Friday’s Piece

Joe and Bert, returning from a reunion dinner, climbed on a bus and offered their fares to a fellow passenger.

“I’m not the conductor” came the reply. “I’m a naval officer.”

“Lumme,” said Bert, “we’re on a boat.”

John Lentell

December 8th, 1968

Lumme:

An interjection, being a contraction of ‘(Lord) love me’. Used to express surprise or dismay in circumstances where ‘bloody hell’ or ‘holy fuck’ might not be appropriate.

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