Monday, 19 January 2009

Luckily, I have never said anything stupid in an unguarded moment watching TV, so this is utterly fair game.

We are watching a programme about identical triplets. The whole programme has been about identical triplets. The particular set of triplets now on screen have just been talking about how they are so identical that when they had some professional photos done, it took they themselves a few moments to tell who was whom. 

The deep thinker with whom I am watching the programme speaks:

'The one on the left looks like [our friend] Sophie.' Thoughtful pause. 'They all look a bit like Sophie.'

To paraphrase Stephen Fry, I use the word 'thoughtful' there... quite wrongly.