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Nice one!

Up for auction, an especially fine Sussex pig. I’ve always wanted one.

This is a (traditionally brown glazed) pottery pig with a detachable head. It is believed (by whom? I don’t remember) that a rogue would bet a drinking companion that he (the rogue) could drink a hogshead (66 imperial gallons) of wine, and then he’d whip the head off a Sussex pig and pour himself a good swig.

Ha ha. Good way to get a poke in the snoot, if you ask me.

I won’t bid on this one, though – handsome though it be. For one thing, it’s had a repair to the head. I ordinarily wouldn’t care about such a thing, but if I’m going to pay £120 for a practical joke, I want it to be pristine.

And they usually have Wunt Be Druv incised along the neck. I can guess why it’s missing on this one: this pig is described as early 19th Century, and Wunt Be Druv didn’t appear in print until 1875 (though surely it was in use before then).

Big fan of Wunt Be Druv. I should make a t-shirt.

Today’s Tucker:
Episode 9 July 11 Topic: The Andrew Tate interview

Two and half hours long. I ain’t got time for that.


Comment from OldFert
Time: July 14, 2023, 5:25 pm

Nice pig.
Thanks for the Tucker link. Geez, long enough?

Comment from OldFert
Time: July 14, 2023, 7:58 pm

Well, I finished the interview. Pretty good.
Not previously familiar with Andrew Tate (I thought it was the boss on Bewitched). Interesting fellow.

It was worth the 2.5 hours; you can break it up.

Comment from Pupster
Time: July 14, 2023, 10:32 pm

Wunt Be Druv is a pretty good motto, as motto’s go. I can’t believe I’m the only one that had no clue without a quick search as to the provenance and meaning of said motto.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 15, 2023, 12:48 am

@Pupster — Heh! No, you don’t have to try to believe that, I had to look it up, too. And it IS a pretty good motto.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 15, 2023, 9:12 am

Still partial to “Come and take it”


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