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The Doctor pontificates…

On Whiskey…

Well you don’t spell it “Whiskey” for a start , do you?

Anyway what matters is that it’s not spelt “Chivers Regal” as that’s not even whisky let alone whiskey. What matters even more is being able to tell the difference between whisky and milk, which is bloody simple as long as you can see the label.

Anyway, at least I can drink more than most. Here you can see my first championship win back in the summer of ’87. The secret of winning a whisky drinking competition is mixing it with water and pretending it’s a pint full. Just don’t tell the others, they wouldn’t understand.

On Samphire Hoe…a Dovorian nature reserve…

It obviously is named after either “marsh samphire” a form of edible seaweed used in pickles and now found in England around the North Norfolk coast where it may only be collected for personal use and not for selling to trendy London restaurants. Or, more likely given the location, after “rock samphire” which is a cliff plant with fleshy leaves used in similar pickles (which I didn’t know existed until I looked it up). And from “hoe”, a projecting ridge of land, see also the Scottish “heugh” or “heuch” – a cliff.

Ten minutes later…

Hang on – I’ve been doing my research here, Samphire Hoe is a bloody mound built from tunnel spoilings and named by a competition winner. You are quite right to misspell. It’s just like boat mcboat face.

 

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