“I really fancy a walnut whip,” said a man to his wife one evening. So she opened a cupboard door, took one out and started lashing him with it. The man cowered beneath the blows. “What are you doing?” he wailed, as his clothes were torn to shreds. “Stop it!”

“I'm giving you what you asked for,” said his wife.

“That's more of a cat o' nine nuts than a normal walnut whip!” gasped the man, “but I suppose you're right.”

¶ Some wives are always right and it can be painful.

(Image by Rhys Hughes)