Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coming out of Chokey

Coming out of Chokey: 'Chokey' is a British slang term for prison, from the Hindi word 'cauki' for shed or outhouse, quite possibly the same derivative as the slang 'carzey' for toilet. Anyway as far as I know Ian Dury never spent any prolonged (or possibly any) period in prison, but as a man of the people he would know that coming out would be a reason to be cheerful. Here we see Norman Stanley Fletcher as portrayed by Ronnie Barker in the TV series Going Straight, a follow up to Porridge, which sees Fletcher coming out of chokey. You'll find my Porridge post on my A to Z of comedy blog

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