smutty british expression?

Dave Cross dave at
Thu Feb 13 07:32:09 GMT 2014

On 13/02/14 06:52, Uri Guttman wrote:
> hi all,
> i am sure the subject got your attention. i read an article about the
> beatles sense of humor (50th year since they invaded the states is big
> here). it mentioned a line from penny lane:
>      a four of fish and finger pies
> the article author said it was a somewhat smutty british expression. any
> of you smutty brits care to elucidate?
> here is the article with that comment:

Wikipedia has the details.

   The mysterious lyrics "Four of fish and finger pies" are British
   slang. "A four of fish" refers to fourpennyworth of fish and chips,
   while "finger pie" is sexual slang of the time, apparently referring
   to intimate fondlings between teenagers in the shelter, which was a
   familiar meeting place. The combination of "fish and finger" also
   puns on fish fingers.

Well, if not details exactly, certainly enough of a clue to work it out :)


Dave Cross :: dave at

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