Helen: Hello Finn. This is a fantastic party. Finn: Oh, hello Helen, thanks.
Helen: You look worried. What's the matter? It's New Year's Eve, you should be enjoying yourself. What's wrong?
Finn: Nothing, nothing!
Helen: Are you sure?
Finn: I'm quite sure. Oh god, what'll I do?
Helen: What? Finn: It's all right, Helen, don't tell anyone, but- Helen: Yes? Finn: There's no bubbly!
Finn: I've forgotten the bubbly!
Helen: Forgotten the bubbly?
(Big collective gasp) Finn: Oh no... Ha ha, you've misunderstood.
Helen: I don't think I have misunderstood. Bubbly means champagne. Champagne is called bubbly because it has lots of bubbles in it, lots of gas. You said you had forgotten the bubbly.
Finn: No, no, no. Ha ha ha. I didn't say that. I said I'd forgotten the... the er... I said I'd forgotten you looked lovely, Helen.
Helen: Oh. Thank you. So there is champagne?
Finn: Yes, yes, of course. Of course, of course, of course. Helen: That's a relief. Champagne is the traditional drink for New Year's Eve in Britain. Everyone counts down to midnight, then they say 'cheers' and drink champagne. It really would be a disaster if Finn had forgotten it.
Party voices: 10...9...8...
Helen: Oh, the countdown has started! Where's Finn? He must have gone to get the champagne.