Year 3, week 36: up Judy’s Passage

“Terrible thing,” said HeadofChambers at lunch, “The Fourth of June and all will be dead.”
“What on earth are you talking about,” asked UpTights.
“George III’s birthday of course.  Champagne and smoked salmon on Agar's, listening to the gentle thud of leather meeting willow.”
“I think he’s talking about his time at Eton,” whispered BusyBody. “Anyway,” she piped up a little more loudly and directing it at HeadofChambers, “what’s the problem this year?”
At this point I should say that I am now quoting his answer word for word, all said utterly deadpan and without even a hint of irony: “Swine flu, of course. Not even Beaks or members of Pop will be allowed up Judy's Passage.”

After which he looked around in complete incomprehension as the rest of the table collapsed in fits of laughter before TheVamp broke in with: "Well, that should be a relief for Judy."

June 4, 2009 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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  1. Abigail - June 5, 2009

    I would have thought Old Etonians would have been the first to understand single entendres about Judy’s Passage. Would any of them not have heard such witticisms within a week of arriving at the school?