Tuesday, November 4, 2008

British Humour

My friends from the UK think this is a very funny sign. I'll bet my CDP friends from the UK will get the drift too.
But really, truly, this dance group that meets at Swizzles lounge at the Holiday Inn in West Knoxville probably doesn't think it's funny.
This dance is similar to west coast swing dancing (no, no, no, the dancers are not swingers). I first encountered it when I moved to South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is the centerpoint for dancing, and "beach music" calls the tune.
So the next time you're singing "Under the Boardwalk", think of this dance. I will, but I'll be stifling my giggles.
Also, that thing that looks like a truck tire suspended from the ceiling is a heavy duty fan that's supposed to suck up cigarette smoke. It's an anachronism now that smoking is banned in the lounge.

7 comments:

Tanya said...

LOL shagging and swinging...you never know what you'll find at your blog hee hee...."under the boardwalk" you're killin me :D

Abraham Lincoln said...

Some names can be funny. I don't mean those in hotels in foreign countries but the way some people look at a sign and have a totally different interpretation. The street sign "XING" fooled me for years and then my grandkid told me what he thought it was.

marley said...

Shagging under the boardwalk! You can get in serious trouble for that! My sides are splitting with laughter. You know how to brighten up someones evening!!

babooshka said...

Lost in translation. No wonder your UK friends find this a scream. Now this really is the epitomy of dirty dancing. Just to be even more confusing, a shag pile is not what it should be to us in the UK, but a carpet. Hilarious pic for me.

Hilda said...

Heeheehee!

Virginia said...

OK, guess you , B,. or Marley will have to email me with this one. Clueless in Birmingham.

Louis la Vache said...

Uh huh.
Likely story.
Do you REALLY expect us to believe you when you are writing about 'swingling' and 'shagging' in the same paragraph?.....