This just doesn't translate well across the pond
Actual BBC caption: “The Doody family hope to raise profile of faggots.”
Via Gay Orbit, what is a most unfortunate name for a dish is compounded by the name of the family that have been crowned The Faggot Family in London in celebration of National Faggot Week.
From the article, “Family of faggot fans fly the flag“:
The Doody family were chosen to front the campaign after impressing judges at the Savoy Hotel in London in November.
They displayed their fanaticism for the delicacy during quizzes, role-plays and mock commercials.
“The nation knows that the Cornish pasty, Yorkshire pudding, haggis and fish and chips are great British dishes, but all too often the faggot is left off that list,” said Janet Doody.
Her husband Fred added: “It’s unfair because faggots were a British delicacy long before any of the others.
“The great British faggot is full of flavour and a great belly warmer at this time of year.”
I really feel like I’m in an episode of Three’s Company with all of the lame double entedres that come to mind.