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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Weel Kent Fowk of the past #1 - Snuffy Ivy

Snuffy Ivy was a legendary Aberdeen Prostitute.

Undoubtedly a looker in her day, by the time she became famous in Aberdeen she was Weel Past Her Best.

According to my dad, she was called Snuffy Ivy because of the way she spoke. Now this is really not going to translate on to paper, so I'm not even going to try... just imagine you've got a deep fried mars bar up each nostril and that your tongue has gotten stuck to the roof of your mouth by eating a sticky toffee from Christies 99p shop.

There was a joke. Ahem. (Clears throat for full effect) :

"Knock Knock"
"fath's ththere?"
"It's the Police"
"Weel yeth'll hae tae wait yer thurn. Ah'm buthy the now"

Oh, and my auntie ran messages for her once in the mid 1920's for "a few coins" and got her backside thrashed when her mother found out...

Them were the days. Don't get hoors like that nowadays, do we ?

posted by Aberdeen Tramps | Saturday, April 22, 2006


Blogger Nat said...

God, I miss Aberdeen.

Even it's coldness. Give it my love when you're next there!

April 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best story I ever heard about Snuffy Ivy was when she was standing eating a bag of chips and the Police came along and said 'Pull your underwear up Ivy', to which she replied, 'oh, sorry, my client must have finished'..

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Neighbour of Teh Hoors! said...

Aye, as a fan of The Grey Toon's Hoors, I have to admit that none could ever achieve the high standards set by Snuffy Ivy.

They should put up a statue to her somewhere...

January 03, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, 'Thnuffy' Ivy..(said like you have a mega head cold, or, aforemantioned mars bars up nostrils) apparently, she married Cocky Hunter efter his closin' doon sale.

December 28, 2009  

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