Today your cartoonist is risking a political post: how exactly is it “plucky” if one of the biggest countries in Europe walks away from its European partners (and friends!), as the Telegraph casually writes? Your cartoonist really, really doesn’t get what some media people in England have against the EU. Is it having the straightness of bananas regulated by a shared institution? Your cartoonist is serious about this. The EU has never been about taking power, it is about sharing power.
A “macerator” is a chopper pump that is designed to – well, let’s face it – grind shit and anything else you flush down the toilet so it can be handled by inadequate pipework. To make sure you know exactly what’s going on (and everyone else in the house for that matter) this happens with a spectacular roaring and sploshing noise. Very entertaining at 3.00 a.m. when your housemates are trying to sleep. Any self-respecting landlord will install at least one of these puppies for an authentic low-quality housing experience.
Your cartoonist was taught not to make fun of other people’s way of talking – having a beautiful German accent himself. But the way some people in Britain say “kwassont” is plainly amazing. Croissant. Kruh-sant. Krwa-san.
Bad quality housing and astronomic rents in London? Don’t bother with a solution, just become part of the problem – be a landlord! Contact your nearest estate agent.