cheesygirl: (Doctor stickyup hair paintedxlie)
Embarrassingly, I've read only one Agatha Christie novel in my life, and that was "Sad Cypress" many many years ago. I wasn't terribly impressed. But, I decided I needed to try her again, mostly because I was in the mood for some fluffy 1920s English fiction with lots of manor houses and afternoon tea and whatnot. I'm reading "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" and it really is quite funny, in that delightfully dry, English way. Par example:

"I thank you, no," said Poirot, rising. "All my excuses for having deranged you."
"Not at all, not at all."
"The word deranged," I remarked, when we were outside again, "is applicable to mental disorder only."
"Ah!" cried Poirot, "never will my English be quite perfect. A curious language. I should have said disarranged, n'est-ce pas?"
"Disturbed is the word you had in mind."

:D

Pooh facts

Oct. 9th, 2008 12:00 pm
cheesygirl: (Timmy sleepy Cheesygirl)
I stumbled upon this info looking up things about another beloved British bear, Paddington. Did you know that the original real live Winnie was an American bear who lived at the London zoo? The original stuffed inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood now live at the New York Public Library. Pooh Bear (then Edward Bear) was purchased at Harrods in 1921. I did not know these things. Now I do. And so do you.

I have a rumbly in my tumbly, so I'm going to get a Little Something now.

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