Sunday, April 20, 2014

Warning: Not Appropriate For Easter Sunday

There is a four-letter word in this blog post. A word of which My Mother The Dowager Duchess will not approve. But I'm not the one who said it... the first time.

If, like the Dowager Duchess, you are offended by "dirty" words, read no further.

If, however, also like the Dowager Duchess, you hate to miss anything, read on.

TO MAKE THIS A BIT SWEETER... THIS WAS MY DESSERT ONE NIGHT LAST WEEK.
SAN GERALDO JUST WATCHED.

San Geraldo and I were out for dinner last night at Meson Salvador. We went early to avoid the Holy Week crowds and noise and were surprised when Tynan and Elena came in a short time later. They had the same idea.

As usual, the stories and conversation were non-stop. Tynan happened to mention a friend of his from back in the north of England. Honestly, I don't know what the point of the story was. Of course, with Tynan, there's a good possibility he didn't know the point of the story either.

Apparently, Tynan's northern accent (from Derbyshire) has softened over his many years in Spain. But many English speakers here (unless they're from northern England) still have a hard time understanding him. Tynan told us that an old friend from Derbyshire posted a message on facebook to one of his neighbors (who was missing a goose). The message read:

"If you're wondering what happened to your goose, nobody stole it. A fox ate it.

From the opposite side of the small square table, San Geraldo, with eyebrows raised, stared at Tynan and said:

"You fucked Satan?"

25 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Thank you for San Geraldo!!

    Now can we get back to that dessert?

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    1. Jim:
      Knickerbocker Glory at Sandpiper... So good!

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  2. I had to practice saying the "punch line" a few times before I could come up with the right accent.... now I'll be saying that all day....

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    1. Sharon:
      I thought of explaining it, but thought it would be more fun this way. (I guess you figured out that in Tyan's world the word "docks" sounds kind of like our "ducks."

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  3. Thanks to the previous comments, I got it.

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    1. Andrew:
      Too bad I didn't think to provide a little audio clip of Tyan saying "A fox ate it."

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  4. Holy Inappropriateness Batman!

    But then Thanks for the GiggleSnort!

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  5. OMG, so funny. That is something my poor hard of hearing (due to playing in bands) hubby would say. Cheers!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I'm sure he's not the only other one who would hear it that way.

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  6. Mitchell, the solution is very intelligent and easy the fox ate it. It is very funny. I like it.

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  7. On a side note Vitameatavegamin.....Bloody genius

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    1. Ty:
      I wonder how many "I Love Lucy" episodes you've now soon. But it was the '50s in America. No "fox."

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  8. Oh my goodness. I got it the first time. That is hilarious!!!
    And that dessert looks positively decadent. Sinful even......and I want one. Even tho I was sick all last week and didnt get to go to the gym and now I've ate all manner of sinful things all weekend(because everyone knows calories dont count on holiday weekends, right?) and now even tho the weekend is almost over and no shops are open I want that dessert. Of course, I'd probably fill in all the airspaces in it with some Baileys or Kaluah or Captain Morgan......... But that's neither here nor there..... It looks lovely. And I really enjoy your blog too btw. :-) and I'll try and stop talking now. ..."try" being the operative word here and OMG-I'm STILL talking, aren't I?
    Sorry. *facepalm*

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    1. Sunny:
      I read and have reread your comment throughout the day. Talk about hilarious. San Geraldo and I were both laughing as we talked about it this morning over coffee. The dessert is called Knickerbocker Glory in England. We'd just call it an ice cream sundae with the works. Maybe I should have Sandpiper Restaurant fill in the all the spaces with Baileys. Sounds so good. My mother would have them fill in all the spaces with ice cream.

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  9. I'm shocked speechless! Not really. Happy Easter to both of you.

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    1. Stephen:
      San Geraldo looked pretty surprised at the time himself.

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  10. I thought The Prince of Darkness and Lord of the Flies was a top?

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    1. Spo:
      I don't think Tynan was being specific in his use of "fox."

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  11. I'm totally flabbergasted and outraged that anyone could come out with such a thing! Derbyshire is NORTHern England? Is that how Tynan sees himself? If so, he needs chastisement. We TRUE 'Northerners' (self from Teesside, 40 miles south of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) see that place as, at best, north MIDLANDS. Mind you, it's a standing joke that Londoners, for example, see anyone coming from north of, say, Luton, as 'northerners'. (If your British geography is anywhere near as dicey as mine is about American, Mitch, then a lot of this will bamboozle you, so no sweat!)

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    1. Raybeard:
      Ha! I looked it up. Man, do people like to argue about THAT! But Wikipedia thinks it's northern. I do know other people from the area who call it the North Midlands. However, I'm from New York. Remember "The New Yorker" magazine cover called "The New Yorker's View of the World"? I might not be the best judge.

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    2. Raybeard
      Thanks for the insight

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  12. Bahahaha! My aunt is from Derbyshire and I could totally hear that accent in my head!

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    1. Knatolee:
      It loses something if you don't know the accent. I'm glad you can hear it in your head. Elena speaks fluent English with a Spanish-Derbyshire accent. The Derbyshire part isn't as pronounced as Tynan's, but hearing the expressions she sometimes uses can be really funny.

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