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Rose looked across the console room. "You've gone all quiet and tool-fondly again. What're you thinking about?"

The Doctor turned a spanner over in his hands. "There used to be this place called The Nut House where you could get just about anything. You know, I once found a set of Phisorgian sockets there and they shouldn't have been available for another three hundred years. It was an amazing place."

Rose blinked. "Nut house? Would that be edible nuts or an insane asylum?"

The Doctor looked horrified. "Fasteners. You know, imperial, metric, Whitworth."

"Ah," Rose nodded. "It's a loony bin."


dw100challenge #124: remember
dw100challenge #125: nuts


31st Jul, 2006 21:34 (UTC)
In Rose's defence, she doesn't have a clue what the Doctor is talking about and the closest she can get is an asylum.

The Nut House is a real place that specialises in fasteners and is especially good for those archaic doohickeys. When I worked in construction we used to lose tradesmen there all the time.