Overheard: Thanks, Dolly!

fizzy_ballsAmerican TV programmes are very educational … it seems.

Cue: the anklebiters are role-playing an episode of Hannah Montana, where Dolly Parton plays the grandmother.

They are using walkie-talkies. #1 is upstairs and #2 downstairs.

#1: Crackle! Buzz! Shock! The walkie-talkies don’t work, but that doesn’t stop the kids from shouting to each other.

#2 – my son (listening intently): NO! I don’t want your fizzy balls.

Pause

I’ve got my own!

Pause

#1: But grandma’s fizzy balls are even better!

Thanks Dolly for that! Bath bombs will never be the same again in this household… As someone once said about America and Britain: We are divided by our common language.

19 responses

  1. Bath bombs, I like that. I always just called them fizzy balls. πŸ˜‰

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    October 29, 2009 at 09:48

  2. I have to laugh – I’m American and call them Bath Bombs. Not sure I’d look to Dolly (or Hannah Montana) to define our vocabulary – but enjoy her music. πŸ™‚
    On second thought – I guess it’s the Disney Machine defining the future generations vocabulary……

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    October 29, 2009 at 10:54

  3. Ha,ha…
    Had a friend whoose child called Donuts “No nuts”
    As daddy was walking back to his wife and waiting child with hot jam donuts,
    He called out holding thebag up…
    ‘look Daddy has…No nuts!”
    Well that hushed the place!

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    October 29, 2009 at 11:20

  4. Love it!

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    October 29, 2009 at 12:20

  5. we call them bath bombs too…good thing, handling grandmas fizzy balls might ruin bath time for me. LOL>

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    October 29, 2009 at 12:33

  6. You have an amazing sense of humor. Every time I visit, I find things to make me smile.

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    October 29, 2009 at 14:50

  7. Po

    Hehe I think something might be lost in translation here for me, so do English people call those things bath bombs?

    In South Africa there is a sweet called a fizzball, which in light of your story is a little disturbing, considering you suck them!

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    October 29, 2009 at 15:19

  8. You know, right now I cant even remember what I really called them…but I dont think it was fizzy balls… LOL

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    October 29, 2009 at 15:58

  9. Amy

    I have no idea what we call those things, but I do see the differences between the Queen’s English and American English since living here, they speak the Queen’s English so I find I’ve had to clean up my English in order to be understood…which I get totally harrassed about by my dad when I’m at home, the first week he keeps telling me to drop the British accent and I say I’m sorry I’m doing it on purpose mate!!! Bloody hell!!! hahahahaha….

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    October 29, 2009 at 16:46

  10. Amy

    I mean NOT doing it on purpose….!!!! Uff, went a little fast there…

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    October 29, 2009 at 16:47

  11. One of my favourites is the american tendancy to call erasers rubbers. “Rubbers are something totally different!” I tried to tell hubby. I found that really, really weird. (Maybe it’s just me… LOL)

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    October 29, 2009 at 16:49

  12. Everyone loves fizzy balls!

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    October 29, 2009 at 19:40

  13. I’m a major bath bomber. Did you get them at Fresh? I mean, Lush?

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    October 30, 2009 at 00:00

  14. Love the last line! How true it can be!

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    October 30, 2009 at 06:42

  15. There’s A Present For Your Blog, on my blog. Take it! πŸ™‚

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    October 30, 2009 at 09:21

  16. Thanks for the giggle (we call them bath bombs too, but fizzy balls is so much more evocative!)

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    October 30, 2009 at 15:34

  17. Chortle!

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    October 30, 2009 at 16:09

  18. I call them bath bombs, too, and those look like they’re from LUSH…a FAVorite store. But “fizzy balls” really makes them not only refreshing but way more fun.

    I had a dream once that Dolly Parton and I were good friends and sat around singing and playing our guitars together. I wonder if she’s had the same dream? Probably.

    (Thank you, sweet friend, for your loving support of late.)

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    October 31, 2009 at 05:23

  19. These thingys must never have reached Minnesota..I had no idea about fizzy balls or bath bombs..where have I been?? What else have I missed! Good thing I read your blog so I stay educated:)

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    October 31, 2009 at 23:20

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