HHH I'm with you on this, I also don't understand what exactly is going on here nor what "ladies dresses" has to do with anything other than a clothes shop. But the reason why I delayed in responding is that I honestly didn't initially know how to respond.
I originally put this post up because I thought it topical and potentially useful, and yes maybe a bit of a debate. All tick boxes for a forum eh? And my reasoning is that there are new people to gardening coming through all the time, who also don't know about it, AND if it has helped only 1 person to avoid the heatache / headache of using contaminated manure then I did the right thing in starting this thread. It certainly wasn't started for a bit of fun or for an opportunity for folks to have a go at others.
I'm off to do some more digging and preparation on my plot this weekend, and yes I'm waiting to see if my new batch of manure is contaminated, in the only way I'm aware of, by doing the bean test.......