JanuaryLight: raincoat

Why am I posting a picture of a raincoat? Because it reminds me of this couplet from the song Big shot, by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, which has always tickled me:

A punk stopped me on the street. He said, “You got a light, Mac?”
I said, “No, but I’ve got a dark brown overcoat.”

I don’t have a dark brown overcoat, but I do have a light mac! On this penultimate day of the January Squares words ending in light challenge I hope you will also delight in the joke. Or maybe you won’t. Forgive me, Becky, for mucking about with your theme.

52 thoughts on “JanuaryLight: raincoat

  1. Dr Sock February 8, 2020 / 19:13

    It’s all a matter of where you put the commas, emphasis, or, as a linguist would say, the coarticulatory factors.



  2. Jessica (Diverting Journeys) February 5, 2020 / 16:21

    Ha! I don’t have a dark brown overcoat either, but I also have a light mac. And about twenty other coats – I seem to keep acquiring them, despite telling myself to stop buying them!


  3. bitaboutbritain February 5, 2020 / 11:56

    My kind of humour – very Goonish.
    “How do I get out of here?”
    “You turn the knob on your side”.
    “I haven’t got a knob on my side.” etc!


  4. Lisa Dorenfest ~ One Ocean At A Time January 31, 2020 / 13:30

    Absolutely adore your clever take on Becky’s Light theme. Had me chuckling this morning, Not every day that one sees The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band quoted in a blog post πŸ˜‰

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  5. Joanne Sisco January 31, 2020 / 12:04

    Muck away! I love a clever use of words πŸ™‚

    … and I especially love the name of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  6. hilarymb January 31, 2020 / 08:27

    Hi Anabel – absolutely fun … wonderful and so appropriate – cheers Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

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