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OK - this is Leisler or "hairy-armed bat" - appearing on PM tonight!

Eddie Mair | 12:07 UK time, Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Photo: ‘R E Stebbings / Bat Conservation Trust’

Photo: Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust


  1. At 12:28 PM on 08 Aug 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    ??.....which bit actually strikes the ball?

    BTW.....two PM Newsleters today......well done, jolly good work...keep it up....pip.pip


  2. At 12:42 PM on 08 Aug 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    It's funny how people react differently to bats. I rather like them - we have several around here who skim over us at dusk - but I've never spotted a hairy arm.

    Looking forward to this item.

  3. At 01:07 PM on 08 Aug 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    Big Sis (2)

    never spotted a hairy arm.....thats cos they are females of the species and they shave their 'bits'?


  4. At 01:29 PM on 08 Aug 2007, rosemary rimmer-clay wrote:

    Dear Eddie,
    i can now vouch for the accuraccy of the term 'slapper' , the etymology of which has previously puzzled me.

    I was heading home in Brighton at about eight p.m.eight p.m. last night, when I was hit on the backside by a young woman with a crowd of shreiking friends.

    The group hooted with glee and ran off - but never reluctant to rise to the challenge when presented with yobbish behaviour, I accompanied the startled tailend of the gang into the local fastfood restaurant, and challenged their right to go aound assaulting innocent strangers.

    The leader of the group, a young woman sporting a mane of peroxide candyfloss hair, answered with a barrage of gratuitous anglo-saxon swearing.

    As I couldn't prove a thing , I left, but they undoubtedly were a bunch of slappers!


  5. At 05:56 PM on 08 Aug 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Speaking as a hairy-armed bat...

    oh, well. Anyway, Eric,

    "Don't look at your radio like that!"

    You're on good form tonight.

  6. At 08:07 PM on 08 Aug 2007, colin jacobs wrote:

    The term "Slapper" I thought originated from when the men treated prostitutes roughly by slapping their faces during rough sex.

    Or is a "Slapper" a rough bit of stuff who will fight by "Slapping" other women in the face hence being abit hard a masculine?

    This is a hard one to define.

    I would rather use the term "Easy Lay"

  7. At 11:21 PM on 08 Aug 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oops, I think I just posted a one letter post! It was going to be about having moved house recently and so away from the bats which used to buzz around my head when I got out of my car in the dark. Well, not "buzz" but there isn't really a word for the sound a bat makes is there? Gentle tinkle?

    Colin (6), I contend that, even in present times, the term "easy lay" is much more appropriate to the male of the species.

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