Monday, January 16, 2006

After this, they won’t even want him to advertise Listerine*

From the BBC:

George Galloway has been branded a "laughing stock" by a Labour opponent after the Respect MP imitated a cat on Celebrity Big Brother.

Mr Galloway, 51, went on all fours, purred and pretended to lick cream from actress Rula Lenska's hands, as part of a task set on the Channel 4 show.

*That’s actually an incredibly clever headline, don'tcha know, because Listerine is cockney rhyming slang for Americaphobia.

Derivation: Septic = American (from ‘septic tank’ = ‘Yank’). Listerine is a brand of antiseptic. Therefore 'Listerine' = 'anti-American'.

And no, I didn’t make that up. (Stephen Fry told me on QI)

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