In recent months, we have been watching a TV trivia show called QI, hosted by the wonderful Stephen Fry. Various subjects are discussed by a group of commedians who bounce thoughts around in what is often incredibly funny exchanges. Sometimes it get a bit rude - but not too rude, IMO. It is a show that we all enjoy and watch as a family.
In one episode, Dan Brown's books (Da Vinci Code, etc) were mentioned, and Stephen Fry described them as "utter arse-water".
A few days ago, my youngest was talking about a book he is reading and how he is going to have to tell the rest of his class about it.
"Do you think I would get told off if I described it as utter arse-water?"
I immediately recognised the origin of this wonderful phrase.
"You might get away with it if you said that you were quoting Stephen Fry. And said it without laughing or having that cheeky grim of yours."
"So if I said it like Jeeves would say it, you think I might get away with it?"
"You might, I guess, depending on your teacher."
Now I am wondering if he is going to say it, and if so if he will get away with it. Maybe we will be summoned to the school and be expected to be shocked! Not sure I could act shocked - I would probably laugh to be honest.
Such a bad parent...