"If you would want us to make for you a sports jacket which you would enjoy all the better as the years roll by, then 'Dog’s Bedding' is the cloth for you"
(from Blue Angel)
see also : Houndstooth Paw
Comments: cloth for you
Dog's Bedding? Whoof!
Posted by Nora at November 5, 2004 05:37 PM
I wonder if it sheds?
Posted by boynton at November 6, 2004 12:59 PM
Houndstooth of the Baskervilles.
(Trivia and coincidence. A shop that once young Mr. graced Barkly Street Ararat was 'Scholes and Scholes'.)
Posted by Sedgwick at November 6, 2004 05:18 PM
(can't read if that's Dripery or Drapery)
I only ever knew Buckleys and Nunn and Ball and Welch, myself.
Posted by boynton at November 7, 2004 01:10 PM
The Cust partner must have fallen off the twig and been replaced by Scholes Jr., as it was Scholes and Scholes in the days when I passed by on my way to buy my school lunch pie and piece of hedgehog (or chocolate eclair) from Crawford's Bakery.
The owners, the Misses Crawford (sibling Havishams) were truly 'Under Milkwood' characters in waiting.
Self raising shrouds of flour veil cock's crow-rising, gingham-pinafored, baking powdered-haired, nutmegged and cinnamoned-scented sisters coal scuttling from stoked-up stove to robby doyleyed shop shelves.
Posted by Sedgwick at November 7, 2004 02:38 PM
Hope that wins the VR Comments award.
btw: A bakery is a scary place for a Havisham to be.
"How old is the hedgehog?"
"Oh - quite fresh. 23 years, 4 months and 6 days.
Just like yesterday, really"
(Until recently - there was a piece of Havisham cheese sitting in the fridge here)
Posted by boynton at November 7, 2004 05:05 PM
Whoof's got an aitch?!? Well, I never. Arf!
Posted by Tony.T at November 8, 2004 01:45 PM
I think the aitch indicates the arf is high.
Which is whiffy.
Posted by boynton at November 8, 2004 07:09 PM