Retired English Teacher
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In the above quote there must be something funny about the way the child understood the word "bouquet" but I didn't understand the pun. Would you please explain it to me? Thank you in advance.When my daughter was small I asked one of her friends if she knew what a bouquet was. We were watching Hyacinth Bucket on TV at the time. She said, "It's where my dad goes to put a bet on the horses."
Her dad probably said I'm going to the Bookie -i.e the man who takes the bets, but the child would be ignorant of the floral term...
Thank you very much for the explanation
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