That looks more like a cat flap than a dog collar in the first illustration...But I grant you, Victorians may have pronounced 'girl' closer to 'gull', and girlie-girls are able to bore anyone to death. However, the convoluted machinations of your grey cells have, on this occasion, totally flummoxed me. I plead vacant lot syndrome... You can knock on the door all you like, but there's no one at home.
Hey, jinksy, I was counting on you to come up with the answer! I got as far as dog-collar (aka as cat flap) and goring (boring) and bull (gull) but no further. Then, I never have been good at crosswords . . . flummoxed!
Oh jabblog . . .you are so close!RegardsAda Teliis.
It's got to be Reverend William Archibald Spooner, surely? But I can't tell what the top picture is, so I'm basing that entirely on the bored to death by a gull/ gored to death by a bull spoonerism so I could be tarking up the wrong bree..
Boken Briro . . . it is indeed the Speverend Rilliam Wooner! Bien fait! Your drink tokens are on the way. The top picture is a cat-flap - obviously the Reverend's favourite head wear . . .
Thank you Jinksy, for 'vacant lot syndrome'. There is no better term to describe the state I was in yesterday.
Deb . . . sounds like either you're back in Provence jetlagged or back on the Vin Ordinaire back in Provence . . BTW . . . I know I didn't comment on your Canada visit posts . . . but I thought they were great reading. Thank you.
Cheers! Ta for the virtual drinks vouchers - I am now virtually drunk! (But not as drunk as some thinkle peep I am)
bb . . the drinks vouchers are REAL! Just help yourself from out of the picture
I think I must have been imbibing without knowing it. All these comments on a blog which I'm constantly being told doesn't exist is harming my last shreds of sanity...
Sorry, ARE plural not IS singular. You can tell how bad things are...
Thank you for stopping by. To make life easier for you I have turned off the new indecipherable and time-wasting verification words. Would you care to "feedback" to Blogger and complain about them, like I did?