Jan Van Quirm wrote:She's the sort of woman who's completely disinterested in her own appearance 'cos nobody's ever bothered with her when she has tried to pull out all the stops, so she doesn't care that her hair's so constantly singed, she just wears a wig when she 'needs' to - which isn't very often. Clothes the same, no interest whatsoever, because they've never done her any good and all they have to do now is be low maintenance and offer some protection from her anxious mothering to her child substitutes, the swamp dragons
Have you ever seen the French & Saunders 'posh old country ladies' sketches? They're the Roundworld Sybils
But I don't think he did describe them like the posh old country ladies though, she does seem to turn into this later - more strapping than fat. And its definitely implied that she's bald, rather than just singed. I think Terry did her an injustice in GG, but it got rectified afterwards.