DUCK OR GROUSE
a recent church ramble in the Cotswolds we stopped off at an old pub with extremely low doors. I chose duck from the menu then a colleague pointed out the sign on the door ( below). We all ducked on exit but one lady was too busy talking and forgot to dip under the next door. Ouch! To her credit she refrained from grousing.
The original grouser was Mr. Growser in The Adventures of Toytown who famously complained to anyone within hearing distance with a long drawn out: “It’s disgraceful” but why was his name spelt differently? Does anybody know?
If you can remember Toytown, with mischievous Larry the Lamb, and his devious chum Dennis the Dachshund, then I warmly recommend a book ( above right) which I enjoyed reading and recreating the original voices in my head as I turned each page.