Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's a Belgian Thing

While I was out walking with a friend today, he remarked that the cough I’ve had since before Christmas is sounding much better.

“It is better,” I agreed, grimacing, “but I’ve still got a little phlegm.”

“Eww,” he said.

“I know,” I said, “but it’s better than having a little Walloon!”

Nobody understands me.

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8 Comments:

At January 17, 2008 10:21 PM, Anonymous billy joe said...

How do you even know that to make a pun of it?

 
At January 18, 2008 12:58 AM, Blogger Beth said...

If you've ever sung renaissance music with Danny Johnson, you've heard the Flem joke a lot. Josquin Desprez was a Flem!

Um, I guess it's sort of niche humor.

 
At January 18, 2008 8:27 AM, Anonymous SpeakerToProgrammers said...

“I know,” I said, “but it’s better than having a little Walloon!”

What 'little'...? That would be Hugue, not?

 
At January 18, 2008 6:33 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I learned from the best!

 
At January 19, 2008 12:39 AM, Anonymous dreadpir8roberts said...

no, no, no... it goes like this:

"Your cough sounds better today."
"It should, I've been practicing all night."

*rimshot*

 
At January 19, 2008 11:29 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Yes, but where's the pun in that?

 
At January 19, 2008 2:05 PM, Anonymous dreadpir8roberts said...

Okay, so I'm a hack when it comes to writing puns about coughing.

 
At January 19, 2008 3:30 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Oh, I don't know about that. I wouldn't want to suppress what you have to say. Then again, maybe I should let the subject drop.

 

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