[Ansteorra] Gong Farmer

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Nov 12 17:42:35 PST 2007

No,no, no. Gunthar is a pig farmer, not a gong farmer. There is a  
small difference.


On Nov 12, 2007, at 4:38 PM, gail young wrote:

> I thought the man in charge of that for Ansteorra was Count Gunthar? 
>   gwyneth
> Susan McMahill <sueorintx at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> From the Discovery Channel website:
> The Gong Farmer The gong farmer was the Tudor equivalent of a  
> modern mobile toilet attendant. It was his job to empty the privies  
> (a row of holes in a wooden plank over a tank) of private  
> households. Once the farmer’s vat was full of ‘gong’ (dung), he  
> carted it outside the city walls. The job was so unsavoury that  
> gong farmers were only allowed to work during the night and were  
> forced to live together in designated areas. When tobacco arrived  
> in this country most gong farmers became heavy smokers to mask the  
> gut-wrenching pong of the gong!
> Sounds like the perfect title for the job rather than nasty-crat,  
> etc. ;)
> Lyneya

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

More information about the Ansteorra mailing list