Ken Follett’s 1978 spy novel The Eye of the Needle contains the following:
“His name is Frederick Bloggs, and he gets annoyed if you make jokes about it.”
Color me puzzled. I can see why being named Bloggs might be joke-worthy in 2006. But in 1940, when the novel is set? What gives? Your suggestions/insights invited. Also, sorry I’ve been away; fresh content from my corner is on the way no later than Wednesday morning.