Facebook’s birthday reminders is a very handy feature to have because with the exception of a scant handful of friends (and my mom), I can’t be bothered to remember everyone’s birthdays.  So many friends, so little mind. So, as you do, I click on the birthday link and begin to write, “Happy Bday!” and I suddenly realise that Bday looks and sounds an awful lot like bidet.


Wikipedia: Bidet is a French word for pony (and in Old French, bider meant to trot). This etymology comes from the notion that one rides a bidet much like a pony is ridden. In addition, the bidet is also referred to as the “garden hose”.

So go ahead and wish your friends a  Happy Bday! Because who doesn’t love to trot out their nether regions to be freshly hosed. In front of friends and family. With presents. And cake.

Stay Random!


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