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Offline louisa maud

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #9 on: Friday 28 August 20 17:38 BST (UK) »
I saw on ,   as think 1911 census, wife had written she was " husbands slave" did she have a sense  of humour?

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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #10 on: Friday 28 August 20 18:04 BST (UK) »
 ;D
My favourite is from the 1911, for a London pub.

Henry James Hirst describes himself as a "persecuted publican" and he calls himself Head? (with a question mark after it!)  He describes his wife as a "persecuted publicaness."

He writes, " I have 100 chickens (incubators) 9 canaries 2 dogs (one under 6 mts) and 2 cats (do you want to know how often I go to the Pears?" not sure of that last word!  Perhaps someone else can read it better.
"Also some thousands of rats. They are uncountable."

 ;D
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #11 on: Friday 28 August 20 19:01 BST (UK) »
Just looked up the last post, that is really funny!! ;D

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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 29 August 20 02:10 BST (UK) »
Funnily enough earlier this week I was looking at the 1911 census entry for the magician, "The Great Lafayette". He gives his name as "The Great Lafayette" and under infirmities he has put "too good". He describes his dog, Beauty (given to him by Harry Houdini), as his daughter and her occupation as "independent means".

Tragically both The Great Lafayette and Beauty died the following month. Beauty apparently died of overeating and The Great Lafayette in a fire at the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh.

This is from Wikipedia:
"The body of Lafayette was apparently soon found and sent to Glasgow for cremation. Two days after the fire, however, workers clearing the understage area found another body identically dressed as Lafayette. It transpired that the body at the crematorium was that of the illusionist's body double"
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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 29 August 20 10:54 BST (UK) »
Oh Gallicrow - what a very tragic story after such a humorous entry on the census.
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 29 August 20 20:39 BST (UK) »
I have seen someone comment about including the cat in the census

I've long regretted the fact I didn't record the details of a 1911 Census I came across where the family cat was listed.
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #15 on: Monday 31 August 20 13:57 BST (UK) »
Concubine is not necessarily a derogatory term at that time. According to the OED it means a woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife, as well as a kept mistress.

Concubine should be revived, along with paramour.  So much more pleasing than partner, and less ambiguous.
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #16 on: Monday 31 August 20 14:20 BST (UK) »
But what do you then call the male partner? [Other genders are available].
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Re: Humour on the census
« Reply #17 on: Monday 31 August 20 15:24 BST (UK) »
Porcupine?
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