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Wot? ... Me?

By Ericsamson
A statue of the infant musical prodigy Gerald Guff who, in his adult life, galvanised the wind section of many an orchestra. Here he is seen displaying the insouciance for which he became so famous. This particular piece represents his early Purple Ronnie* phase and hints at the ‘he who dealt it smelled it’ philosophy which came to define both his life and his fa … art.

I refer the reader to Purple Ronnie’s encomium on the art of maintaining politeness in the face of crippling social embarrassment:

If your bottom burps in public
Try to say in time,
“Goodness gracious! What a whiff!
It doesn’t smell like mine.”

I hope this provides some reassurance and comfort for any who find themselves similarly afflicted. (Wot? ... Me?)

My thanks for the very kind responses to yesterday's upload and to David (imageryonly) for his much appreciated UA. Always a joy! 😀

Moreover, my apologies for once again taking liberties with a rather fine memorial tomb in Sherborne Abbey. ('The long dark teatime of the soul' posted a little while back features another detail from this large and elaborate structure. The whole to be featured in next week's Sily Sunday ....... if I remember! 🥴🥴🥴 )

Tags: Tomb Statue Dorset Architecture Sherborne abbey Silly Sunday

Voters: RonDM, nellacphoto, bluesandtwos and 27 more

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bluesandtwos 13 544 1 England
7 Nov 2021 10:08AM

Thank you, once more Sir G, for the smile upon my face!Smile

Do you think that anything carved larger than an acorn used to snap off? Just a thought. Wink

7 Nov 2021 10:11AM
Graham I think you're taking serious sculpture far too lightly!

I once tried to impress a girl on a first date with my clever word play. I ran ten glorious puns past her in the hope that some would win her favour ...
But no pun in ten did 😏🙄

Nice photo by the way

Colin 😊
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 10:18AM
Butter wouldn't melt. In his mouth, or anywhere else...
7 Nov 2021 10:45AM
No match for the breath of cow's, Graham...

John Smile
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 11:03AM
Surely a relative of the Manneken Pis?
Mrs Trellis (of North Wales) is the best point of reference . . .

Have a very Silly Sunday 😁🤣😅😆😉

mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
7 Nov 2021 11:52AM
Methinks his sarong has slipped, and exposing him to the elements, or the barb of sarcastic humour!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
7 Nov 2021 2:59PM
Must remember that little rhyme next time I'm shopping for groceries... 😁 Reminds me of that sculpture in Brussels I saw back in 2016, where a certain part of his anatomy is a fountain... 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
7 Nov 2021 4:16PM
I am reminded of the time Guff was attending a rather posh dinner in some grand country mansion. Underways, he just had to let one rip, and as it was far from silent, turned to the footman standing behind him, and said sternly, in an attempt to put the blame on the servant, "Kindly stop that, my good man!" "Certainly, Sir, did you happen to see which way it went?" replied the footman...
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
7 Nov 2021 4:37PM
An adorable statue and a lot of funny comments. Has made my smile several times.
7 Nov 2021 4:37PM
Nothing like some wind culture on a Sunday Graham. Absolutely hilarious!
mistere Plus
9 28 7 England
7 Nov 2021 5:35PM
Very sillyphosical young Mr G. Some titters and, no doubt, a few Guffaws SmileSmile
7 Nov 2021 9:07PM

Quote:"Kindly stop that, my good man!" "Certainly, Sir, did you happen to see which way it went?" replied the footman...

Reminds me of a greetings card I saw in W H Smiths many years ago. It showed a Victorian scene of a melodramatic nature. It portrayed one distressed lady; one distressed, terrified and cowering gentleman (his top hat in the gutter and his cape awry) and towering over him a Flashman sort of cove brandishing a cane or sword stick. Incontinent with fury he was bellowing, "How dare you fart before my wife!" The cowering gentlemen, pleading for mercy, declares, "I'm sorry! I didn't know it was her turn!"
I've never seen it since and I regret not buying it. The sheer waste! 🤣
capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2021 10:15PM
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2021 12:49AM
Great write up it had me in giggles !! Good image and content...
Isabel GrinGrin

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