You know when something just happens? Well, this sort-of-just happened. I’ve been playing about on Periscope (a new live-streaming social media app) for a few weeks now and have loved taking part in the Scope Tribe challenges laid on by David J Bushell (@DavidJBushell) and Jena Nesbitt (@JenaNesbitt) each week. We have ‘scoped our sky, ‘scoped our bestie, ‘scoped our music and this week, we have been challenged to ‘scope our books.
The latest book to land on my doormat is Potty, Fartwell & Knob – Extraordinary but True Names of British People by Russell Ash. I’ve not read it yet but thought after a conversation I had this morning with some people in America and Australia about the words that can get misinterpreted across our countries (think . . . randy, fanny, spunky) – I took it as a sign from the Universe that I should share the naughtiness I knew was lurking inside this book.
So I hopped onto Periscope and started to read some names . . . almost two hours and three chapters later I ended the broadcast having met some seriously funny people, I giggled until I cried and had many requests to share the book on here so they knew where to go to find a copy. It’s not very high-brow, it certainly will offend some ears but my goodness you’ll laugh until you hurt!
It turned into an epically long broadcast and we decided to broadcast a chapter each day this week for the #ScopeYourBook challenge because we were caught in the place of stop-dont-stop! Once the week is over, I’ll update this post with the favourite names from each day so you can snigger at the top five . . .