If we can “boondoggle” ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come. Franklin Roosevelt 1936.
If the word did ever come then it’s news to me. At times words don’t come easy.
“There’s nothing like a big hot sausage inside you on a cold night like this.” TV presenter Clair Frisby.
Words can be confusing at times.
Mai mai mai mai mai. New wood doesn’t burn, does it?
Sometimes a mixture of cross cultural tongue can be even more confusing. At times it rains bedlam. The following is a recent telephone conversation I had with Wonderful Wi.
Crossed Wires a short play by Hoo Don
Wilai talking Myself My thoughts Actions
Brring brring brring (telephone)
Hello hus…band, what you doing?
Hello darling now I sit bar and drink some beer. What you do?
Now I stay bedroom. Have new friend come…..She’s got a bloody bloke in the bedroom.
What name friend you?
Ladlet…..Who the hell is Ladlet.
Yes. Ladlet very beautiful and soft. Ladlet not name, is same we see before cartoon. I leave the bar and go outside to smoke a cigarette.
How big is Ladlet.
Nitnoi (small), now he sleep in basket. Cola (our puppy) love him too much. What the hell is she going on about.
Wilai I don’t understand Ladlet. It’s not English talk. Check your dictionary.
Deeo deeo (wait one moment) I go check dick shun hairy. The wait seems to take forever. I finish my cigarette and go back inside the bar. Wilai returns to the phone.
Hus…band, me ting tong (stupid) my friend have name Labbet not Ladlet.
Wilai how the bloody hell do you spell Labbet.
R -A-B-B-I-T same I speak before Labbet.
Rabbit…..Okay now I understand….The quiet village girl who gets emotional sometimes and likes nothing better than to prune the roses and sniff the soft scent of our village garden has once more shown her love of animals. In a village where the soi dogs forever roam hungry, wild cats prowl in the night and cobra’s have been seen not more than a few spits away, Wonderful Wi has been given a bloody rabbit. Handkerchiefs at the ready please.
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