"Not for Me a Youngman's Death" by Roger McGough (read by Tom O'Bedlam)





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Uploaded on Jun 3, 2010

See, also by Roger McGough, "Let me Die a Youngman's Death", earlier thoughts on the manner of his passing, now revised presumably because of awareness of mortality becomes more acute with age.

He was, and I suppose still is, one of the "Liverpool poets" in The Mersey Sound (1967). Roger presents "Poetry Please" on Radio 4.

The familiar acronyms are:
IED = Improvised Explosive Device
DOA = Dead On Arrival
A&E = Accident and Emergency

There are more amusing medical acronyms used chiefly by nurses and paramedics:
GOK = God Only Knows (also FK)
ALFD = Asshole Looking For Drugs
MOLAD = Matter Of Life And Death
F11K = Fucked If I Know
W00S = Work Out Own Salvation
YOYO = You're On Your Own
5H1T = Shit
45C = Lacking a chromosome (stupid)
JPS = Just Plain Stupid
GLM = Good Looking Mom
BBSS = Big Breasts See Soon
TUBE = Totally Unnecessary Breast Examination.
HMF = Hysterical Mother Figure
IWB = Intercourse With Biscuits (Fucking Crackers)
MAAH = Mad As A Hatter.
PAAF = Pissed As A Fart (drunk)
LWS = Low Wallet Syndrome (No insurance, no money)
OPD = Obnoxious Personality Disorder
SYB = Save Your Breath
TTFO = Told To Fuck Off
FAS = Fat And Stupid
KUTA = Kick Up The Ass
TINA = There Is No Alternative
BVA = Breathing Valuable Air (useless)
SKE = Snaps Knicker Elastic (handsome doctor) - and also -
VWK = Voice Wets Knickers
FUBR = Fucked Up Beyond Repair
SEP = Someone Else's Problem
GOMER = Get Out of My Emergency Room
TOBASH =Take Out Back And SHoot
ROOG = Ran Out Of Gas (too old)
AGMI = Ain't Gonna Make It
OFIG = One Foot In the Grave
CTD = Circling The Drain (Close To Death)
UNDY = Unfortunately Not Dead Yet
ART = Assuming Room Temperature (DEAD)


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