Note: This is a lighthearted post.

My father to my partner: “You should think about buying a house in Portsmouth. The interest rate has gone down quite significantly.”

My partner (very seriously): “I don’t have enough money for the deposit, Sir. I’m pokkai, as your daughter tells me.”

I rolled about laughing, though my father was giving me dirty looks. “I don’t know what tickled you, Madam” he groused, and turning to my partner, “You would have more money, a man in your position, if you stop gadding round the world chasing my daughter.”