LilMaibe wrote:Pushing this soley for the reason that someone explains the rowing joke to me (we had a horrible translator for the book in german)
‘Angry wife, as I heard it,’ said Ponder.
‘Oh, he was married, was he?’
‘Not to my knowledge, Archchancellor.’
‘I don’t think I quite understand,’ said Ridcully.
Ponder, who was not at all at home in this area, said very slowly, ‘She was the wife of another man… I, er, believe, sir.’
To Ponder’s relief, light dawned on Ridcully’s huge face. ‘Oh, you mean he was like Professor Hayden. We used to have a name for him… ’
Ponder braced himself.
‘Snakes. Very keen on them, you know. Could talk for hours about snakes with a side order of lizards. Very keen.’
‘I’m glad you feel like that, Archchancellor, because I know that a number of the students—’
‘And then there was old Postule, who was in the rowing team. Coxed us through two wonderful years.’ Ponder’s expression did not change, but for a few moments his face went pink and shiny. ‘A lot of that sort of thing about, apparently,’ said Ridcully. ‘People make such a fuss. Anyway, in my opinion there’s not enough love in the world. Besides, if you didn’t like the company of men you wouldn’t come here in the first place. I say! Well done, that man!’ This was because, in the absence of Ridcully’s attention, the footballers had at last started their own kick-about and some quite fancy footwork was emerging. ‘Yes, what?’
poohcarrot wrote:I believe UA is the first TP book with a gay character (correct me if I'm wrong). The joke about rowing made me laugh.
LilMaibe wrote:*nods* yes.
I thught of the quote Mad agve and I never really got why exactly Ponster is blushing there
‘And then there was old Postule, who was in the rowing team. Coxed us through two wonderful years.'
"Stibbons, just who is putting all those dirty thought into your head?!" Ridcully didn't turn, but he had the odd feeling that, behind him, Courtsbridge and Turnipseed were slowly and awkwardly raising their hands.
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