7/9/09

British? No explanation needed!

If you're not...well this full name is a very common slang term we use to describe the male appendage!!

Needless to say I had a darn good laugh when I saw this locally, props to the Hubster who spotted it first and was in 'the know'!

19 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Yes! I first saw this name in D.H. Lawrence's book, "Lady Chatterly's Lover." John Thomas -- that brought a chuckle.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Good eye.

Daryl said...

So .. how did this name get it fame? I know what its slang for .. but how did it come to be?

Gaelyn said...

That's just too funny. How did it get that name?

tqe / Adam said...

Truth in Advertising, eh?

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hahahahahaha! This is just great Sarah! and at the top of the list in big bold letters too!
Hugs X

Brit Gal Sarah said...

To those who asked wher did this name come from, I really don't know. But you don't name your son John, is your surname is Thomas. Funnily we have a John Thomas here in town!

What I do know is it's a very old English term and as Gigi mentioned, it appears in 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'.

Michelloui said...

hahahahaha! well spotted!

Iota said...

Ha ha ha.

We have a car dealer here called Rusty Eck. That always makes me laugh. Sounds like Flipping 'Eck. And why would you choose the name Rusty, for a car dealer business?

A Brit in Tennessee said...
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Brit Gal Sarah said...

Heehee Jo I'm glad you finally made it *snigger*.

I have removed a few links etc the past two days to try and help the site load. I think the My Library link needs to go too, I just think all these things slow it down.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Now my Uncle's name is John Thomas, but the excuse there is that Mam's family are all Welsh speaking, so I guess the English slang didn't feature much in Wales 70 years ago!

Yummy Mammy said...

When I was a kid and used to go to watch the football every saturday with the family, the team we watched had a "star" striker called John Thomas. I kid you not. He was a hero around our way.

The mind boggles xx

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

must be some car LOL!

Lynn said...

Ha. I didn't know about that one. I wonder if that car dealer knows. I'm guessing, probably not.

Pam said...

NO!!!! NO!!!! NO!!!! Tooooo funny!

Kay said...

No kidding? I didn't know.

A Cuban In London said...

Yes, I read the sign before reading your post and I was chuckling. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Violet said...

John Thomas is my father's name - first and middle. I was a teen when I discovered the Brit slang meaning. It still amuses me.

heeheeheeheehee...