FROM THE EDITOR
It ‘‘fidn’t dit’’. That’s a spoonerism, named after a certain Reverend Spooner who was known for transposing the letters in pairs of words. It’s also known as a ‘marrowsky’ after a similarly afflicted Polish count.
‘‘Fidn’t dit’’ is a line used in a 1960s comedy skit by Archie Campbell called Rindercella. Rindercella is "a geautiful birl’’ who lived with her ‘‘mugly other and two sad blisters’’.
This is by way of apology to those who use our overwhelmingly popular free What’s On column. This week, due to space constraints and our press configuration, we have simply run out of room. A great many of our notices simply ‘fon’t dit’ this week, and many regular notices have had to be trimmed from the diary.
It’s not a situation we are happy with, but hopefully regular service can be restored for the long Easter weekend.