Some more Crush characters in the post…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: Zuni, Zoophorus, Zoilism, zopilote, zwitterion, zoea, and blawort. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn up wearing a Lenin hat, singing The Red Flag, and carrying a large rolled up banner, you should not allow this to distract you from your studies. (LH)

I received a slim blue envelope in the post this morning – it had an airmail sticker and a USA stamp on it. Yes, it was from 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.
She says that her work is going well, and that she is re-reading and being stimulated by A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, and that she will mail me her copy when she’s finished. She also says that she is constantly thinking up and jotting down names for possible characters in her stories, and that this has almost become an obsession.
There was a slip of paper with some of these listed – to use myself, or to pass on to others:

Shylock Erms
Jonah Bona-Toner
Eddy ‘the hog’ Fopdale
Cynthia Duck-Zatzer
Johnny and Molly Calliper
Hilda Tilda
Candy Larborough
Dr Sybil Milkpan-Tipz
Stamford Fordstam
Petroc Saliver BA(Hons)
Major Morris Minor
Manuela Capodastro
Jean-Jacques Jummel
Dorothy Spink-Monsoon
Arrabella Snaz
The Very Reverend Maynard Hoot-Toop
Hutch Toulette
Dame Marbella Gullet
Group Captain Lupin Todge


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 Some more Crush characters in the post…

  1. I do like “The Very Reverend Maynard Hoot-Toop” It sounds very grand!

  2. Barry Jefferies says:

    ..Craven St 1966, Dot’s Cafe,Laurie Leeson, Austin Wright,Sue Wardle, Jonny Marshall,Jonny Cartwright, Martin Chalk, Ken Billiard, Howard and Daz, Liz Rhea, Spurn Point,Polar Bear, Minerva, the Hayworth….Liverpool 1967, Livingstone Drive North,Sue Wardle , Jonny Cartwright, the Philharmonic, O’ Connors, The Crack…..Definately You and Me ( Barry)….John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, Davy Graham and Champion Jack Dupree. Adrian Henry, Andy Roberts( guitar),The Scaffold, Pierhead……..50 years. Better looking than ever. The Humber has served you well. You are clearly central to the City of Culture bash. Nowt like success!

    Sent from my iPad


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