Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Viewblogging

A view of the town of Dorking ...

(Blogger waits while readers stop giggling)

... from Box Hill in Surrey.



Blogger oldest kid said...

Could that possibly be the origin of the term? Did you meet anyone there?

8:48 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

This Wikipedia entry says the Domesday Book called it the "Manor of Dorchinges," which probably is the root of the name. There also is a breed of chicken called the Dorking.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...


I've always heard that "dork" is slang for male whale genitalia. However, I just looked it up and it's probably what they call a "minced oath" (like using "gosh" or "dang") for a nickname for Richard.

Ha Ha ! SNORK!

9:47 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

I'm not so sure. I think there are some folks I work with who are from the town of Dorking. I'll ask when I go back to work in a week.

2:03 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

If they're from Dorking, they share a home with Sir Laurence Olivier, which is one more Oscar winner than my own hometown can claim.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Yes, but your hometown can claim you. BTW, how was the race this week end?

12:19 PM  
Anonymous The Old Man From Scene 24 said...

Dorking is near the also interestingly named Leatherhead.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

I think your hometown can also claim a very powerful woman in the Federal government (I hear she has control of how a large amount of money is spent) and a woman who is a regionally well-known peace activist, if I'm not mistaken.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...


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