There are times when something is said, perhaps completely out of context, which is either highly amusing, extremely embarrassing or an intended put down.
Child after watching John Goodman in The Flintstones:
‘Darling, this is fantastic soup.’ (pause). ‘Before I forget, did you remember to wash my rugby socks?’
‘I’d like to help you in organising the staff,’
Response: ‘Thank you. Your resignation would be nice.’
Slightly plump food fanatic:
‘I watch what I eat and treat my body as a temple’
Muttered reply: ‘Complete with cushions’.
Supermarket spokesman replied ‘To be honest, the customer won’t see it’. (radio report 11.12.2013)Child repeating highway code drill “Look right, look left and right again” (or left, right, left depending on which country you’re in). When asked what to do if traffic is coming, reply was ‘Get knocked down’.Wife shouting angrily at husband: ‘I need a change of scenery!’
Husband: ‘Excellent idea. You stay, I’ll go.’