12 Filthy/Stupid British Postcards That Might Put You Off Sausage for Life
Twelve Filthy/Stupid British Postcards
Discovered at: S.F. Antique & Design Mall, 701 Bayshore
England is pretty much the tutorial and demo level for the great game that is America. (Puerto Rico is a downloadable exclusive, and Guam comes free from Game Stop.) Still, for some reason Americans ascribe to the British an intelligence and sophistication far beyond what we have possess in the states.
Perhaps it's because England has royalty and books. Perhaps it's because they say "brilliant!" instead of "awesome." Maybe it's because they sent their ne'er-do-wells to Australia, which gave them a century or so of tasteful living until those ne'er-do-wells founded News Corp.
Anyway, the dregs of British culture are like the dregs of British beer, by which I mean more robust and barfable than America's. Here's a fine sampling: This handful of amusingly terrible sex-joke postcards I turned up in San Francisco.
To understand this next one, you need to know three things.
First, "cock" is a word that now refers to both roosters and the male sexual organ. Second, "cocksure" is a slightly archaic adjective that describes someone in possession of a brash confidence. Third, no British person has ever had sex before the wedding night.