Tonight I was talking about the Pfaff embellisher machine I was playing with at the weekend, the purpose of which he is struggling to comprehend and the name of which was unfamiliar to him until Sunday. Later we were talking about what I would like for my birthday and how the fact I will be on holiday and the fact that his funds do not stretch to all the quilting equipment in the world will (quite rightly!) limit what I receive on the day. He asked, "How much would that faffing machine cost?"
(I should confirm that he wasn't at all meaning to be derogatory but I do suspect a Freudian slip!)
(For confused foreigners: From allwords.com
- (British slang) To waste time on unproductive activity