Nymphos CC 2008: naughty but nice?

PUBLISHED: 01:01 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:35 15 June 2010

n I have seen Nymphos Carnival Club lots of times on the various circuits this year, and have laughed every time, too along with lots of other spectators. Children looking at the cart will see what it is, a rocket on the main cart, with a planet (uranu

n I have seen Nymphos Carnival Club lots of times on the various circuits this year, and have laughed every time, too - along with lots of other spectators. Children looking at the cart will see what it is, a rocket on the main cart, with a planet (uranus) on the front. Yes, there are some risque jokes on there, but children do not look at the cart and say 'that cart is about anal sex', they will automatically think it's about space and planets. If this lady in question (Your Letters last week) didn't like the cart all she had to do was turn away, but she looked at it long enough to read the jokes ! Is she, or in this case her mother, going to phone every mayor and complain about carts which are, in her opinon, of a sexual nature to get them stopped entering into carnival? I hope she realises the hard work these clubs do to actually get a cart onto the road in the first place and, in doing so, they help to raise thousands of pounds for local charities and good causes. My young grandson loved it. He is 10. He obviously read the jokes, looked at the spaceship and the planet, and loved it. Well done, Nymphos, for a comedy cart that has brought many a smile to people's faces. You didn't build it to offend anyone. Long may you continue in carnival.June Harding Meadowlands Avenue Bridgwater n I totally agree with comments made about Nymphos CC in last week's paper. I am staying here for a short while with my mum in Seaton and took her to see Honiton Carnival. We were shocked that a float that was very well built had to result to the very offensive kind of things on it. It spoilt what was a very good carnival. It is not the kind of thing you expect to see at what is a family show.T BANHAMBroomfield DrivePlymouth n get a life, that's all I can say. There are worse things in the world to worry about - trust me!roger muspratt-hamilton By email n Like your reader, Lorna Brice Nye, I was disgusted by the Nymphos Probe Uranus float at this year's carnival.I found it embarrassing having to watch this filth pass by, and was glad when it had gone.I am only thankful that my granddaughters were not with me this year. This is a family occasion, with thousands of young children watching excitedly from the pavements. Try explaining this filth to a six year old! It should never have been allowed, and to give it a prize! Whatever next! Perhaps, next year, you should invite Russell Brand to start the procession!Raymond Alsop Honiton n AFTER reading the letter You naughty little Nymphos, I felt I had to write.I thought the Nymphos' float was brilliant. I have never laughed so much.I attended Honiton Carnival with my family. I have two children, aged 10 and 12, and they understood what the float was all about and had a laugh about it.I attended Ottery St Mary Carnival with a friend from Dorset and was hoping that the float would be there. It was!Sex is not a taboo subject anymore. Well, it shouldn't be.I say well done to them for putting such a float forward.It was enjoyed by myself and my family.Just brilliant!BEVERELY DEAMRidgeway GardensOttery St Mary n I READ the letter about the Nymphos float with dismay.I love carnivals and have been to all the East Devon ones this year, but I didn't see their float as offensive - just amusing.There were some suggestive slogans on the horse rising float Horsing Around that were saucy.If the Nymphos were out of place, how is it that the judges gave them prizes?All I can say is that Ms Lorna Brice-Nye and her mother must have twisted minds to see something obscene in the Nymphos' effort.To try to stop their entry at Ottery, where they were awarded a first prize, was wrong.I didn't see any 'jokes' about anal sex.You obviously must know more about that than I do.I must be naive, but I'm broad-minded.Mr D A BaylissPrimrose WaySeaton


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