By Rennie Airth,
London, Hamlyn (Companion Book Club), 1969
Yes! That exclamation mark makes all the difference!
Loud equals funny!
But inattention to the vulgar slang extant in your times equals funnier.
This is a humorous novel—a bestseller in its day—but unlike many other humorous novels in this collection, there is no suggestion that this was intended as a double entendre.
So here it is.