Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oggi, oggi, oggi

Arriving at the beauty clinic I noticed a big posh car outside. 'Is that your Bentley?' I asked my electrician.
'No!' she laughed. 'It's Max Boyce's. He's in next door having a meal.'
'Who's Max Boyce?' asked her young trainee torturer.
'Oggi, oggi, oggi,' I said.
She looked at me for a moment and then turned to her boss and said, 'Who's Max Boyce?'

Have I mentioned that electrolysis hurts? It doesn't get any better the more you have. And now she's trying to persuade me to have my lip waxed. For heaven's sake, do I look like a masochist?


Leslie: said...

Go ahead, get your lip waxed. It only stings for a second.

CherryPie said...

It sounds too painful for me!

Dina ... UK said...

Liz, are you having a make over?
I don't wax my legs, let alone my face.....yelp....

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

i haven't heard the name Max Boyce for years, in fact since I left Wales...she must of thought you had gone a bit mad :-)

Alwyn ap Huw said...

I can't imagine Max in a Bentley, he seems more of a clapped out all banger sort of bloke to me.

Puss-in-Boots said...

"Oggi, Oggi, Oggi??!" Are you learning to speak Neanderthal or something, Liz?

jams o donnell said...

Good lord you mean to say that young people don't know what Oggi oggi oggi means?

nick said...

Oggi is Italian for today. But I'm told it's also the Welsh for pasty. Insular Englishman that I am, I'd never heard of Max Boyce, but I now know he's one of the most popular Welsh entertainers ever. Struth.

Very glad Jenny doesn't insist I remove all my body hair....

Liz said...

That's a second too long, leslie!

Me too, cherrypie.

No, dina. I just discoevered a bit of the werewolf about my neck.

I think so, anne.

I peered into the restaurant and couldn't see him, alwyn, but i think it may have been a friend's car as it had a strange number-plate.

Oi, oi, oi, puss!

Shocking, isn't it, jams?

They have Max Boyce tribute bands at rugby games, nick! I'll have to dig out a photo.

Suburbia said...

You always make me laugh Liz, thank you :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I thought you'd gone Italian there! [Oggi = today.] Oh, that makes me feel old - "Who's Max Boyce?"!! I have my lip waxed.

Berni said...

Never heard of Max Boyce and I am awfully glad that so far I haven't had to have my upper lip waxed I tried waxing my legs once that was enough.

Furtheron said...

Oi oi oi

I was there!

Eunoia said...

@Puss in Boots (or Sainsury's),

The language you are thinking of is called Oggham (not Oggi) and is written vertically (like branches of a tree). It was current in the UK about 1300 years ago, afaik.
We learned the Oggham alphabet in school(why?)

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