The Hand(mer)maiden's Tale

"St? Winwaloe"

21 October 2003 12:02

Ha Ma Diddly Da

Remind me was it an American (or a Yank as us Saints call them) that invented the term "air head?" - - If so I assume the person who coined the phrase was thinking of Boring Head types (that could be an old Cornish mining expression I suppose). If Boreheady would like to chk in Denys Val Baker's excellent book "Britain's Art Colony By the Sea" , page 76 he will note that in 1920 Hamada had not exhibited whilst Bernard Leach had been establishd for some ten years. The use of the expression sidekick is quite acceptable in this context as the appropriate English language expression (wonder what it is in Cornish?). To complain about the expression would be to complain about correct English that in turn would be really very racist!! (mind you the Cornish are pretty racist on the basis that they don't like the English whatever they may be these days). Always thought that the wrong side won the War of Independence!!!(American version) So the Saint says Paul boy is right!!!

Now on another matter - No problems with the Cross of St. P as he was a rather good chap. However, as we Saints know he had nothing to do with finding tin as that was done much earlier by a little old man who lived up to Zennor.

Benatugana - Tereba nessa - Winwaloe   

Vile Jelly

21 October 2003 15:40


Actually, I was always under the impression that we won the war of independence, as we were able to shake off the Americans.

PS. How did that bloke manage to live up to Zennor? I wouldn't have thought there was much to live up to there (other than a reputation for picking up loose fishy women from the sea)!

"St? Winwaloe"

22 October 2003 08:48

Yes well find until idiot Blair brought them all back, then laid down on his back with his trotters in the air.

Bit of an unfair remark re the M of Z, I remember her well and don't recall anything being at all loose. Well I suppose the odd scale fell off there and then but apart from that - she was fine.

Vile Jelly

22 October 2003 16:27

So, you admit to having had carnal (fishal) knowledge of t' Mermaid, eh?

I don't suppose you'd be willing to flog your 'snog and snitch' story to the RT, would you? They're prepared to offer you two packets of fruit pastilles and a woolly jumper (once the Shauns get their spring trim).

"St? Winwaloe"

24 October 2003 09:43

Two saffron buns and a slice of heavy cake and I may
be prepared to divulge

Vile Jelly

24 October 2003 16:19

Buns in the oven, cake currently being mined. (It's 'hevva', y'know).

Please supply forwarding address and start writing your confession.

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