Go­ing for an Eb­ley

Cotswold Life - - INSIDER’S GUIDE -

CHEL­TENHAM-BASED car­toon­ist Paul Davies has just re­leased his bril­liantly ob­served ‘Glos­sary’.

Subti­tled ‘The de­fin­i­tive guide to the real mean­ing of Glouces­ter­shire place names, sort of’, it’s a boldly brazen col­lec­tion of some of our best-loved vil­lages and the al­ter­na­tive mean­ings of their names. The guide is il­lus­trated, nat­u­rally, with Paul’s hi­lar­i­ous car­toons, show­ing off some of the char­ac­ters that have made the county what it is.

I’ll leave you with his def­i­ni­tion of Win­drush…

‘A small per­son’s wind af­ter a school din­ner. Phrases like “…she’s been shoot­ing pi­geons this af­ter­noon” means the same thing. The ev­i­dence is ap­par­ent in any small re­cep­tion class af­ter about 12.30, and the teacher will sim­ply call it a small Win­drush and open all the win­dows of the class­room. Slow to dis­si­pate.’ www.paul­davi­escar­toons.com

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