Friday, March 26, 2010

Tweet of the Day

...Comes to us from Jemima Khan on March 24th...


" Imran to my father, May 1995. "May I have your daughter's hand?" My father's reply- "Why? Has she been shoplifting?" "


The father and daughter certainly have / had a better sense of humour than the ex.



: : : UPDATE : : :

Thanks to Rafay Alam, who first pointed this out, and Ali K. for digging it up, we discover that Jemima may have been playing a bit loose with history. This is the cover of Private Eye, the celebrated British humour magazine, dated 19 May 1995:



I guess the question that arises is, did Private Eye simply record and replay Sir James Goldsmith's witticism or was Jemima using the Private Eye joke to make daddy look more witty?

5 comments:

nayyares said...

the way she left Imran Khan, shows her sense of humor ;)

Rafay Alam said...

I hate to be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure this "joke" was the cover of Private Eye magazine the week the engagement was announced. I may even have a copy of it somewhere. Funny though.

XYZ said...

@Rafay Alam: Rafay that is priceless if true. Is Jemima regurgitating Private Eye jokes as her father's words or was the Private Eye joke just a recording of actual events? Please see if you can find that copy. It's still excellent though.

Ali K. said...

http://www.private-eye.co.uk/covers.php?showme=872

XYZ said...

@Ali K.: Great! Many thanks! Will update the post with the cover.