Chris Muir's Day By Day

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Imagine If The Inventor's Name Was "Biggus Dickus."

A newsreader for BBC Radio had an attack of giggles while reading stories, including a story on the death of US screenwriter Abby Mann.

Charlotte Green's troubles began with a story about the recovery of the world's oldest recording, an 1860 record of a woman singing "Au Clair De La Lune," The Times of London reported. Green broke down when an assistant editor whispered that the sound was like "a bee buzzing in a bottle."

The BBC was deluged with phone calls and e-mails immediately. Some criticized Green for being disrespectful to Mann and she apologized to his family.

"I was completely ambushed by the giggles," she said. "People have been very sweet and everyone has been saying how much it has cheered up their Friday morning."


Sometimes you just can't help yourself. The impulse can strike anyone at anytime. One of the best examples I've seen is the famous scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian in which Pontius Pilate, who has a speech impediment, is interrogating Brian:

Pontius Pilate: I will not have my fwiends widiculed by the common soldiewy. - - Anybody else feel like a little... giggle... when I mention my fwiend... Biggus...
[another guard chuckles]
Pontius Pilate: ... Dickus?

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