Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Amazing story of 18-inch dueling dwarf who owned pair of trousers sold for almost £10k

Despite their fearsome reputation, the judges of our Headline of the Day Award can be a sentimental bunch. The local connection was enough to win this tale of Jeffery Hudson's trousers today's award, despite its questionable grammar.

"Did the story tell for £10k?" they asked, and "Can one be said to have owned a pair of trousers 'sold for almost £10k' if that sale did not take place until centuries after one's death?" Oh, and "Why have they used 'dueling', which is generally seen as an American spelling?"

Still, well done to the Leicester Mercury.

There's more about Jeffery Hudson on Strange Company blog. You can find his cottage near the railway station in Oakham.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall at the judges' meetings. We're all in their debt.