One of the curses of my life is being born with a big head, I need a size 60 or 73⁄8 hat and buying glasses is a nightmare requiring an extended temple length.
Today I discovered the real meaning of ‘pollard’ according to ancestry.com. Pollard is a “nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped
head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German
polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix
-ard.” Which is obviously why the name is also given to pruning willow trees where a distinctive large crown is produced.
So I obviously have all those Heage Pollard’s to blame 🙂
The things I learn….