Sturmey Archer’s Slipped Cogs


So many things seem to happen again and again. Santayana etc.


Well, that certainly felt a lot longer than 13 minutes.

For the avoidance of doubt, I do not mean that in a good way.


Dire, wasn’t it?


And so disappointing that Modom. Begorrah and the surro-gitlet are all three of them still alive.


That’s debatable


Shouldn’t they declate they want to leave the firm, will start funding their own life & flounce of having renounced all (some) of their titles ?

I hate to dump on Sturmey & Jane but Canada seems favourite.


…who is (…at this very moment) about 322 km south of the Canadian border! I think I’ll grab a Garlic Sarnie, brew some fine cawfee, and then settle down with a pipe of “John Cotton’s Double-Pressed Latakia” (…a recently discovered¹ gem of a baccy) and prepare meself fer the very worstest…



Sunday January 19th:

ProfJimmus & KaledonianKlown & Ediiee discussing t’Bull’s new name, I was ½ expectorating TheProf to start quoting TheBard (…no, sillie, NOT TheBardofAmbridge, but TheBardofAvon) : "What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet!…etc. etc. (…cont. on verse XCIV)

…or (better still, Sturmey’s version): "What’s in a name? That which we call a Grundgie, by any other name would smell as foul! etc. etc.)

…and why is Begorrah confiding in FreddieThePusher re. all the goings-on and subterfugarations at GayGorbals & LowestPoxley!

Oh, Gawd! mAdam has just arrived!

(even more) Oh Gawd! more Beggorraagh&mAdam!

(…why do I always think of JohnCole¹) when The LiitleOirishCheffette opens his gob and speaks?

¹ (…of “HonDootedlee MossesThotcher!” fame)


I have never been able to source this - anyone here?

That which we call a rose
By any name as sweet would smell
But rhododendrons and chrysanthemums
Would be easier to spell

That was an arrangement they made when Ian took paternity leave. IIRC it was an attempt by Freddie to ingratiate himself because Ian wasn’t happy with an ex-con working in his kitchen


Freddie was confiding in Ian, not the other way round.


Well, it rather sounded to me like Ian was laying into Hugh about Hugh revising the menu - surely the menu would be none of Freddy’s business since he is “only a K.P.¹”

¹ Kitchen Pusher? Kitchen Pratt? :thinking::neutral_face::neutral_face:


The menu would be on the website, so Freddie having to filch a copy of it for Ian is bullshit anyway.


KP is “Kitchen Patrol” if you are a member of the armed forces of the United States.

In this country it might be more likely to be a spud basher.

I expect there has been a television series at some point which mentioned the term, and for some reason it is trendy among da yoof and Keri Davies.


Unless it’s like many would-be-fancy pubs and restaurants, where the version on the web site is five years old because nobody still working there knows how to update it.


New chef, new menu.


Have just heard the repeat


I hadn’t missed anything at all



I recommend bicarb.


Or for Ambridge, napalm


In a kitchen KPs are the lowly pot scrubbers and keeping everything clean slavies

Rather too elevated a position for Freddie but Justin seems to want to staff his residence with ne’er do wells


Trying to do the Jamie Oliver thing?