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The Rise and Rise of Rosie Rostrum: an autobiography

Author(s): Rosie Bell

Copyright holder(s): Rosie Bell

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When Rosie came to work she couldn't think, think, think
Why that bloody photocopier was on the blink, blink, blink.
The mechanic came and he shook his head
Dear Rosie don't you know you should have stayed in bed?

So she called another fellow who said shit, shit, shit
I've told you once before you shouldn't overload it.
I'll fix it one more time and you must promise me
If you bugger it up again you'll join the BBC.

So here I am with Auntie and it's fun, fun, fun
I think I much prefer it to the Sun, Sun, Sun.
I'm doing so awfully well it's plain to see, see, see
If I keep on going this way I know I'll make D G.

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The Rise and Rise of Rosie Rostrum: an autobiography. 2021. In The Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Retrieved January 2021, from http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/document/?documentid=906.

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Information about Document 906

The Rise and Rise of Rosie Rostrum: an autobiography

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Text audience

Adults (18+)
Audience size 1

Text details

Method of composition Typed
Year of composition 1984
Word count 135
General description Poem written on being challenged to write a poem about a photocopier

Text medium

Other Not transmitted/broadcast/published

Text setting

Private/personal

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 866
Forenames Rosie
Surname Bell
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Catholicism/Atheism
Occupation Travel agent
Place of birth Glasgow
Region of birth Glasgow
Birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Bus Driver
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Cleaner
Mother's place of birth Glasgow
Mother's region of birth Glasgow
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes All circumstances
Italian Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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