What’s the best/funniest comment or question you’ve ever had directed at you that was not intended to be raunchy but just came out that way? Ever done so yourself?
Case in point: Back in the late nineties, when swing-type music was making a big comeback (e.g., “Zoot Suit Riot”, Brian Setzer Orchestra and all that) those swing-dance type shoes were also trendy. Think updated Mary Jane shoes with the strap over the front of the foot and a higher heel.
So, it’s 1999, I’m wearing my nifty shoes and I get on the elevator at work to go up to my office. My office was on the seventh floor so it was a bit of a ride. A youngish guy standing nearby looked at my shoes and said, “Oh, hey, do you swing?”
A millisecond of stunned silence, then raucous laughter.
Much earlier on - I was almost thirteen when this happened:
My family attended the wedding of the daughter of some friends. Another family came along with us; I went to school with their daughter, who was a year younger than me. When it was time for the bouquet toss, our mothers urged us onto the dance floor for a chance to catch the flowers. (Neither one of us caught them. ) Afterwards, since it was getting rather late we were to go back to the hotel with one of the adults while the other parents stayed and partied a while longer. We went up to the bride together (we both knew her well) and hugged and kissed her, and her new husband shook hands with us both, whereupon my friend remarked lightly, “So, is the marriage consummated?”
The bride and groom both laughed until they cried, literally. Being the older, much more sophisticated and very bookwormish sixth-grader :rolleyes: I knew what “consummate” meant and it was clear she was really vague on that one. I still remember to this day her protesting at the top of her voice :“What’s so funny? What’s so FUNNY? WILL SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS SO FUNNY!?”
Apparently she’d heard the word in passing in a conversation related to weddings, marriage, etc but did not have a very good idea about what it meant. She’d had a vague notion that it was something official, such as when the wedding is over the marriage is “consummated”.
Okay, ceremony’s over. Ditch the dress and get busy! Now!