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Borstal

Borstal

BEING ASSOCIATED WITH A MAN OF MOST PROFOUND AND QUOTABLE INSIGHTS, HILARIOUS AND DEFIANT, ON HIS BIRTHDAY

I am a drinker with writing problems.

n. — a reformatory conducted according to the method established by the reformatory at Borstal, near Rochester, Kent, England, 1902, focusing on “educating” juvenile criminals through routine, discipline, and often harsh demonstrations of authority
— the system of such reformatories established in 1908
adj. — being of or from a Borstal

fm. a place name

first published. 1902

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

in honor of the great Irish writer Brendan Behan, author of Borstal Boy, born this day 1923…

Never throw stones at your mother,
You’ll be sorry for it when she’s dead,
Never throw stones at your mother,
Throw bricks at your father instead.
The Hostage, 1957

Borstal

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