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Tramp

The Headmaster
Posted on: 17 October 2005, 12:28am

What the Americans call a hobo, rather than what the British call a slut. The one with the knotted hankerchief on a stick.

The Headmaster
Posted on: 2 November 2005, 7:45pm

He's done. For some reason the traditional tramp wears patched formal clothing - white tie preferably, though without the tie, or the shirt come to that - together with a battered top hat. Perhaps for pathos, perhaps to intimate how few steps there are from wealth to destitution, or perhaps the stereotype was fixed by Burlington Bertie ("I rise at ten thirty"). A bushy beard, and the knotted handkerchief is of course polka dotted.

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