Wednesday, 27 April 2005

Throdkins Throdkins Throdkins

Google, Ask Jeeves, Alta Vista, MSN and Yahoo cannot find this word, so it is safe to assume that the internet has no references to it; there cannot be many real English words of which this is true.
It is not a silly made-up word, but is the correct name for a speciality of the Fylde, which is a rich green plain in North West England that runs from the coast across gently rolling unspoilt rural countryside toward the foothills of the Pennines. And THRODKINS? These are made of oatmeal and bacon and are served with syrup. So there.
Imagine! A perfectly good word that isn’t on the internet!
Or wasn’t. It is now, because I’ve just put it there, in two places, here and here.

[I am not the onlie begetter of the revived interest in throdkins because I read about them in an extract in The Guardian from a book by William Black called The Land That Thyme Forgot, in which he mentioned that they were unreferenced on the internet.]
[See HERE for an update on the throdkin situation]

13 comments:

Boggins said...

Recipes needed!

Throdkins
Throdkins
Throdkins.

Tony said...

Yes indeed, Boggins, But, alas, I don't have one. Let us keep an eye open on the internet.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've got yourself a Google Whack when it's indexed..well done!

Tony said...

Yes, indeed, thank you Anonymous. But see the note I have just added to the post.

Fire Bitch said...

Throdkins! fun fun fun.

Bob said...

You may want to also add it to urbandictionary.com

Tony said...

Why, Bob? It's not a slang word.

Anonymous said...

A throdkin conjures up images of hobbitty dudes wearing leather shorts, although I am not quite sure why this would be so.

I tossed epicurious.com your throdkin ingredients of bacon, oatmeal and syrup, and they failed to give me a recipe! I am shocked at this!

Great White North Boy

Tony said...

Yes indeed, GWNB. I think it's the "kin" suffix that suggests some small and possibly malignant creature - one kind of manikin is nasty, and if you look up sooterkin, for example, it will depress you.
I'm working on recipes and will report in due course

Mark Gamon said...

See? Now Throdkins is (are?) everywhere...

Tony said...

Yes, Mark, and now they're getting boring. I am preparing a valedictory post about the silly things.

bonhead said...

Dear Sir, It has been brought to my attention that you are an international dealer in the Throdkin export trade. I submit here
an order for Throdkin enough to serve a party of four, with the understanding that you'll not be sending me any with rancid bacon in it. Oh, my, and please hurry with the shipment as we can hardly stand to wait fer it. Best regards!

Tony said...

Tink:
Go and boil your head.