File puptcrit/puptcrit.0607, message 232

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 14:01:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Bottlers

Oops, my bad.  I think he did say it only took 3, but that he had
swallowed a few more than that. . .that may be where I got the 10. . .

Apologies for my fuzzy memory!


> My, my the ante continually rises! When I began my career as a Punch
> professor nearly 20 years ago, my British mentors told me that one must
> swallow three swazzles to be initiated. Then, several years later, someone
> told me it was four. Now we're up to 10, eh? Why not just go for 13 and
> call it a Baker's Dozen?!
> In reality, I have been swazzling for two decades and never swallowed a
> single one. I have happily forgone that experience. And though I am an
> authentic Punch professor (a role I swallow gleefully), I can't claim to
> be a real Punch and Judy man, having been born to the opposite gender.
> Regards,
> Diane (alias Professor Freshwater)
> |One bit of P and J lore we picked up from the puppeteer's after-show talk
> |was that you are not a real Punch and Judy man until you have swallowed
> at
> |least 10 swozzles.  He was a real Punch and Judy man.
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