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Please, please understand, it's a SOCKET!

(10 Posts)
phoenix Sat 15-Dec-18 21:37:13

NOT a plug!

Just now, on the Michael McIntyre programme, " I need a plug, have you got a plug I can use?

If you needed a plug, you would probably also need a screwdriver (straight, not cross type) and possibly even something to strip the covering from the wires.

I know, in the grand scheme of things, it's not important, but in Pedants' Corner, it definitively qualifies!

phoenix Sat 15-Dec-18 21:40:15

Arrrgh! Damn machine, and of all threads for it to happen! Definitely Definitely Definitely

Doodle Sat 15-Dec-18 21:41:04

If he was having a bath phoenix a screwdriver wouldn't help to keep the water in. He might need a plug then tchgrin

Doodle Sat 15-Dec-18 21:42:53

Are you're sure about that phoenix ? 😀

MissAdventure Sat 15-Dec-18 21:47:34

Never mind that.
Who on earth is singing on the programme?
She appears to have borrowed an elephants legs! hmm

MissAdventure Sat 15-Dec-18 21:49:08

Oh its Cheryl whatsit.

mcem Sat 15-Dec-18 21:58:14

I'm with you phoenix.
Ranks alongside floor/ground and roof/ceiling!

ninathenana Sat 15-Dec-18 23:42:34

MissAdventure tchgrin
Hideous and ridiculous boots.

I thought the surprise star sounded so much better than Cheryl

absent Sun 16-Dec-18 04:51:27

Does anyone remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In when the young Goldie Hawn was always the victim of a bucket of water following the line "sock it to me"? "It may be a plug to you but it's a socket to me" was just one occasion.

Dontaskme Sun 16-Dec-18 05:56:24

What he wanted was a plug hole, not a plug!
The boots were hilarious! TBH I can't stand the programme but DH likes to watch. I do other stuff while its on but sometimes see odd bits - those boots were the oddest yet!