Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Cheesy Story

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Something funny to share. ;-)

On Monday I had to go to the doctor for a check up. I was sitting in the waiting room watching the TV. They have it set to show text, so you can read it if you can't hear it. Well... that's okay in theory. At first I couldn't figure out why the writing was sometimes really weird, next to what people were saying, then I realised the TV channel must use one of those computer programs that turns spoken words into written words.

The problem with that, as anyone who's ever tried it will tell you, is that computers don't "get" accents or changes in intonation. As a result a Dairy farm was written as a DERRY FARM, but there was worse to come. WAY worse...

I was watching a news item on Stilton cheese. Apparently, Stilton is the best selling Christmas cheese in Britain and now it's being exported worldwide too. Stilton is the top cheese for Christmas every year. I was listening to a cheese maker being interviewed and only slightly watching the text when a sentence stood out like a mystical message.

STILTON     KING OF THE JEWS.

Ehhhh? I mean, I know it's madly popular at Christmas, but isn't that taking it a bit too far????

Then I heard the cheese maker reply, "Oh yes, it's definitely the king of cheeses."

I nearly burst out laughing right there in the waiting room. I know I choked on a giggle.  When I got back home I told hubby, who grinned and said,

"So... cheese is the king of the Jews?" 

(say it fast and you'll get the pun)



  I'm still giggling....

6 comments:

  1. Very nice flip at the end!

    Captcha: brance

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  2. LOL may cheeses bless you and keep you ;)

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  3. ROFL ROFL ROFL...oh dear goodness...I also had a fit of laughter today while playing cards with R2 and MIL. It was 'coz of something R2 said and how he said it (probably not funny for anyone else). I was laughing so much that I had tears in my eyes and MIL got infected with it ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...THANKS for the giggle! :-D

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  4. Amel

    Oh I know what you mean! My mom and I once started laughing at a TV advert that seemed so funny at that moment. For ages afterwards she just had to say the first words of the advert... I'd finish bit and we'd laugh and laugh, but we just could never explain to anyone else why nit was so funny. :-P

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