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.)
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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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