Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German --a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead
who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms--a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
"The curse of God on thee for a blockhead
!" said Don Quixote; "where hast thou ever heard of castles and royal palaces being built in alleys without an outlet?"
If anyone spots a Blockhead
taxi cab going around Liverpool, take a pic and message us on our website and you''ll get a T-shirt.
Which means a blockhead
is someone who is slow to pick up on things, slow to learn, pig-headed, resistant to new ideas, etc, etc.
The great Dr Johnson ruled that "No man but a blockhead
ever wrote, except for money." So I am now, officially, a blockhead