Every now and then you hear words coming out of your mouth and wonder “Did I really just say that?” Hopefully that’s when you start to giggle over the fun of it, and not fight.
This morning I woke very early and had some time to browse and do some reading. Lo and behold, there was an article on the world’s ‘smallest apples’ and how they taste. Apparently very good. But the name “Tiddly Pommes” could be a little challenging at first. I can just see someone in the UK going into their local greengrocer’s and asking for Tiddly Pommes. I imagine they would be referred to the local pub.
In this country we have so many cultures and backgrounds that there are few in the green-grocers business who come from an English/British background, so I doubt I could have the same fun with it. Explaining that tiddly could nean drunk, or small and Pommes are apples, but pronounced in a shortened way could mean an English person would remove the fun. Here’s the link to the article
Some years ago I discovered a wonderful message on my desk, written in a bemused way by the person who had answered my phone. The message
“The CNA (bookshop) says they don’t have your cats pajymas”
Almost as soon as I finished reading it a few people came over. All wanting to know whay the cryptic message meant. Had the CNA started a section to trace sleepwear for felines?
The answer was disappointingly simple. I had enjoyed Thelwell’s book on cats (Magnificat) and discovered he had done another called The Cats Pajymas. I had asked at the shop if they had or could get it, and left my office number. Unfortunately it seemed to be out of print, so they contacted me to impart this information, but unfortunately (fortunately?) the message somehow ended up as written.
Some days you have no difficulty finding something to make you smile.