Monday, 26 July 2010

A father's pride

Betty has been getting pretty adventurous in her handling of stickle bricks. Here is one of her creations.

Tom asked her what it was. She said: ‘It’s a sigguda-digguda-digguda-dee.’ Tom blinked: ‘A what?’ Betty repeated the word exactly as she had said it before. Tom looked absolutely delighted.

4 comments:

Beccers said...

I just laughed out loud at this. Glad I'm reading it in my home office, not my work office!

x

Unknown said...

hi beccers, you have made tom's day!

Iota said...

It's so obvious. Betty is working out how to judge a man. She has made a set of scales. On the right, she puts his face - representing his character, his feelings, his identity. On the left, she puts an iconic representation of his ...

The name is an onomatopoeic recollection of a set of scales tipping one way and then the other like a see-saw (sigguda-digguda-digguda), before a decision is made and the two sides come to rest (dee).

It is interesting to note how much extra ballast she has had to add to the right hand side to get the two elements to balance. This suggests that the man's face isn't weighty enough in itself. Alas, Betty. I fear for your future.

Unknown said...

Hi Iota, WOW!!!!!