Date: 22 Mar 2006 16:09:43 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Well, the convertible is on Ebay now.

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:00:20 GMT, Paul Halliday <> wrote: > in article, Dave Hinz at > wrote on 22/03/2006 15:05: > >> No, the different usage of "bailiff". An interesting word, that. So >> you have the bailiff, and the sheriff. Looking for the origins of those >> two words which appear to be of common construction. (digs further) Ah, >> I see that you have a different concept of "Sheriff" too. I guess that >> makes sense. > In real terms, our Bailiffs are more like your Bail Bondsmen! Right. Here, a bailiff is, almost always, the cop who sits in the courtroom providing physical security, handing documents around, that sort of thing. > The > individuals who actually go knocking on people's doors (on behalf of the > Bailiff, but commonly referred to as "the Bailiffs") are often drawn from > the local thuggery! So that'd be a "posse" type thing then, which I'm pretty sure is ancient history around these parts. But you're saying that the police can hire thugs to go do their dirty work for them, and that's legal? > Couple that concept with a Scouser and you'll get quite > a colourful picture ... Especially, if he's had to cross the Atlantic on > behalf of Liverpool City Council :) So should I pay the ticket then, or wait for the nice chaps to show up?

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