Friday, 12 July 2013
Britain Has Talent: The Double-Entendre
With full credit to Frankieforehead from this 2005 thread on BritishExpats.com, a special presentation of that most English of humour, the ‘double-entendre’. These examples are unintentionally made by sports commentators:
Michael Buerk, as he watched Phillippa Forrester cuddle up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1's UK eclipse coverage: "They seem cold out there, they're rubbing each other and he's only come in his shorts."
A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and hadn't, turned to the weatherman and asked: "So Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?"
Mike Hallett, discussing missed snooker shots on Sky Sports: "Stephen Hendry jumps on Steve Davis's misses every chance he gets."
Ken Brown commentating on golfer Nick Faldo and his caddie Fanny Sunneson lining-up shots at the Scottish Open: "Some weeks Nick likes to use Fanny, other weeks he prefers to do it by himself."
Willie Carson was telling Claire Balding how jockeys prepare for a big race when he said: "They usually have four or five dreams a night about coming from different positions."
James Allen interviewing Ralf Schumacher at a Grand Prix, asked: "What does it feel like being rammed up the backside by Barrichello?"
Harry Carpenter at the Oxford-Cambridge boat race 1977: "Ah, isn't that nice? The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew."
Cracks me up!