Thursday, November 16, 2006

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I show Rehana, we cleaning girl, a photo. "Rehana, I don't know if is my imagination...what's the guy doing with he left hand?"

Laughs buss out from she.


Is a black and white photo on page one-one-four in we telephone directory. Is part of an ad asking citizens not to dig too deep into the ground for whatever reasons citizens dig.

In the photo a fella standing in a narrow ditch. He feet set apart, close to the walls of the ditch. With he right hand he holding the long stick of a shovel.

He wearing knee-length dark jeans. Down the front, on the zipper part o' the jeans is a thick, bleached-out streak. He left hand is in front o’ the streak, in a curved position. Because the photo is black and white and blurry, you can't see too clear; the left hand curved near the streak on the jeans crotch look a tad odd.

My mother say, "Ya wee wee." He wee-weeing.


My brother say, “What’s going on there? He wee-weeing.”

Next to the photo is the announcement, "Call such and such telephone numbers before you dig."

In Guyanese, to 'dig' can mean you scratching an itch real hard.

30 comments:

PI said...

Well if he's just wee-weeing he won't go blind!

ML said...

HAHAHA!!! Too funny! I hope he just wee weeing...

The Boy said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the number being a government help line

cadiz12 said...

yet another reason for hiring ad people from one's own country...

Stephen Bess said...

Ok, I can dig it. :)It's funny what words mean or sound like in different countries. I wish I could think of an example right now?

kfm said...

ai yai yai..DYBB hahahaaa

Guyana-Gyal said...

KMF, not his bum. Oh, Theo reminded me of dybb the other day.

Stephen...my bros. used to say 'dig this' to mean, 'check this out'.

Cadiz, I wish I knew who did this ad, I'd phone to tell them :-D

The Boy, for once the govt. didn't do this one...the phone co. is owned by folks overseas.

ML, I hope he wasn't doin' nothin'

Whatever he was doing, it's there for all of us to see, Pat :-D

Cream said...

Nowt wrong with digging holes?
As long as you call the council beforehand...
Just in case you spring a leak!!!

Caroline said...

Is the reason to avoid digging deep holes to avoid contaminating ground water?

Robin said...

Perhaps the ground was too hard to dig and he was trying to soften it up a bit

Kingston Girl said...

completely off subject but - you have a cleaning lady called Rehanna? Does she sing, dance and wear skimpy clothes while cleaning?

Guyana-Gyal said...

LOL nah KG, not like Rihanna...I heard her mum's Guyanese. That explains the name, I was quite puzzled, how did a Bajan girl get that name? Lotsa Muslim girls here have that name.

He coulda tried spitting, Robin :-D

Caro, it's to avoid damaging telephone lines.

Cream, it would make a good ad for plumbers.

Louis-Fran├žois Pilard said...

Holes and sticks complement each other in life, be it night or wild.

beenzzz said...

Was he digging heself or wee weeing? Whatever it was, he needed to wash his hand afterwards! :)

kat said...

Poor guy! Just trying to help out the utility company and caught in a wicked pose.

Jdid said...

lol

Ale said...

thats hillarious!! btw it could have very well meant to be a play of words like that! as i know you are very familiar w/ the advertising industry and they totally play head games just to get their boring msgs into our heads... i've never seen the actual ad, but i will SURE rememind all men in my life to call before they dig anythign anywhere- cus well obviously ladies never do that kinda stuff anyway

DaveM said...

A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.

Dr. D. said...

Like davem said....

Yep, we men do have a pretty serious relationship with whatever hangin in that region!

Stephen Bess said...

GG, I still say it. :)
Enjoy your weekend.

A thought: Home for you would be a nice vacation for me. :)

Hayden said...

too funny! ;-)

Mary said...

Oh my!

apprentice said...

Ha, ha! Lovely ! Here it would be called pocket billiards, ;)

Timbo said...

Hmm. I like this. :)

Stunner said...

LOL! I hope the guy in the pic not "digging" for crabs!

Olivia said...

i guess when they put that ad together they weren't wearing their glasses...

Mighty Afroditee said...

I doh kno' wha' you go trouble the man for. He mindin' his busness when he diggn, and you go' trouble him.

Hmprh!

Ricardipus said...

'scratching an itch'.

I think we have a new euphemism.

Sorry if someone said this already.

R'pus.

Ri said...

Hi GG Hope you are well. I try not to dig.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Lol RI, I hope not, y'know West Indian fellas and their habit.

Ricardipus, ever listened to calypsonian Sparrow? He sang about having an itch...

Afroditee, wasn't me...is them silly ad people :-D

You tell 'em Olivia, heh hayyy.

Stunner!!! hahahaha

Hullo, hullo Timbo...welcome to Guyana...a quite sane place, as you can see :-)

Pocket WOT, Apprentice? Them West Indian boys play that, walking on the road.

Hm, no comment, eh Mary and Hayden :-D

Davem and DrD, you West Indian men you!

Hahaha Ale, a play on words, on the word 'dig', yeeah, I like that!

And no comment from JDid, eh?

Kat, haha, I wonder what the guy in the ad would say if he knew.

Well Beenzzz, I ain't too sure about the hygiene of many men...

Louis, there's a Jamaican proverb about that...ask them.