Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Curious lede of the week.

From the Official London Theatre Guide: “West End musical Dirty Dancing is going to be even more fruity than usual this summer as it holds a quirky new competition to celebrate National Watermelon Day.”

Pardon me? Does “fruity” have a different meaning in England? Also, will Toronto's production of Dirty Dancing also be celebrating Watermelon Day? Inquiring minds want to know.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think in the UK 'fruity' is like saying 'frisky' or 'randy'.

Anonymous said...

Dirty Dancing? Ug.

Peter The Cheater said...

'fruity' means 'risque' in her maj's english