The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98913   Message #1964628
Posted By: Scrump
12-Feb-07 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: who's the fool now
Subject: RE: who's the fool now
I always thought 'clouting' in this case referred to clout nails, i.e. the man in the moon was mending St Peter's shoes.

I've heard another version with "Hammering" instead of "clouting". Either way, I've always associated it with cobblers. I'll rephrase that...

As it's meant to be a bit of nonsense, I guess it doesn't matter too much how you interpret it, really though.