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Rhyming slang to blame - what would Dick van Dyke have to say about this?

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Thomas the Tank Engine's owners were all steamed up this week after discovering the character was connected with net porn. Britt Allcroft have started cracking down on unofficial use of the grinning choo-choo on Web sites after it was linked to several porno pages. And the official site, where kiddies can create their own pages, will get a revamp. According to an article in yesterday's London Metro newspaper, untold distress had been caused to many of the many of the nation's youngsters. The problem stems from the use of the expression Tommy Tank, a favourite among Cockney rhyming slang aficionados. "We have had reports of children being shocked at some of the things they have seen," a Britt Allcroft representative said. We suppose the Fat Controller could take on a whole new meaning in certain cyber situations. And as for a Tommy Tank….®

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