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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

30 Short Dick




It's a restaurant bill, or facture as the French have it, from the most Eurotrash of all "in" ski resorts -- Verbier.

Speaking of waiters, the garçon apparently is one Gregory, not Grégoire, if you please. The bill is written out in Swiss francs, with convenient Euro conversion below it -- a walloping total over 500 for a party of 4.

No wonder I stick to Megève.

Some of the items are delicious such as jambon fumée (smoked ham), fondue tomate, and a very recognisable banana split. Let's not forget that Champortay just sitting there, mocking us for our love of "le champagne Americain" (water).

But then there is the enigmatic "30 Short Dick". And you know what?

Your guess is as good as mine -- but mine's probably filthy.

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19 Comments:

  • Perhaps it is some variation of "spotted dick". According to Wikipedia, "dick" may be a morphed version of "dough". And "short" means without yeast, in the case of dough, or with a high fat-to-flour ratio in the case of cookies.

    So, this could be some sort of yeast-free spotted dick.

    By Blogger Alcibiades, at Tue Apr 03, 01:21:00 am GMT-4  

  • First, love your new avatar, Alcibiades. At least, I think it's new...Futurama?

    Perhaps it is some variation of "spotted dick". According to Wikipedia, "dick" may be a morphed version of "dough". And "short" means without yeast, in the case of dough, or with a high fat-to-flour ratio in the case of cookies.

    So, this could be some sort of yeast-free spotted dick.


    Hear that, JSU? ;)

    Well, I don't know really. The Francophones have a love-hate relationship with the English language.

    They hate cowboy, parking, le weekend, etc.

    But they rush headlong to make themselves sound more tweedy, when trying to drop Britishisms at odd times.

    Spotted/short dick indeed.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Apr 03, 01:24:00 am GMT-4  

  • They'd have to be a bunch of greedy bastards to have 30 spotted dicks. It's probably some sort of drink, of the alcoholic variety I'm guessing. Something along the lines of a 'Slippery Nipple', as dispensed in Weatherspoons every Saturday night.
    I'm more intrigued by the 4 'Johnny's'.
    725.50 Swiss Francs is about £300.00, so £75.00 a person, including 30 Short Dicks (whatever they are, @ £2.10 a pop), doesn't seem that bad, to be honest. As long as the food was very good, obviously.

    By Blogger Kullrad, at Tue Apr 03, 04:15:00 am GMT-4  

  • Verbier? That's where the ladettes went this week...

    (Yes, I know the season already finished in the UK.)

    By Blogger JSU, at Tue Apr 03, 09:24:00 am GMT-4  

  • VB, they actually sell Spotted Dick at Epicure!

    By Blogger Manola Blablablanik, at Tue Apr 03, 12:06:00 pm GMT-4  

  • They'd have to be a bunch of greedy bastards to have 30 spotted dicks.

    Right! That's what I was thinking, although if they were bikkies, as Alcibiades conjectured it might've been plausible, I suppose...

    It's probably some sort of drink, of the alcoholic variety I'm guessing. Something along the lines of a 'Slippery Nipple', as dispensed in Weatherspoons every Saturday night.

    Slippery Nipple. Nigella Lawson...sorry, where were we?

    I'm more intrigued by the 4 'Johnny's'.

    LOL...

    725.50 Swiss Francs is about £300.00, so £75.00 a person, including 30 Short Dicks (whatever they are, @ £2.10 a pop), doesn't seem that bad, to be honest. As long as the food was very good, obviously.

    Good Lord, Kullrad. Now that you put it that way, you're right.

    £75 is about $150 per person, which is a good night on South Beach ordering more or less than same things.

    Except instead of Champortay, a bill would've read "Crystal" or "Bucket of Beer".

    Good times.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Apr 03, 02:06:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Ohh, no. Baileys??

    25ml sambuca
    25ml Baileys Irish Cream

    Pour Sambucca into double shot glass. Layer on baileys perfectly.


    The drink of a Brazilian prostitute. No thanks!

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Apr 03, 02:07:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Verbier? That's where the ladettes went this week...

    NO! LOL, amazing. They are really trotting them out in this series.

    One of the reasons I dislike Verbier, is that it's Ibiza with snow -- full of bloody, obnoxious British tourists.

    I quite dislike places like that. Don't ask why, I don't know.

    (Yes, I know the season already finished in the UK.)

    BTW, JSU, say the word and I will snail mail you a copy of Ladettes S1.

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Apr 03, 02:09:00 pm GMT-4  

  • VB,

    Vee! Or Vicky, please. VB sounds like a roadster. ;)

    they actually sell Spotted Dick at Epicure!

    /GASP/

    Why did I never notice??? I bought their Christmas pud recently so I should've. It can't be that far away from the PG Tips. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Apr 03, 02:11:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Ohh, no. Baileys??

    What's wrong with ya, lass, that ye donna like a little Irish cream?

    By Blogger I R A Darth, at Tue Apr 03, 02:18:00 pm GMT-4  

  • What's wrong with ya, lass, that ye donna like a little Irish cream?

    At Oxford, I was once on a date with a dashing Frenchman, who wore a silk scarf around his open-necked shirt and blue blazer (don't judge me, I was young).

    Oh how he seemed debonair, surrounded by all those pasty, unfastidiously dressed British males, in various states of intoxication already.

    We were at the counter, when he leant over and told the publican, "One Brandy Alexander [my fave drink, btw] for this gorgeous woman...and a Bailey's for me."

    The evening lost its magic after that, for me.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Apr 03, 02:29:00 pm GMT-4  

  • One could do much with this post, and the comments just by selecting a few words: short dick, spotted dick, cowboy, Irish cream, yeast-free, Brazilian prostitutes, slippery nipple, Nigella Lawson, headlong, johnnys, pud, Frenchman.

    Yes, one could, indeed. But one won't. No.

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Tue Apr 03, 07:39:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Yes, this avatar is a variation on Zoidberg. A webcomic artist did it for a strip of his. I just did the old "cut and paste".

    By Blogger Alcibiades, at Tue Apr 03, 08:45:00 pm GMT-4  

  • "BTW, JSU, say the word and I will snail mail you a copy of Ladettes S1."

    Check your ancient email account.

    "At Oxford, I was once on a date with a dashing Frenchman, who wore a silk scarf around his open-necked shirt and blue blazer (don't judge me, I was young)."

    I didn't know you'd dated 80-year-olds... ;)

    By Blogger JSU, at Tue Apr 03, 11:28:00 pm GMT-4  

  • One could do much with this post, and the comments just by selecting a few words: short dick, spotted dick, cowboy, Irish cream, yeast-free, Brazilian prostitutes, slippery nipple, Nigella Lawson, headlong, johnnys, pud, Frenchman.

    Yes, one could, indeed. But one won't. No.


    LOL.............

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Apr 04, 02:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • Yes, this avatar is a variation on Zoidberg. A webcomic artist did it for a strip of his. I just did the old "cut and paste".

    Zoidberg! Of course. Remember when he sold his shares to that company for next to nothing, and the cosmos were threatened? ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Apr 04, 02:26:00 am GMT-4  

  • Check your ancient email account.

    Oh! Right...I do sometimes. ;(

    I didn't know you'd dated 80-year-olds... ;)

    52, but your point stands. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Apr 04, 02:26:00 am GMT-4  

  • Perhaps they were simply 30 Dancing Dwarfs!

    By Blogger benning, at Wed Apr 04, 10:31:00 am GMT-4  

  • Perhaps they were simply 30 Dancing Dwarfs!

    LOL...Swiss male lap dancers?

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Apr 05, 01:00:00 am GMT-4  

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