Zis iz not good enuf

Ello again, mah friendz, it iz zat tahm again when we muzt zelebrate ze naughty bitz zat are all around in ze Europe.

Ziz week we af ze palace of ze Versailles in France. Ze king ere was vey vey powerful and alzo vey vey rich. And ze oppulents iz vey fine to zee.

Ere we af ze zings in one of ze royal apartmennntz.


Az you can ze, she az no cloze on ze top bitz. In France, iz no big zing. In Australie, in ze Adelaide, in ze Tea Tree Gully council, zis is not ze caze. Zadlie.

Royal nude statues. Good enough for France. Good enough for royalty. Good enugh for 25 million visiting tourists a year. Not good enough for Tea Tree Gully. How sad.


Oh no, not another perky breasted youngling! I’ve had my fill of them this week! Is she carrying walking weights? My goodness, she’ll trip over her skirt

Comment by Baino | June 4th, 2009 7:34 am | Permalink

I dunno if they’re walking weights, Baino.

….when I first looked at her I thought, “Poor wee thing, the shopkeeper sold her a skipping rope but without the rope.”

Comment by Kath Lockett | June 4th, 2009 7:47 am | Permalink

That’s a very nice statue.
You’re sending all of these posts to Tea Tree Gully council, aren’t you?

Comment by river | June 4th, 2009 7:17 pm | Permalink

At the height of the Versailles Court, there some 20,000 people living in and around the Versailles area which is an enormous concentration of people when you think about it. The King wisely thought that if he kept all the potential Pretenders nearby and occupied them with jousts, games and affaires, they would be less likely to plot to overthrow him. The ‘ordinary’ people living nearby in the rather marshy area known as Lutetia or in English, ‘mudland’ [think of the Marais [marsh]area of modern Paris] were known as ‘the frogs’ because they lived in the marsh rather than any propensity to eat frogs which by the way are very much over-rated. When the denizens of Versailles wanted to know what the ordinary people were thinking, they used to ask their chamberlains and chambermaids etc ‘Qu’en disent les grenouilles’ [tell me, what are the frogs saying?] Hence the nickname of ‘the frogs’ for ordinary Parisians rather than the French people as a whole. The heraldic device for Paris was three frogs or toads on a shield.
Just thought you’d like to know. See Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable page 470.
As far as the photo is concerned, it must have corrupted them because look what happened to all those ‘non-frogs’ in Versailles.
Look at naughty bits on ladies will you? Off with his head, ha h ha ha plop [that's laughing your head off].’

Comment by Dad | June 4th, 2009 10:22 pm | Permalink

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