Monday, 14 October 2013

Where are the goblins?

I seem to remember that during my childhood there were little people we referred to as goblins. As I recall it, their exploits were recorded in colourful books so we could recognise and deal with them in daily life.

Yet these days I hear nothing of goblins. Did they die out, mutate or what?

My theory, and it is only a theory at present, is that they became middle class.


Sam Vega said...

Bercow is undoubtedly a goblin. So is Andrew Mitchell. There is no doubt that Alex Salmond is a Scottish version, and so is Sir David Steel. I think Sir Alan Sugar is. Keith Vaz is a possible, but is more likely to be something mendaciously oily from the Arabian Nights.

Sam Vega said...

Little-known fact: I also got a First Class BA in Government from the University of Essex, just like Bercow. I console myself with the fact that mine was several years earlier, and before the time when they handed them out like confetti. Otherwise I would send mine back, like those old chaps when the Beatles got medals.

A K Haart said...

Sam - good list, maybe they should have their DNA tested just in case. I wonder if Bercow had his eye on the Speaker's chair from the beginning?

Sackerson said...

Thinking of bringing out a new magazine: Goblins' Wives. Anyone available to sign up Sally Bercow?

Demetrius said...

Bercow? Surely an incubus?

A K Haart said...

Sackers - I wonder if she leaves crumbs on the top of his head when they have a picnic?

Demetrius - it's hard to tell but you may be right. Explains why he wasn't spotted earlier - natural camouflage.