A Sunday Quiz

05 Aug

During his “college” days in London, Errol used to salivate on Sundays for this weekly treat.


– He first took a very long walk in formal clothing.

– Before eating he used to mumble a little Latin.

– Evidence is very spotty but the name of this quiz dish may derive from the beloved breed depicted below.

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    August 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    – It was served in the South West.

    – About dead center in the map below.

    – It was sometimes followed by cricket.


  2. Claudia

    August 6, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Methinks he may have spotted a dog once a week during his days in London, Tim.

    • Gentleman Tim

      August 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Spot on, Claudia!

      You have really earned your EFB stripes!!

      Spotted dog was young Errol’s favorite meal at South West College, in Barnes, between Putney and Hammersmith, along Castlenau (99-101). It was served only on Sundays, all other meals being described as rather grueling, Dickensian affairs.

      Things are certainly dismal when the highlight of your week looks like the below.


  3. Gentleman Tim

    August 6, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Here’s what the awful alma mater looks like these days. Marelle left poor Errol there with Headmaster Burbridge and a bugger-hungry underling while she was reportedly off partying with Aga Khan in Paris.


  4. tassie devil

    August 7, 2018 at 12:18 am

    I thought that the title of this dish was Spotted Dick.

    This is from Wikipedia “Spotted dog may refer to: The common name for Pulmonaria, a flowering plant; An alternate name for Spotted dick, a type of English pudding;”

    I have always known it as spotted dick.

    • Gentleman Tim

      August 7, 2018 at 1:26 am

      Hi tassie devil. I have no personal experience with either spotted dog or spotted dick. I am only quoting what Errol said in MWWW. He used the name “spotted dog”, and described in detail how it was made. When I searched online, I saw that there is much confusion and/or dispute over both the origin and meaning of these terms. Here’s one apparently authoritative explanation of how the terms vary in meaning, at least in some minds and regions. I cannot not say.…