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3.30.2006

crisps are chips and chips are fries

I speak two languages fluently: English and American.

Last week, the partners bought new seating for foyer. The chair; a cubic little deal made out of firm, smooth, poured foam and available in a range of colours is called "Pouf".

Today they arrived and the cretive director, a devote Methodist, was extactic and exclaimed how "Finally we have a whole bunch of Poufs!"

"Thank God!" I replied. "Now I don't feel so alone."

Only the british lady got it.

« translation » Pouf is british slang for "fag". "Fag" is british slang for "cigarette".

Now, I'm usually pretty good at reading icons - Like these, for example, on the side of the Pouf boxes:

WEATHERPROOF - got it.
NOT FRAGILE - sure
THIS END UP - gotcha
* snicker *












But this one?

RINGO STAR-COMPATIBLE? - not entirely clear on that one.

2 Comments:

  • you are officially back!

    great post!

    laughed my "this end up" off.

    j i m m y

    By Blogger j i m m y, at 5:37 PM  

  • Actually baby...the umbrella doesnt mean weatherproof. It means keep dry. *grin*

    By Blogger Jake Johnston, at 1:52 PM  

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