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Posted By: MGM·Lion
03-Aug-12 - 03:58 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
Subject: RE: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
Take into account also the symbolic and associative overtones of the name the pub/catering trade adopted for the simple bread'n'cheese bar snack.

~M~

One of my favourite Private Eye [I think it was] cartoons was of the barman saying to the disgruntled customer, "Well, that's what the ploughman has for his lunch ~ fish-fingers & chips!"