No matter how hard I try, I can't see any joke in Erin's opening post!
"I thought it was a joke"?, well, how often does one refer to the teller of a 'joke' as being "not a full shilling" or "a butty short of a picnic"?
Those were blatant derogatory remarks towards Erin from several members, not only from Irene but including Irene.
Now, be brave enough to admit it!
You never see ME making derogatory remarks about anybody, do you? [:t]