Thursday, 24 March 2011

197. Welsh Idiosyncrasies. Nickname Series (2)

More from Lynda of Penarth, who told me in post № 181 about the shopkeeper in Bargoed who had his own way of recording the accounts of the various neighbours – in this case, all people named Thomas:

A large lady:           Mrs Thomas Fat

A lady whose stockings were frequently at half mast: Mrs Thomas Gaiters

A good mnemonic:  Mrs Thomas ‘Thomas Street’


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