Friday, 22 November 2013

Judy..Judy...Judy

My friend, Pat ( the animal helper)  from just around the corner, has just been on a very glam cruise around the Med
It was on one of those gigantic passenger liners
With Poseidon Adventure dinner jackets and everything
I had an entertaining look at her holiday snaps this afternoon
And she told me that her sister had been somewhat perplexed by the 
Signs that advertised  daily afternoon meetings of the " friends of Dorothy" in the coconut lounge!
It tickled me that both ladies had no clue what it all meant
( apparently it is a bit of a tradition for gay passengers to get together some afternoons)
I think I may start a " friends of Dorothy " club at the village hall
Old Dorothy Jones from the bungalow along London Road will be chuffed!

38 comments:

  1. Hi John
    One to make you laugh
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/10464450/Pictures-of-the-day-21-November-2013.html?frame=2741363
    Colin

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    1. Hanks Colin...loved the turtle

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    1. Thought you'd comment

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    2. Tom stole my comment.

      With so many recent cruise ship disasters we should be glad that Pat did not go under.

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  3. Please don't laugh at me....I had to google it. I sort of got an idea from reading your post but wasn't sure.

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  4. The history of the phrase is interesting. I guess at times the ship crew would have to explain to some people what the phrase meant. Some people just like to join in everything.

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  5. Must have been her first cruise.

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  6. I've got to the age of 59 and never heard the phrase. Perhaps some cruising is required.

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  7. spit-take here...

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  8. even I know some "friends of dorothy"; 28 of them at last count!

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    1. That's 20 more than I do

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  9. We were on a cruise once that had either a "bear" or "polar bear" (?) group on board... which was about 200 gays (men) taking over the upper pool... really a treat to us... hey... those thongs and Speedos didn't go to waste even among us ladies ;-) But to me, Dorothy means Dorothy L Sayers... one of the first female mystery writers... hmmmm... maybe I'm REALLY missing something here...... good thing Google's out there waiting....

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  10. I've never heard of that. I'm a friend of Dorothy's because I'm from Kansas. I guess what I don't know is a lot.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Perhaps "Going to see Dorothy Jones" will become a euphemism in Trelawnyd's gay community. Another general euphemism might be, "I need a scotch egg" - in other words a number two.

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  12. I never would have know, either, haha. Of course, I didn't know about my own brother until I was 30 something.
    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, John.

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  13. I'd never heard the term, either. If they'd said "Friend of Liza," i think i could have worked that out without any explanation.

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  14. Well I live and learn. Will go to bed with more knowledge than when I got up this morning!

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  15. I love "the magic aint just in the shoes baby"

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  16. 'Friends of the Scotch Egg' might bring more people to the Village Hall. I hadn't heard the expression either; but out here.....

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  17. "Poseidon Adventure dinner jackets." Now that's klassy. Friends of mine from NY just did a Med cruise, too. I wonder if they were on the same boat as your friend?

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  18. I first became aware of the expression in 1976 - when a chap I knew then explained its meaning to me, its appearance among some contact ads having caused puzzlement.

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  19. I first heard " friends of Dorothy' in an episode of " Not Going Out" ( Lee Mack and Tim Vine), which is my all time favourite comedy.

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  20. That's lovely... can anyone go as I think it would be fun ?!

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  21. What if the whole village turns up, John?

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  22. Hilarious. We just the other day explained "friends of Dorothy." But we apparently got it wrong. I had no idea it was all about Dorothy Jones.

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  23. Click you heels and think of Kansas....

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  24. I've always liked this 'secret language'. I remember the first time I heard it....I was wondering who this very popular Dorothy was!!
    Geez John, the village hall may become quite packed!!!

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  25. I thought I'd be the only one who hadn't a clue about friends of Dorothy, but I'm pleased to find I'm in good company. Are you sure you've not made it up, John?

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  26. I didn't have a clue either john but now am enlightened.

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  27. Never heard of that one. Thanks for enlightening me.

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  28. Friends of the Scotch Egg - brilliant. As for the Friends of Dorothy, I hope none of the passengers decides to come as the Wicked Witch of the West.

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  29. I've never heard of it either. Learn something new everyday!

    Haven't commented much lately. For some reason my iPad will not let me! Happened to be on the desktop today.

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  30. I'd never heard this either.
    I've just got back from a cruise where most of the passengers were German. I didn't see this sign anywhere. I wonder if there's a different 'freund' for German gays?

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