Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Viewblogging



A view of the town of Dorking ...

(Blogger waits while readers stop giggling)

... from Box Hill in Surrey.

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9 Comments:

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...

HEE HEE HEEE!!! HAW HAW!!

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...

heehee

12:57 AM  

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