I speak low but I'm like a lion roarin' (tripoverthings) wrote in thequestionclub,
I speak low but I'm like a lion roarin'

On Eddie Izzard's Glorious, there are a few things in some of his routines that have me scratching my head, and so I'm hoping there are some British types in this community who can explain these things to me.

In one, he's talking about the emergency lifejackets non-commercial airplanes have and something about there being a pipe and them going "top up".... and he goes on to say he'd rather they be "stays up" and blah blah blah "top up". What does that mean?

And later in the same routine he's talking about the light refreshments on this commercial, and he mentions the pilot pulling out some "jammy dodges" (it may be "jammy dodgers", it's tough to say) -- I gather it's some sort of food, but what on earth is a jammy dodge/dodger???

I understand 99% of what he says and he's frickin' hilarious, but when he confuses me he really confuses me.
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