As a nod - even a bow - maybe a genuflect, to my co-conspirator, Mr A.K Haart, I've just remembered that I managed to get a letter published in The Daily Telegraph, some many years ago.
As a normal sort of gentleman, I have to remember that there are days when there are considerations for the qualities of 'CB', or 'DB'!
'OK, Scrobs', you say, 'what on earth are you on about now you silly old sod'!
Well, here's the answer!
An old chum told me that when he was at a large boarding school, a master used to say to him, with regular enthusiasm - and to everyone else who bothered to listen - that today was 'Bit CB today', (Chum)', or he might say 'Bit DB today', (Chum)'!
One day, after several years of this, my Chum churningly asked him what he meant by 'DB' and 'CB'!.
"My dear chap', replied the (happily married) master! 'CB' equals 'crinkle balls', and 'DB' equals 'dangle balls'! It depends on the weather, and the temperature, dear boy"!
And the point of my reference to Mr Haart?
Well, I bought some underpants from Marks and Spencers some years ago, and during a 'natural session', when such labels are arrayed, I noticed, over several days, that some of them were manufactured in Israel, and some were made in Egypt!
I thought this was the magnificent lead to world peace! Nope..., but at least I got a phone call from a gorgeous old lady chum, requesting details of which pair I was wearing that particular day...
Sometimes, pants are for World Peace!