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Old 8th Aug 2007, 14:13
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Charlie Foxtrot India
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My grandmother was rather dotty and had a lot of sayings, her favourite was when someone had become persona non grata: they were "Swept from the board" (as per a game of chess). To be "swept from the board" was a terrible and permanent fate.... so if we were naughty we were told "If you don't behave you'll be swept from the board!" and we would suddenly become little angels.
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