A fair few weeks ago I mentioned the word the Midland lads use for Eels,which is Sniggs.But know one could offer me an explanation as to why ?
Sitting here at work today the phone has just gone with a breathless Bard of BridgeNorth,who has been undercover for weeks trying to find out why.As ever it helps to read this in a strangled YamYam tone.I find it also helps to hang upside down like a Fruit Bat and hold ones nose.
BB "Monty,puff,pant wheeze.I bring you news of Sniggs"
MD "Go on"
BB "They are called fooking Sniggs because of the way they used to be caught"
MD "Is that it ?"
BB "No they used to Snigg them in the mesh with worms"
So now you all know.I do not think there is a more descriptive word for a fish in this land of ours.My deep gratitude goes out to BB and a years supply of Diet Coke and Pies will be sent from Yat Rock when I get home.