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On dodgy naming…


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This post was published more than 9 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 9 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

There’s a pub in central Newcastle which has posters outside perpetually advertising appearances by the drag act Ophelia Balls. Thanks to my sweet innocence, it took me to walk past the pub many tens of times before – earlier this week – the terrible pun in the act’s name finally registered.

Having barely recovered from the shock, imagine my surprise at finding this new product on a visit to Ikea this weekend:

Ofelia Vag

Apparently, it’s part of the bigger Ofelia Collection. Surely they must have noticed…

This 1,332nd post was filed under: Headliner.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Steve Sanders

by Steve Sanders

Comment posted at 14:27 on 19th May 2008.

IsTilly O’Shea a drag act?

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 20:40 on 19th May 2008.

You’re far from the first to ask that question, but sadly not… The history of that particular pseudonym of mine is explained in slightly pained detail here.

Comment from Ophelia Balls

by Ophelia Balls

Comment posted at 23:34 on 21st May 2008.

Hello me dear,surely you are not compairing me to a bloody cusion for Ikea,
well both big and soft I suppose.

I dont bite you know, just give a nasty suck from time to time,. . .!

Keep talking bout me,any form of free advert is good,dont you agree…?



Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 13:24 on 26th May 2008.

Well, they do say there’s no such thing as bad publicity…

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