On a recent foray to my local auction house I chanced upon this old meat safe (for those in colder climes, a meat safe was used to stop your leg of lamb from becoming fly-blown). It was love at first sight. The dishevelled latticework bringing back memories of cloistered harem windows in Turkey. Incidentally, you should visit the Institut du Monde Arab in Paris which replicates these sort of windows - exquisite and fascinating. That was in my poncing-about-the-world days of course, now it's nappies and mexican stand-offs over auction-purchases. Which brings me back to this post's title. Naughty words lose something when used in a foreign language. One can't be taken seriously, which is unfortunate really as the ensuing hilarity just makes things worse.
Anyway, I like it.
x to you