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Leah Russell: I wish I was the one that was going away. Nothing ever happens around here. I gets up in the morning, bake my face in half a ton of slap, tong my hair with yesterday's lacquer, that's it. It's the same every bleeding day. There's fuck-all to look forward to.

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Jamie: You know who Claude Monet is?

Sandra: Jamie, don't make me out to be thick.

Jamie: Who was he then?

Sandra: He painted the Sixteenth Chapel.

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Miss Chauhan: BALLS, Mr. Bennett!

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Sandra: [Talking about Ste after he rushes off, obviously upset] What's his problem?

Jamie: He's in love, that's all.

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Sandra: It's for his bird.

Tony: Do you have to use words like that? It really disempowers you.

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Sandra: Where are you going?

Jamie: Out with my mates.

Sandra: Jamie... you ain't got any mates.

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Sandra: It's not natural, is it?

Jamie: What ain't?

Sandra: A girl her age being into Mama Cass.

Leah: She's got a really beautiful voice.

Sandra: And what's wrong with Madonna?

Leah: She's a slag.

Sandra: Hypocrite.

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Jamie: Scared of being called "queer"?

Ste: Are you?

Jamie: Maybe... maybe not.

Ste: And are ya?

Jamie: Queer?

Ste: Gay.

Jamie: Very happy. I'm happy when I'm with you...

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Sandra: What happened? School burned down, did it?

Jamie: Yeah.

Sandra: What was it this time? IRA bomb?

Jamie: Fundamentalist Muslim pyromaniacs.

Sandra: Oh, funny, that. Looked all right when I walked past it.

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Ste: There ain't nowhere else.

Sandra: There is, actually, Ste. There's an island in the Mediterranean called Lesbian, and all its inhabitants are dykes. So you've got your eye wiped there.

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Ste: You always wear glasses when you read?

Jamie: Supposed to.

Ste: But you don't at school.

Jamie: It's hardly fetching, is it?

Ste: Nah, looks all right.

Jamie: Really?

Ste: I'm tellin' ya.

Jamie: Cheers.

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Miss Chauhan: Right, now, this is Mr. Bennett and he's gonna be taking the boys for football. Mr. Bennett foolishly wants to be a teacher.

[McBride and the other boys are talking quietly, but including the word "fucking" several times, making Miss Chauhan's comments about Mr. Bennett barely audible. Jamie then looks across to McBride]

Ryan McBride: What you fucking looking at?

Miss Chauhan: Er, less fucking and more attention please.

[She looks across to Gina, who is obviously pregnant]

Miss Chauhan: Something you might have said to your boyfriend, that, Gina.

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Ste: Do you think I'm queer?

Jamie Gangel: It don't matter what I think.

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Ste: [reading magazine] You cannot transmit the HIV virus by frottage.

Ste: What's frottage?

Jamie Gangel: It's yogurt. It's French.

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Sandra Gangel: Now you just remember I won a year's supply of toilet freshener for making up that poem. That took brains and artistry, that did.

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Leah: Come on Slasher, let's go.

Sandra: Slasher? What do you slash, crepe paper?

Leah: He's incontinent.

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Leah: It's your bird. She talks to me like I've got "cunt" written on me forehead.

Tony: You shouldn't use words like "bird".

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Jamie: Where'd you meet my mum?

Tony: Planet Earth!

Jamie: Yeah, but where?

Tony: A place is just somewhere where shit happens.

Jamie: Yeah, but where?

Tony: Gateways.

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Leah: Don't suppose you've got any jobs in your new pub?

Sandra: No. But if I ever do turn it into a brothel I'll get back to you, ok?

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Jamie: [hearing phone ring] That'll be the phone.

Sandra: Well it wouldn't be the bloody Hoover bag, would it?

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Sandra: You're pissed! From a bloody gay bar!

Jamie: How do you know it's a gay bar?

Sandra: Cos it's got a bloody great pink neon arse outside of it!

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Sandra: Jamie, who played the Baroness in the Sound of Music?

Jamie: Eleanor Parker!

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Jamie: You're not ugly.

Ste: They've made me ugly.

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Sandra: All I want outta life is enough money to buy a decent pair o'shoes that don't let in the rain.

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