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Brits love their fireworks, but the locals especially love a maroon. It is a very big boom to mark timed occasions, like a minute of silence.

There was a maroon this morning at 11:00 and 11:02. There were two on the day after the queen died (to mark the Accession, I think).

There will be one at the start of the bonfire night fireworks – which, as I have explained before, is staggered in Sussex so every local bonfire society can march in everyone else’s parade. It goes on for months.

Anyway, I try to observe the proper decorum, but I’m afraid every time one of these bad boys goes off, I think to myself “Wotta maroon!” in Bugs Bunny’s voice. I will always be an American.

Have a good weekend, maroons!

November 11, 2022 — 6:39 pm
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