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“Balls!” cried the queen

“If I had two I’d be king!”

I don’t really know what that means. I used to work with a man who shouted it from time to time.

Anyway, it’s not balls, it’s boules. There’s a match tonight between us and the next village over. Time was, villages would beat each other up for being foreigners. I guess this is an improvement.

Me, I’m not into team sports. I’m only going for the beer.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: June 26, 2023, 7:17 pm

Why wouldn’t you drink bitters rather than lager?

Anyhoo, I read that Harry and MeAgin are personae non grifter at Netflix. How droll!

As you remember from your high school Latin, -ae is the pluralization of the nominative feminine form -a.

Toodles… or bollocks!

Comment from The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap
Time: June 26, 2023, 7:49 pm

My dad says that exact thing. But the way the words are emphasized makes it sound like “If I had to, I’d be king.” So you may only notice the wordplay later (or never).

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 26, 2023, 8:34 pm

It’s the extra Golden Snitches they use for Quidditch 🙂

Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 26, 2023, 8:36 pm

Hmm – My first thought was that they were Ben Wa Balls. But, that was just because I read the headline after I looked at the photo. I admit that the fact there are six of them puzzled me a bit, but after all, the Queen can do whatever she, uh, enjoys

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 26, 2023, 9:47 pm

Bring your hurleys in case a hockey game breaks out during the fighting.

Lagers are for krauts!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 26, 2023, 10:03 pm

I had lager because it was cold. All the other beer was room temp. England, eh?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 26, 2023, 10:17 pm

An English friend long ago pointed out to me something I hadn’t thought through: In England, room temp usually IS quite cold.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: June 27, 2023, 12:32 pm

Anon stole my thunder. First thing I thought- “Deluxe Package of Ben-wa balls!”. Deranged minds, thinking alike.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: June 27, 2023, 3:31 pm

Another Guess in Two !!!!

Something really bad is coming, I guess, with all this good wordle luck…

Wordle 738 2/6


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