posted by andrea at 8:21 AM
Can I write this? I have to add what inspired this, it's so funny, your email, "My last competitor was ___, who is 6’6”, and then nobody would take me on! Go figure! And I was wearing this voluminous skirt, like some kind of butch, racquet-wielding English matron from an 1880s daguerreotype or something."I think I'm going to start calling badminton shuttlecock from now on.
While you were writing this comment I was editing the post to your request and now I don't know whether to pull my (edited) version or not!
Well, it began as shuttlecock.I suspect the prudes changed that!Joyce Grenfell's "Tennis" ditty springs to mind.
How do you keep your hair so perfectly in place when you're flying through the air?
That sounds dirty. ;-)
Dinah: I hate the prudes. :)Heather: It's my superior hair-care products what does it.Rrramone: Which is why Gail had to say the word over and over and over and over...
I would guess that's a particularly accurate portrayal of what all 6-feet of you would look like playing "shuttlecock" in Victorian (or whatever) times.Having played some competitive badminton (I'd like to know the origin of that word too) in my time, I can say that you would indeed have been a formidable opponent.:-)
*smile* The playing-in-skirts and blouses part is the best. (Poor women through the ages! Fashion is evil).
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