Leicester Muckery

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Online archive of the Leicester Muckery, a local working class bulletin run by a bunch of pro working class Leicesterfarians - anarchists/socialists/communists/ne'er-do-wells.

Submitted by Serge Forward on April 27, 2023

In a forum post last month, I mentioned the launch of a new Leicester bulletin called the Leicester Muckery - The local daily shit rag is called the Leicester Mercury (see what we did there). Our website can be found at https://leicestermuckery.wordpress.com/

Contents

Issue 2
- Health workers
- May Day 2023
- ‘Hard-working’ Royals
- Police & Crime Commissioner, Rupert Matthews - it's a fair cop, guv
- Elbit – Leicester arms manufacturer
- Challenging schools
- Football: FC Kolektivo Victoria

Files

Muckery 01.pdf (1.29 MB)
Muckery 02.pdf (1.51 MB)

Comments

Serge Forward

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by Serge Forward on April 27, 2023

Can one of the mods sort out the code for me please? I'm shite with that sort of thing. Ta.

adri

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by adri on May 2, 2023

Haven't read it... but I like how Leicester is pronounced "Leh-stuh"

Submitted by Serge Forward on May 3, 2023

Red Marriott wrote:

adri wrote: Haven't read it... but I like how Leicester is pronounced "Leh-stuh"

It's more like 'Less-ster'. Rhymes with 'pester'.

Idri is closer to it... it's somewhere between "Lesstuh" and "Lesstoh".

Steven.

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by Steven. on May 3, 2023

Great, thanks

adri

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by adri on May 4, 2023

Lehstuh/Lehstah is a much nicer word, whereas 'Lester' (no offence to anyone named Lester) sounds a bit too 'direct' and rhymes with a whole bunch of ugly stuff. Who wants their city associated with molesters, arresters and investors?! First order of 'business' under communism should be renaming places to how the people actually pronounce them. Anyway good luck with the paper

Serge Forward

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by Serge Forward on May 4, 2023

Cheers mate. It's being very well received locally and we were also informed by someone in-the-know that the Mayor (Sir Peter Soulsby) "really doesn't like" the Muckery. So we've started as we mean to go on :D

Submitted by Fozzie on May 4, 2023

we were also informed by someone in-the-know that the Mayor (Sir Peter Soulsby) "really doesn't like" the Muckery. So we've started as we mean to go on :D

I remember a Hackney Independent comrade being absolutely gutted that they had spotted the Very New Labour Mayor of Hackney sitting at a bus stop reading the latest newsletter - and didn't have a camera to capture the scene for the next issue!

Red Marriott

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by Red Marriott on May 4, 2023

Well I aint never bin to Lesstuh but in London it's Less-ster Square :)

adri

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by adri on May 6, 2023

Well I aint never bin to Lesstuh but in London it's Less-ster Square :)

and you ain't never invited—the nerve of these posh Southerners pestuhing us with their 'correct pronunciation' of our own bleedin' city! (for the record I've never set foot in Europe...)

Red Marriott

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by Red Marriott on May 7, 2023

You Yanks are famous in London for saying 'Ly-sester Square'.

adri

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by adri on May 7, 2023

Yes, but that's only because its thousand-year old spelling hasn't been updated to reflect how the good people of Lehstuh/Lehstah actually pronounce it; as with most British spelling, there's a whole bunch of unnecessary letters added ("labour" instead of "labor" etc.)

Red Marriott

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by Red Marriott on May 7, 2023

Time to start the Campane For Fonetic Inglish.

Submitted by Serge Forward on May 7, 2023

adri wrote:

Well I aint never bin to Lesstuh but in London it's Less-ster Square :)

and you ain't never invited—the nerve of these posh Southerners pestuhing us with their 'correct pronunciation' of our own bleedin' city! (for the record I've never set foot in Europe...)

You missed out "me duck" for Leicesterfarian authenticity.

adri

1 year 1 month ago

Submitted by adri on May 7, 2023

Hiya mate, I didn't want to 'ay up me duck' to Bloody Mary because I might've startled him with me friendliness. You know how these Londoners are