Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A Festive Quiz: some Georgian Slang

This week's blog post is by way of a festive quiz.
Guess who this dapper fellow is – as described using Georgian slang.

"Our friend in no crack lay and has the best intentions when he enters your crib – even if he needs no locksmith's daughter to get in. He is a trifle fubsey in the mid-section and has crook shanks. He is brandy faced with a malmesbury nose topped with barnacles, and sporting a turnip pate. He is smartly dressed in matching red inexpressibles and an upper toge. "

Have you guessed the mystery fellow yet?

If you are left scratching your upper storey, here is a translation.

Our friend is no house-breaker and has the best intentions when he enters your house – even if he doesn't need a key to get in. He's a trifle plump around the tummy and has bandy legs. He is red-faced with a jolly red nose topped with spectacles, and a thatch of white hair. He is smartly dressed in matching red breeches and top coat.

Of course, it's Saint Nicholas – better known as Santa Claus!
A very merry Christmas to one and all.
Be of good cheer, and I'll see you again in the New Year.

Happy Christmas everyone!


  1. Love your cat pictures! St. Nick doesn't look too bad himself. Best wishes for happy holidays.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I'm a bit of a sucker for cat pics (in case you hadn't noticed).
      Every best wish for a happy and healthy festive season.
      Grace x


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