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william_kent

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talking of death

anyone had a neighbour die and then stink out the corridor outside your flat?

had to chat to the police this week about the recluse on my landing

he had the audacity to die and then stink out the landing

it is bad, let me tell you!

day one - ghost braid prune force*

day two - is that rotting fish?

day three - ok, maybe it isn't next doors who need to take out their rubbish

day four - a bit overwhelming, like there is a dead mouse times a hundred in the pipe work

day five - maybe time to talk to the caretaker?

day six - I've opened every window

day seven - I'd contact the "authorities", but I'm a bit worried about the blackout drunk I achieved a couple of days ago where I may have murdered my neighbour with absolutely no recollection

day eight - windows are open, if I sit in the living room I can not smell the stench

day eight - ok, too much, contact authorities, yeah, worst suspicions confirmed, neighbour has been decomposing and stinking out corridor

0 - 8 days - I checked my spare room and there was not a rotting corpse decomposing





* J, H. Prynne - talking constipation, excrement retained for too long, odour is like a stale shit
 
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WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Found a dead bloke with works still in his arm in Green Park decades ago. Post-raveathon, talk about an immediate comedown. Cold and blue lipped, massive bruising round left arm and chest/neck, no point in cpr, which is what happens when you shoot temazepam jellies (25mg and virtually extinct now)

Few similar from a junky’s journey - bus stop toilet, a squat, pavement in Philadelphia, a random pub bog o.d with people screaming and no cunt could manage accurate chess compressions properly

Have arrived ‘home’ to overdoses from mates (or their mates, how rude), blue lights galore. Any drastic drop in skin/flesh temperature immediately tells you they’ve flatlined and it’s a body’s peculiar temperature which stays with you (especially if you’ve been forced to try resuscitation)

Never had a cadaver reek up the gaff though Bill, full Grim Britannia effect 9.5/10
 

william_kent

Well-known member
Found a dead bloke with works still in his arm in Green Park decades ago. Post-raveathon, talk about an immediate comedown. Cold and blue lipped, massive bruising round left arm and chest/neck, no point in cpr, which is what happens when you shoot temazepam jellies (25mg and virtually extinct now)

Few similar from a junky’s journey - bus stop toilet, a squat, pavement in Philadelphia, a random pub bog o.d with people screaming and no cunt could manage accurate chess compressions properly

Have arrived ‘home’ to overdoses from mates (or their mates, how rude), blue lights galore. Any drastic drop in skin/flesh temperature immediately tells you they’ve flatlined and it’s a body’s peculiar temperature which stays with you (especially if you’ve been forced to try resuscitation)

Never had a cadaver reek up the gaff though Bill, full Grim Britannia effect 9.5/10

@WashYourHands can relate, I've lost a few friends & acquaintances to smack

but, this is actually the second corpse I've reported to authorities, first was "fresh" ( this was many years ago though ) , lying on the walkway, a pint of milk and the morning paper lying next to his blueish grey cadaver, absolutely no chance of revival, maybe a couple of hours since last his breath, but I have to admit I ignored the prone body and went to cash my giro first, but once I got my dole money I had a burst of conscience and phoned 999.. not like he was going anywhere ( #cynical )

this recent one was bad though, it's been a few days since the corpse has been removed but I still have to wear my N95 mask when I wait for the lift... a lingering odour of death awaits me when I exit my flat... the smell occupies your throat, "cloying", it is really not good...

makes me wonder about those serial killers who collect trophies, do the neighbours not notice? the smell of death is rank - I mean, I've had a dead mouse in my flat and that was bad, but a human decomposing is something else entirely... a mixture of shit, piss, and rotting fish is the best I can describe it, but that doesn't even approach the the horror
 
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version

Well-known member
When I was in primary school, someone's mum went missing and was found frozen to death at the foot of some random's garden.

Apparently she was an alcoholic and had gotten lost in the snow on the way home.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Gotten? American influence is seeping in insidiously, through the tightest of cracks and filling us to the bring with its tainted slimy filth. Although when you think about it, why don't we have gotten if we have forgotten for example. Although sometimes I think that the whole point of the English language is that it doesn't make any kind of logical sense so I'm on the fence here really.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Gotten? American influence is seeping in insidiously, through the tightest of cracks and filling us to the bring with its tainted slimy filth. Although when you think about it, why don't we have gotten if we have forgotten for example. Although sometimes I think that the whole point of the English language is that it doesn't make any kind of logical sense so I'm on the fence here really.
Isn't that an example of something that used to be a feature of standard English, which we've lost but Americans have retained?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I assume so. And it makes perfect sense as a word that we should have. How do we not have it though, who was it who one day said "You know what, gotten is an ugly word, let's just make got its own past tense"?
 
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