Abstracted rainbow coloured British Union flag stamps.
Mrs. Betty Slocombe was a fictional character from the BBC One comedy show, Are You Being Served?. She was played by Mollie Sugden.
* Mary Elizabeth Jennifer Rachel Abergavenny Slocombe (née Yiddell) was born in 1926 in Blackpool. Mrs Slocombe is the Senior of the Ladies Department and known for her unusual hair colours, such as lime green or orange. Throughout the series, her husband was alluded to have either left Mrs. Slocombe, or was possibly arrested by the Fraud Squad. In Grace and Favour, it was revealed Mrs Slocombe's husband, Cecil, had walked out on her one morning (to buy slightly salted butter at Sainsbury's) and ended up a successful land developer. In one episode she accepts what she thinks is a marriage proposal from Mr. Humphries, implying that she is now divorced.
Mrs Slocombe lived with her cat, Tiddles, which she referred to as "my pussy"; this was the source of many a double entendre, most of which Mrs. Slocombe herself completely misses. Mrs. Slocombe also tries to sound posh and refined, but when exasperated or annoyed, she reveals more than a trace of a Northern accent. Mrs. Slocombe's catch phrases were "...and I am unanimous in that..." and "Weak as water!" Mrs Slocombe often mispronounces long words, rendering, for example, "obstreperous" as "obstropulous" and "organism" as "orgasm" and "centimeters" as "centipedes."