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The squadron leader enters an RAF officers' mess and takes off his helmet
Morning, squadron leader.
How was it?
Top hole. Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter dicky-birded, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.
What-ho, Squiffy - hello 'silly nickname'. Top hole - excellent! Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Darn German damaged his plane in the rear section.
Here's more of the sketch - you'll see that the other characters don't understand it either. It's just gobbledegook (nonsense language).
Top hole. Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.
Er, I'm afraid I don't quite follow you, squadron leader.
It's perfectly ordinary banter, Squiffy. Bally Jerry ... pranged his kite right in the how's yer father ... hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.
Sorry old man, we don't understand your banter.
You know ... bally ten-penny ones dropping in the custard ... (searching for the words) um ... Charlie Choppers chucking a handful ...
No, no ... sorry.
Say it a bit slower, old chap.
Slower banter, sir?
Um ... sausage squad up the blue end!
No, still don't get it.
Um ... cabbage crates coming over the briny?
I like RAF talk. I don't care, I'm going to talk in RAF banter whether people understand me or not!
Anonymous:Monkeys on the Ceiling. Grab your egg and fours and lets get the bacon deliverd !
Anonymous:it's british UC banter based on playing badminton, along with inclusions of
slang from the raj, the RAF and cockney rhyming slang.
e.g. egg-and-four (sausage)s rhymes with drawers.
just give eric idle a ring and you'll see what I mean. bit late to be calling chapman,
as I daresay he won't be coming back unless there's a very thick percentage involved.
Anonymous:Bally = intensifier
Jerry = German
Pranged his kite = crashed his plane
How's your father = Casual sex
Hairy blighter = Reference to caveman like hair translating to stupid person
Dicky birdied = Dicky = injured, so reference to aerial manoeuvre that looks like an injured bird; probably a corkscrew
Feathered back on his sammy = slowed down his engine
Took a waspy = got shot (stung)
Flipped over on his Betty Harper's = turned upside-down
Caught his can in the Bertie: Plane sunk in the sea
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