What’s in a name?

Is it Prince Henry or Harry?  Is Ringo Star Mr Starr or Mr Richard Starkey (Starkey apparently, Ringo is just a stage name, he gets upset if you get it wrong)?  Cliff Richard is Harry Webb, Maureen Lipman is Mrs Rosenthal……So, many moons ago, when I first...

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What’s a country mile?

What’s a country mile?

A country mile – it’s a long way, and seems country folk have been saying it’s 10 times as far as a normal mile since the 1800s.  No doubt my granny would have said it, being born in 1877 and a country lass. That's her house (or was) above, well half of it...

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