Dick’s rhyme

(Racy, but not, I think, officially dangerous to children and the sexually modest, unless the verb shag is over the line. Look, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me came out in 19 – bloody – 99, with a PG-13 rating in the U.S.)

From Daily Jocks on the 29th (with my captions):

(#1)

Dick is a CHEEKY LAD,
Bit of fun, bit of bad,
Acts the monkey,
With his banana:

(#2)

Fancied Davy in a trunk, Davy in a brief.
Davy came to my house, where ‘e shagged me beef,
‘E shagged me royally, right fine,
So I went to Davy’s house
And kissed him twenty time.

I’ve made out the narrator, Dick, and his lust-object, Davy, as working-class Welshmen. Hey, I’ve been watching the tv show Hinterland / Y Gwyll (German Hinterland ‘back country, boonies’, Welsh Gwyll ‘dusk’: “Und die anderen, die im Dunkeln, sieht man nicht.”). Welsh film noir, astounding scenery, almost painful sense of place.

What DJ said:

Check out the latest collection from British brand, Curbwear!

After the massive success of it’s initial offering, the Identity line [the firm itself keeps writing IDENTITY] is back with a cheeky range of inventive swimwear and sportswear. Curbwear takes a daring approach and puts the answer “front and center” for game night. The time-poor man who knows his preference will undoubtedly choose a Curbwear pair – roomy pouches and ultra smooth waistbands setting the standard.

Trunk first, then the brief:

Show your cheeky side with the Curbwear Cheeky Lad Brief.

White brief [#2 is the red version] with navy back panels, featuring boosting pouch and star print to attract attention, just where you want it.

(It’s a special skill, writing wink-wink ad copy like this.)

Earlier on this blog: on 2/27/15, on Curbwear’s IDENTITY line, which advertises your preferences and self-presentation. Back then the available texts were

POWER BOTTOM – POWER BTTM – BOTTOM – BLOW ME – TOTAL TOP – TOP – VERSATILE – ACTIVE

to which the rather modest CHEEKY LAD has now been added.

(The current ads are visually amateurish, no doubt by design, to make the model look a bit yobbish. But cute.)

Then on 2/7/16, in “The news for, um, monkeys”, some about the adjective cheeky, and the phrase cheeky monkey, and of course the banana connection. I don’t have to explain the banana thing for you, do I?, not once you’ve seen #2.

Finally, my caption, the second part of which tries to reclaim the scurrilous anti-Welsh nursery rhyme (cue the earnest song from South Pacific, Lt. Cable’s “You’ve got to be taught / To hate and fear … / You’ve got to be carefully taught”), the rhyme that begins, “Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief; Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef” (Taffy = Dafydd = David = Davy). Oh, and to insert some gay content, of course.

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