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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Amusements



Each time I see an "amusements" arcade I'm reminded of the friend of a friend visiting London for the first time from the Soviet Union, very soon after the regime change. Her English was self taught, and the cost of coming to London was met by the legacy left to her by her father. We were walking through the west end, and came across an amusement arcade. She read the sign in faltering, heavily accented English. "Ah - moos - ments, vot is zis?" So, we explained the principle, that you walked into the place with money, put it into the machines, and then walked out again. She thought about this for a few seconds. "Zis must be very amusing for ze owner".......

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 1

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Anonymous CornishCockney said ... (13:34) : 

I love that dry European sense of humour! :)

 

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