Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Point!

Sometimes it's hard not to point and say the name of the animal that you've just seen. A couple of years ago I was walking down the street with my friend when I saw some geese overhead. I pointed and urgently said "GEESE!" as though he’d never seen one before. That very same day one of my colleagues had seen a squirrel in the oak tree outside the office window and had accidentally done an impression of the dog in the Disney film "Up" when he pointed and said "SQUIRREL!"

We talked about saying animal names as a reflex, and one thing led inexorably to another until I was chanting "BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER" in the street. A complete stranger who was walking the other way made room for us to pass and sang, in time and in key, "MUSH-ROOM MUSH-ROOM".

Richard "old meme" B

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