Santa Monica, California
A child is born.
Courtesy of the excellent Polari Magazine, one of our favourite actors David Benson, with the spirit of Kenneth Williams upon him, reads from the Polari Bible of how the fairy Gabriel foretold the birth of the saviour, Josie Crystal.
And the fairy came in unto her, and cackled, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Duchess is with thee: fabed art thou among palones.
And when she vardad him, she was troubled at his cackling, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the fairy cackled unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with Gloria.
And, varda, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and lell forth a homie chavvie, and shalt screech his name Josie.
Polari gay lingo explained
The Polari Mission is making attempts to revive the Polari language - and the Polari Bible is among their artefacts.