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This week's strip actually belongs to last week, Wednesday's all-day training meeting to be exact. I drew it on the back of the ice-breaking exercise. On that subject, has anyone out there heard of Everton Mints?

My knees are laptop-toasty. I can watch Tivo and surf both at once now! Multi-tasking heaven! .... or a whole new world of RSI. Only time will tell.


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12th Jul, 2004 15:42 (UTC)
Everton Mints
Yeah, I've even eaten one. Basically humbug type thngs IIRC.
Is that why Everton football club are known as "the toffees"? I can't remember, but it seems likely.
13th Jul, 2004 02:32 (UTC)
dribbling toffeeshops
In the early days, Everton often trained late into the night, so they were nicknamed "The Moonlight Dribblers", or so it is believed. The scientific style lead to the name "The School of Science". After Everton moved to Goodison, they picked up another nickname, "The Toffees" or "The Toffeemen".

There are two versions to explain how this name was adopted: the better known is that, in those days, a Mrs Noblett had a candy store near Goodison called Mother Noblett's Toffee Shop, where she advertised and sold her tasty merchandise on match days. Another reason might be that there was a house called Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House near the Queen's Head hotel. The word "toffee" also referred to Irishmen, of which there was a large population in the Liverpool area at the turn of the century.

... More details, including how Mother Noblett invented the Everton mint and Ma Bushell started the tradition of the Everton Toffee Lady.
13th Jul, 2004 00:18 (UTC)
Nice to see an 'ice-breaking exercise' prduce something worthwhile!
Everton mints? Yeh! Good!
13th Jul, 2004 02:34 (UTC)
for the afternoon ice-breaker
we had to hit pressure points while repeating "Even though I'm bored, I'm tired and I want to go home I am at one with myself".

13th Jul, 2004 02:12 (UTC)
Mmm, yes. Now I want some. Loved the strip. Ow.
13th Jul, 2004 07:45 (UTC)
Apropos of Nothing

I spent a day in Oxford several years ago when I did a little romp through the Cotswolds.

One "Oxford Memory" is eating a kidney pie from a street vendor, only to be told later that generally one should be wary of street vendor kidney pies. I thought it was mandatory.

If you visit Atlanta ever, I'll return the favor by introducing you to boiled peanuts from a sidewalk kettle.
13th Jul, 2004 10:05 (UTC)
...that must have been before they introduced the currently popular artery-clogging cheese and chips (and its vegan cousin hummous and chips) which are now the local favourites!

is it mandatory to be wary of boiled peanuts, too?
13th Jul, 2004 10:29 (UTC)
Be afraid. Be very afraid. But until you've had a soggy paper bag full of hot wet peanuts, why, I don't think you can properly say, "I've done everything."
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