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05 February 2009 @ 11:50 pm
Molesworth, Geoffrey Willans

Terms from Down with Skool!, How to be Topp, Whizz for Atomms and Back in the Jug Agane (all published in the 1950s) that seemed vaguely familiar...

- Hogwarts
- wizard wheezes
- Scrimgeour
- 'hem hem.'

I expected this to be a juvenile Flashman. It's not. Down with Skool! was funny, but the others just harp on the same one-note song. The only reason I kept on was for the delightfully obvious Nigel/Fotherington-Tomas backslash. The dialect is hard to decipher, but it's nothing to Trainspotting, so.

The idea of boarding school as a place where you forget your family and 'tuough' up struck a chord, mind you. My therapist was worried about my total dissociation from how utterly, bitterly miserable I was in boarding school. It's much nicer to think of independent, strong-minded little fifteen-year olds swaggering around, having midnight feasts and planning to rob the National Gallery or whatever.

And I still don't know what the fuck 'chiz' means.

Some funny quotes:

Anyway his favourite charakter is little lord fauntleroy and when i sa he hav a face like a tomato he repli i forgive you molesworth for thoes uncouth words.

What is that? molesworth for the last time your opinion that it is soppy to atack a ditch does not interest me.

young Elizabethans - this just made me lol at the thought that current Britons could be regarded as 'new Elizabethans.' Would they like that, I wonder.

The prunes had been brought from the prune country where they lived hapily tuoughing each other up and indulging in cotage industries.

Personaly i think no gorgonzola is wroth sending for the manager but it must be diferent i supose when you are 723.

[Oliver] Twist: Come on come on. This is the welfare state. Give us a couple also some free milk and orange juice, a corset, some false teeth, old age pension, forecast for the pools, 20 poems by w. auden, six beetles, a pencil sharpner and anything else you have in yore poket.

This is only one side of a horse so it hav only two legs, one ear and one eye. However, most horses are aproximately the same on the other side and if they are not it s not safe to hav a fluter on them.

Library tomorrow, whee!

Previously, on Book Glomp 2009:
He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope
The Bostonians, Henry James
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
For Esme - with Love and Squalor, JD Salinger
The Outsider, Albert Camus
The Princess Diaries: Ten out of Ten, Meg Cabot
The Vicar of Bullhampton, Anthony Trollope
Current Mood: frustratedheadachey
Current Music: move along // all american rejects
Annamk_tortie on February 6th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
ooh, gotta love Molesworth - there's a Molesworth goes to Hogwarts parody somewhere on the interwebs as well, which is pretty funny!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Coloured pencilsscoradh on February 6th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Annamk_tortie on February 6th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Found it! Ho for Hoggwarts! Definitely LOLworthy :D
Blindmouse: Alice readingblindmouse on February 6th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
- Hogwarts
- wizard wheezes
- Scrimgeour

No, wait, seriously?

And I still don't know what the fuck 'chiz' means.

Lol, I wondered where that was coming from :-)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Little Mermaid pink dress of winscoradh on February 6th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Siriusly. I smell a Pettigrew.

I've decided it can mean whatever I want it to mean - ie a mixture of lolyay! and omg.