Enjoy. The start of the BBC article:
The UK’s top mermaids are gathering this weekend in Northampton [J4MB: How will they get there? Northampton is a long way from the sea.] to battle it out for the national Miss Mermaid crown. But just what is it that motivates someone to don a tail and morph into a creature that is half-woman, half-fish? [J4MB: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, presumably.] The BBC has dived [J4MB: very good] into this unusual world to find out more.
“Like most young girls growing up, I always wanted to be a mermaid,” says reigning Miss Mermaid UK, 25-year-old Grace Page, from Reading.
That’s strange. Most young girls want to be a mermaid? The head of Linda Serck – the authoress of the piece – will surely roll over this. It’s surely common knowledge (at the BBC, at least) that most young girls want to grow up to be engineers, physicists, mathematicians, FTSE100 finance directors, hod carriers…
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