Вот вам ещё непереводимая, плоская и пошлая шуточка. По вполне очевидным причинам непереводимая.
She slipped off the hated dancing shoes… As the last representative of one of
Ankh-Morpork'soldest families she'd had to go to the victory ball to show willing.
Lord Vetinari seldom had balls. There was a popular song about it, in fact. But now it was going to be balls all the way.