Immediate reaction: nieve is Mike’s somewhat curious reference to Trevor’s declared hometown of Barcelona, where nieve is the snow, which when driven is as pure as the Virgin Mary, who is almost Eve, which is to say nigh Eve, which is a homophone of … naive. But maybe Kidderminster phonics are at play. Anyway, what rude boys!
Update: He later dumped his Saturday and Monday passengers.
- Another Andalusian joke
This one’s from an Eugenio tape from the early 1980s, although it also seems to be a standard Lepe joke. It relies for its effect on a homophony created by a dropped consonant, a typical characteristic of Andalusian dialects:
Dos andaluces van andando por la selva y uno le dice al otro:
– ¡Mira, una boa!
- toch wel
Ik heb onze politici onderschat: je gaat straks toch meer betalen om hier je auto niet te zien verdwijnen van de straat. De duurste tovenaars van Spanje, de gemeentelijke wegsleepdienst, gaan miv 1/1/2004 EUR130 vragen. Nu is de oppositie … boos. Want, zeggen ze, de bedoeling van deze verhoging is niet om de dienst kostendekkend …
- A buoy called Homer
As noted previously, large, yellow, rounded-cylindrical marker buoys are found bobbing just off the coast here. I call them Homers, but have only just found out why.
- Airport shuttle
Mr Driver emerges from his lair and, after a brief conversation re our respective employment, says, “There’s half an hour to go before we leave, so why don’t I show you round town?” A rather attractive blonde is left standing, but 50 yards later Mr Driver’s antennae tell him that a slightly less attractive blonde/brunette …