Monday, 1 January 2007

ITS 2007 - AH DUNNO!

Bliar says he's going to retire.
Now let's give Bush the push.
C'mon folks - brace yourselves!

15 comments:

Szwagier said...

Happy New Year to all burrow inhabitants. I'm afraid I don't have a piece of coal. But I do have some nicely chilled vodka if you wouldn't mind joining me in a toast.

zola said...

Give both of them heavy suet to eat for a month I say.
BTW : Anticant I needed to report you today for unprofessional practices concerning your mince pies. The Craven District Council, in the UK, has informed Zola. ( see me site today)
I acted in the public interest.

anticant said...

Thanks, Szwagier. Don't mind if we do. What's the toast in Polish? Prost?

Zola: Continuous barium meals, more like. See my response on your site to the burghers of Craven.

anticant said...

PS Zola, the Beadle left a message for you on yesterday's "Ah Dunno!" Did you see it?

Szwagier said...

Shall we have it Polish-style? A shot of ice-cold vodka followed by a sip of sparkling mineral water. Very civilised.

The toast today should be:

Na ten Nowy Rok - to the New Year.

So, gentlemen, Na ten Nowy Rok. Cheers!

lavenderblue said...

So. I see women, in my case, ladies , are not included in the Szwagship toast.
PAH.

Szwagier said...

Sorry, Lavender. I didn't realise ladies were also present...

Also, perhaps I've been in Poland too long - the ladies, even when present don't usually do vodka shots.

But, of course things are different here. If you'll join in, here's one for you. I'd make it a double to compensate, but a Polish single is already a British double, as many visitors discover too late...

Merkin said...

'...the ladies, even when present don't usually do vodka shots.'
Apoplectic fit from the Merkin who suddenly realises that he has always met the wrong kind of Polish women.
Usually.

anticant said...

Surely the right kind of Polish women, Merkin? Obviously not "ladies".

trousers said...

Having had several bottles of real ale last night, I'm verrrry glad indeed that I went nowhere ner the bottle of Polish Vodka that was on the table. It would have finished me off for sure.

Happy New Year, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Szwagier said...

Kakofonia, my other half, is one of those who does take vodka in shots. Are you suggesting, anticant, that she's not a lady? ;o)

If so, I'm afraid I may have to ask you to step outside. :o)

Merkin said...

I knew she was a Lady, Anti.
Always got out of the swimming pool to have a pee.

anticant said...

Was it not W.C. Fields or some such who said "that's no lady, that's my wife"? 'Other halves', of course, are an entirely different matter.

BTW, in the not so far-off days before open gay relationships - let alone Civil Partnerships - were even dreamed of, there was the slight social embarrassment of how to introduce your partner to those not 'in the know'. One solution was to say: "This is my um-er--" This led to such persons being colloquially referred to as 'Ummers'.

Szwagier said...

Was dear old Water Closet that misogynist? I suppose it might have been him. Or Henny Youngman (he of "Take my wife... Please!" [pause for laughter. none forthcoming]).

Actually, Kakofonia is my wife, and, given the size difference between us, upon mature reflection, I think "other third" might be a more arithmetically appropriate designation than "half".

anticant said...

Are you by any chance the Man Without Qualities?