The sidekick

  The hero is ‘foiled’ again   What do Dr Watson, Sancho Panza, Donald Duck, Leporello, Robin, Booboo, Barney Rubble and Shrek’s donkey have in common?   Yup, they’re all sidekicks.     It’s an odd word, isn’t it? One theory is that the term originated in pickpocket slang of the late 19th century. The […]