Nose long, white upper lip short…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s C17th English expletive is ‘I’fackins!’ – My little book on swearing doesn’t make it clear whether the ‘I’ is sounded as the first person singular or as ‘ee’. I suppose after all these years it doesn’t really matter much.
‘I’fackins Samantha! You do like a lot of tomato sauce on your chips, don’t you?…’
‘Oh, Cud’s bobs David!…’

Shall we have a look at another page from that old junk shop book, Looking at Faces and Remembering Them (1971) by Jacques Penry, facial topographer and inventor of the Penry Facial Identification Technique (Photo-Fit)?

DSCN3661Today, what about a couple of pages dealing with facial proportions?

WP F DSCN3664This is Fig 10 which Jacques describes as, ‘Four heads of the same overall length illustrating some of the variety in the proportioning of the facial “central corridor”.’
What’s your ‘central corridor’ like dear reader? Forehead long, nose short, chin long?
I don’t think I’d like to bump into any of these buggers in a dark alley… Don’t look at the eyes! Don’t look at the eyes!… Now, which pocket did I put my Taser in?…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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4 Responses to Nose long, white upper lip short…

  1. Central corridor is a great phrase. Think the floor needs a buff in mine.

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