Guys, btw, this is an actual insult
if he calls your mother a hamster, it indicates that she is a fast-breeding rodent— you can get the insult there
and if he says your father smelt of elderberries, well, wine was primarily made from elderberries in the time of king arthur. he’s calling his dad a drunk
Monty Python is filled with legitimate English history. That’s what makes it brilliant. :)
Willoughby’s Traveling Tub
Willoughby loved to travel. His preferred mode of travel was neither plane nor train, nor bicycle, unicycle or or motorcycle. He hated the automobile, though not as much as hot air balloon. “Boats would be wonderful” he thought “except for all that floating about on pools and ponds and oceans of water.”
No, when Willoughby traveled, he traveled by bathtub. There are bathtubs for bathing, and bathtubs for swimming. But a bathtub for traveling, well that’s something else entirely. So on days when the world seemed far to ordinary, simple and cold, Willoughby would board his traveling tub in hopes of seeing someplace extraordinary.