Slow Day For Funny

26 Apr
Dull church, Dull, Perth and Kinross

Dull church, Dull, Perth and Kinross (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I read this on Imagine FM’s Facebook page:

No word of a lie, there’s moves to officially twin the Scottish hamlet of Dull with the US town of Boring.

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This came to my inbox.  What does the Arts council have against tall people?

From the Arts Council: Calling all short film makers…

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Spud told us that as he was coming out of school yesterday, he overheard two sixth form girls giggling about a man’s shoe size being the same size as his youknowwhat (he used the correct term; the girls used an explicit term; I’m middle-aged and reporting a rude conversation my teenaged son told me about; ‘youknowwhat’ is all I can manage without fainting).

He couldn’t resist: as he passed them he smiled, winked and said, ‘I’m a size twelve…’

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A picture of a dictionary viewed with a lens o...

A picture of a dictionary viewed with a lens on top of it, at the word "Internet" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clearing out my draft box the other day, I came across a WordPress prompt and my reply from postaday2011.  Can you believe I missed one?  I know why it was still a draft: it’s not funny.  But I have to flesh out this post somehow, so here you go:

Would you rather have the first word, or the last?

This is a tricky one, because I don’t own an up-to-date dictionary, and it would depend on the dictionary, because they must all be different, or else why would there be so many?  Online dictionaries are useless in this instance because you can’t page through them.

Let me see…thumbsuck…thoughts coming up…in a minute…let me think…thinks…thinks…

‘A’ must be the first word.  ‘Zzz’ must be the last.

A is the start, zzz is sleep.

Start something or sleep?

I would have to say, I’d rather have the last word.

But I’m scouse and we say ‘a’ for ‘hay’ and, despite my Heidi-loving childhood, I’ve never fancied sleeping in ‘ay.

So it’s still the last word.

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Hey – we started with dull and boring; we might as well finish that way.

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24 Responses to “Slow Day For Funny”

  1. vivinfrance April 26, 2012 at 10:55 #

    Anything BUT dull and boring. You tell that Spud that – as humour goes – he’s a chip off the old block! Jock asked if it brought him any luck!

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    • Tilly Bud April 27, 2012 at 08:42 #

      Well they certainly looked at him with interest… 🙂

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  2. adinparadise April 26, 2012 at 11:07 #

    Hahah @ the “youknowwhat.” Love the idea of the Dull/Boring twinning. LOL

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  3. jmgoyder April 26, 2012 at 12:14 #

    No way are you ever dull and boring and looks like Spud is just as witty as you – go Spud!!!

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  4. laurieanichols April 26, 2012 at 13:13 #

    Spud, Spud, Spud you have inherited your parents wonderful sense of humor. I never heard of Boring, U.S.A. There is Belchertown, U.S.A not far from me. I’d love to see that town twinned with another as well.

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    • Tilly Bud April 27, 2012 at 08:43 #

      What a great name! Time for some research, methinks.

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  5. klrs09 April 26, 2012 at 14:13 #

    Thanks for a good chuckle this morning. Especially liked the bit about your son — good for him! Have a terrific day.

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  6. robincoyle April 26, 2012 at 15:27 #

    You are never dull or boring my dear.

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  7. gigihawaii April 26, 2012 at 16:06 #

    Size 12, huh? Lol

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  8. Patti April 26, 2012 at 16:20 #

    Hilarious. As someone hearing the story from 6,000 miles away, I can snicker at Spud’s comment to my heart’s content. As a mom, I’m glad I wasn’t there to overhear the comment in person – I would have blushed 🙂

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  9. Viciously Sweet April 26, 2012 at 19:09 #

    You are always fun and witty. Have a cheery day!

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  10. bluebee April 27, 2012 at 04:34 #

    So coy, Tilly – can’t imagine where Spud got it from…

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  11. Maggie L R April 27, 2012 at 22:30 #

    I agree with you… I love to get the last word.. especially if it is Zzzz
    thanks for the fun… you always make me smile.

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  12. Jeff April 27, 2012 at 23:06 #

    I’m with you. I’d much rather have the last word…

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  13. eof737 April 28, 2012 at 12:59 #

    Actually, you weren’t hallucinating. I heard a lovely report on npr.org about Dull and Boring become sister cities/towns/villages. 😉

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  14. Perfecting Motherhood May 1, 2012 at 05:30 #

    Like mother, like son. At least when it comes to a sense of humor. I don’t know about your shoe size…

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