Posted by Barney on January 19, 2001
In Reply to: More tea vicar posted by ESC on January 19, 2001
: : : : Google throws up http://www.sillyjokes.co.uk/fart_machine/fart_slang.html
: : : : is response to "more tea vicar" suggesting that the phrase did originate a faux polite response to a public fart. (though I can't find the phrase on the page).
: : : If I had to choose, "let Polly out of jail" would be my favorite.
: : Oliver Cromwell might have said "Who farted".
: Hmmm. I don't think that has the same je ne sais quoi as "let Polly out of jail."
Ah, but Oliver was the plain speaking man of his times.