Friday, August 24, 2007

Words




We were discussing our home towns at work today. One colleague comes from a mining town near Glasgow, where the social niceties were not always observed on Saturday nights at pub closing time. "You couldn't look sideways at people," he said, "or they'd have called you a f----- b------."

"Ah," commented another. "Where I come from they'd just have thumped you. They didn't have such a facility for language."

8 comments:

Tanya Brown said...

You literally made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

meggie said...

Laughing out loud here too!
And my damned hair must be growing! It is starting to need cutting, but I cant go through the agony again.
On the other hand, if I was battling cancer treatments, I would be glad I had any hair....
Sorry to run off the track like that!

Kathy said...

Very amusing Isabelle. Thanks for sharing that insight into society.

Kathy said...

Dare I say, f------ b------ is sometimes used as a term of affection here in Oz.

Alice said...

Well, they do say "actions speak louder than words" - perhaps it's true ....lol

Fairlie said...

I love the Scottish sense of humour!

Thimbleanna said...

More laughing out loud. As always, you're very entertaining. Love that colorful language!

Molly said...

How did I miss this one? It made me laugh out loud....Much prefer words to thumping any day of the week!