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MIL and her picnic hamster

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insancerre Mon 28-May-18 13:39:28

On a visit to MIL for her birthday
She told us SIL has bought BIL a picnic hamster as a present
After several silent moments during which DH and I tried desperately hard to contain ourselves and not look at each other, she finally announced it was in fact, a picnic hamper
DH calmly said " a hamster is a small, furry creature"

It's comedy gold here
Any good MILisms where you are?

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Mon 28-May-18 13:40:43

There was the time that MIL pranged her car on a bollock.

WilburIsSomePig Mon 28-May-18 13:40:46

Ha ha ha! Love it!

insancerre Mon 28-May-18 13:42:29

Ohmygod
Sounds painful
😂

TressiliansStone Mon 28-May-18 13:51:12

My colleague who asked why we were standing around like pillocks.

English was her third language, and she meant to say "pillars".

MikeUniformMike Mon 28-May-18 13:56:26

Picnic hamster is brilliant.

AdaColeman Mon 28-May-18 14:05:20

I'm liking picnic hamster, small versions in packs of eight, like picnic scotch eggs or picnic sausage rolls. You'd need a lot of them for a BBQ though, and what sides to serve with them?

iklboo Mon 28-May-18 14:05:29

BIL3 had really bad backache so MIL told him to go to the chemist and ask for some anti flammables. He was fuming when he got back and told her he'd been asked if he meant anti inflammatories.

Knittedfairies Mon 28-May-18 14:06:58

Love picnic hamster! My mum once told me my dad had hired a KGB to dig a hole...

KarinVogel Mon 28-May-18 14:10:45

A friends mother famously told everyone they were having a Falcon for Christmas.
Turned out to be a Capon...

AuntJobiska Mon 28-May-18 14:11:38

Visions of spatchcocked hamster. Reminds me of a dinner party dish I did using quail. It actually just made me feel rather sad, like we were eating a load of pet budgies.

GnotherGnu Mon 28-May-18 14:13:39

Anyone else had visions of some unfortunate hamster between two slices of bread?

MorningsEleven Mon 28-May-18 14:15:55

My MIL's homemade jam makes her wet.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Mon 28-May-18 14:16:31

I was thinking picnic hamster was someone who gorges on a picnic so much that they end filling their cheeks....

caoraich Mon 28-May-18 14:17:05

Not a MILism but...

As a child I had a friend over for a sleepover. We had bagels for breakfast the next day which she'd never had before. Her mum came to collect her.

Friend greeted the mum with - "It's so cool, at the Smith's house you get to eat BEAGLES!" According to my mum the poor woman looked scandalised, then confused, but didn't stay for an explanation!

FairNotFair Mon 28-May-18 14:17:10

MIL served gooseberry crumble. She'd forgotten to add sugar, so warned us that it would be "tarty".

MikeUniformMike Mon 28-May-18 14:23:05

I was imagining a hamster with an egg in the middle. A bit like a scotch egg or gala pie.

Paperdolly Mon 28-May-18 14:24:14

Not MIL but ds on his first day at primary school was served croquettes. He informed us he'd had dog chews for dinner. 😳😂

Notevilstepmother Mon 28-May-18 14:25:42

Sylvanian families?

PostmistressMcColl Mon 28-May-18 14:26:28

My MIL (who I have to stress is a wonderful and very smart woman) has a Christmas decoration which she refers to as a Christmas Moose....

lynmilne65 Mon 28-May-18 14:28:05

No it's pillocks

flapjackfairy Mon 28-May-18 14:30:51

My dad once flew over Viagra in a helicoptor.
Oh sorry it was Niagra !
We still giggle at it !

Loonoon Mon 28-May-18 14:33:34

My aunt went on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in France where she saw the Pyramids (rather than the Pyrenees). She wasn't overly impressed and doesn't understand why people would go all the way to Egypt to look at some 'auld hills'.

TheScottishPlay Mon 28-May-18 14:35:33

Is your Mil scottish @Postmistress?

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 28-May-18 14:36:39

Elderly relative informed me she was off to the garden centre for a nice clitoris.

She wanted to train it to climb up the side of her shed.

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