Please donate to help keep TarBoard and All Things Ransome going

Pudding Faces

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Previous # Next ] [ Start New Thread ] [ TarBoard ]

Posted by Magnus Smith on September 23, 2023 at 06:02:29 user Magnus.

"Pudding faces" is not an insult I had ever heard, as a child. And I had not seen it in another book, until last night when I read The Secret Of Smugglers Wood by R J McGregor (published 1957).

'Marvellous the way you manage to get out of washing up,' Gordon remarked. 'Your pudding face really belies you.'

'My pudding face is merely a mask to hide the brilliance of the mind behind it,' Ian informed him. 'If I didn't hide it in some way it would make my big brother jealous.' He bolted before Gordon could act...

Does anyone recall the use of this insult from their own life experience, rather than in print?

Follow Ups:

Post a followup (Only if you agree to the Terms and Conditions)

Email (optional). This will be visible to everyone on TarBoard, and spammers:

Existing subject (please edit appropriately) :

or is it time to start a New Thread?


Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

post direct to TarBoard test post first

Before posting it is necessary to be a registered user.

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ TarBoard ]