Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 472

A blog post dedicated to all the ‘Randy’ men

There are a lot of men called ‘Randy’ in the USA. I don’t think there are many men at all called ‘Randy’ in the UK.

This is probably due to the fact that ‘randy’ means this:

Overly excited in a sexual manner, lustful or horny.

So, when a British wife in the USA opens her door to a salesman who greets her with the phrase: ‘Hi, I’m Randy!’, how is she supposed to react?!! πŸ˜‰ (True story!)

We Brits love a bit of naughty innuendo and that’s probably why the name Randy has never caught on in the UK. One would be teased mercilessly in the playground and there would be soooo many office jokes about you. Fact.

Actor, Randy Quaid

Actor, Randy Quaid

Randy is short for Randall in the USA and always gets shortened to Randy, and as far as us Brits are concerned, that word has one meaning, and one meaning only: horny.

It’s probably fair to say that there aren’t many ‘Dicks‘ in either country…..


I’ve not yet been to a Chipotle here in the USA.

Tell me, Brits, how did you say that word in your head? I’ve been saying it thus for two years now (in my head): ‘Chip-ott-ul.’.

Be honest, Brits, how did you say it?! (Tell me I'm not alone! ;) )

Be honest, Brits, how did you say it?! (Tell me I’m not alone! πŸ˜‰ )

Nope, that is now how to say it. I found this out when I said this very word out loud, as in: ‘I’ve never been to a Chip-ott-ul.’

How my American chum laughed at me!

‘It’s ‘Chip-oat-ley’, silly,’ she said.

Oh. Silly British me! And I’ve still not yet been to one.

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4 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 472

  1. Sally says:

    I know an American female called Randi, don’t think it’s short for anything.

  2. tim spahr says:

    I’m randy! πŸ™‚

  3. My ex wife’s uncle was ‘Uncle Dick’. For some reason Dick is short for Richard.

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