Protected: Seniorita’s sauna and massage parlour, Chatsworth Road, Clapton, London (This post started elsewhere as a bit of linguistic jokery about George Formby, Al Jolson and Balkan turbo-folk, but unhappily became a focus for daft, drunk men looking for prostitutes. To read it please enter the German version of the first name of the translator of the Bible into Middle English)

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