Tuesday, November 07, 2006

DIFFERENT MEANINGS FOR THE WORD BANGER

1. Sausage
2. Beat-up car
3. Slutty girl
4. Ugly girl
5. Really good song
6. Really good party
7. Loud Firework (Thanks, Vicki. Please see comment)

Any more? Seriously, England, this is the best you can do? There are other words, you know.

Sorry I've been a bit MIA. Greg is in town and we have been doing touristy things like mooning the guards at Buckingham palace. More to come...

2 comments:

Vick said...

In a desperate, doomed attempt to advance myself in readers' perceptions from the realm of the crush-ridden, chain-smoking alcoholic (which is perhaps a truth too far for my ego to accept graciously), I feel I must portentously point out here that the British obsession with the 'banger' doesn't end there. Is that the best England can do? As if. Why, what about Fireworks night (Remember remember the 5th of November - perhaps a British tradition that our celebrity assistant did not fully appreciate given the influx of her all American malemate on that date). How could we, the optimistic and cheerful Brits, celebrate the near-toppling of Parliament in the gunpowder plot of 1605, and moreover the torture and ensuing public hanging, drawing and quartering of dear Guy Fawkes (no happy endings for us, please, we're British) if it were not for the banger, or 'loud firework' as it's otherwise known?

We come up with a synonym for splendours such as sausages, jalopies and fireworks. The Americans come up with a movie starring Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon (for who could forget the eponymous 'Banger Sisters'). As my dearest celebrity assistant would no doubt say, go figure.

Anonymous said...

I have seen the photos of the mooning of the guards. That was not my arse pictured next to yours.