Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easy Come, Easy Krogh

It was far from an awful "meet cute"
When he sparred with a boffin-made brute
For extending his hand
Didn't end as he'd planned
And his arm was torn off at the root.

Lionel Atwill as Inspector Krogh in Son of Frankenstein (1939). A boffin is a stock character in UK culture: a scientist, engineer, or other person engaged in technical or scientific research. It's one of several words I've learned from Scottish LimerWrecker David Cairns.

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