I wouldn't be surprised if Stevens was a public school boarder as a lad so the phrasing of the question inevitably left him in giggles.
Or Victor, perhaps there was some truth in what she said.
I was talking about football to an American years ago and he asked me who I rooted (for). I didn't think it was funny, but I laughed like the bloke in the video to get over an embarrassing situation.
Hels, it is an alien pronunciation to me but have you noticed a tendency here of late to say route as rowt?
Andrewwe have to be soooo careful with embarrassing language caused by cultural differences. Americans use "root" instead of "barrack for" and "routed" (pronounced rowted) instead of "directed". We still use "rooted" as an equivalent of the British "shagged".I wonder what word the New Zealanders and Soutth Africans use.
Clear Hels. Grace may know what South Africans say as she grew up close to there.
I would vote for the host being much less naive, particularly about double entrendres than she pretends.
I agree EC.
Poor turn of phrase but funny.
Diane, at least his reaction was not pretence.
I thought it was funny.Maybe the host was faking ignorance to keep the joke going on longer? I don't know....
Dina, I think she knew exactly what she was doing. While amusing, I don't know why she did it though.
Who knows but she did get a reaction and it would lighten up the interview.Merle..........
Merle, and look at the publicity! Here I am thousands of miles away posting the clip.
Oh she knew what she was saying and she got the reaction she wanted.. wonder if he managed to pull himself together for the rest of the interview :)
You are walking a fine line Grace, but nice work!
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