Recently I got into a discussion with a friend about the relative merits and popularity of cricket vis-a-vis Judo. This younger man has been known to me all his life, I attended his wedding 10 years ago and have been a close friend to his parents for nearly 50 years.
To my mind it was an interesting discussion because I argued the popularity of Judo worldwide could be in some ways measured by the nearly 200 IJF member nations as opposed to the 13-16 member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC). I fully realize that cricket is a great game enjoyed by at least 2 billion people on the planet but unfortunately the rest of the planet's 7 billion have no real awareness of it as it is a sport largely restricted to former British Empire nations.
I finished my teasing and somewhat tongue-in-cheek argument with the comment: "cricket was a great game ..... if you didn't have the stones for Judo?"
Somewhat to my surprise, my young friend who has had some limited Judo experience, expressed the view somewhat animatedly that if I ever again stated he didn't have the "stones for Judo", he might do something quiet unseemly with "my stones." He was genuinely angry and failed to see the humour of the comment (hence my reason for for categorizing this as "Judo Humour").
By this time I realized I had made a genuine but understandable error of judgment as to what constituted "humour" to my mind as opposed to his .....
Dear Dorothy, my poll question simply reflects my desire for some considered feedback from esteemed peers as to whether he or I was (to put it simply) the greater "DICK-HEAD" in this exchange. It was not my intention to insult him personally and I come from a culture that routinely speaks in coarse idioms where the most commonly term of endearment is "YOU OLD BASTARD!"
Any other advice or comments are quite acceptable and I await your replies with anticipation.