your mother’s tongue

I don’t generally do memes though I succumbed once* before so that proves I can be persuaded every six months. the woeful librarian has tagged me to open a book at page 123 and post the 6th, 7th and 8th sentences. the book I have chosen is Your Mother’s Tongue – a Book of European  Invective (we love our invectives at the Gimcrack)

“In Portugal, one way of saying ‘a likely story’ is to recite the little rhyme

Bonito, bonito, sao os colhones a bater no pito (Beautiful, beautiful, the balls banging against a cunt).


These expressions manifest an awareness, arrived at with some reluctance, that although the most important thing in the whole world is what a man has between his legs, it helps if he has something else between his ears. Even if it’s just a little one.”


I’m supposed to tag five people but I can’t bring myself to do so. if you’d like to participate in this meme, consider yourself tagged.

* well whaddya know, apparently I’ve done two memes in the past.

Published in: on February 5, 2008 at 7:22 am  Comments (9)  

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  1. Is that why soccer is called “the beautiful game”?

  2. Ah, Portuguese is such a romantic language, isn’t it? 🙂

    Reminds me of the various ways of telling people to F-off in Spanish … one suggests that you go fuck a squid and the other, even more perplexing, an asparagus. Asparagus? Surely a courgette would make more sense.

  3. Well it is good to know that passage I am important, even if only “a little bit”. Cheers!!

  4. you certainly have a great selection in your library 🙂

  5. I have a great library. if the house was burning down I’d be the madwoman trying to shoulder several bookcases while balancing boxes of corsets and photograph albums on my nose

  6. Can’t play anyway – I only read comics and they don’t go past page 55, apart from the Christmas specials…

  7. I believe you 🙂

  8. Even your meme’s are evocative.
    Goddamn, I’ve missed the Gimcrack . . .

  9. the gimcrack is always here…..

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