Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Feb 2012
    • Posts: 211
    #1

    Some swollen goods

    Dear teachers

    I dont understand the expression of "some swollen goods, love", and why other will laught at it. Could you please advise?


    Jamie:
    I've got something she could take down in evidence!
    (Everyone laughs)
    David: Oh! (to Donna) Don't worry about this lot.
    Keith: Do you want to receive some swollen goods, love?
    (David and the others laugh)

    Soure: Quotes from "The Office" The Office Season 1 Episode 2 - Work Experience | The Office 1x2

    Regards

    Anthony the learner

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,879
    #2

    Re: Some swollen goods

    It sounds like stolen goods, which is a common phrase, and the first phrase Jamie says comes from what the police say when they arrest someone, so they're changing the language of arrest into sexual innuendo- instead of receiving stolen goods (a crime), she can receive swollen goods (his erection).

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Feb 2012
    • Posts: 211
    #3

    Re: Some swollen goods

    Thanks Tdol, now I get it! It's a pun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It sounds like stolen goods, which is a common phrase, and the first phrase Jamie says comes from what the police say when they arrest someone, so they're changing the language of arrest into sexual innuendo- instead of receiving stolen goods (a crime), she can receive swollen goods (his erection).

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,879
    #4

    Re: Some swollen goods

    You've got it.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Aug-2011, 08:04
  2. solicit goods or something else
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2010, 12:59
  3. collect goods
    By katerina.pata in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Apr-2010, 11:15
  4. bound, bloated, swollen
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2009, 08:13
  5. to take title to the goods
    By me78 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Sep-2006, 18:36

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •