Re Judii's post, I sent her this explanation and she suggested I share it
with all. Meanwhile hope you all shared the giggle before reading my
explanation. I didn't want to spoil the fun!
----- Original Message -----
From: Xenia Stanford <president@...>
Date: Monday, June 5, 2006 6:26 pm
Subject: RE: Newcastle - occupations
> Hi Judii,
> Not so funny when you realize it is his location and not a comment
> on his dealings!
> DARN CROOK. Origin rather obscure but probably means a crooked and
> darkstreet. Darn means "dark".
> (The New Geordie Dictionary).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-
> gen@...]On Behalf
> Of Judith Rempel
> Sent: June 5, 2006 11:46 AM
> To: dist-gen@...
> Subject: Newcastle - occupations
> Just writing to share a giggle this afternoon.
> Am pursuing a Newcastle-born family and came across this webpage:
> It's filled with lots of great scanned resources, but to find the
> giggle, go to p. 6 of the Newcastle Directory and look for Ths. Bell.
> not his occupation, but the editorial comment at the end of the entry
> that's making me laugh today.
> Judii Rempel in Gambia
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