A silly, cheesy phrase usually stamped on a black pork pie hat
bought at the great British seaside
, along with a stick of rock
(with the name of your seaside location written all the way through it in pink candy) a miniature bucket and spade, for making sandcastles
, and a shiny, hand-held plastic windmill
popularised the tradition of the nudge-nudge-wink-wink
British seaside greeting in the 30s, with their series of saucy seaside postcards, often depicting a fat bald man with red cheeks and a lady with oversized udders. They have just ceased trading: the cards are seen as tacky
now, and are not selling. But they do have a certain kitsch appeal.