And the show was fantastic. The rapport between Humph and Samantha was excellent, and Jeremy Hardy’s ‘Thank You for the Music’ made me wish I’d had a lighter to hold up. I love the fact that it’s just a bunch of blokes sitting at some tables. Totally unassuming.
It’s a kind of ‘best of’ tour, and I recognised a fair bit of the material, but it was still tears-rolling-down-the-face funny. I wish I had a better memory for jokes. The letter exchange between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson was clearly new, and a real treat (done in pairs, with players taking alternate words – then the other pair replies):
Now I’ve seen it, I can die happy.
(If you don’t know the show, then the above will mean utterly nothing to you. Here are some clips and an alarmingly thorough fansite.
In honour of the game, let’s have an open thread playing Uxbridge English Dictionary. In this game, the teams are asked to suggest some well known words for which they have identified some brand new meanings.
I’ll start you off with a few of my own:
- Sorcery: like a small plate
- Passable: to issue a Papal edict
- Impolite: when a pixie gets off a train
- Seizure: the French coast
- Ovaltine: a moderately rounded adolescent
- Dichotomy: surgical procedure to remove a lesbian
- Incandescent: coming down one of the Andes
- Diarrhoea: a bad behind
Over to you…