Friday 4 May 2007

dolly, diddle, duckie

it's polari time again and this time we've got some of my favourites... you should be able to shove these into your everyday patter with the greatest of ease

d is for
meaning dear, or lovely, or attractive even.
as in 'how bona to vada your dolly old eke' or for the slightly less experienced why not try 'grand to see you my dolly old pal'. you'll get the hang of it in no time.

and there's
meaning gin from which we get the brilliant
diddle-cove which is your new name for the off- license

and we couldn't possibly not have
my favourite form of address.
oh hello duckie. (think leslie philips playing gay)

there, now you should have now excuse.

d is also for


i like the definition 'to move slowly, languidly, or dilatorily' (what's dilatorily?)

and for your reward for all that hard work here's
dee dee bridgewater
you'd think people would write more songs for their children but i can't think of many. there's that awful awful john lennon horror, and gil scott heron's heartbreaking 'your daddy loves you', and there's this joyful explosion of love

dee dee bridgewater - little b's poem

and i couldn't quite let d go by without a bit of de la soul at their spring bank holiday weekendest.


FiL said...

Oh my, I have the softest of soft spots for hippy hip hop!

Elizabeth said...

Yay! Duckie, or ducks, is my favorite form of address as well.

FiL said...

Argh, it's Monday morning. A dolly diddle sounds divine, duckies...

ally. said...

top marks dear fil - well done