It has been a long time since I have blogged about some classic statements heard in our household. Some of us in our family love words very much and others struggle to get them quite right. But it makes us love words and each other all the more. So here are a few funnies I have collected and they’re not all about muddling our words.
- Young Longshanks has a natural propensity to spoonerise. He has always erred in this way since he was very small. However, he reduced himself and his brother to giggles when trying to tell me there would be party food at the forthcoming Christmas party.
- Ask Miss Puddleduck who the 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland was and she will tell you it was Oliver Crumble. Unfortunately, the name seems to be sticking!
- In an rather specialist aisle in Tesco, Rich Tea Boy reads out an advert, “How to have a Glutton-Free Christmas”. If only Tesco were advertising that!
- Longshanks, mid-way through a maths sum, tells me he is trying to find out the common detonator. That’s what he thinks of maths. Boom!
- Rich Tea Boy interrupts a conversation between Longshanks and I asking why we’re talking about rally cars. We’re not! We’re talking about a rally cart.
- Passing Conwy Castle, Rich Tea Boy observes “It’s a bit run down, isn’t it? They’re letting it go to ruin.” (Sigh)
- Longshanks surprises me in a discussion about what is God’s will and what isn’t. He tells me that it is not God’s will for us to own a particular thing (I shan’t say what). He seems so certain so I ask him, “How do you know?” “Because He’s my buddy!” he replies and we all fall about laughing at the words he’s chosen.