As promised last week – I just know both my faithful readers have been waiting in wild anticipation counting the days – here’s one of my favourites from The Two Ronnies. Not only do we get the Msrs Barker and Corbett but also my beloved Dame Patricia making an appearance.
As with many of the sketches on their various shows this one was written by Gerald Wiley. A click on the link will take you to the real name of one of the most brilliant comedy writers of the period.
The word for July 6th is:
Pseudonym /ˈsjuːdənɪm/: [noun]
A fictitious name, especially one used by an author.
Early 19th century: from French pseudonyme, from Greek pseudōnymos, from pseudēs ‘false’ + onuma ‘name’.
An author’s real name affixed to a work is an autonym but an author’s name attribured to a work they did not write is an an allonym. Who knew?