I’ve seen some quite funny and witty slogans on T shirts, but one I saw on Sunday stopped me in my tracks. The young man wearing it seemed a little perturbed that I was staring at him so hard, so I asked, in French if he understood what it said, which was “If there’s no f******g in Heaven, I’m not going.” He said he didn’t so I told him in French, quite quietly, what it meant, at which a couple of people I know gave me an odd look, but then realised what I was doing. The young man said, a bit shyly, “Oh, thanks.” His girlfriend looked highly embarrassed. I thought I wouldn’t wear something that I didn’t understand. I did once have T shirt with a verse of the Iliad, in Greek, on it, but that was quite easy to verify.

Jane