Thursday, July 7, 2011

Overheard at Table 4: The English are Much Obliged

"I've been watching those BBC shows for the past month and they're frikkin fanTAStic! Bleak House, Northanger Abbey, Little Dorrit . . . man I love those Brits, especially how every little phrase takes on such intense meaning, like, you know, when they say:

"'I am much obliged to you.'

"That could mean either: 'Thank you so kindly for this lovely box of chocolates!'

"or! It could mean: 'Next time I see you I'm going to shove a hot poker in your eye!'

"See? Brilliant!"

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