Saturday, August 04, 2007

rednecks & irishmen

As part of my conscious effort to abide by AA's Rule 62, this is today's attempt to not take myself nor the world about me too seriously...

An Alabama couple, graduates of Auburn , both bona fide rednecks, had 9 children. They went to the doctor to see about getting the husband "fixed."
The doctor gladly started the required procedure and asked them what finally made them make the decision -- why, after nine children, would they choose to do this?
The husband replied that they had read in a recent article that one out of every ten children being born in the United States was Mexican, and they didn't want to take a chance on having a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish.


Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was on television with British TV host Anne Diamond when he used the word "manana". Diamond asked him to explain what it meant.
He said that the term means "maybe the job will be done tomorrow, maybe the next day, maybe the day after that. Perhaps next week, next month, next year. Who cares?"
The host turned to Irishman Shay Brennan who was also on the show and asked him if there was an equivalent term in Irish.
"No, in Ireland we don't have a word to describe that degree of urgency," replied Brennan.

6 comments:

peanut said...

Oh dAAve,

you did it again ! HAHAHAHAHA.
love you.

PS - the word verification to comment on your blog reminds me of the eye test at the Doctor's office.

It's very challenging.

Redhead Gal said...

AA's Rule 62? What is that?

dbv said...

one of my previous many husbands was a graduate of auburn... i used to say "auburn, where the "N" stands for knowledge... lol...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Stanford!!!!

Mary Christine said...

My sister-in-law is a graduate of Auburn - and she love, love, loves it.

You made me laugh this morning - thank you David.

Scott W said...

Well? I don't speak Spanish, either. So?

Alcoholic Brain said...

Aye, we Irish are on the ball eh? I love rule 62 dAAve. Without it, I would be a "glum lot." Thanks. Kollage grad? We have those here too...