I did Pitman's Shorthand as a high school subject. I never mastered it, but thank goodness taking notes from your boss this way changed by the time I left school. It really is a dead art. Few people today know what shorthand is.
Herman's Hermits are an English beat (or pop) band, formed in Manchester in 1963 as Herman & The Hermits.Their first hit was a cover of Earl Jean's "I'm into Something Good" (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King), which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles
Sherbert pips - and the scary man who ran the sweet shop under the railway bridge. Some of the sweets had to be weighed out and put in a little paper bag, sherbet pips being one of those. The shop owner always looked sort of grubby.