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):


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


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


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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