Cleggy is proudly displaying his new arming doublet.

You ask him how many felt pens it took to colour it in.

He then looks bemused.

You then ask did they have felt pens then, if not how did he manage to colour his 'jacket' in.

Or

Jorge is chopping wood for a fire

You ask 'what are you doing?'

Or

Tuppence is hand sewing an item

You ask 'why don't you use a sewing machine, surely it would be easier? my mum uses a sewing machine, maybe she would let you borrow it'


Or someone is showing some food and asks if there are any questions

you ask

"how did people go to the toilet in them days? did they use toilet paper?did they wash and did they have soap? I hear they couldn't drink the water because they all died so they were drunk all the time on ale" <said quite rapidly.
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Tuppence is hand sewing an item

You ask 'why don't you use a sewing machine, surely it would be easier? my mum uses a sewing machine, maybe she would let you borrow it'


or to really get her, you stand for ten minutes watching her sewing a seam by hand then insist that it's too neat, and must have been done by machine :evil:

yes it was 1999, no I haven't forgotten it, yes it still irritates me :evil:
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I would still look like an idiot :( and I'd be too shy anyway lol. I mean seriously, do people really ask questions like that? It seemes impossible :P

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Oh yeah - Fletch and WorkMonkey managed to string along a well-known member of the re-enacting community last year :lol:
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Ah you see, you all know each other and I don't know anyone, so I really would look like just a sad MoP with nothing better to do :)
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lidimy wrote:Ah you see, you all know each other and I don't know anyone, so I really would look like just a sad MoP with nothing better to do :)

But the fact that no-one knows you is your secret weapon :D
We know you through here so when you are rumbled it's OK - MOPS would be evicted, We have stocks :twisted:
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Lol and how exactly would I be rumbled? There seems to be a very exacting procedure here...

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lidimy wrote:Lol and how exactly would I be rumbled? There seems to be a very exacting procedure here...
Lidi :D

When you run out of steam and the questions get too obvious :lol:
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And the poor LH person starts secretly checking their list of LH.co.uk people who said they would be there and highlighting likely suspects?!
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do people really ask questions like that? It seemes impossible


YES! THEY DO! my favorite ones are those that ask "is that a real baby?" of the small, sticky, sleeping child on the bed...and then proceed to prod it till it shrieks.

People are just suprising that way...
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lidimy wrote:I would still look like an idiot :( and I'd be too shy anyway lol. I mean seriously, do people really ask questions like that? It seemes impossible :P

Lidi :)


did they have children then?

did they have spoons (as we were using them to eat lunch)

did they have wood

are you really gonna eat that

is that food real

are those grapes plastic

etc etc

then there are the determined ones - they didn't have wood then - they didn't have metal then, blah blah, blah
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a friend of mine who does kentwell once heard a family looking at the animals.

the kids asked if they were real (fair enough - apparently very young).

parents replied, 'don't be silly, darling, they're animatronic'.

once an american at carlisle castle told me that he was going to visit every castle in britain (not just england, mind you!) - in three weeks??? :shock:
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No, sorry, there is just no way that I would ever ask a question like that :lol:

However, that doesn't mean that I wouldn't set my sister up while I spectate from a safe distance :twisted:

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No, sorry, there is just no way that I would ever ask a question like that


Once you've had a bit of practice it comes easy!

Is that a real sword?

How many people have you killed?

Do you live like this at home? (at least the MoP acknowledges that you have a home to go to and aren't a peripatetic LH exhibition)

Are yo going to eat that? is the commonest one - usually about food which you could easily get in Tescos (and sometimes do!!) Bread,, cheese, apples etc (but they diddn't have bread/cheese/apples then)

On an Iron Age farm I was regularly told that i should be using stone tools because 'They didn't have metal then' (with difficulty one refrains from yelling 'Why was it called the Iron Age then you moron?!!!)

Oh, and they didn't have string in 'them days'
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"I've done a bit of sword fighting, mainly with my brother, after school, with sticks, didn't hurt much"

or

"I can do that, did it for years..."

"Are you sure you do it that way?"

"what did they make leath from then?"

Or you could be the somewhat indignant 'feminist':

"why are women wearing dresses?"

"Joan of arc was a good role model, why are the women not fighting, this is the 21st century. Typical male oppression, even in hobbies keeping the sisterhood down"

Then after pissing them off for ages with inanity you then ask to join, if they say yes, they are to be avoided, if they hum and haw then you know you have scored a hit.
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No you see, the only reason I would ever want to join is so that I can show them how to do it right :wink:

I quite like 'how many people have you killed' :lol:

Thanks all, I shall remember these and try and flex my MoPing muscles ASAP... :twisted:

lol.

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Thanks all, I shall remember these and try and flex my MoPing muscles ASAP...


Just remember that you posted a pic of yourself up here - so we will be on the lookout for a 16 year old blonde!!! :shock: :shock:
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Uh oh!

umm....

I dye my hair... honest... :shock:
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"so we will be on the lookout for a 16 year old blonde!!!"

I am sure there is an inappropriate comment in there somewhere, nah, it just passed by...
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m300572 wrote:
How many people have you killed?


Easy way to deal with this one.

Stare intently into their eyes, pull out sharp dagger & handle in a meaningful way.

Start twitching, look over your shoulder then back at the MOP.

"I COULD tell you how many, but then i'd have to kill & eat you, what do you taste like...?"

Then take a quick step towards them - it works!

Makes their mates wet themselves when the victim jumps & squeaks... :twisted:

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Lidimy wrote:

did they have children then?

did they have spoons (as we were using them to eat lunch)

did they have wood

are you really gonna eat that

is that food real

are those grapes plastic

etc etc

then there are the determined ones - they didn't have wood then - they didn't have metal then, blah blah, blah

I asked a group of comprehensive school kids can you tell me what Saxons ate and I got the answer mud..........They then asked me if I was the village hag loooooooooooooooool :lol: :lol: [/b]
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StaffordCleggy wrote:
m300572 wrote:
How many people have you killed?


Easy way to deal with this one.

Stare intently into their eyes, pull out sharp dagger & handle in a meaningful way.

Start twitching, look over your shoulder then back at the MOP.

"I COULD tell you how many, but then i'd have to kill & eat you, what do you taste like...?"

Then take a quick step towards them - it works!

Makes their mates wet themselves when the victim jumps & squeaks... :twisted:


OK, maybe not that one then :lol: Unless I could somehow twist it to my advantage :P

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