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.
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.