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I don't understand the expression of "throw a kettle over a pub" in the following context.
Finchy is a travelling Sales Rep and Davidís partner in debauched crime. His rare appearances in the office consist of unprintable language and innuendo. He is unfathomably successful with women.He also has a tendency to link his masculinity and sense of self worth to his ability to win at the office Quiz Night. He is not nice. However he can throw a kettle over a pub.
Hi Bhasia, I know what is a kettle and a pub, but I have no idea if the expression is a compliment or something negative on Finchy.
It's some kind of idiomatic expression, but I can't find the source of it. (Australian, 1500's?)
It has been used in dialogue on the British TV comedy, "The Office" and "Seinfield."
It might be a gaming term.
Last edited by susiedq; 10-Mar-2012 at 13:33.
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I think you should take it literally.
The World of Ricky Gervais' The Office: Supply Room
Office, The (2001)Kettle over pub throwing competition Just how hard is it to throw a kettle over a pub while your mate waits round the back to confirm it? Delayed for the moment.
The landlord of the Lamb pub in Chichester
challenges me to throw one of these copper kettles over his pub.
- Or a kettle? - No, the equivalent. Coconut.
I will throw anything you choose over this building.
So if he can throw it over, we've won the champagne,
- and that was the real quiz. - Choose one thing.
Hi Bhasiahab, so the expression is like: "Finchy is also good at squash"? some additional information?