Peter Rhodes on late news, dangerous awards and Barbara Windsor's bravest hour
A READER recalls that when she was a girl and asking endless questions a family friend would identify any unknown item with: "It's a nose-band for a goose's bridle." Which reminded me of the old mechanic who would answer my queries about engine parts with: "It's a wim-wam for a smoke-grinding mill." Have such terms been lost in the drains of history? Have new ones replaced them?