Belcher Gastronomique

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Have an offal Christmas and a Wurst New Year

“Have an offal christmas and a wurst new year” was the greeting in a christmas card sent by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay’s Jim Hacker, Minister of Administrive Affairs to Maurice, the EEC Agricultural Commissioner in Brussels. The message was an allusion to moves towards standardisation of the euro sausage and, as a consequence, to rename the British sausage an “Emulsified high-fat offal tube”. The Christmas card was the first step in a series of events which led to Hacker being promoted to the office of Prime Minister.


December 10, 2009 - Posted by | Of, Off | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hacker said “I toyed with the idea of wishing him an offal Christmas and a wurst New Year, but Bernard advised me against it.” He didn’t actually send such a card.

    Comment by Raman | January 17, 2011 | Reply

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