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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