Posted by Bär on October 06, 2001
In Reply to: Nudge, nudge... posted by dixie dean on August 13, 2000
: : "Nudge, nudge." is actually a British expression taken from a comedy sketch from the "Monty Python Flying Circus" television show. The show quickly became a favorite in the U.S. and people still quote from it. The sketch involves two men. A "squire" and an annoying stranger who attaches a sexual meaning to everything the squire innocently says.
: : Nudge Nudge, know what I mean, know what I mean! from the "Monty Python Live at City Center" album
: : Man: 'Evening, squire!
: : Squire: (stiffly) Good evening.
: : Man: Is, uh,...Is your wife a goer, eh? Know whatahmean, know whatahmean, nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more?
: : Squire: I, uh, I beg your pardon? M: Your, uh, your wife, does she go, eh, does she go, eh?
: : S: (flustered) Well, she sometimes "goes", yes.
: : M: Aaaaaaaah bet she does, I bet she does, say no more, say no more, knowwhatahmean, nudge nudge?
: : S: (confused) I'm afraid I don't quite follow you.
: : M: Follow me. Follow me. That's good, that's good! A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat!
: : S: Are you, uh,...are you selling something?
: : M: SELLING! Very good, very good! Ay? Ay? Ay? (pause)
: : M: Oooh! Ya wicked Ay! Wicked Ay! Oooh hooh! Say No MORE!
: : S: Well, I, uh....
: : M: Is, your uh, is your wife a sport, ay?
: : S: Um, she likes sport, yes!
: : M: I bet she does, I bet she does!
: : S: As a matter of fact she's very fond of cricket.
: : M: 'Oo isn't? Likes games, eh? Knew she would. Likes games, eh? She's been around a bit, been around?
: : S: She has traveled, yes. She's from Scarsdale. (pause)
: : M: SAY NO MORE!!
: : M: Scarsdale, saynomore, saynomore, saynomore, squire!
: : S: I wasn't going to!
: : M: Oh! Well, never mind. Dib dib? Is your uh, is your wife interested in....photography, ay? "Photographs, ay", he asked him knowingly?
: : S: Photography?
: : M: Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?
: : S: Holiday snaps, eh?
: : M: They could be, they could be taken on holiday. Candid, you know, CANDID photography?
: : S: No, no I'm afraid we don't have a camera.
: : M: Oh. (leeringly) Still, mooooooh, ay? Mwoohohohohoo, ay? Hohohohohoho, ay?
: : S: Look... are you insinuating something?
: : M: Oh, no, no, no...yes.
: : S: Well?
: : M: Well, you're a man of the world, squire.
: : S: Yes...
: : M: I mean, you've been around a bit, you know, like, you've, uh.... You've "done it"....
: : S: What do you mean?
: : M: Well, I mean like,....you've SLEPT, with a lady....
: : S: Yes....
: : M: What's it like?
: nudge nudge was a popular phrase in the uk at the time as it
was in constant use as an advertising slogan for a chockyu bar of
: cheers dixie