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Thursday, May 24, 2007

On sniggering at Enid Blyton

Currently reading an old Enid Blyton book of stories to my kids. Finding it very hard to avoid giggling every time Ms Blyton writes things like... well, all boys go through a juvenile phase of snickering "hee, hee, hee" at older children's books that use words like "fairies" or "queer" - that's old hat by now: you grow out of that (eventually).

BUT when one has to read aloud phrases like "Because, of course, Elves do not enjoy Golden Rain" -- with a straight face -- while thinking of Seann Willliammm Sccccotttt in "American Pie II" -- it's just difficult, man, difficult, that's all.


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