A humorous card featuring a cockerel with a magnificent red comb, and text that reads, 'I combed it specially for you.'
– Blank inside for your own message
– Printed in the UK on premium card stock
– Supplied with a white envelope
500 in stock
A humorous card featuring a cockerel with a magnificent red comb, and text that reads, ‘I combed it specially for you.’
The word ‘comb’ is, of course, used here with a double meaning. There is that which sits on the head of the cockerel and that with which a person combs their hair.
It’s not hard to see that a cockerel’s comb is toothed in much the same way as a comb for the hair. And the origin of the word is from the Sanskrit word for tooth. From that came ‘toothed object’ and so on through to the modern meaning of the word.
An alternative word for a cockerel’s comb is a cockscomb. And a variation of that word is coxcomb, which also means a foolish, conceited person.
That’s why court jesters wore caps with combs on them – so that they could make fools of conceited people to entertain the court.
Who knew, eh?