Wednesday 26 July 2017

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Ulster used the corset tackle to beat Munster last week when referee Alain Rolland had an off day
Ulster used the corset tackle to beat Munster last week when referee Alain Rolland had an off day

We'll have the full story by about 8.00 this evening. If Munster win against Gloucester, then sandpaper chins of the men of the south will be lathered for the late Saturday shave and the women will harness the donkey to pull in corset-tightening strings after the Christmas feastings.

Going out is the new staying in. Many of you will go to the local pub to watch the match. Here's hoping pubs don't go the way of the corsets. There was a time when the corset was worn by millions of women. And yes we were only joking about Munster women needing corsets. Sure aren't their kettle bells constantly on the boil.

The corset was a cloth and whale bone waistband used to keep in the bulge by tying it up. In later times, the waist underwear was strengthened by knicker elastic. I am told by the town elders it was impossible to get into or out of a corset.

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