Thursday, July 22, 2010


LEATHERHEAD, n. Dr. Bartlett, of the Bulletin.

2010 Update: A sparkling wit out of earshot.


tsduff said...

Leatherhead: The fond nickname of my neighbor's giant tortoise.

TLP said...

Leatherhead: Business stationery made out of cowhide.

Anonymous said...

leatherhead: a fetish human displaying the tanning of putrescible animal skin

Anonymous said...

that, or...a Scandinavian who has outsayed their holdiay in sunny Mallorca

Anonymous said...


Thanks so much, mi amigo, yesterday for the birthday comment. I appreciate it and I'm just glad that day is now now over. Today, like December 26th are my two favorite days. I'm as far away from the wretched day as possible :)

actonbell said...

leatherhead--a crocodile, of course.

quilly said...


sauerkraut said...

leatherhead, n., 1) the person who decides if a boy scout has met the requirements for the rank of Eagle. 2) not a term of endearment.

Jim said...

Leatherhead rhymes with letterhead.
That's about all I know except for what I have read here tonight.

Anonymous said...

leatherhead, n. an agricultural idiom

Ariel the Thief said...

It is funny to learn what everything leatherhead means. I have always believed it was the name of the big bald guys in black black boots associated with nazism and bleeding Gipsy people by the rest of the society.

NicoleB, Kuwait said...

Someone that got too much sunshine?
Like so many people I recently met?
Or are they called dusthead?

Doug said...

Terry, I was going to say something about a tortoise in the definition but those are leatherbacks, right?

Funny, TLP. Until I saw your comment I didn't think of letterhead.

Right, anonymous or all the failed starlets who forget to leave L.A.

Thom, I get you. To me birthdays are the worst, though. At Christmas the attention is on others or shared. But I hope you had a good one.

After while, Actonbell.

Sorta, Quill, sure.

Sauerkraut, I'm going to have to take your word on the first one. In my troop it was the silverback.

Jim, every little bit helps.

Anonymous, for a milkmaid?

Ariel, those are called skinheads here. Leather would be a waste of good wrapping.

Nicole, last I saw you were the dusthead, nicht wahr?