Monday, September 14, 2009

Out for the Count

"Gee I can be slow sometimes", I said to my in-laws as we were walking down the jacaranda lined streets of my cousin's neighbourhood. "I've just realised what out for the count means"
"Yes" said my father-in-law, "its to do with boxing"

Oh. Right. Of course.

I thought it had to do with Count Dracula. As in, out for the Count, so he can have his blood-sucking way with you and even THAT won't wake you up.

Boxing, of course! Makes much more sense!


Duh!

14 comments:

PurestGreen said...

Oh, bless your little cotton socks. I laughed at your expense just now, but I dare day you expected it. We've all done this at some stage. With me it's usually getting song lyrics terrible wrong.

"the ants are my friends, they're blowing in the wind..."

Miranda said...

hahahaha! Thats fabulous!!! Now I'm laughing at your expense! hahahahaha!

Miranda said...

hahahaha! Thats fabulous!!! Now I'm laughing at your expense! hahahahaha!

Miranda said...

Geez, twice, even!

Shiny said...

Oh my god, I'm laughing at both of your expenses! I love that... the ants are PurestGreen's friends xx

Rob Inukshuk said...

Ha ha...I'm laughing at all of you, 'cos of course I've never got the wrong end of a candle!

Lori ann said...

hahaha! what?? i'm so confused! ☺

Dumdad said...

I think I prefer the Count Dracula variation. Because if he bites you you really are out for the count.

spacedlaw said...

Boxing vampires, maybe?

tam said...

"i, sat on the floor, biting my tie,
isn't it good, norwegian wood"

Miranda said...

"we three kings of Oriantah"

Iota said...

When I was little I had a wonderful mental picture of the nativity set in the wild west, prompted by the line "thus spake the sheriff, and forthwith appeared a shining throng".

Those were innocent times. These days, I expect children are more likely to mis-hear that line in a different way and wonder about shining thongs.

Miranda said...

Iota - yes indeed shining thongs!!

Tam, more more - a blogpost this could make. You're full of these!

Spacedlaw - that is a scary thought!

DD - yes, exactly!

Lori - which bit, out for the count, or the ants in the wind??

Rob - haha, laugh away, laugh away!

Shiny - still chuckling about that now!

tam said...

There's a wonderful book by SA writer Chris van Wyk called "Shirley, Goodness and Mercy" (surely, goodness and mercy... etc)