What MOPs really mean.....

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What MOPs really mean.....

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We've all seen the daft things MOPs say threads.

Well, here's a variation on that theme suggested by a certain trader this weekend at Ludlow: What MOPs really mean when they say....

I'll start the ball rolling with:

I'll come back. -> You'll never see me again.

Discount for bulk? -> Will you give me anything off for buying two?

[almost casually] oh... [/almost casually] -> HOW MUCH?!?

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No put that down dear, the lady doesn't let you play with the toys .
( which are put on a tray at the front for the children to try out...)
Translation being- for heavens sakes, if you expect us to pay 50p for a hand made spinning top, or some such, there will be nothing left for Daddy to drink in the beer tent, do you think we're made of money!
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I have one, well many variations on the same one really :D
"Go on then give me your hottest !" = " hah , I'll call his bluff, how hot can it be!"
"Thats not that bad actually" = "lying b*stard I thought you said it was hot!"


3 seconds later

"BLOODY HELL!" = "JESUS F*ING CHRIST MY MOUTH IS ON FIRE !"
so many people did the same sort of thing on the weekend it was fantastic to watch :twisted:
"you dont make friends with salad!"

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"I haven't got any money left" usually means "I'm spending it all on beer"
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'I'll think about it' - And see if I can find someone who'll do it for 50 pence per hour for 100 hours.

'Do you make all the costumes yourself?' [me, sat there furiously sewing] - she can't possibly make the costumes herself, she's just putting on a show - she must be buying them in from [third world country of your choice] or have a small army of pixies.

'They didn't wear knickers then, did they?' - I wonder if anyone round here is wearing knickers!

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'Do you make all the costumes yourself?' [me, sat there furiously sewing] - she can't possibly make the costumes herself, she's just putting on a show - she must be buying them in from [third world country of your choice] or have a small army of pixies.!


I know that one along with
"did you do all the embroidery by hand?" looking at the embroidered silk dresses.

No dear, if I did it would be out of anyone's price range.

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Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

Now that's unfair Fox, I do often say I'll come back, and I always do-it's just it might be at the next event or the one after that when i remmember i was going to buy something off you. :oops:
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Marcus Woodhouse wrote:...when i remmember i was going to buy something off you. :oops:
Point of order: I don't sell anything.

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Always on a Sunday, "How much for cash?" or "You don't want to take it home with you I'll give you £x" Assume about 25% of the selling price.
That is by people I don't recognise as re-enactors.

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Yes a bug bear of mine

I will give you x for this magnificent 18th century coat

to which I reply no go away the price is as stated
There’s a country in Europe where they treat their ex soldiers with pride no waits for medical treatment after injuries received during service, no amensia from the government. Cant for the life of me recall where it is but I know exactly where it is not.

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Or "what traders really mean"
no go away the price is as stated

"Feck off !! do you know how much effort has gone into this ? its not a fecking car boot sale, now p*ss OFF !" :twisted: :D
"you dont make friends with salad!"

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he reads my mind :D
There’s a country in Europe where they treat their ex soldiers with pride no waits for medical treatment after injuries received during service, no amensia from the government. Cant for the life of me recall where it is but I know exactly where it is not.

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and the one for the living histroy camp

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is that a real fire?

is it heavy?

is that real food?, ya must be going to the pub for tea.. go on..

so were ya staying tonight then?

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'do you make it all yourself' = 'there's no way anybody can do so many different things'

'I want really good quality fabric' = 'I want the best you can get for £4 per metre'

'is that really hand embroidered' = 'can't be is too neat'
(reply = no, it's not hand embroidered, that's why there's a sign saying fecking hand embroidered)
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"is that real food your eating?" - to my friend who had her mouth full at the time and nearly choked laughing.

"is that real wood your burning?"
"oh look! real medieval people. did you know they didnt have toilets."

mop-"if you put some potatoes in the ash pan they'ed be ready by dinner."
me- "we didn't have potatoes in the 15th centuary"
mop- "but you're wasting perfectly good ashes!"
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Feck off !! do you know how much effort has gone into this ? its not a fecking car boot sale, now p*ss OFF !"

I agree with Martin, how tempting it is sometimes to say this...

I get brassed off with folk who ask me who makes the stuff for me and they are so surprised when I tell them i do it all myself, working a ninety hour week to get as much stock done as possible, inc packing, labelling etc...then deep cleaning the kitchen afterwards takes around 3 hours after baking and is truly knackering....then they whisper that they think i am just saying that i do it myself - i must have a bakery with staff who do it all for me.......red rag n bull springs to mind.....
am thinking of taking photos of me working as proof that i do make everything myself...but there again they would only think its staged :evil: :shock: :(
Gingerbrede washed down with mead - it can't get much better than this!

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Post by LucyRose »

Just to join in, we get the usual...
e.g.
Mop "where's the castle?"
You "well so see those bloody great stone walls....."

mop "is that a real medieval baby - how do you look after a medieval baby?"
You decline to respond as the only word you can think of is Duh!

the old are the best- " isn't it good they built it so close to the motorway/car park etc etc!

my favourites are - Knight rides in on rather large horse - followed by mop "Is that a real horse?" -
"no it is in fact a well trained robotic cow painted to look like a horse to fool you!"

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Best yet though - just remembered- mainly because it's never been beaten for us...

kenilworth 2008 - end of long week - tired, knackered trying to pack up inside tent before take down... Man with exceptionally strong Irish accent and two semi-feral children appear.
mop "is tat a castle den? "
us "well the remains of"
mop "so it's not a castle den"
Us "well yes, but semi destroyed.... (before we can continue)
mop "is tat a stables den? (yes) "what did they keep in dere den sheep or pigs?
Us er... horses!
mop "oh they had horses den did they?" yes (again change of tack)
mop "who lived here then?"
(we think - bore him senseless with entire family history so he'll go away...)
mop "was he a good man or a bad man?
Us eh? (again change of tack)
mop "how old are dem trees? (us - urghh!)
mop man who lived here - d'you think he'd like chocolate? (us - WHAT?!)
Finally finished off with mop do'you have a video player (proceeds to explain what one is) I was watching a video on John Buckham - in jail for 2 turds (irish 3rds) of his life! long time.... how long is 2 turds of your life?
(we gave up and hid by this point!)

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