(3) Sun Jul 04 2010 22:19 Fourth of July Party Pun:
"Can I take your bowl?"
"No, I'm going to eat more in it."
"Are you British?"
I...I don't get it, alas.
Posted by Leonard at Tue Jul 06 2010 21:30
Brits often use "innit" to turn a statement into a question. "I'm going down the shops, innit?" Etc. So it sounded like "No, I'm going to eat more, innit?"I don't know the exact semiotics, but I get the feeling "innit" is not the poshest bit of slang.
Yeah, I knew about "Innit" - it's interesting how stridently agrammatical it is.I think the "4th of July" caption started me thinking in terms of Colonial Independence etc, so I had little chance of seeing the (fairly subtle and/or obscure) pun lurking there...