wedding favourite: best boys

best man or best boys?

A WEDDING FAVOURITE OF 2011: TWO BEST BOYS INSTEAD OF ONE BEST MAN

Even though they were somewhat distracted by snacks and a comic book, the boys were the most entertaining best men I’d ever met.

(I’ve met a lot of best men. And they all seem to be funny. Is it a prerequisite of best-manhood these days to be at least slightly hilarious? In ye olden days, your best man was the hardest, toughest and most up-for-a-fight mate who you kept at hand in case the poor bride’s family tried to come and claim her back. I wonder at what point telling a funny speech took over as the top best man duty?)

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