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#192919 - 08/31/10 07:29 AM His first name was Edward, if you recall [Re: jenny jenny]
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...who would brook no folly. Such as stories about a silly old Bear and (among other friends) a baby marsupial, for instance.

Hey, Mister wofahulicodoc, you forgot "Prime Minister". smile

Yes I did, didn't I. Too much of the Purloined Letter; I didn't see it!


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And can you give us a clue to help us answer your onnicle about the "silly old Bear and baby marsupial"? confused

The clue is exactly your Silly Old Bear quotation.

My onnicle was probably triggered by mention of Winston Churchill. I might add that it has nothing to do with the Elephant's Child and his Great Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo. Oh, wait, that's the wrong British author, isn't it. But in any case, the question is to identify Silly Old Bear, and go from there. (Don't look too hard; It is rather minimalist...)

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#192920 - 08/31/10 07:34 AM Re: His first name was Edward, if you recall [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Spoiler alert:

Here's a pointer to the clue, if you want it.

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#192923 - 08/31/10 01:11 PM Re: I don't know or care which singers you choose... [Re: Avy]
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I could give you a picture of mine and you won't be able to tell the difference: the same serious sullen expression and sunken cheeks.

My excuse is a years-long obsession with Somali bottled water. It sinks the cheeks and makes one quite serious about things.
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#192930 - 08/31/10 10:24 PM Re: I don't know or care which singers you choose... [Re: Onamography]
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[Destroying her stash of Somali bottled water]

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#192932 - 09/01/10 11:20 AM Re: His first name was Edward, if you recall [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Thanks, Wofahulicodoc, that was a fun read.
Edward Bear (whose real name is "Sanders") is really Winnie-ther-pooh, the pooh bear who namesaked Sir Winston Churchill. smile


Edited by jenny jenny (09/01/10 11:22 AM)

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#192933 - 09/01/10 12:21 PM short and sweet [Re: jenny jenny]
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Quite so. Thanks be to Google Books, complete with the Shepard illustrations. There is some speculation that Edward Bear was A. A. Milne's mistaken assumption that the teddy bear, being named for Theodore Roosevelt [true], also could also be assigned the fanciful name Edward, like Edward/Teddy Kennedy [but that wasn't the case for TR].

So you found the Pooh onnicle? And the infant marsupial, who started this discussion? (He doesn't appear until Chapter 6.)

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#192934 - 09/01/10 04:11 PM Re: short and sweet [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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No, several chapters are missing in the url version you posted including Chapter Six. Oh well...

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#192935 - 09/01/10 08:54 PM Re: short and sweet [Re: jenny jenny]
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Ah, but my onnicle was in this thread, above: ...who would brook no folly. Such as stories about a silly old Bear and (among other friends) a baby marsupial, for instance.

A bunch of chapters are missing from the spoiler, all right, but you'll find the Table of Contents if you scroll up a few pages. That will help you identify the baby marsupial onnicle. I presume you found the Silly Old Bear onnicle, who started out by swimming in the Great Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo.

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#192937 - 09/03/10 05:41 PM Re: short and sweet [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Well no, Wofahulicodoc, I didn't solve your onnicle.
But what I did was wake up thursday morning and somebody inside of me said "You know what? A "roo" might be said to be a baby marsupial.

Was he right? smile

who would brook no folly. Such as stories about a silly old Bear and (among other friends) a baby marsupial, for instance.


Edited by jenny jenny (09/03/10 05:44 PM)

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#192939 - 09/03/10 09:23 PM Pal Joey [Re: jenny jenny]
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Here's at least a part of Chapter Six, so you can judge for yourself !

(I plead guilty to egocentricity. If I grew up reading Winnie the Pooh, mustn't everybody have?! )

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