Despite you probably thinking that is, or should be, a comment on our recent thoughts on the market, it is not. We remain steadfast, though Mr. Market appears to be totally focused on (and is pricing accordingly for) this happening -
Instead we are referring to the timeless English classic radio series "I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue". Now our overseas readership probably haven't got a clue about "clue", but it is a UK radio show that IS quintessential English humour. Many of the rounds are based on word puns and one of our favorites is "Arrivals to the Ball" where the object is to create an announcement of the form "Mr and Mrs X and their son (or daughter)....", with the child's name forming a pun, preferably a laboured and feeble one. For example Arrivals to the Fisherman's Ball would see "I would like to announce the arrival of Mr and Mrs Bigguns-Lately and their son…. Courtney Bigguns-Lately". Or the Criminals Ball, "Mr and Mrs Knee and thir Swedish son Lars Knee" (we are sure you got that one).
TMM have often wondered who would attend if they happened to hold a "Foreign Exchange Ball", so with full deference and credits where due to the mighty show we offer the following:
Mr and Mrs Bull and their daughter Kay
Mr and Mrs Sadmeallover and their son Andy
Mr and Mrs Yourmate-Kanstuffit and their son Ewan
Mr and Mrs Soffered and their daughter Betty
And from the other side of the family - Mr and Mrs Sbid and their son Ozzie
Mr and Mrs Sgoingup and their daughter Goldy
Mr and Mrs D'Fault and their children Archie 'n' Tina
Our guests from Russias,
The Tzar Scominoff,
Mr and Mrs Effex-Salesman and their son Amir
Mr and Mrs Fying-Loss and their son Terry
Mr and Mrs Sbreaking-Higher and their son Randy
From Wales,, Mr and Mrs Vergence and their son Dai
Indian Player, R.S.I Soverbought
Mr and Mrs Bart and their son Ty
Mr and Mrs Penning-Price and their son Theo
Mr and Mrs Terse-Dealing and their son Roy
Mr and Mrs Hess and their daughter Phoebe
Mr and Mrs Heeboard-Froze and their son Mike
Mr and Mrs Oneshow-Meabid and their daughter Henny
Mr and Mrs Owen-Long and their adopted Swedish son Jorg
Mr and Mrs Short and their son Kurt
Mr and Mrs Pennpillage-Onthafix and their son Ray
Mr and Mrs Terhedging and their son Del
Mr and Mrs Yuat-Risk and their daughter Val
Mr and Mrs Termarket and their son Mark
Mr and Mrs Limit-Andurfired and their son Buster
Mr and Mrs Themout-Slowly and their son Offa
Our country cousins Pa Sonthat and Ma Gin-Trading
Mr and Mrs Market-Turns and Mr and Mrs Inthemoney with their daughters Hope D. Market-Turns and Isla B. Inthamoney.
Mr and Mrs Bollox-Innit and their son Saul
With that in mind we invite you to make your own contributions to "Arrivals at the "Policy Makers Ball".
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