Thursday, 10 September 2009

Spot The Dick

Saints preserve us! Have the staff at Flinthshire council got nothing better to do with their time?

Concerned at the historical (and hysterical) innuendos about the name of the traditional British pudding they have decided to rename this popular dessert

They hoped to put an end to the nudges and winks of customers by renaming the classic pud 'Spotted Richard' or Sultana Sponge Pudding

Now wonder they don't work in marketing and advertising. They've clearly had an inspiration bypass. This is Political Correctness gone made. The scourge of post-modernist language deconstruction and connontation mania has finally reached the humble British pudding.

They may even be more dismayed when they learn that the etymology of Richard means 'Hard Ruler'!!

Ooer missus give me some of your hard ruler baby!

Perhaps it might be better named Flintshire Folly.

Here's the recipe so you can make your own without having to trouble the delicate sensibilities of Flintshire County Council serving staff.

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