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Hare not hair

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For, I think, the first time in my life I saw the words “hare lip” in print today. I’d always imagined it to be “hair lip.” It’s odd when things come along that remind you that, like your Mum tells you as you strop off to your bedroom, you don’t know everything.
It is, of course, totally obvious why a cleft lip is also known as a hare lip: it resembles a hare’s lip. But I thought, for some unknown reason, it could be because a taut hair could pull the lip into that shape.
All I need to do now is write a kerrazzee farce about Nazis featuring a bloke called Herr Lip and my world will be complete.

Written by Craig

May 6th, 2005 at 1:14 pm

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  1. Isn’t there a German guy in ‘The League of Gentlemen’ called Heir Lip?


    6 May 05 at 19:17

  2. Is there? I’ve never seen that show, cos the trailers always put me..


    6 May 05 at 19:30

  3. off?


    6 May 05 at 23:00

  4. out


    6 May 05 at 23:01

  5. away?


    6 May 05 at 23:01

  6. Outside? I rather like the idea of that.


    7 May 05 at 08:24

  7. I’m confused…


    7 May 05 at 09:29

  8. Was there not a Nazi officer in ‘Allo ‘Allo called Herr Lip?

    Hm. Google says no. They really missed a trick there. Not saucy enough, I guess.

    But yes, The League Of Gentlemen has one. He says some frightfully saucy things, it seems. With the emphasis firmly on ‘frightful’.


    7 May 05 at 10:40

  9. oh yeh, just realised ididn’t put the last word in my comment. it was “off.”
    i just never really got to thinking League of Gentlemen would be good from the brief clips I saw.
    Maybe i’m…



    7 May 05 at 13:57

  10. that’s funny, i just realized the other day that that the phrase “get a wild hair up your ass” was actually “wild hare.” suddenly that phrase makes a more sense to me. a little bit, but not much.


    19 May 05 at 21:32

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