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Bunter

[′bu̇n·tər]
(geology)
Lower Triassic geologic time. Also known as Buntsandstein.
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Andrew Kerr, Jedburgh, said: "Scotland paid a proportionate amount of money for the London 2010 QUOTE OF THE DAY 'Go down Rutherglen Main Street and Strachan will more likely see the future Billy Bunter than Billy Bremner.
Perhaps, like Billy Bunter, they need a Mr Quelch to police cake-related matters.
It seems Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove wants Bog Lane Comprehensive to be more like the fictional Greyfriars School - where Billy Bunter quaked behind his desk as the fearsome figure of Mr Quelch patrolled the classroom, swishing his cane.
Frankel is the Billy Bunter of Warren Hill, putting away 23lb of Canadian oats a day with English hay - "more than any horse in the yard".
First Minister Carwyn Jones now wants tax-raising powers - that would be like letting Billy Bunter loose in a sweet shop.
So why does he increasingly look like Billy Bunter after getting trapped in a tuck shop?
He has the giddy, jocular air of Billy Bunter who has finally got his chocolate bar, regardless of the cost.
Really it's rather sweet that the paragons of virtue that constitute the British press have been so hot on this story, given the semi-literate bashings they dish out as often as any Billy Bunter behind the Wapping bike sheds.
Examine the advertisements in a celebrated "boys' book" avidly read 70 or 80 years ago by Cardiff's teenagers - before thewordwas invented - and you meet a REALLY angst-ridden generation TheMagnet chronicled the adventures of Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School from 1908 to 1940 and each week the backpage ads promised youngsters an end to all their anxieties by gents we can only call conmen.
The publishers offer us nine vintage Bailey essays, all published previously (one in this journal) between 1977 and 1996, with an engaging new introduction which (like other recent Bailey products) embraces the turn to autobiographical reflexivity and, in this case, represents the author to himself and to his readers as that classic English Victorian construct (a favourite term of abuse in the Billy Bunter stories), the 'cad'.
As a child I enjoyed Just William, Billy Bunter, Biggles and the Willard Price books, just because the loca library happened to stock them and I read everything I could get myhandson.
Nowadays it's either a secret puffer next door (for except on aircraft loos seldom have smoke detectors and they are a refuge for most office smokers) or there's Billy Bunter the grunter, puffing and panting.