Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Max Bygraves: a Faux Pas

Imagine my mortified embarrassment as I realised, midway through a rendition of When You Come to the End of a Lollipop to a group of four-year-olds, that it was a song stuffed with doubles entendres and not a cute song about sweeties as I had previously assumed.
The fearsome vibes emanating from their Montessori teacher were what did it.


Blogger Sarah said...

Oh no! That's really funny though even so!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this today and thought of your "Lollipop" blindness:


I think the Swedish author of the article may have not been the best person to spot inuendo; she seems to miss some in the quotes she used. Personally I find Zappa's "Bobby Brown" totally offensive; he degenerated into poop jokes, misogyny and homophobia. Wanker.


4:37 AM  
Blogger Helen McCookerybook said...

I am sure I am not the only person in the world who is or was totally naive about these things.
Even five years ago, a shocked (and experienced in more ways than one) lecturer at the University of the West told me that 'Rock'n'roll is slang for sex, you know!'.
I was equally shocked that he'd go so far through his rock'n'roll life without realising!

11:03 AM  

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