Wednesday, January 25, 2006

what's in a name?




I don’t want to be unduly vulgar, but this is particularly funny to us Brits (well at least sewer rats like me) as “fanny” has a different connotation here.

“Fanny Batter” being a lady’s erm, front bottom’s own natural, organic moisturiser.

11 comments:

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Ahh...I had NO IDEA that's what it meant to you Brits!!! That's funny!

Hope you know I will be depending on you now to do some Brit-American translating for me, okay???

Thanks! ;)

leesepea said...

Funny, she doesn't look angry in the picture...

Wendy said...

LMFO!!
Fanny Batter - learn sumpin' new every day!

Melissa said...

Whether it means the bottom in the front or the back - it's still a funny name! That poor woman had cruel, cruel parents.

Isn't it hilarious when American tourists wear fanny packs around London? Fanny packs - cracks me up. You put your what in your where???

krisbtterfly said...

i know someone who still wears "fanny" packs... but being married to a brit has taught her to call it by a different name. ;)

Just Some Gal said...

I learned new terminology today! Thus, making it a successful day...

I agree with Melissa, such cruel parents to even name their kid Fanny. lol What a last name though...hehe

Thanks for the laugh!

Sandra said...

I always thought Fanny was a nickname for Frances, hence anyone who CHOSE to go by the nickname did so at their own risk....

Aims said...

I have never heard the phrase "Fanny Batter" ha ha ha!! I've heard other just as erm tasteful?! phrases!! Thanks for your comment & email mate. Much appreciated x

patti_cake said...

Ha Hahhh... my Aunt's nickname was Fanny Organstool I love the british terms!

a fish on a bycicle said...

It's just...funny, it makes me giggle, in the same way someone accidentally breaking wind in the office does - suddenly I'm six years old again.

Quite right too Sandra, my Grandmother was called Frances, and we used to call her Nanny Fanny, and thought nothing of it.

Deranged Doctor said...

Heh... Canadians never could understand why that was so funny. Nor was it easy to explain!