Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Raspberry Beret

Today I'm standing in the UPS store waiting to ship a package when Prince's "Raspberry Beret" came on the radio.  It was all I could do to not laugh out loud and I'm sure the guy helping me had to be wondering why I had the weird smile on my face.

Here's the deal...when I was a kid and that song came out, my best friend told me "beret" was another word for "bra" (obviously she had it confused with "brassiere" but both of us were still too young to wear one, so we didn't know the difference).

So now when I hear "Raspberry Beret" I automatically picture a raspberry colored bra (which when you replace "bra" for "beret" in the song...kind of gives the song a whole new meaning).


Sarah said...

...and now that song will be in my head all day long. Thanks! :)

Stephanie the PW said...

Ahh... old Prince, Love it! LOL! I thought he was singing "Leave it and come back" instead of "little read corvette" for the LONGEST time... as a kid, that's what I would sing! HAHA! Back then, i didn't understand what the song lyrics meant leading up to the chorus :/ bright child, i'm telling you!

Stumbled in from one of my favorite blogs, Ashley's Carnival Ride - your blog title seems super interesting, looking forward to more!
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear... I'm with Sarah in saying, "Thank you very much!" Although, it may be worth it next time I hear that song and substitute "bra," and laugh thinking of you! --Catherine Pigg

Alyssa said...

Oh I like it! I'm changing the word to bra from now on!