Honey swat key mally ponce?

June 22, 2009

Blog Guy, I was interested in your photos of some members of the British royal family at the Royal Ascot. Please try to update us more often on what those folks are up to.

Well, last week they had the annual Funny Hat Day over there. They all put on silly hats with big plumes, and just goofed around.

Looks like it’s not just funny hats. I see silly outfits, too.

True. There are people dressed just like the guys on Beefeaters Gin bottles, and the royals themselves have big robes as if they are graduating from college, even though they aren’t.

What do those big round patches say?

I blew one of them up. It says, “Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.”

Awesome! What does that mean?

Roughly, it means, ”Who died and made you queen?”

Roughly? Don’t you have a more exact translation?

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Above: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (C) walks in the procession to attend the Order of the Garter service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England, June 15, 2009. Windsor Castle played host to the annual Order of the Garter service, which celebrated the traditions and ideals associated with the Most Noble Order of the Garter. REUTERS/ Leon Neal/Pool

Right: Assorted royal people, REUTERS

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Security was on strict orders not to allow Dick Cheney anywhere near the feathered royals…

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Well, it’s clear to me that being invited to an event like this is a real feather in your cap…

Bob, you should be tarred and feathered for butchering the Latin in such haughty style.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Latin? I’m pretty sure it’s Scottish.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

It’s not Scottish or Latin – it’s French, meaning “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it”.

Posted by Mick McCormack | Report as abusive

Silly me, Mick is right. The old French is “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it” It’s such old French that it’s almost Latin.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Bob, I am going to suggest to our Queen, That you should be beheaded and your head displayed on the White house lawn, for such an outragrouse insult to the British royal Family.

Posted by Terence | Report as abusive

When you think about it, Bob’s head as a lawn ornament would be almost as good as your average gnome…

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

i think the guys in the back with the red astronaut looking suits are jealous they have to wear dog cones around their necks and didnt even get any feathers.

Posted by minnow | Report as abusive

Heh. Heh. You wrote ‘ponce.’

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

God, how I hate it when my x-ray vision glasses work. Yech!

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