Photo courtesy of Ian Bennett.
Coaster found in Oman.
-Hello, room service? My fish has no head!
– How does it smell, sir?
Mr Netanyahu, we’re looking at you!
Who’s been giving head to a fish?
How’s the fish, well its been dead for days.
So that’s what the fish said to the man in the tux.
I don’t think it smells like a tulip.
Must be a blowfish.
Interesting, is this a figure of speech in English ? In German, it is “Der Fisch stinkt from Kopf” and it means something like a chaotic hierarchy where the boss at the top makes the life of everybody else miserable.
Does not really make sense in this context…
@Conventi: There is a version of this in English, and also a Yiddish version, apparently. I read where it was used to refer to Israeli PM Netanyahu on at least one occasion, and here it’s in a hotel in an Arab country. I see a possible link.
I think the English phrase usually says ” A fish ROTS from the head.”
So long and thanks for all the fish heads.
@DnT 4.35 am:
Perhaps a case of deep trouting ?
Arabic marketing is just SO appetizing.
(Not to mention mystifying.)
@DnT & Conventi 0509 ; 0540
The saying in both English and Deutsch means: All corruption starts at the top. (and works downward)
Some very old languages have lots of quotations especially ancient Arabic, so too Kiswahili. Which derived from ancient Arabic.. It is a language widely spoken on the east coast of Africa.
They have a book of quotes called the Kanga. In fact that long wrap which the ladies wear, is oft’ festooned with quotes from the venerable book.
My favourite quote from the Kanga:
Fadihla za punda ni mateke. = A donkey repays a favour with a myriad of kicks.
thus: It hurts to be critisized, when you were trying to help.
BTW. Kiswahili means similar to Fa’sa’amoa.
One fish, two fish, bad fish, EWWW! fish.
@Long Tom | 11:04 am: Welp, that’s my weirdness quota filled for this week!. 😀
Maybe it’s a Suckher Fish.
Often known as the Genetalia Groper
Genetalia Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0RIKHfwAhA
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Dr. Demento’s radio show, but that is where I heard the song years ago.
Consider yourself lucky.
Otherwise your head stinks in the fish.