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Somebody stole this mako shark jaw from a display case in the Hastings Fisherman’s Museum this week.

The question is…how? Stuck it down his pants?


Comment from p2
Time: May 15, 2019, 10:31 pm

Even better question is…. Why?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: May 15, 2019, 10:45 pm

Is that a shark jaw in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 15, 2019, 11:55 pm

The mako is reportedly the speediest shark, so perhaps a family member of the deceased, understandably upset by the public display of one of grandpa’s body parts, dashed in, grabbed the jawbones, and dashed out so fast nobody saw it happen.

I learned something useless a few minutes ago: “Mako” is Maori for “shark”

Comment from Bob
Time: May 16, 2019, 2:24 am

Years ago, I came across the expression “He was grinning like he had cactus stuck inside his pants.”
Grinning like he had shark teeth in his pants just doesn’t convey the same mental image.
Oh, well.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 16, 2019, 1:19 pm

Bit of foliage and flowers, a flock of faux parrots to add to the distraction, a white ribbon to tie under the chin.

I think you shall find this shark jaw walked out of the museum, cleverly disguised…

as an Ascot race day HAT!


The case is solved!

Arrest them all for offensive public display constable and we’ll sort it out down at the station.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 16, 2019, 3:27 pm

Uncle Al –

“watch out Malapawannameikiikikalanee! It’s a shark shark!”

Very much like restaurants that serve prime rib “with aus jus” and or singing “a cappella without accompaniment!”

This is what happens when insidious furrin words are used by people who should be speaking only the Queen’s English.

Comment from Jon
Time: May 16, 2019, 5:27 pm

On the word front, I like reading about stories like this: ” http://nautil.us/blog/the-english-word-that-hasnt-changed-in-sound-or-meaning-in-8000-years

Comment from Chief Inspector DurnedYankee
Time: May 16, 2019, 8:50 pm

There’s been a recent break in the case! Based on new evidence from a reliable grasser, we believe we can now identify the thief,

AND the hat used to disguise the theft of said jawbone.


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