Sunday, 21 June 2009

Mrs Malaprop goes hat shopping

Overheard by a friend recently in the hat section of a department store:

Female customer of a certain age: I'm going to the races, and I'd like something suitable. Instead of a hat I was thinking of trying a fellatio for a change....what do you think?

Shop assistant: Yes, Madam I'm sure a fascinator would be lovely....

The assistant somehow managed to keep a straight face, while my friend was falling about hysterically.


Today is Father's Day and this morning I went to visit my old Dad. As he's an old sea dog I bought him a book about how many of our phrases from today can be traced back to naval terms. The book is called "Naval Slang and its everyday usage".
The Teenager-in-waiting looked at it and said "Is it all about belly buttons then?" Naval? Navel? Ah, you had to be there...

8 comments:

Kathryn said...

The comment from your teenager takes me back - I made so many remarks like that - my mum could have written a book!

That Girl said...

Nope... didn't have to be there... totally got it! Thank you so much for your personal comment on my post - I didn't publish it but it meant a lot x

Iota said...

That's hilarious.

If the assistant had been quick-thinking, she could have said "how about one of these terminators over here, madam?"

Kayleigh said...

ROFLMAO!!! Too funny :D

Experimental Mum said...

Hee, Hee that made me laugh!

I've tagged you at mine, if you'd like to play along!

http://www.experimentalmum.co.uk/2009/06/ive-been-tagged/

see you there! said...

Oh goodness, I'd have been laughing so hard I'd probably have drawn a crowd.

Darla

sallymandy said...

That's HILARIOUS. Thanks for sharing this funny story. My daughter had an injured foot, with a torn tendon, and she asked the doctor if she was going to lose her testes. She'd been studying for a sex education test that day.

Jane said...

What a funny story.
I love it when that happens.
I bought my dad a CD of poems and a bottle of his favourite red wine.