I just had to ask...

  1. Warning: I am very tired and in a goofy mood, but here goes. A comment on another thread got me thinking about this. WTH is with that trout smack smiley? :trout: :trout: :trout: I cannot honestly say that I have ever had the urge to smack somone with a fish. I am just wondering where it came from? Is there an expression I am not aware of ("well, slap me with a trout!"), or are people using fish as deadly weapons somewhere and I am out of the loop? And what is with the smackee having those black x's on his eyes - is this murder by fish!?!

    Anyone care to explain or debate the origin of the great trout smack? Oh, also...what is the appropriate use of the trout smack smiley? Inquiring minds, you know!
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  3. by   Moogie
    It's from the Monty Python Fish Slapping Dance.


  4. by   tishirajan
    I love Monty Python The fish slapping dance is so funny.
  5. by   jlyounginn
    hahaha i didn't know about the monty python thing but i think your "well slap me with a trout" phrase is hysterical. im still laughing. hahahahahaha. :chuckle
  6. by   ktwlpn
    It's right up there with the 3 Stooges fingers to eyes "boink' I cared for an elderly Jewish retired clothing manufacturer -he used to bellow at the top of his lungs (to be heard over the machinery in the sweat shop,I guess) and he would shout charming things like "You stink like fish on ice" and "I'd smack you with a pickled herring" I'll never forget him....
  7. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Ahhhh, so now it all makes sense! I love Monty Python but have not seen that one. Seach for the Holy Grail is classic. "She turned me into a newt"..."A newt???"..."I got better!" :lol_hitti ( <-- another great smiley here!)