Crush’s characters…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s charming Victorian London expletive is ‘by my precious sparklers!’ – from Pierce Egan’s Life in London of 1821, which quotes a couple of ‘undesirable’ females, one Dirty Suke and one Squinting Nan who was often known to swear by the above.
(From Bozzimacoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths & Swear Words by Mary Marshall 1975.)

The last time Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League (now living in New York with tall tree surgeon and heir to a multimillion dollar fortune, Monty Tick) wrote to me, she included in the letter, (by accident I think) a coffee stained slip of paper. On it was written a list of what I think are probably character names for her future ‘stories’ – I’m sure she won’t mind my sharing them with you dear reader:

Ralph Pepperdine Munt, Cherry Mellow, Parker Fanta,
Lord Nettlebarn of Kew, Marge Dickdoo, Francine Trance-Gull,
Albertine Magnet d’Or, Bettina Slip-Tanker, Toyota Burgundy,
Bo Taktak, Jason Mason Grayson, Carlton Bamp,
Maude Fume-Bantam, Dallas ‘Softy’ Bathoon, Giles Toosh,
Mad Johnny Klaxon, Pauline Gnash, T J Ratt,
Vernon Winter-Towel, Brandon Le Mood, Elizabeth Windsor,
Regina Louise Corker, Stan Dandy, Viscount Sandmound of Chills,
Digby Bigbee, Petroc Forbes Dabb, Marianne Shapely,
Burt Prance, Geraldine Cupno, and Tony Mahony-Logg.

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 Crush’s characters…

  1. Rebecca says:

    Wow! Bagsy Albertine Magnet d’Or. What a nom de plume that would be!

  2. Jheron Bash says:

    Elizabeth Windsor? Isn’t that the queen of England? I quite like Digby Bigbee, actually.

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