Invented in the 1790s by Mexican priest and scientist José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, a ballcock is a device that fills water tanks without causing overflow. This, of course, has nothing to do with this website.
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The Ballcock uses invented names at all times, apart from when we’re taking the piss out of public figures. Should we use a real person’s name then it is purely accidental and coincidental.
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From time to time (okay, most of the time) The Ballcock uses very naughty words and references of a disgustingly sexual nature. Therefore, you must be over 18 to read it (we’re monitoring you (we’re not monitoring you)).
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